Cole Swindell discusses “You Should Be Here” at NASCAR race in Kentucky

by Ryan Isley SPARTA, Kentucky – Cole Swindell could have been back home in Nashville on Saturday after playing a concert in Wisconsin on Friday night. But an open date and a NASCAR race being in Kentucky was just too much temptation to pass up for the avid NASCAR fan. Swindell stopped by Kentucky Speedway... Continue Reading →

Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman has renewed respect for NASCAR

SPARTA, Kentucky – It took Marty Brennaman 57 years and broken pact with God, but he finally returned to a NASCAR race on Saturday to be the honorary pace car driver. It’s safe to say that the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame broadcaster will leave Kentucky Speedway with a new appreciation for the sport. After... Continue Reading →

Taking a lap around Kentucky Speedway

by Ryan Isley SPARTA, Kentucky – When someone from NASCAR walks through the media room and asks if anyone wants to take a pace car ride, the only right answer is “Hell yeah.” So that’s exactly what I said on Saturday afternoon at Kentucky Speedway. They took us from the media center and through the... Continue Reading →

How a hunting trip set the tone for Clint Bowyer’s 2018 season

By Ryan Isley A hunting trip and a threat. That’s how Clint Bowyer went from missing the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs to winning two races already in 2018. After a season in which Bowyer joined Stewart-Haas Racing and the team didn’t perform the way it had hoped, the driver took crew chief... Continue Reading →

Hate from NASCAR fans continues as Kyle Busch heads to Richmond looking for third win in a row

By Ryan Isley There is a saying I like to use quite often on social media – “haters gonna hate.” When it comes to NASCAR, the haters don’t come out for anyone stronger than they do for Kyle Busch. Those haters may not have a good weekend as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads... Continue Reading →

No shortage of stories in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol

by Ryan Isley Bristol Motor Speedway may be a short track, but the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race there this weekend was not short on storylines. These are just a few of the top stories from the Food City 500: Through rain, sleet or snow, NASCAR finishes the race: The race took just over... Continue Reading →

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series youth movement will have to wait for now

by Ryan Isley Is the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series about to go out with the old and in with the new? Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch would like to think not. While NASCAR has been busy promoting its younger drivers, Harvick and Busch have been busy racking up points and wins. When the season... Continue Reading →

Could Texas be the answer to Jimmie Johnson’s problems?

By Ryan Isley If seven is indeed a lucky number, drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series should be aware of Jimmie Johnson this Sunday in the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500. It’s the seventh race of the season. Johnson has won at Texas Motor an all-time series best seven times. And Johnson also has... Continue Reading →

Aric Almirola has been an upgrade for Stewart-Haas Racing

By Ryan Isley Let’s play a game. I will give you 10 chances to guess which driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is the only one to finish in the top-15 in each of the season’s first six races. Could you do it? Here we go… It isn’t Kevin Harvick, even though he... Continue Reading →

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