NASCAR Facing Harsh Reality to Find New Fan Engaging Stars Quickly

From Richard Petty, Donnie/Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip, Buddy Baker etc, to Dale Earnhardt, Davey Allison, Bill Elliott, Mark Martin etc, to Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr, etc. to whom? That’s NASCAR’s major problem now. All but one of those aforementioned drivers, well they’ve either retired, passed away, or will soon be retired. But, like that list states, there’s always been a bridge to gap the loss of one iconic group of drivers to another. In the last two years, NASCAR has seen Gordon, Stewart,…

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Hendrick Has to Make the Right Hire To Replace Dale Earnhardt Jr

Here’s something to think about, right now, at this moment, the Hendrick Motorsports driver lineup could be Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski. Seriously, that could be their team right now. If they didn’t hire Mark Martin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2008 and 2009, they’d have those two drivers instead. Busch and Keselowski have gone away to other teams and have shined. Meanwhile, Martin, Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne have been the drivers since. Martin and Kahne have combined to win 10 races in the No. 5…

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Top Options to Replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Hendrick

Dale Earnhardt Jr. shocked the NASCAR world on Tuesday when he announced that the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season would be his last. Earnhardt, has made 603 career Cup starts over the course of 17 full-time seasons. He’s also missed 20 races due to concussions, which is even more of a reason to why he’s ready to hang up his helmet. But, with Earnhardt stepping away, who’s left to fill in?

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. To Retire Following 2017 NASCAR Season, Walking Away On His Own Terms Biggest Reason Why

Dale Earnhardt Jr. hinted back in his media availability prior to the Daytona 500, that if he won the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship this year, that he’d strongly think about retiring after that. Those comments drew a ton of attention around the sport, that can the Most Popular Driver for the last 14 years really retire? On Tuesday morning, Earnhardt shocked the world by announcing that 2017 will indeed be his last season in NASCAR. Basically, it doesn’t matter if he wins this years title or not,…

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Jimmie Johnson Wins Monday’s Rain Delayed Food City 500

Remember when we all were thinking Jimmie Johnson should be panicking? Johnson, had just one top 10 finish in the first six races of this year, and that was a ninth at Phoenix. But, he reached victory lane in the last race at Texas, and now today at Bristol, he won again. Johnson, did what he needed to do to win, just hang around until it’s go time. Kyle Larson, Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. dominated today’s Food City 500 in combining to lead 390 of the 500 laps, but there…

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SHR Puts 2 Cars in the Top 3 in Monday’s Food City 500

It didn’t start out as a good day for the Stewart-Haas Racing camp in Monday’s rain delayed Food City 500 at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway. Kurt Busch crashed early on and would limp home with a 25th place finish while Danica Patrick wrecked not too long after and came home 36th. Also, Clint Bowyer was struggling with the handling of his car early on, as his No. 14 Ford was far too free. Two wrecked race cars and a third one without much grip. But, when the dust settled, two of the four…

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Strong Day for RFR at Bristol, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Gets Another Top 10, Bayne 11th

One of the years, Roush/Fenway Racing is going to earn a trip back to victory lane. They’ve had to scale back in their organization over the last several years, and those efforts are finally coming around. The duo of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Trevor Bayne are having much better years, as today’s Food City 500 at the Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway showed that. Both started outside of the top 10 in Monday’s rain delayed race, but both drove their way into the top 10 by the end of it. Trevor…

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