One Last Dale Call: The Earnhardt legacy at Talladega

October 15 will mark the end of arguably the best family-racetrack combos in NASCAR history as Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is set to make his final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at Talladega Superspeedway. Sunday will be the end of an illustrious chapter for Talladega Superspeedway as fan favorite and six-time winner Dale Earnhardt, Jr. […]

Monster Unleashes Drama: Kyle Busch wins back-to-back after late pass on Chase Elliott while Ryan Newman was eliminated from playoff contention

Kyle Busch scores his fourth win of the season, denying Chase Elliott’s shot of his first career win by 0.357 seconds. Jeff Gordon and Ryan Newman had a heated confrontation during post-race after Newman was eliminated from the playoffs. It was the tale of two 24’s during the final race of the Round of 16. […]

Rushing the Fountain of Youth: William Byron to join Hendrick Motorsports in 2018

William Byron moving up to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will either break or continue the curse of drivers under the age of 25 being moved up to Cup after lower series success. It has been speculated for a month 19-year-old William Byron will replace Kasey Kahne in the No. 5 Chevrolet owned by […]

That’s Gotta Be Kahne: A career defining victory for Kasey Kahne, winner of the 6 Hours of Indy

Rain delay, pre-race favorites plummeted, vicious crashes and three red flags didn’t stop Enumclaw native Kasey Kahne from snapping his 102-race drought at Indianapolis, clinching a playoff berth in what may be a career saving performance. Six hours makes up a quarter of the day and that’s all it took for Hendrick Motorsports driver Kasey […]

Killing the Epidemic: Why I don’t see Matt Kenseth retiring anytime soon and where he'll end up after 2017

Matt Kenseth is the one driver that’ll remain competitive for years to come and retirement shouldn’t be brought up into the conversation as silly season looms. EDITORS NOTE: This was published hours before the announcement came out that Erik Jones will replace Matt Kenseth in Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Toyota beginning in 2018. Here […]

Anticlimactic Rage: Late Race Cautions in NASCAR and IndyCar

Late race cautions where the race can’t resume has caused criticism by racing fans A race without a green flag finish isn’t what the fans desire. Those are the rules in many racing sanctioning bodies across the globe. For over a decade, late race cautions are among the complaints I’ve seen over the years watching […]

Unsung West Coast Icon: Ron Hornaday, Jr.’s induction goes beyond numbers

Ron Hornaday, Jr.’s induction into next year’s NASCAR Hall of Fame gives other series standouts hope long-term Leader of the Ford powerhouse (Robert Yates). The mastermind behind the Rainbow Warriors (Ray Evernham). Multimedia pioneer (Ken Squier). World War II pilot turned champion (Red Byron). Unsung West Coast icon (Ron Hornaday, Jr.). Those five new individuals […]

A Nation’s Climax: Dale Jr. to retire from NASCAR after 2017

NASCAR’s most popular driver will end his Cup career after 18 seasons and the struggle of finding its next superstar to carry the sport’s banner continues Careers can be made or broken in an athlete’s life. Some have made an impact that’s lasted generations while others are a footnote in history. Whether NASCAR fans want […]