| Feb 14, 2012
| 1:04 PM
Welcome back on the Backstretch. We continue our countdown to the start of the season. Today we move to the Sprint Cup Series and a look at the best of the rest. Those are the drivers I rank 13-30, those that have a chance of winning a race and...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 10:53 AM
Some people may be surprised to see that I have Kasey Kahne not only in the Chase, but in the top 10. But here's the thing about Kahne he had always had the talent. He just hasn't had a lot of stability since the early days of his time at Evenham...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 9:07 AM
About 12 hours after the closest finish in Budweiser Shootout history, NASCAR has tweaked eligibility requirements for the exhibition event.
The sanctioning body says next year's field will include 2012 pole winners in the Sprint Cup Series and past...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 1:01 PM
Rest and relaxation were two words absent from Trevor Bayne's vocabulary this past offseason.
The severely jet-lagged NASCAR driver had just returned from doing Christian outreach mission work in Kenya when he called from his Knoxville, Tenn., home to do...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Is Jeff Gordon on the back end of his career? A look at the numbers might suggest so, but I wouldn't make that suggestion the Gordon. He still feels confident that he can have a season or two where he returns to the form he had in the late 90s and early...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 2:10 PM
Veteran Mark Martin will start on the pole at Phoenix International Raceway.
Regan Smith was in line for his first career pole, but Martin passed him late in Saturday's qualifying session with a top speed of 136.81 mph for his 52nd career pole.
| Jul 6, 2011
Is Mark Martin ready to step down as a driver and shift his focus to the business side of stock-car racing? As an owner, perhaps?
No, Martin says.
Martin shot down rumors that he's interested in leaving Hendrick Motorsports to become an owner,...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 2:15 PM
When I think of Kentucky, I think basketball, whiskey and that other kind of racing that uses real horse power. I don't really think NASCAR. But believe me, the great people of the Bluegrass State fought long and hard to get a cup race in their great...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 4:33 PM
It was a day of major milestones for Kyle Busch, who tied Mark Martin for the career victory lead in NASCAR's Nationwide Series with Saturday's win in the New England 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.The victory was Busch's sixth of the season in 15...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 8:38 PM
Kenny Francis will be Kasey Kahne's crew chief next season at Hendrick Motorsports.
The team confirmed Francis will replace Lance McGrew as crew chief of the No. 5 team in 2012. McGrew will move to a research and development role at Hendrick.
| Jul 31, 2011
| 4:38 PM
Years ago, as a garage rat at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Paul Menard dreamed of winning a race at the vaunted Brickyard.
On Sunday, the dream came true. In a season full of improbable first-time winners in NASCAR’s foremost races, Menard, 30,...