Who Will Avoid The Big One at Talladega in the Aaron’s 499

This will only be the second race this year on a superspeedway. The new Gen 6 car developed a game of follow the leader at this year’s Daytona 500, but the race teams have had ten weeks to work on their new vehicles. Pack racing should return to Talladega, and as is always the case, …

Fresh Fit 500 Wrap-Up and Kobalt Tools 400 Preview

NASCAR executives could not be happier with the way the season has started this year. Five-time Sprint cup champion Jimmie Johnson won the Daytona 500 to start the year, and Carl Edwards put an end to a 70 race winless streak by winning the Subway Fresh Fit 500 this past Sunday. Jimmie Johnson challenged for …

Historic Daytona 500 Kicks Off 2013 Nascar Season

Danica Patrick took the Daytona 500 pole, Jimmy “5 Time” Johnson won on a racetrack that generally hates him, and the DRIVE4COPD 300 Nationwide Series kickoff sent an engine into the stands. That is how the historic opening week of NASCAR 2013 went into the record books. Running in her first full season this year, …

Danica Captures Pole, Joins Junior and Kenseth as Vegas Odds On Favorites

NASCAR’s Sprint Cup is the big daddy of all the racing series held every year. And they do something a little different than other major sports. Baseball, basketball and football build up for a season ending finale with their biggest event. But in NASCAR, the Daytona 500 starts the entire season off with the biggest …

2013 Nascar Sprint Cup Series – The Key Word This Year is Change

As the top racing series of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), the Sprint Cup or Cup Series is named for its current sponsor, Sprint Nextel. And the champion at the end of 2013 will be the driver who outlasts his (or her in the case of Danica Patrick) competitors through a …

Nascar Fans Gearing Up for Sprint Cup Series Kick Off at Upcoming Daytona 500 Race

Technically, the Daytona 500 is just another of the 36 Sprint Cup 500 mile stock car races, this one held in February at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. But that is like saying Brad Keselowski had an “okay” year in 2012, or that Jimmie Johnson is a “pretty good” driver. The Great …

What I Know – Olympics Baseball and Other Stuff

The US women’s Olympic basketball team crushed China 114-66 on Sunday and in the process tied one record and set several others. The record they tied was for most points scored for a women’s team in Olympic competition. The 1992 team scored 114 points against Spain. The 2012 team broke US records for most assists …

Sprint Cup Race for the Chase Heating Up Early

With his win last week at the Michigan International Speedway (MIS), Dale Earnhardt Junior brought an end to the four-year, 143 race losing streak that had begun to define him as a NASCAR racer. His last victory? It came on Father’s Day four years ago, where he ended a 76 race losing streak right here …

The Heat Advance and the Indy 500 Revs Up

The Indiana Pacers called the Miami Heat’s bluff and they got burned. The Pacers decided to play physical against the Heat and it backfired. Miami came out in the last two games and showed the Pacers how to play basketball. LeBron James and Dwayne Wade combined for 59 points last night and Mike Miller hit …

Indy 500 – Drivers Start Your Engines

Are you ready to experience the incredible power and skill that The Greatest Spectacle in Racing demands from its winners? The Memorial Day weekend is traditionally when the 500 mile race known as The Indy 500, or simply The 500, is run. How serious of a racing event is it? It takes place annually at …