With Newman & Allmendinger, More Silly Season Dominoes Fall

The dominoes keep falling in the 2018 silly season. Ryan Newman is headed for a new home at Roush Fenway Racing, succeeding the driver combo of Matt Kenseth and Trevor Bayne. Now word comes out that AJ Allmendinger won't return to JTG Daugherty in 2019. The scuttlebutt has it Allmendinger will be pursuing opportunities outside of NASCAR. Back in the day, Allmendinger cut his teeth in the open wheel ranks. His lone Cup victory coming at Watkins Glen, he's shown himself skillful at road cou ...

//more

Ryan Newman Leaving Richard Childress Racing

Sometimes, you just need a change. Ryan Newman isn't making headlines like he once did, but there's no reason to think he's washed up either. 2019 will find the Rocketman somewhere else as he's announced he's leaving Richard Childress Racing, the team he's been with since 2014. One can only guess where things go from here with the 31 car at RCR, who will occupy it, and what happens with Ryan Newman. At 40, he's no kid, but is there any reason to think he won't land somewhere else? When ...

//more

Stewart-Haas Faces Driver Decisions For 2018

Among racing teams possibly making headlines for Silly Season is Stewart-Haas Racing. Two of their four drivers are up contract talks, including one notable driver who has yet to make the same kind of splash on the track that she has off the track. These days, Danica Patrick gets more camera time visiting boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in victory lane than she does driving the 10 car. Stewart-Haas Racing has a particularly interesting conundrum. Patrick has had a few good moments, but she ...

//more

NEW CREW CHIEF FOR EARNHARDT?

Look for a major shakeup soon on the No. 88 team. Dale Earnhardt Jr. endured another disappointing run at Michigan, and with the dust settled on the Kasey Kahne deal, Rick Hendrick can once again focus on righting the 88 team. One possible outcome: grab Kenny Francis and put him on the No. 5 car and slide Alan Gustafson over to the 88. This is much more probable than the other logical solution -- finding a new driver. Time for another shake-up to Earnhardt's team (SI.com)  ...

//more

BEST AND WORST MOVES OF 2010 SEASON

What have been the best Silly Season moves of 2010? What have been the worst? RCR's decision to reorganize and Kevin Harvick's decision to stay with RCR has to be No. 1. The worst move of the Sprint Cup season? That would be Rick Hendrick's decision to force the No. 5 and No. 88 teams to work together.  The three best and worst moves in NASCAR this season (SI.com) ...

//more