Senator Carl Edwards?

Carl Edwards is trading in his helmet for a brief case? Political commentator and Columbia College professor Terry Smith predicts the recently retired NASCAR driver will challenge Claire McCaskill for the US Senate seat in Missouri. McCaskill's post is up for election in 2018. And you thought you had heard it all this silly season. "I believe firmly in the principles that the U.S. was founded upon. If I could help, I definitely would consider it." So, Edwards has left the door open. Carl ...

//more

A Manufacturer- Dodge- Creating Silly Season Buzz

  He pulled them out of NASCAR, and now he wants back in. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says he's met with NASCAR's Jim France and International Speedway Corporation CEO Lesa France Kennedy to discuss the return of Dodge to compete. It seems so long ago, but it wasn't. Penske's Brad Keselowski delivered a Chase championship for manufacturer in 2012. Dodge has been associated with everyone from Penske to Ray Evernham to Richard Petty. Though yours truly isn't a Mopar man per ...

//more

Jimmie Johnson Earns Place In History

Jimmie Johnson knows it well. To finish first, you must first finish. You can make the argument he didn't have the best car of the championship four at Homestead. Yet by practicing patience, the cool Californian won the race and his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. Running behind the other contenders much of the day, Johnson capitalized on a crash involving Carl Edwards and Joey Logano to snatch the brass ring. With the victory, he takes his place alongside Richard Petty ...

//more

Johnson, Earnhardt, Petty: Who’s The Greatest?

Who is the greatest of all time in NASCAR? As Jimmie Johnson positions himself for a shot at a record-tying seventh Cup championship, the topic comes up again. Critics- of whom there are more than a few- say they can never accept his championships, as they say his achievements are a product of a championship system they can't accept. Hate the game, not the player, I say. If you put the Chase aside, Jimmie Johnson is the greatest NASCAR driver of the new millennium. Just look at the wins. ...

//more

A Fan’s Take: Coming To Terms With Jimmie Johnson

"Nobody roots for Goliath" Wilt Chamberlain Truer words were never spoken. Back in the 60s, there were those NASCAR fans who pleaded for ANYONE to win a race by Richard Petty. No one dominated an era like "The King." Fast forward 20 years, and a man named Dale Earnhardt had as many foes as fans; not only because he won six of his seven titles in a nine reign of fear, but because of his aggressive style. Then came Jeff Gordon. The anti-Earnhardt won four titles in seven years and set ...

//more
1 2 3 4 9