by Ryan Isley When the one team (or conference) that seems to have a stranglehold on a sport is struggling, it becomes headline news. This is just as true in NASCAR as it is in college football. So when Hendrick Motorsports had gone winless through five races in this NASCAR Monster Energy season and only […]Read More Has Hendrick Motorsports become the SEC of NASCAR?
by Ryan Isley Reactions from a segment of NASCAR fans during and after the Daytona 500 this past weekend read like a transcript from an Abbott and Costello skit. “Who’s in first? I don’t know who’s in third. Wait, who’s in first now?” I was among the many who were interested to see how […]Read More What’s the point? Trying to understand NASCAR’s new system
With the new format in the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup, the basic idea was win and you’re in. Well, things aren’t that easy for Chris Buescher this season. And it doesn’t look to get any easier this week. After cruising to the Xfinity Series championship last season (he never relinquished the top spot […]Read More Obstacles await as Chris Buescher looks to make NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup
Please note that this episode of Push to Pass is being released a few days later than anticipated due to circumstances beyond our control. Life has it’s own plans sometimes, which is strangely fitting for our focus this week… We opted to not take a week off from recording, but rather come together to support […]Read More Push to Pass Podcast – Ep. 41: Remembering Bryan Clauson
Concussions have become a major hot button issue in sports over the past few years. NASCAR is no exception, as Dale Earnhardt, Jr. will be missing the New Hampshire 301 this week after suffering from concussion-like symptoms. Earnhardt, Jr., now 41 years of age, has been feeling the symptoms over the past couple of weeks […]Read More Dale Earnhardt, Jr. might want to consider retiring from NASCAR
With the news that Dale Earnhardt, Jr. would be missing at least this weekend’s New Hampshire 301 due to issues with concussion-like symptoms, it brings up a question of whether or not NASCAR might have a bigger problem on its hands. While Earnhardt, Jr. has suffered from these symptoms before and even missed races in […]Read More NASCAR in a difficult spot when it comes to concussions
In 2012, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s run for a possible championship was cut short when he missed two races in the Chase for the Sprint Cup due to a concussion after multiple wrecks. This season, even getting into the Chase has been made more difficult by those same concussion-like symptoms. Earnhardt Jr. announced on Thursday that […]Read More Concussion symptoms turn making NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup one big headache for Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
by Ryan Isley When Kyle Busch took the checkered flag at Kentucky Speedway on Friday night for his fifth win of the season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, I didn’t see it. Why? Because I turned the race off with 50 laps to go knowing what the outcome would ultimately be. It was yet another […]Read More NASCAR Needs to Make Changes to Xfinity Series
by Ryan Isley Deadpool may have had a great weekend at the box office last week, but NASCAR just had a hell of an opening weekend for the 2016 season. Johnny Sauter won the NextEra Energy Resources 250 in the Camping World Truck Series Friday night in what was a great race from start to […]Read More NASCAR Opening Weekend Was One to Remember