It always seems like NASCAR is in hot water one way or another, and the truth is, the sport hasn't dealt with that well at times. Now is not one of those times.
Daytona in July is a different animal than Daytona in February. But taming the beast in any month demands universal strategy: Be selfish, and take no prisoners.
Ah, remember the good ol' days, when lightning action at the "outlaw" short tracks kept us on seat's edge through an entire race? If only the Cup tour could capture the magic.
Jimmie Johnson has a way of turning up the dial when the heat is on. Winning two straight races heading into the Chase has even points leader Kyle Busch convinced JJ is the man to beat, writes Ed Hinton.