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Tech Talk: Talking Phoenix Sun, Sand & More with Matt Puccia

The season is winding down, and teams who aren’t in contention for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title at Homestead-Miami Speedway are already starting to get ready for 2016. That is especially true for Matt Puccia, who switches to aShow More Summary

Holding a Pretty Wheel: The Name Does Matter

During the brouhaha over the Matt Kenseth–Joey Logano dustup two weeks ago at Martinsville Speedway, Kyle Busch said something that was largely overlooked in the aftermath of the incident: That it’s not just about what happened, but whose names were over the doors on the cars involved. Show More Summary

NASCAR 101: Whose Championship Hopes Are Over Even Before Phoenix?

OK, so let’s go into these next two weeks — the final two of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season — assuming that drivers still eligible for the Chase for the Sprint Cup will win. Two reasons for that: One, there’s the fact that Homestead-Miami...Show More Summary

Four Burning Questions in Phoenix: Will Kevin Harvick Drive to Five Straight?

1.Will Kevin Harvick drive to five straight at Phoenix? The track may be called Jeff Gordon Raceway in tribute to the four-time champion, but don’t get the wrong idea, this is still the place owned by Kevin Harvick. With four consecutive...Show More Summary

Friday Faceoff: How Many More Wins for Jimmie Johnson?

Jimmie Johnson will become the active win leader after Homestead-Miami Speedway (and a certain champion’s retirement) with 75.  Can Johnson surpass Jeff Gordon‘s 93 Cup wins for third all-time?  Where should we expect him to end up for...Show More Summary

Ernie Cope Named JTG Daugherty Racing Competition Director

Veteran crew chief Ernie Cope will leave JR Motorsports at the end of the season and move to JTG Daugherty Racing and become the team’s competition director. Cope’s career started as a driver, running several seasons in K&N Pro Series West prior to becoming a crew chief. Show More Summary

Ross Chastain Back with JD Motorsports in 2016

JD Motorsports with Gary Keller announced on Thursday that Ross Chastain will return to the team for the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series season. “I couldn’t be happier with what Ross has done this season,” team owner Johnny Davis said on the team’s Facebook page. Show More Summary

Happy Hour: A Chase in all 3 NASCAR series?

Throughout the week you can send us your best questions, jokes, rants and just plain miscellaneous thoughts to or @NickBromberg. We'll post them here and have a good time. Joey Logano's poor Texas finish dropped him to fourth in the old Chase standings. 1. Show More Summary

Casey Mears Re-Signs with Germain Racing Through 2018

It’s been a slow silly season so far in the Cup Series but today business picked up a little bit when it was announced that Casey Mears has signed a multi-year extension with Germain Racing. Mears will be with the organization, driving the team’s No. Show More Summary

Two-Headed Monster: Should Kevin Harvick See Phoenix Payback for Talladega Twister?

With no penalties issued and another slew of drama at Martinsville Speedway, Kevin Harvick appears to have gotten away with the ultimate checkers-or-wreckers move at Talladega Superspeedway – taking out multiple drivers in a race-ending wreck and advancing in the Chase because of it. Show More Summary

Truckin’ Thursdays: Can a Chase in the Truck Series Work?

Early Sunday morning, as the Sprint Cup Series prepared for Texas Motor Speedway, I came across an article title on Twitter that made me want to scream. According to, NASCAR is reportedly considering a Chase-like format for the Camping World Truck Series. Show More Summary

Eyes on XFINITY: How Can NASCAR Improve Its Second-Tier Series?

It’s sadly that time of year for racing: a time of to reflect, restructure and, most importantly, respect the world of NASCAR for enduring one of the longest seasons in all of professional sports. This time is a difficult one for many teams. Show More Summary

Happiness Is… Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch & Phoenix

We’re getting to the end of another long season in NASCAR, and it seems that one of the key ingredients is the question of rules and regulations.  This ongoing mix of how the sport is policed continues to bring about elements of confusion – for fans, drivers and teams. Show More Summary

Nitro Shots: Time Flies as 2015 Draws to a Close

It seems like just yesterday that teams were arriving in Pomona, ready to start the 2015 season. Everyone was full of optimism and everyone, on paper at least, had an even chance of being the champion at the end of the season. Now teams...Show More Summary

Kevin Harvick finishes third after two tire punctures and shifter issue

Your browser does not support iframes. FORT WORTH, Texas – Kevin Harvick finished third on Sunday at Texas. It was Harvick's 21st top-five finish of 2015. Big deal, right? Given what Harvick and his team overcame throughout the course...Show More Summary

Alex Bowman Joins JR Motorsports for 2016

Alex Bowman will join a JR Motorsports All-Star team for nine races in 2016, the team confirmed Wednesday. Bowman, 22, will continue his relationship with JRM and join Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne as drivers sharing the No. Show More Summary

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Headlines List of Post-Texas Warnings

Seven NASCAR teams were warned for infractions occurring during last weekend’s Texas race weekend, including that of the Sprint Cup Series’ most popular driver. The No. 88 team of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was one of five Cup teams hit with a warning. Show More Summary

Atlanta to Add SAFER Barrier for 2016

By next February, Atlanta Motor Speedway will join the ranks of tracks that have added safety modifications to its facilities. The track announced in a release that it will be adding over 4,700 feet of the SAFER soft wall technology to its facility. Show More Summary

Did You Notice? … NASCAR Silly Season Shouldn’t Equal Stability

Did You Notice? … There was no penalty for a trio of Joe Gibbs Racing teams accused of trying to alter the splitters on their race cars? Our Jerry Jordan reported splitters had been adjusted to curve further inward, shaped with Bondo...Show More Summary

NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Top 15 After Texas

And then there were two … races that is. Despite the fact that there are three races in the Eliminator Round, by virtue of non-Chaser Jimmie Johnson’s win last weekend, two drivers at most will make it to the championship race based on wins. Show More Summary

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