Iowa, Sonoma Make For A Great NASCAR Weekend

Unfortunately, it doesn't happen enough, but I'm excited about this weekend's NASCAR schedule. Why? It has to do with the "where" on the schedule for all three of the national touring series. The Xfinity and truck series is topped this weekend at Iowa Speedway. This track needs to go on to the Monster Energy Cup series pronto. Is there anyone who disputes that there are more short tracks needed? Rusty Wallace helped play a part of the design of the track, patterning it after Richmond. No ...

//more

Tony Stewart Re-Writing His History

The crinkling sound you hear is writers throwing what was going to be the final chapter of Tony Stewart's NASCAR driving career. The "Tony Stewart is washed up" narrative has just gone out the window. The three-time Cup champion who has won at just about everything he's tried has added another notch to his achievement belt. Demonstrating the process that has made him one of the most productive road course racers the series has ever seen, that 84-race winless streak goes out the window at Son ...

//more

Road Courses Reveal Chase Qualification Flaw

In the latest Chase format, it's "win and you're in." That makes sense right? If you win any one of the 26 "regular season" races, you are much more likely than not able to make NASCAR's 16 car "playoff." It all sounds like a great idea, until you take into consideration five races that dot the regular season schedule. Three are at restrictor plate tracks where dang near anyone can win it. David Ragan and Jamie McMurray are two examples of middling drivers who have won races at Daytona In ...

//more

NASCAR Odds: Toyota/Save Mart 350

The joys of road course racing. NASCAR runs two road races a year. Neither are during the Chase. Both are polarizing for fans and especially for oddsmakers trying to find ways to not lose their shirts on a long shot winning. The lack of certainty is certainly reflected in the NASCAR odds for Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. (more…) ...

//more

Toyota Save Mart 350 Odds

Nascar in wine country might make some Sprint Cup drivers whine with frustration this weekend. Certain drivers plain don't like road racing. After looking at the odds for Sunday's Toyota Save Mart 350, there may be added reason for those drivers to dislike road racing after Sunday. (more…) ...

//more