Racing Sour Grapes: My final thoughts on the 2017 NASCAR season

The 2017 NASCAR campaign will go down as one of its better seasons this decade, but also among the worst due to the state of the sport. 10 days removed from the championship-deciding Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway where more icons of yesteryear (Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Matt Kenseth) have hung up their helmets […]

Keep Your Friends Close: Dale Jr. and Matt Kenseth finished their accomplished NASCAR careers together at Homestead

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Matt Kenseth finished their Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series careers in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead. Kenseth quietly finished 8th while Dale Jr. finished three laps down in 25th. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Matt Kenseth started their NASCAR careers together and most likely ended their careers together in Sunday’s Ford […]

Finale Frustrations: Brad Keselowski finished 7th at Homestead, the lowest among Championship 4 contenders

Former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski finished 7th, ending his season fourth in the final standings. Keselowski was also critical on Toyota’s performance as Ford will be the oldest car next season. Coming into Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida, 2012 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Brad […]

"We'll Be Back": Kevin Harvick ends debut season with Ford third in the final points standings

A hole on the nose of Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 Jimmy John’s Ford put a damper on his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title hopes, finishing 4th in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead. The championship effort by Kevin Harvick and the No. 4 Jimmy John’s Ford is what he’ll take away from his fourth […]

Backfired Strategy: Kyle Busch comes up short of winning his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title

A late caution by Kurt Busch hurt brother Kyle’s bid of a NASCAR championship at Homestead, settling for a runner-up finish behind champion Martin Truex, Jr. Kyle Busch came up less than a second short of capturing his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title in three years Sunday. Late strategy by the No. 18 […]

The Team That Never Quitted: Martin Truex, Jr. and Furniture Row Racing cap off season with their first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship

In a season filled of mastering the field and overcoming tragedy, Martin Truex, Jr. captured his 8th win of 2017 at Homestead for his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship in his 14th season. After a season of dominance and emotional setbacks, Martin Truex, Jr. and Furniture Row Racing entered Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 […]

Battle of the Former Xfinity Series Champions: 2017 Ford EcoBoost 400 Preview

Sunday’s finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway is shaping to be the true end of an era with emotions running wild as not only a couple of drivers bid farewell, its strongest Championship 4 contenders will settle it out for 267 laps and it could go either way. The past two editions of the Ford EcoBoost 400 […]

Kenseth’s Finest Hour Crushes Hendrick's Title Hopes: Matt Kenseth wins dramatic Can-Am 500, Elliott and Johnson failed to advance in the Championship 4

Payback, fire and tears, the penultimate race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season had it all. After 312 dramatic laps, 45-year-old Matt Kenseth was back on top as his career winds down, denying Chase Elliott from making the Championship 4 as Brad Keselowski takes the final spot. A cut tire ends Jimmie Johnson’s […]

Being Successful at 45 Is A Novelty: What Matt Kenseth’s 2018 plans mean for the future of NASCAR

The days of being competitive at over 45 years old is gone as 2003 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth will step away from the sport after the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Nov. 19. When the checkered flag drops in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway Nov. 19, a champion will […]