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 Closer Clinches Championship 4 Berth: Kevin Harvick scores big at Texas, advancing to his third Championship 4 appearance

A late pass by Kevin Harvick secured him a Championship 4 berth for the third time in four years after winning the AAA Texas 500. Martin Truex, Jr. also makes the final round by points after finishing second. A late error by Martin Truex, Jr. gave Kevin Harvick the race lead with 10 laps to […]

Last Driver Standing: Brad Keselowski wins attrition-filled Alabama 500, Dale Jr. finishes 7th in final Talladega start

In his 300th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start, Brad Keselowski escaped Talladega with his fifth victory after a last lap pass over Ryan Newman. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. finished seventh after surviving madness filled with crashes and pit road woes in his final start in Alabama. Attrition was the word as Brad Keselowski survived the […]

Flying Comeback: Ray Hendrick's "Flying 11" driven by Denny Hamlin wins the Southern 500

Sporting Ray Hendrick’s colors, Denny Hamlin overcame near disaster and capped off Throwback Weekend at Darlington with a clean sweep after regular season champion Martin Truex, Jr.’s right front tire went down with three laps to go. One word best describes Darlington Raceway in South Carolina, tradition. In what’s become NASCAR’s most anticipated weekends of […]

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 […]

Busch Tuesday: Kurt and Kyle steal headlines but for different reasons

Kurt Busch’s 2018 season is unknown after major rumor and Kyle lashes out NASCAR’s new regulations for the lower series, risking his team’s future. The Busch brothers has had their days being on top with wins and championships but also had their rock bottom moments. Tuesday’s news regarding both were different. One regarding silly season […]

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 […]

Joe Gibbs Racing’s Lobster Weekend: Denny Hamlin snaps team’s winless streak after dramatic week

Joe Gibbs Racing’s week of media attention ends with Denny Hamlin in victory lane at New Hampshire. Ex-points leader Kyle Larson bounces back from penalties to finish second. The first half of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season was something Joe Gibbs Racing wanted to forget, going winless after winning 12 races in 2016. […]

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 […]

Both Sides of the Junior Spectrum: Stenhouse wins at Daytona, Earnhardt collected in crash in final start

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. overcame other driver’s mistakes and heartbreaks to become the fifth repeat winner of 2017 after a late overtime pass. Dale Jr. finishes 32nd after a crash on lap 107 in his final Daytona start. The once success story known as Chevrolet at the restrictor plate tracks has become a distant memory as […]