By Jason Schultz/@NASCARJason – The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season was full of captivating moments.
From the early morning scene at Daytona International Speedway when Austin Dillon’s car flew into the catch fence to Kyle Busch’s championship celebration at Homestead-Miami Speedway after completing a miraculous comeback, it was a year of powerful images.
These moments among others tell the story of the 2015 season. While there were many moments and images to choose from, I’ll highlight five of the most powerful from a wild year in NASCAR. Continue reading “Top Five Images of 2015”→
Ford Championship Weekend has arrived. As NASCAR heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway for the final race weekend of the year, they prepare to crown three champions. It’s anyone’s game heading into the final races of 2015. Don’t miss the action with this weekend’s complete schedule.
Every hope and vision NASCAR had for the newly formatted Chase for the Sprint Cup played out over the past ten weeks.
Week after week, fans were treated to some of the most intense, dramatic, and thrilling racing the sport has ever seen. Every race had its twists and turns, which set up for an incredible season finale.
Going into the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the possibilities were endless. For it being the first finale under the new format, no one knew what to expect.
For the past eight years, we have been witnessing history. Jimmie Johnson’s reign of success has left a major mark on the history books. Six championships in eight years is unheard of. Especially at the level of competition in NASCAR today. Going into each season, there are at least 15 drivers who have a legitimate shot at taking home the title after 36 races. In six seasons’ now, Jimmie Johnson has beaten everyone who has challenged him. He’s a true champion. One that has the mindset of dominate and conquer. Continue reading “Determination, Hunger, and Skill Driving Johnson Into History”→
A forgettable 2013 season for Denny Hamlin ended on a high note Sunday afternoon at Homestead-Miami. Despite dismal performances throughout the year, Hamlin was able to bring a little light to his season with a win. This victory will continue Hamlin’s streak of seven straight seasons with at least one win. Momentum going into the off-season may not add up to anything soon, but it could allow the No.11 to shine once 2014 gets underway. Continue reading “Redemption for Hamlin, A Six Pack for Johnson”→
It all comes down to this: one final race to decide a season’s worth of battles. Major highs and lows have been present throughout the year, but one driver will be riding an all-time high after Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400. A champion will be crowned, and this champion will be the first to take the title in a Gen-6 car. Sunday will be historic and it will conclude one of the most memorable seasons NASCAR has ever seen. Continue reading “Trackside Duo: November 17, 2013”→
Slow and steady wins the race. Austin Dillon has been slowly and steadily climbing NASCAR’s ranks over the past four years. He isn’t being rushed or forced into anything; he’s progressing and moving forward at a constant, but rewarding rate. Dillon hasn’t been put in any situation he isn’t ready for and that may allow him to be more successful down the road. This Nationwide Series championship shows that Dillon is ready for that next step. He has been preparing and his success shows he’s ready.
Two years ago, talk of Dillon’s first Camping World Truck Series championship filled NASCAR. Dillon competed in two season’s of truck action. The first was meant for learning. Dillon demonstrated his knowledge by winning the championship in the second. Following this success, Dillon embarked on the Nationwide Series where a similar path was to be followed. Continue reading “Austin Dillon Continues Climb Up the NASCAR Ladder”→