Standing in Victory Lane is every Sprint Cup driver's dream. Kyle Busch and Mark Martin have lived the dream often in 2009. But will they make the Chase?
The so-called road course ringers will be out in force this weekend at Infineon Raceway. But so will Kyle Busch, who swept both road course races in 2008.
Ford's been out of the news for all the right reasons as a business. It's been out of the news as a racing entity for all the wrong reasons, but Michigan could be a get-well weekend.
For all the negative pub Pocono Raceway draws in the world of NASCAR, one thing is clear: Drivers hoping to make the Chase can't ignore the quirky 2.5-mile triangle in Long Pond, Pa.
They don't call it the Monster Mile for nothing. Dover International Speedway is a high-banked concrete cauldron that demands every driver's attention.
Forget all about that heart-thumping 10-lap sprint to the finish in last weekend's All-Star Race. It won't happen in Sunday's Coke 600 -- at least not for the first 390 laps.
There are no fluke winners at Darlington Raceway. That's why the track's all-time wins leaders are named Pearson, Earnhardt, Gordon, Yarborough and Allison.
It's time to put those restrictor plates on the shelf until July, and not a moment too soon. Richmond is on the schedule Saturday night, and that usually means a hot -- and hot-tempered -- outing.
Some big names will be in big trouble if they stumble again Sunday at Talladega. Points leaders Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson? Not so much.
It is early and there are certainly surprises ahead, but heading to Phoenix this week, It's Jeff Gordon's and Jimmie Johnson's world and everyone else is just driving in it.
Short-track misery is in the rearview for the Roush Fenway Racing stable. Thank goodness for Texas, where Carl Edwards and the boys hope to get healthy in a hurry.
Chevrolet is a surprising 0-for-5 in the 2009 Sprint Cup season. But there's a very good chance the manufacturer will find Victory Lane this week at bowtie-friendly Martinsville Speedway.
Forgive the Sprint Cup racers if their anxiety level is running a little high this weekend. Bristol Motor Speedway has that effect on drivers.
The 2008 spring race at Atlanta was all about tires. The main story line heading into Sunday's Kobalt Tools 500? Engines. They're breaking down in a hurry.
With only two races in the books, it's still too early to separate the contenders from the pretenders. But we should know a lot more after Sunday's Cup race in Vegas.
The Auto Club 500 isn't actually must-see TV, but Sunday's Cup race at Cali will tell us lot more about the 2009 season than the Daytona 500 did.