NASCAR Features

NASCAR Features

For Brad Keselowski, family matters

Brad Keselowski's family will be in attendance for Sunday's NASCAR finale at Homestead, which is rarer than you might think.

Opposites attract for Danica, new crew chief

One is a self-proclaimed 'old-school, redneck racer.' The other is a 'fancy,' trendy woman. How will Danica Patrick and new crew chief Tony Gibson mesh in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series next season?

Should Dale Jr. have returned this season?

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was cleared to race. But should he have come back from concussions this season with nothing to prove in the Chase?

Getting worked up over Chase standings? Pointless

There's no reason to declare which drivers are the favorites for the Chase yet. We're only halfway through NASCAR's 10-race playoffs.

Dale Jr. could face long road after concussions

Dale Earnhardt Jr. sustained his second concussion in six weeks at Talladega, causing him to miss the next two NASCAR races. Could he miss more than that?

Dale Jr. seeks to restore winning ways at 'Dega

It's been a whopping eight years since Dale Earnhardt Jr. won at Talladega, once known as his best track. Can he bring his magic back on Sunday?

It's Talladega time for NASCAR's Chase drivers

Talladega Superspeedway is the site of the fourth Chase race, and the championship could hinge on this weekend's event.

Denny Hamlin faces his Dover demons

Denny Hamlin's worst track is Dover. So how will it affect his Chase hopes this weekend?

NASCAR's Chase momentum seems stalled heading into Week 2

It's Week 2 of NASCAR's Chase, and there are lots of exciting storylines circulating around the Sprint Cup Series playoffs. For example: Tony Stewart squeezed DeLana Harvick's butt (the video made...

Carl Edwards feeling lost after missing NASCAR's Chase

From the moment he lost last season's NASCAR championship on a tiebreaker, Carl Edwards has been waiting for this day. It's Friday at Chicagoland Speedway, the opening weekend of NASCAR's Chase for...

NASCAR needs a 'moment' at Richmond

Back before Jeremy Mayfield's name became mud in NASCAR – before the driver became known for his drug suspension and seemingly endless legal battles – there was a magical night at...

Time running out for Carl Edwards to avoid NASCAR's second-place jinx


Denny Hamlin walked into a small ballroom a few steps away from the Wynn's grand hall, clutching a small trophy for placing ninth in the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings. After finishing...

Danica Patrick running her own race at Bristol

The banner hanging over the garage entrance at Bristol Motor Speedway proclaims the track as "THE LAST GREAT COLOSSEUM." While that might sound like hyperbole, it's actually not much of an...

Once Lost, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Is Headed In The Right Direction Again

Dale Earnhardt Jr. trudged up the steps leading away from the Dover International Speedway garage, disappointment and frustration etched on his face. On that sunny May day in 2010, Earnhardt Jr....

Jeff Gordon Kept Race Team Together With Poise, Self-Control

Last offseason, before Jeff Gordon and crew chief Alan Gustafson had any inkling of the challenging year which lay before them, the pair had an "I love you, man" talk. Those words weren't actually...

AJ Allmendinger's NASCAR Future Looks Dim After Release From Penske Racing

Americans love second chances. The redemption theme seems to fit well into our national love of the underdog, and there's no better place to find such stories than in professional sports. NASCAR,...

Despite Attendance Decline, NASCAR Should Race On At Indy

The crowds have dwindled to half of what they once were, the cars get strung out in a single-file parade and the finish often lacks excitement. If the above statement described a place like Atlanta...

Drivers Support NASCAR Drug Testing System But Curious About Unknowns

NASCAR drivers say they trust in the sport's drug testing policy after the AJ Allmendinger suspension, but some are unnerved by the lack of details surrounding Allmendinger's positive test.

Bruton Smith's Mandatory Caution Flag Idea Could Send NASCAR Into WWE Territory

Ten years ago, the thought of sprinkling competition cautions into a NASCAR race to spice up the event would have been met with unanimous disgust. But that was before the Chase, which artificially...

Where Does Matt Kenseth's 2012 NASCAR Season Go From Here?

Last season, Carl Edwards flirted – secretly but heavily – with the idea of leaving Roush Fenway Racing for Joe Gibbs Racing to drive the team's No. 20 car. Ultimately, given he was leading the...

Why NASCAR's Road Courses Are The New Short Tracks

Remember when NASCAR's three short tracks used to provide the guaranteed drama, tempers and full-contact racing that some race fans crave? Those days are largely gone now, and fans seem to have...

At Michigan, NASCAR Drivers Unfazed By Record Speeds

NASCAR drivers are wired a bit differently than you and I. Just take this weekend's 218 mph speeds into the corners at Michigan International Speedway, for example. NORMAL PEOPLE: "Gosh, 218 mph...

Is Kurt Busch Running Out Of Chances To Stay In NASCAR?

Kurt Busch won't be at Pocono Raceway this weekend, thanks to some threatening comments he made to a reporter after the Nationwide Series at Dover. NASCAR suspended Busch for...

NASCAR At Dover 2012: Drivers Theorize On Lack Of Caution Flags

Tony Stewart shifted in his seat and leaned back, looking thoughtful. The defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion had just been asked to offer his theory on the surprising lack of caution flags...

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