Kevin Harvick Championship May Have Been Helped By Dale Earnhardt

by Ryan Isley Dale Earnhardt won seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (formerly Winston Cup Series) titles in his career. You can probably go ahead and make that seven and a half now. You have to think that Earnhardt played a hand in Kevin Harvick winning his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship this past weekend with a win at the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. There are just too many factors to ignore that the hand of the man known as “The Intimidator” was on the steering wheel of Harvick’s No.4 Chevrolet as he maneuvered his way through the … Continue reading Kevin Harvick Championship May Have Been Helped By Dale Earnhardt

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

Brad Keselowski Not Making Many Friends During NASCAR's Chase

by Ryan Isley Brad Keselowski was once known as the young up-and-coming, fun-loving, beer-guzzling NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion. Now, he is simply known as a “dipshit,” to quote Jeff Gordon. Once again this past Sunday, it was Keselowski who found himself in the middle of controversy and flying fists, as it was his move on the racetrack that sent Gordon into the wall and may have cost Gordon not only a win, but a spot in the Championship Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup in two weeks. With Gordon battling Jimmie Johnson for the lead on the … Continue reading Brad Keselowski Not Making Many Friends During NASCAR's Chase

Kevin Harvick (and Crew) Looking for Freaky Fast Start to the Chase

by Ryan Isley In this weekend’s MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, Kevin Harvick will have sponsor Jimmy John’s – whose motto is “freaky fast” – on his No.4 Chevrolet. He has to hoping his new pit crew is freaky fast, unlike the crew he has used all season. Harvick will start the “Challenger” round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase for the Sprint Cup this week sixth place in points, six points behind leader Brad Keselowski. Harvick had two wins this season, but could have easily led the series in victories if not for the mistakes on pit road. … Continue reading Kevin Harvick (and Crew) Looking for Freaky Fast Start to the Chase

Expect Tempers To Heat Up As NASCAR Heads To Atlanta

by Ryan Isley There will be fireworks Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway. They just might not be in the sky. With just two races left until the field is set for the Chase for the Sprint Cup, a number of drivers know that the only way they will have a chance to compete for a championship will be to somehow find their way to victory lane at either Atlanta or Richmond.  It is safe to say that in Atlanta (and the following week in Richmond), there will be desperation in the air. And with desperation comes short tempers. Drivers … Continue reading Expect Tempers To Heat Up As NASCAR Heads To Atlanta

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Eldora Speedway Needs To Happen

NASCAR was slinging mud this week, but in a good way. The Camping World Truck Series held the second annual 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway in New Weston, Ohio to the delight of the capacity crowd and fans watching on television. In one of the most exciting races of the season – just as it was last year – Darrell Wallace, Jr survived an amazing onslaught from Kyle Larson to win the race. Larson ended up finishing 26th after hitting the wall on what he estimated to be at least 70 times. His car finally couldn’t hold on … Continue reading NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Eldora Speedway Needs To Happen

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

The Chase Has Altered the Perception of Jimmie Johnson

by Ryan Isley This has become somewhat of a coronation week for Jimmie Johnson as he heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway with a 28-point lead over Matt Kenseth and a 34-point lead over Kevin Harvick. The 38-year-old is looking for his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship in eight seasons after winning five straight from 2006 to 2010 and looks like a lock to make it happen. As this is happening, there are plenty of people already looking forward to 2014 when Johnson will have a chance to tie “The King” Richard Petty and “The Intimidator” Dale Earnhardt for the most … Continue reading The Chase Has Altered the Perception of Jimmie Johnson

NASCAR 2013 Predictions Recap: Predictions 1 Through 12

by Ryan Isley Writer’s Note: Each Friday from November 23rd to February 15th, I will make a prediction for the 2013 NASCAR season spanning over all three main touring series – Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series. On February 8th and 15th, Ryan will predict the 12 drivers who will make the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase and the Sprint Cup champion. With just one prediction left – the Top Five finishers and Sprint Cup Series Champion – I thought it would be a good time to take a look back at all of the previous NASCAR … Continue reading NASCAR 2013 Predictions Recap: Predictions 1 Through 12