Even With Changes, Some Good Familiar Sights

No matter how it all shakes out, 2014 will look nothing like what it has in recent seasons. we have a new Chase, a new penalty system, new drivers, old drivers in new rides, and the list goes on. Amid all the changes, some things look familiar, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. The number three is out front- The number three car and Daytona seem to go hand in hand. There was Paul Goldsmith on the old road-beach course, Fireball Roberts, Junior Johnson, and then there was Dale Earnha ...

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Daytona Qualifying: Win, Lose or Draw

Two starting spots are set. Forty-one still need to find a place for Sunday's Great American Race. But even though more than 90 percent of the field is still up in the air, the weekend activities created several important things that will change how you watch the Daytona 500. Here's a breakdown, Bert Convy style. (more...) ...

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  Finally…. An actual race takes place Saturday night. Don't get me wrong, the Sprint Unlimited is a preseason event. The idea of wagering any kind of money on a preseason sporting event seems mindless. But odds are out, and they're worth seeing as fans think about the real race in Daytona a week away. (more...) ...

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NASCAR Cold Streaks

Winter stinks. As most of the country sits in some of the coldest weather of the decade, Daytona looms less than a month away. So while most of the Unites States freezes, let's think about three NASCAR cold streaks and if they might come to an end in 2014. (more...) ...

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Top 13 NASCAR Stories of 2013

For better or for worse, 2013 was an eventful season for NASCAR. While there are plenty more headlines beyond these on this list, this is what this observer is going with as the top 13 of 2013. Arriving at a final order was challenging to be sure, but at this moment, this is my story and I'm sticking to it: 13. RCR announces return of iconic race car number- Some fans say it is time, others still aren't ready. The number '3,' last used by the beloved Dale Earnhardt, will return to usage i ...

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NASCAR Year End: Win, Lose or Draw

  2013 is almost over. This is the time when everyone writes a New Year's Resolution column with random points about the upcoming 2014 Sprint Cup season. Instead, here's a breakdown of the breakdown, Bert Convy style. (more...) ...

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NASCAR Letters To Santa- 2013 Edition

This just in.....thanks to the National Security Agency, we have gained access to a few email messages bound for the North Pole. Among them are messages are a few from names familiar to the residents of NASCAR Nation. Here are some we found: Dear Santa, I'm not always on the "nice" list, but you have to admit I've been more good than bad this year. For most of the year, I was either bedridden, asleep, or in a very happy place thanks to my pain meds. I've got a really big ask for th ...

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Where There’s Smoke, There’s A Fire

2014 can't get here fast enough. NASCAR's missing man of the hour, Tony "Smoke" Stewart is promising a return with a vengeance come Daytona. The talking heads can talk all they want about the sport's need for Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Danica Patrick to be successful. What NASCAR really needs is a return to the track and a return to excellence by the man who is racing personified. Look up "racer" in the dictionary, and all you will need is a photo of the three-time champion. Fans want a driver ...

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NASCAR Prop Bets

  No races, no problem. This might be the slowest time of year for racing fans, but there are still enough things going on that might change the way you think about 2014 and beyond. Here's a quick Vegas themed breakdown: (more...) ...

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NASCAR’s 10 Best Drivers Of Today

What makes the best,well, the best? Are championships paramount? Is it sustained performance over a period of time? Is it the ability to compete at a high level at a variety of different tracks types? It makes for an interesting discussion, so to start the conversation, with opinions that are strictly my own, I present you..... THE 10 BEST NASCAR DRIVERS OF TODAY 10. Kasey Kahne- Tossed to and fro throughout much of his career, the Enumclaw, Washington native has always found a way to ...

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