Found August 01, 2013 on
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon are coming off of great finishes at Indianapolis, which may lead to success this weekend at Pocono. (Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/NASCAR via Getty Images).
By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical
Let’s start things by going back in time to this past January. If someone came up to you and was willing to put their life savings on the fact that through the 20th race of the season David Ragan would have more wins than Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon combined, what would you have done?
Don’t lie, you would have accepted the bet, thought to yourself that the poor desperate soul just gifted you money, and you would have went on with your day. Surprisingly we are now 20 races into the 2013 season and the scoreboard reads David Ragan: one, Bowyer, Earnhardt, Gordon: zero.
It’s not to say each driver hasn’t ran well, in fact all three drivers fins themselves inside the top-10 of the Sprint Cup Series point standings currently. Situa...
BEST OF MAXIM
While Tony Stewart's Sprint car crash in Canada has been making headlines, he's not the only NASCAR Sprint Cup driver taking on some extracurricular racing this week.
Clint Bowyer, who is second in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings, took a bit of a break this week. He headed to his home state of Kansas on Tuesday night to compete in Mod Mania at RMP Speedway in Hays.
This weekend at Pocono will be the six-week mark until the 2013 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup field is set. In just six short weeks I believe we are going to see some big names make it into the Chase field, but to me the bigger story will be the names that don't make it.
I think you would be foolish to discount the possibility of Jeff Gordon making the Chase. He's obviously...
Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski all are NASCAR champions who have won at Pocono.
That's not the only thing these drivers have in common. While all three are currently in the top 15 in the point standings with six races remaining in the Chase for the Sprint Cup -- there's not a single win among them in 2013.
If the Chase started tomorrow, Gordon, who is 10th...
Gordon Returns To Top 10; Next Stop…Victory Lane
One step forward, a heckuva lot more steps back.
Until recently, that’s been the road map of Jeff Gordon’s 2013 season. For much of 2013, any signs of momentum have been quickly squashed by trouble and bad luck.
That ninth-place finish at Phoenix that catapulted him into the top 10 in points? It was followed by a 25th at Las...
Kasey Kahne got the jump on Jeff Gordon off the final restart with two laps left and pulled away to win at Pocono Raceway.
Kahne had the car to beat for the final half of Sunday's 400-mile race until a late caution bunched up the field. Gordon, his Hendrick Motorsports teammate, took the lead and seemed poised to win his first race of the season. After the final caution, Kahne...
The statistics are impressive.
After being shut out during 2007, its rocky inaugural year in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Toyota has won 57-of-198 races, along with 52 poles.
Since moving to Toyota in 2008, Joe Gibbs Racing has 48 Sprint Cup victories, the most of any team during that period.
This season, Toyota is on track to have its best year ever, winning eight of the first...
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Even though it seemed as we were in Pocono a few weeks ago, it’s time to head back to the tricky triangle for a second go around. June featured another dominant performance by Jimmie Johnson and he’ll be looking to do the same thing again this weekend after coming so close at Indy last week. The ‘tricks’ Pocono has up its sleeves this weekend could come...