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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Drought Extinguished: Late pit call puts Newman and Childress back on top

Ryan Newman stood the heat and scorches up a win at Phoenix, ending both he and Richard Childress Racing’s winless streaks A late-race caution by Joey Logano put the race in the hands of the crew chiefs. Veteran crew chief Luke Lambert made the call and kept driver Ryan Newman on the track to take […]