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NASCAR Mailbox: Calling All Armchair Crew Chiefs!

NASCAR Mailbox: Calling All Armchair Crew Chiefs!

It’s moments like this one that I really wish I understood cars better. Like, I know NASCAR issued changes to the car that will reduce horsepower and downforce, with changes to the spoiler and the addition of a tapered spacer. I know that these changes are meant to emphasize passing and better racing, making the cars tougher to drive. But I don’t know … how. I don’t know if it will make the racing better, or how it will impact ... Read More »

Did You Notice? … NASCAR’s Risky Play With Tony Stewart

Did You Notice? … NASCAR’s Risky Play With Tony Stewart

Did You Notice? … A difference between two leagues? The NFL, after days of pressure, one sponsor (Radisson) pulling out and a second (Budweiser) giving a veiled threat finally pushed the Minnesota Vikings to keep star running back Adrian Peterson off the field. Peterson, accused of child abuse won’t face trial until early next year but has seen the facts of his case go public, along with a second accusation of beating a child that’s surfaced from 2013. While the ... Read More »

NASCAR Mailbox: Grand Jury or Grandstanding?

NASCAR Mailbox: Grand Jury or Grandstanding?

The news we have all been waiting for finally broke on Wednesday in regards to the Tony Stewart / Kevin Ward, Jr. story. With the investigation complete, Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo has decided to present the case to a grand jury, despite the fact that those handling the investigation had previously said that they saw no evidence that led them to believe there was any criminal intent on Stewart’s part. Tantillo would not say when the case would be presented, ... Read More »

Tony Stewart / Kevin Ward, Jr. Case Headed to Grand Jury

Tony Stewart / Kevin Ward, Jr. Case Headed to Grand Jury

On Tuesday Sept. 16, the Ontario County, NY District Attorney’s Office released a statement with regards to the Kevin Ward, Jr. / Tony Stewart case, stating it will go to a grand jury. “Over the past several weeks I have reviewed with members of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department their investigation, as it progressed, in the Tony Stewart matter,” Michael Tantillo, Ontario County District Attorney, said. “Recently that office concluded its work and forwarded the complete case file to me. Upon ... Read More »

Tony Stewart Investigation Complete, Case Sent to District Attorney

Tony Stewart Investigation Complete, Case Sent to District Attorney

Three-time Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart will learn his fate late next week on whether or not he will be charged in the fatal sprint car accident that claimed the life of Kevin Ward, Jr. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Department announced today that it has wrapped up its investigation in the Aug. 9 accident in Canandaigua, N.Y. Ward, who was racing Stewart at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, crashed into the outside wall after making contact with Stewart, went down the ... Read More »

Voice of Vito: Stewart-Harvick Pit Crew Swap High-Risk Operation

Voice of Vito: Stewart-Harvick Pit Crew Swap High-Risk Operation

With the news Tuesday that Stewart-Haas Racing has elected to swap the pit crews of Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart, it confirmed two things: a squeaky wheel gets you grease, and SHR is serious about capturing its second championship in four seasons. Some traditionalists might balk at the notion, as this move occurs on the eve of the first race of the new elimination-format. They’ll adhere to the “dance with the one who brought you” way of thinking. But with ... Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Separating Your Team From the Chase

Fantasy Insider: Separating Your Team From the Chase

Yes, it’s certainly easy to understand all the talk about the Chase for the Championship heading into Chicago. We understand that in the real NASCAR world that what happens in each of the next three sets of races is the most important part of the season before the finale at Homestead. However, if you’ve been in a fantasy league all season and you’ve been rooting for the Danica Patricks and Justiin Allgaiers and Austin Dillons just to finish somewhere in ... Read More »

NASCAR Mailbox: Jimmie Johnson Is Human? Who Knew!

NASCAR Mailbox: Jimmie Johnson Is Human? Who Knew!

With Richmond over and the very first Chase Grid upon us, the excitement and tension is in the air now more than ever. Brad Keselowski is atop the standings, surprisingly enough. If someone would have predicted that Keselowski was going to have the most wins at the end of the regular season, I don’t know that I would have believed them, especially considering the year they had in 2013. Yet Keselowski and teammate Joey Logano have combined for seven wins ... Read More »

Stewart-Haas Racing Swaps No. 4 and No. 14 Pit Crews

Stewart-Haas Racing Swaps No. 4 and No. 14 Pit Crews

For most of the season, Kevin Harvick often lost spots on pit road and was forced to gain them back on track. Following the race at Atlanta Motor Speedway two weeks ago, Harvick criticized his pit crew after they lost the race off pit road each time to either Joe Gibbs Racing’s Matt Kenseth or Denny Hamlin. Stewart-Haas Racing announced on Tuesday that it has swapped the Nos. 4 and 14 pit crews, effective immediately, beginning with the first race of the ... Read More »

The Frontstretch Five: Memorable Chase Moments

The Frontstretch Five: Memorable Chase Moments

Welcome to the Frontstretch Five, a brand-new column for 2014! Each week, Amy Henderson takes a look at the racing, the drivers, and the storylines that drive NASCAR and produces a list of five people, places, things, and ideas that define the current state of our sport. This week, Amy says that love it or hate it, the Chase has produced some memorable moments. While the Chase certainly produces some debate about its validity as a way of determining the ... Read More »