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Friday Faceoff: Down With ‘Dega, Top Contenders, and Martinsville Mayhem?

Friday Faceoff: Down With ‘Dega, Top Contenders, and Martinsville Mayhem?

Welcome to Friday Faceoff! What do you get when you take some hot-button NASCAR topics and hand them over to our dedicated and… er, opinionated staff? A little disagreement and a whole lot of thought-provoking insight! Check out this week’s edition to see what everyone is arguing… um, we mean, discussing this week! 1. The Talladega race featured a little of everything on Sunday, and Brad Keselowski was able to race his way into the next round of the Chase. ... Read More »

Holding A Pretty Wheel: Crew Chief Swaps Often Not Overnight Cure

Holding A Pretty Wheel: Crew Chief Swaps Often Not Overnight Cure

In what the team termed as an “evaluation” move, Stewart-Haas Racing announced earlier this week that it would swap the crew chiefs and road crews for the Nos. 10 and 41 teams of drivers Danica Patrick and Kurt Busch. Vice President of Competition Greg Zipadelli said the move was made “to get a head start on 2015. With the ban on testing next year, the last three races of this season take on even greater importance. For Tony Gibson and ... Read More »

Nuts for Nationwide: Gearing up for 2015 Changes

Nuts for Nationwide: Gearing up for 2015 Changes

The 2015 season is rapidly approaching, and a new year is often accompanied by changes. Sometimes, enhancements are necessary. Other times, not so much. At the conclusion of this year, NASCAR will have a new title sponsor for their second-tier division with Comcast’s XFINITY product taking over for Nationwide Insurance. But with the change of logos is going to come a new qualifying procedure. This year, the top 30 cars in the season’s owner point standings were locked into each ... Read More »

Going By the Numbers: Brad Keselowski’s Hot Pole Pace

Going By the Numbers: Brad Keselowski’s Hot Pole Pace

Back in June, we discussed the abnormality that was the average starts and finishes of drivers like Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch. At that time, both had a fairly sizable discrepancy – in Busch’s case, 10 positions – between where they started on average during a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in 2014 and where they finished. Granted, this was just prior to the June race at Pocono Raceway so the season was still youngish, but the fact remained: Harvick, ... Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Martinsville Mayhem Ahead

Fantasy Insider: Martinsville Mayhem Ahead

One of the interesting things about the fantasy world in NASCAR is that as the Chase field narrows, just who is in the Chase in real life means less and less for your fantasy picks most likely. It’s just simple numbers. With just eight drivers remaining in contention for the title heading into Martinsville, that means there are a whole lot of other drivers, and a lot of them are pretty good drivers, that have to be dealt with in ... Read More »

Truckin’ Thursdays: Martinsville Memories

Truckin’ Thursdays: Martinsville Memories

Every racing series in the world has that one race track that defines the very foundation of what it was built upon. For the Sprint Cup Series it is the high banks of the Daytona International Speedway, for the Indy Car Series, it is the hallowed grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that leaves an indelible mark, The famed Monza race course does it for Formula One. When it comes to the Camping World Truck Series there is always a ... Read More »

Happiness Is… NASCAR Legitimacy?

Happiness Is… NASCAR Legitimacy?

Well here we go. NHRA was off last weekend. Tony Schumacher has Top Fuel just about wrapped up with a 134 point lead.  In Europe, F1 enjoyed an off weekend after Mercedes walked away with the constructors’ title in Sochi. That series is now a two man race between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Grand National racing was off too – does anyone even think of NASCAR’s B-division in those terms anymore?  ( We don’t know what to call it ... Read More »

NASCAR Tech Talk: Kevin “Bono” Manion On Mastering Martinsville

NASCAR Tech Talk: Kevin “Bono” Manion On Mastering Martinsville

Kevin ‘Bono’ Manion has been around the sport for years and has a very educated insight into the ways of the sport and the garage. He continues to guide the No. 7 team for Tommy Baldwin Racing with rookie driver Michael Annett. This week, in Tech Talk, he looks back at Talladega and clears up some of the confusion about qualifying. He also explains how Ryan Newman might have had his car end up being too low in post race ... Read More »

Did You Notice? … Tough Sledding, Payback Time And Penalty Free

Did You Notice? … Tough Sledding, Payback Time And Penalty Free

Did You Notice?… How ratings keep declining in this Chase? Talladega, the Russian Roulette 500-miler of the playoffs should have been a “can’t miss” race for those interested in the sport’s new format. There’s no event more unpredictable for an “elimination” event, whereby the checkered flag Sprint Cup’s postseason field was trimmed from twelve to a more manageable eight. Instead, what we found most notably trimmed was the audience sitting in front of their television sets. Viewership declined half a ... Read More »