Bristol Marks Stenhouse’s Last Real Shot at Playoffs

By Toby Christie, Editor – Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. comes into Saturday night’s Bass Pro Shops night race at Bristol Motor Speedway in an unenviable position – the first man outside the cutline for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.

The 30-year-old driver currently sits 62 points behind Hendrick Motorports driver Alex Bowman. Stenhouse could erase that point deficit over the next three races, but it is highly unlikely that it will happen. But if Stenhouse were to win one of the three remaining regular season races the Olive Branch, Mississippi native would leapfrog his way automatically into the post season. The three races left include Bristol, Darlington and Indianapolis. Continue reading “Bristol Marks Stenhouse’s Last Real Shot at Playoffs”

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Why is Justin Allgaier Stuck in the Xfinity Series?

By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

While most of the buzz in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season has been about how Joe Gibbs Racing’s young phenom Christopher Bell looks like he’s ready to move to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Justin Allgaier has continued to chalk up results like he has throughout his eight full-time seasons in the NXS ranks.

And this has me wondering: Why aren’t more people talking about Allgaier? Continue reading “Why is Justin Allgaier Stuck in the Xfinity Series?”

Jordan Anderson’s Career-Best Performance Ruined By Late Crash

By: Toby Christie, Editor – Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

FORT WORTH, Texas — Fireworks filled the warm Texas night sky as Johnny Sauter crossed the finish line for his fifth-career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway. While the mood was jubilant for Sauter and his championship-caliber GMS Racing team, there was a much more somber feeling in the Garage area behind a tiny – by comparison of the other team’s rigs — black 40-foot trailer.

There stood Jordan Anderson, a racer’s racer trying to forge his path to NASCAR Stardom the old-fashioned way, drenched in sweat and noticeably filled with disappointment. The 27-year old stood for several minutes surveying the severe damage to the right side of his No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado race truck, and he wondered alone what could have been.
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If Reports Are True, Who Would Probably be Interested in Buying NASCAR?

By: Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

On Monday, Reuters first reported perhaps the largest headline in the 70-year history of NASCAR. According to the report majority owners of the sanctioning body are locked up with investment bank Goldman Sachs to explore a sale of NASCAR.

The Reuters report was confirmed in another report by ESPN’s Bob Pockrass and Darren Rovell.

First off, this is huge. Nobody outside of the France family has held the keys to the NASCAR offices since 1948.
Continue reading “If Reports Are True, Who Would Probably be Interested in Buying NASCAR?”

Youngster Noah Gragson Proves Doubters Wrong in Three-Race Xfinity Stint

By Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

I’m not exactly sure of the reason but the very outgoing Noah Gragson has become one of the most polarizing young up-and-coming talents that the sport of NASCAR has seen in quite some time.

Some folks love the kid from Las Vegas, others not so much.

However, nobody can argue about the fact that the 19-year-old is talented as hell behind the wheel of a race car. Continue reading “Youngster Noah Gragson Proves Doubters Wrong in Three-Race Xfinity Stint”