WILL ‘DINGER BE THE BREAKOUT DRIVER OF 2012?

With all the movement of the 2011 off-season, there’s ample opportunity for fresh starts in 2012. It may even pave the way for a breakout star in the mold of Brad Keselowski in 2011. Interestingly enough, 2012’s breakout racer may very well be his new teammate.He appears to have it all now: he’s got a racer’s name, a racer’s look, a pretty wife at his side, and an improving performance. All he needs now is to to start producing wins, the same way Keselowski did last ...

//more

KURT BUSCH OUT AT PENSKE: WIN, LOSE OR DRAW

Kurt Busch is out at Penske Racing. Drivers get fired all the time. Drivers leave teams all the time. Regardless of who spins what how, moves involving drivers of this magnitude rarely happen in December. Let’s break things down Bert Convy style. Win: Roger Penske We all work with jerks who keep their jobs because they’re really good at what they do. Roger Penske didn’t have to change drivers. Conviction mattered. You have to respect that.Win: David Ragan, David Reutimann an ...

//more

IS A TEAMMATE AN ADVANTAGE IN THE CHASE?

RICHMOND, Va._ When the 12 man Chase for the Sprint Cup is set following Saturday night’s Air Guard 400 at Richmond International Raceway, nearly every driver will have a teammate on his side in NASCAR’s version of the playoffs. Richard Childress Racing, Hendrick Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing all have the majority of their teams in the Chase and Stewart Haas Racing has a chance to put both of their cars in as well. Even if Ryan Newman fails to make the Chase, SHR is still a Hendri ...

//more