Fighting for Acceptance: What Being 23 Taught Me

Age 23 has a moniker, “nobody likes you when you’re 23.” Finding acceptance is like jumping through a fire, not knowing the implications it’ll produce. Nobody likes you when you’re 23. Not “Year Jordan,” but that phrase has a stigma. I don’t get why this came to be, nor would I care to know because […]

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 […]

Dramatic Round Closer: Martin Truex Jr. becomes the first 7x winner since 2013, Jimmie Johnson advances into the next round

Racing with a heavy heart, Martin Truex, Jr.’s seventh win of 2017 was in memory of road-crew fabricator Jim Watson. His championship rival Kyle Larson failed to make the Round of 8 after an engine failure while Jimmie Johnson escaped multiple issues to advance. The carnage from Talladega paled in comparison to Sunday’s Hollywood Casino […]

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 […]

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. […]

Magic Three: Kyle Busch advances to the Round of 12 with a win at New Hampshire

For the third time in 2017, Kyle Busch goes to victory lane at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Escaping the tire smoke carnage that collected points leader Martin Truex, Jr. The Magic Mile became the Magic Three for Kyle Busch after winning Sunday’s ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Kyle […]

Two Seconds Made The Difference: Kyle Larson's pit crew put him in front and wins at Richmond

Kyle Larson captured his fourth win of 2017 after beating Martin Truex, Jr. off pit road. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Joey Logano and Clint Bowyer failed to make the playoffs while Chase Elliott, Matt Kenseth and Jamie McMurray advanced. For 25 races, it was win and you’re in the playoffs. 13 drivers have secured spots by […]

Take That: Kyle Busch pulls his second Bristol Trifecta

The broom came out at Bristol once again as Kyle Busch held off Erik Jones for his second triple sweep, his first since 2010. Matt Kenseth finished fourth, bumping Jamie McMurray down to the 16th and final playoff spot with two regular season races remaining. On a bright night of Aug. 21, 2010, Kyle Busch […]

Michigan Beast: Kyle Larson’s four-wide pass led to third straight win at Michigan

Kyle Larson continued his winning ways at Michigan International Speedway, leading only two laps after a four-wide pass for the lead in overtime. Michigan International Speedway continues to be Kyle Larson’s yard after leading the most important two laps of his career in Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 for his third straight victory at the two-mile […]

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 […]