Does Matt Kenseth truly believe he can win this thing? Will Jimmie Johnson flip the switch and the lights come on? How motivated is wildest of wild-cards Ryan Newman? Ed Hinton breaks down the Chase.
For one final push, for one pivotal stretch Sunday night at Talladega, Front Row Motorsports -- the little team that roared -- was the most dominant team in NASCAR.
Matt Kenseth, winner of the season-opening Daytona 500, can't wait to see what he's got for Sunday's race at Talladega. But it's still always a crapshoot at Casino de Alabama.
Maybe the best guy to ask who will win this year's Sprint Cup title is the one who won the past five. Jimmie Johnson's take? The head picks Carl Edwards, but the heart is with Tony Stewart.
Brian Vickers seemingly was involved in all 18 cautions thrown Sunday at Martinsville. His back-and-forth with Matt Kenseth ended up hurting Jimmie Johnson most.
There's nothing normal about restrictor-plate racing at Talladega, Kyle Busch correctly dubbing it "another form of Motorsports." The key? Find a buddy and take your shot.
They booed him loud and often Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway. But Kyle Busch got the last laugh, sweeping another NASCAR weekend in Thunder Valley.
Any decent English teacher will tell you conflict makes the story. The fact that NASCAR has forgotten this -- and has proved it by squelching rivalries -- is at the root of the sport's problem.
Brad Keselowski called Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Talladega "NASCAR racing at its finest." Funny. That's not what Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson said.
So much for the Jimmie & Carl Show. Heavy preseason Cup favorites Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards were supposed to pick up where they left off in 2008. They haven't.
What's Ed Hinton thinking about this offseason? The Sprint Cup scoring system, having Talladega in the Chase, the state of the economy, the finale at Homestead and you, the fans.
Cale Yarborough has company. Jimmie Johnson raced his kind of race Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway to win his record-tying third consecutive Sprint Cup championship, writes Ed Hinton.
Fix NASCAR? Ed Hinton has a few ideas: Hire Darrell Waltrip as commissioner, shorten the season, trim the fat, overhaul the Chase and bring back the passion.
No matter who wins, no matter what happens, the vitriol -- or worse, indifference -- spills onto NASCAR drivers. Ed Hinton wonders, is there no one worthy of NASCAR Nation's adoration?
Carl Edwards spent the entire race Sunday trying to land a haymaker on Jimmie Johnson's chin. Edwards did his part with a win, but the vagaries of the Chase let JJ up off the canvas, writes Ed Hinton.
Chad Knaus told his driver to put on his cape and save the day. Jimmie Johnson didn't reel in winner Carl Edwards, but his runner-up effort after being a lap down Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway was nothing short of heroic.