What is Next for AJ Allmendinger?

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... Continue Reading →

Could Distractions be the Undoing of Dale Earnhardt, Jr.?

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... Continue Reading →

Sizing Up the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship

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... Continue Reading →

NASCAR Fans and Twitter – Not Always a Good Combination

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... Continue Reading →

This is Danica's Weekend at Daytona

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... Continue Reading →

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. the Right Guy for the Job at Roush Fenway Racing

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... Continue Reading →

Ryan Truex Deserves a Full-Time Ride

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... Continue Reading →

NASCAR Vs. IndyCar – the Great Debate

Josh Flagner:  Arguing has been our reputation at More Than a Fan since our very first day. In our first full month last year, we wrote that the Indians needed to get rid of Grady Sizemore and Fausto Carmona, that the Dallas Mavericks championship changed the all-time greatest player list, and that the Miami Heat... Continue Reading →

Susie Wheldon – a Story of Strength and Courage

In Victory Lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway following the 2012 Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, there were similarities to the Victory Lane celebration from the 2011 Indianapolis 500. The winning driver stood there with the wreath around his neck and milk dripping down his chin, all while wearing those familiar white-rimmed sunglasses, as Susie Wheldon made her way down... Continue Reading →

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