Schrader Reflects on 500 Runner-Up Finish

Thirty years ago this Sunday, Darrell Waltrip captured his first and only win at the Daytona 500, putting an exclamation point on an already Hall of Fame career. It wasn’t a shock that Waltrip won, but rather HOW he won. Waltrip famously ran the final 55 laps on one tank of fuel, something his contemporaries […]

Breaking Down The Truck Series Playoffs

The Camping World Truck Series playoffs get started Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Mosport). Eight drivers will compete for the series championship over the next seven races. This year’s field includes two past champions, but also five drivers making their first playoff appearance. Unlike the Cup Series, the Truck playoffs consist of just three […]

The Trifecta – Off Week Edition

The final off week for the Cup Series comes at a perfect time. It’s a chance for EVERYBODY (drivers, teams, fans, media, etc.) to exhale and recharge for the stretch run. We are 24 races into a 36-race schedule, and there has been no shortage of storylines. Here are three of the big ones with […]

The Trifecta – Watkins Glen

1. Chase Has His Day I’m going to call myself out. I have been very skeptical, if not critical of Chase Elliott. I was of the belief he was all fluff and no substance, a young man gifted a top ride because he is the son of a NASCAR legend. Time for me to eat […]

Ryan Truex Seizing ‘Second Chance’

Ryan Truex’s NASCAR journey can best be described as…unsteady. He burst onto the scene at 17 years old and immediately won back to back K&N East titles in 2009 and 2010. Truex then moved up to the Xfinity Series, landing part-time rides with Michael Waltrip Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing. In 28 races over a […]

The Trifecta – Pocono

1. Rowdy Takes Advantage What makes Kyle Busch so dangerous this season is his consistency. Busch has a top-five car every single week and his crew is arguably the best in the business. That’s one heck of a combination. And it has led to a lot of wins. Here’s an interesting stat. In Busch’s six […]