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 to Richmond Raceway for the Toyota Owners 400 on Saturday night. Coming off wins in back-to-back races, plenty of NASCAR fans have already started to show their impatience and displeasure when it comes to watching Busch take the checkered flag. They might have to get … Continue reading Hate from NASCAR fans continues as Kyle Busch heads to Richmond looking for third win in a row

50 Thoughts and Questions as the 2016 NASCAR Season Revs Up

by Ryan Isley It’s that time of year again – where NASCAR ends its winter vacation and heads to Daytona to get back on track for another season. This year instead of doing a lengthy prediction series or post as I have done in the past, I decided to come up with a bunch of different random thoughts and questions that are on my mind as we head into the 2016 season. There will also be championship predictions for all three main series. In no particular order…   I am not sure that I am smart enough to completely understand … Continue reading 50 Thoughts and Questions as the 2016 NASCAR Season Revs Up

Kevin Harvick continues to show off his “clutch gene”

by Ryan Isley In sports, we always talk about athletes who have (or don’t have) the “clutch gene.” When it comes to NASCAR, the driver who has shown that gene recently has been Kevin Harvick. For the second straight season, Harvick has taken advantage of NASCAR’s new Chase for the Sprint Cup format of “win and you’re in.” Last season, Harvick earned his spot in the Chase with a win at Phoenix in the second week of the season. He advanced from the Challenger Round to the Contender Round with two top-5s in the first three races of the Chase. … Continue reading Kevin Harvick continues to show off his “clutch gene”

NASCAR's 2015 Season Is Off To A Crazy Start

by Ryan Isley Well that was one hell of an opening act for NASCAR, huh? If the first weekend of the 2015 NASCAR season is any indication, this is going to be one wild and crazy season.  Off the track, there was the suspension of Kurt Busch that made headlines. And then there were plenty of crazy things that happened on the track as well. Here are just a few highlights of what transpired to make the NASCAR season’s opening weekend a crazy one: Danica Patrick and Denny Hamlin Altercation: Near the end of the second Duel race on Thursday … Continue reading NASCAR's 2015 Season Is Off To A Crazy Start

Ten Predictions for the 2015 NASCAR Season

by Ryan Isley It seems like Kevin Harvick was just hoisting the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship trophy over his head and yet here we are at the beginning of another NASCAR season. While there were plenty of stories in the NASCAR offseason that occurred off the track, it is time to finally focus on racing. As much as I am not a fan of doing predictions (thank you Twitter trolls), I figured I could at least give 10 predictions for this upcoming season. These 10 are separate for my first prediction from a couple of weeks ago when … Continue reading Ten Predictions for the 2015 NASCAR Season

After Career Year, Joey Logano Looks Poised to be a Serious Contender

by Ryan Isley Joey Logano will find himself in unfamiliar territory when the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season begins. Instead of being just another possible contender, Logano will have to be looked at as a possible favorite to win the championship. The now 24-year-old driver had shown glimpses of the talent that made him shoot through the ranks of NASCAR heading into last season, recording 12 top-5s and 19 top-10s in 2013. The only thing holding Logano back from being a serious threat to the Sprint Cup Series championship was that he had not proven himself to be a … Continue reading After Career Year, Joey Logano Looks Poised to be a Serious Contender

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Round Preview & Prediction

by Ryan Isley Not one, not two, not three. Four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers will take their talents to South Beach in hopes of doing what LeBron James was able to do in the city – win that elusive first championship. Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano and Ryan Newman all head into the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday with their eyes on the prize – the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. The four drivers have survived three eliminations in the new Chase for the Sprint Cup format and will now go head-to-head to determine who … Continue reading NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Round Preview & Prediction

Dover Dominance Could Be Key For Jimmie Johnson In The Chase

Been there, done that. Those four words pretty much sum up Jimmie Johnson when it comes not only to the Chase for the Sprint Cup, but also to racing at Dover International Speedway. It has been 13 races since Jimmie Johnson has been to victory lane in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, but this just might be the weekend where the confetti comes out once again for the six-time series champion. A career-best nine of Johnson’s 69 career wins have come at Dover, where this week’s AAA 400 will be run. That includes his win earlier this season in the … Continue reading Dover Dominance Could Be Key For Jimmie Johnson In The Chase

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Drivers Hurting NASCAR Nationwide Series

by Ryan Isley The first step in fixing a problem is admitting that you have one in the first place. That is something NASCAR is not very good at doing, but they need to start. No, the problem isn’t that Aric Almirola won the rain-shortened Firecracker 400 to throw a wrench into the Chase for the Sprint Cup Series. It has nothing to do with the newly formed Race Car Alliance. This time, it doesn’t even pertain to their attendance and falling television viewership. Nope, this time the issue is how NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers are taking over and … Continue reading NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Drivers Hurting NASCAR Nationwide Series