by Ryan Isley When they talk about Talladega Superspeedway being a game changer or the wild card in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup, they couldn’t have had a more perfect scenario of that than what happened this past Sunday. When the yellow flag dropped with just a handful of laps left in the Good […]Read More What Happened at Talladega Was Simply Not Racing
by Ryan Isley In sports, athletes like to say that they are taking one game – or one race – at a time. While that may seem like a cliché, it just might be accurate when it comes to NASCAR and this week’s Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. This is the one […]Read More The Time is Now if Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Wants to WIn the NASCAR Championship
by Ryan Isley How long does it take to change the career of a NASCAR driver? For AJ Allmendinger, it just might be eight weeks. That is the amount of time that it took Allmendinger to finish NASCAR’s Road to Recovery Program after being suspended for failing a drug test and violating the sport’s substance-abuse […]Read More What is Next for AJ Allmendinger?
by Ryan Isley Sometimes in sports, timing can be everything. And timing just may not get any worse than this week for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. This was the season in which people thought Earnhardt, Jr. might just be able to finally win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and lift the trophy that his father raised […]Read More Could Distractions be the Undoing of Dale Earnhardt, Jr.?
By Ryan Isley It’s that time of year again – the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has gotten to the Chase with only 12 drivers having a chance to walk away as the 2012 champion. Those drivers are: Driver Points Denny Hamlin 2012 Jimmie Johnson 2009 Tony Stewart 2009 Brad Keselowski 2009 Greg Biffle 2006 […]Read More Sizing Up the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship
by Ryan Isley Remember when it was fun to watch a live sporting event not only on television, but to watch along with fellow fans on Twitter at the same time? Well it seems that those times are long gone. This isn’t the first time that I have written about fans and the way they […]Read More NASCAR Fans and Twitter – Not Always a Good Combination
by Ryan Isley Friday night at Daytona International Speedway, all eyes may not be on Danica Patrick. But they should – because she is about to make history. I know what you are thinking – is this April Fool’s Day? Ryan can’t actually be writing a positive piece about Danica Patrick, can he? Well, it […]Read More This is Danica's Weekend at Daytona
by Ryan Isley In every sport, there will be movement among players going from team to team, be it by trade or free agency. While there aren’t actually any trades in NASCAR – unless you count crew members and crew chiefs – free agency has become a big part of the sport, especially among the […]Read More Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. the Right Guy for the Job at Roush Fenway Racing
by Ryan Isley One of the best-run races by a NASCAR driver last weekend at Dover International Speedway turned out to give way to great disappointment when all was said and done. Ryan Truex ran the NASCAR Nationwide Series 5-Hour Energy 200 for Joe Gibbs Racing and finished second, behind another of the Joe Gibbs […]Read More Ryan Truex Deserves a Full-Time Ride