Jimmie Johnson winning the Coca-Cola 600 to end a season-long victory drought was not the most compelling storyline Sunday. But it was the most predictable, writes David Newton.
No one would have blamed Kasey Kahne for pushing Matt Kenseth aside -- or even wrecking him -- to win at Bristol, but that's not Kahne's game. Nice in NASCAR? It was a nice win for Kenseth.
The Race to the Chase is at a fever pitch as Bristol awaits, and the man of the hour is ... Kurt Busch? Yes, this NASCAR season might be crazier than ever.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is running well, but not well enough. He's looking for that final ingredient that can turn good finishes into winning finishes. And he thinks he's getting close.
Kasey Kahne's victory on Sunday means more than another trophy in the case. His second win of the season likely allows him and crew chief Kenny Francis to swing for the fences until the Chase begins.
Jeff Gordon will celebrate his 42nd birthday Sunday at Pocono Raceway. Good for him, because the four-time Cup champ remains relevant. But maybe not so good for NASCAR.
It may look like Sunday's Brickyard 400 is Jimmie Johnson's to lose, but there are plenty of other drivers worth watching.
For all those worried Jimmie Johnson is ruining the season with his dominance, don't worry. Kevin Harvick and others at New Hampshire aren't about to back down.
Parity rules. Points are tight. Emotions are high. In other words, the sprint to the Chase is gonna get crazy. And the fun begins Sunday at Sonoma.
Four-time champion Jeff Gordon has a primary sponsor through the 2016 Sprint Cup season should he choose to drive at least that long.
Jeff Gordon doesn't understand why there isn't a SAFER barrier on every wall at every track in NASCAR's top three series.
Some people just love to hate Jimmie Johnson. Well, the five-time Sprint Cup champ -- who won his record fourth All-Star Race -- has a message for his critics: Whatever.
Matt Kenseth said his victory in the Southern 500 at Darlington "probably feels bigger than any win in my career." That's saying something, considering he's a two-time Daytona 500 winner.
Jeff Gordon's 700th career start -- coming Saturday at Darlington -- is meaningful beyond the number. That he's still competitive makes it truly special.
Who is Brad Keselowski? He says what he thinks. He's as passionate as they come. And he certainly knows how to wheel a race car. Oh, and sometimes, he stirs the pot, purposefully or not.
All the drama and promise of paybacks took a backseat Sunday to a familiar story: Five-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson dominated the field at Martinsville Speedway.