by Ryan Isley The Danica Patrick runaway popularity train needs to derail before it is too late – if it isn’t already. Patrick’s NASCAR career has been put in the fast lane with little proof that she can handle hanging with the good old boys on the track. At some point, someone will need to
by Ryan Isley Pick up this week’s Sports Illustrated and you won’t find Aaron Rodgers, Albert Pujols or Prince Fielder on the cover. For the second time in his career, NASCAR superstar and five-time defending series champion Jimmie Johnson graces the cover of the magazine. This would have come as a shock if it was
by Ryan Isley A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a piece for More Than a Fan about Danica Patrick and her undeserved 2012 seat in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. After I wrote that, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was given a controversial five-year contract extension from Hendrick Motorsports to continue as the driver of the No.
By Ryan Isley Apparently to get a ride in NASCAR these days, looks and marketability are just as important as actual driving ability. Just ask Danica Patrick. For a driver who has one career victory, Patrick sure gets a lot of headlines when it comes to racing. News out of NASCAR is that Patrick will
By Ryan Isley I have said time and time again that NASCAR is one of the premier sports out there in terms of athletes and teams connecting with their fans. Whether it is drivers visiting kids in a hospital, tweeting with a fan on Twitter or even five-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson
While MLB has done their best to price out the most loyal fans, the NFL is mired in a lockout and the NBA is headed in the same direction, there is one sport that understands it needs to cater to the fans – NASCAR. As many of you know, I lost my mom this past