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

Plenty to Watch as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Heads to Richmond

by Ryan Isley It’s appropriate that Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway is sponsored by Federated Auto Parts, because some of the cars are going to need to make a trip to the parts store afterward. With this being the last race before the Chase for the Sprint Cup field is set, there are 17 drivers who will be looking to pick up their first win of the season and lock themselves in before heading to Chicago next week for the first round of the Chase. I said last week that tempers would be flaring … Continue reading Plenty to Watch as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Heads to Richmond

There is Nothing Easy with the Tony Stewart Saga

by Ryan Isley Don’t judge a book by its cover. It’s a saying we hear all the time, yet hardly practice. It is so simple, yet so complex. But those few words would have made this past week with the Tony Stewart saga so much easier to handle and decipher. It all started last Saturday night at Canandaigua Motorsports Park when Stewart was involved in an accident and subsequent death of Kevin Ward, Jr. I saw and received multiple tweets in the days after the incident that simply said “He killed a man.” Not that Stewart was involved in an … Continue reading There is Nothing Easy with the Tony Stewart Saga

Tony Stewart Involved in Fatal Accident Investigation; Driver Kevin Ward, Jr. Dies

Around 11:30pm EDT on Saturday August 9th, Twitter started blowing up with eyewitness accounts about Tony Stewart reportedly running over another driver at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park in New York – about an hour away from Watkins Glen International. The tweets rolled in and rumors flooded the social network but the only official word was that Stewart and Kevin Ward, Jr., a 20 year old Sprint Car driver, were involved in an accident that was under police investigation. Witness reports from USA Today explained that the two drivers had gotten into an accident where Ward was spun around and ended … Continue reading Tony Stewart Involved in Fatal Accident Investigation; Driver Kevin Ward, Jr. Dies

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

Tony Stewart Could Stand Strong in Daytona

Where there is smoke, there is fire. And when you look for drivers who can catch fire (not literally – Juan Pablo Montoya is no longer in NASCAR) at Daytona International Speedway in the summer, look no further than the driver they call “Smoke” – Tony Stewart. This weekend in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, Stewart will not only be looking for his fifth win in the Daytona summer race, but also for his first win this season – something that would help him in his pursuit to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup. The three-time NASCAR Sprint … Continue reading Tony Stewart Could Stand Strong in Daytona

Who Will Carry the Flag?

Given the spirit of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ that has taken the world by storm, and factoring in the United States’ involvement in such, much talk has recently centered-in on who will next carry the Stars and Stripes in world’s second-most popular sport, Formula 1. This discussion has recently seen a bit of a boost in relevance considering the fact that lauded-NASCAR team owner, Gene Haas, is currently scheduled to compete with his own Formula 1 operation in the 2016 campaign. Following this news, Haas has noted that he wants an experienced driver in his first car, and hopefully, … Continue reading Who Will Carry the Flag?

The Time is Right for the Kurt Busch Double Attempt

by Ryan Isley One day. 1,100 miles of racing. Two different races at tracks 600 miles apart from each other. Kurt Busch’s weekend should be sponsored by Travelocity. Over Memorial Day weekend, Busch will become the fourth driver since 1994 and just the first since Robby Gordon in 2004 to try to run both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day. Only one guy – Tony Stewart in 2001 – made it through the entire 1,100 miles. Gordon has tried the double five times and Stewart has done it twice, with John Andretti and Davy Jones … Continue reading The Time is Right for the Kurt Busch Double Attempt

Tony Stewart's Wreck Presents Catch-22 for NASCAR Drivers

by Ryan Isley William Shakespeare famously wrote in Hamlet “To race or not to race?” Ok, maybe he actually wrote “To be or not to be?” But the question that faces NASCAR drivers after Tony Stewart crashed in a sprint car race in Iowa last week is whether or not drivers should be racing outside of their NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car. Stewart broke the tibia and fibula in his right leg and has undergone multiple surgeries which will keep him out of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car for Stewart-Haas Racing for at least a few weeks, starting this … Continue reading Tony Stewart's Wreck Presents Catch-22 for NASCAR Drivers