Side by Side

Side By Side: Is It Too Much, Too Soon For Joey Logano?

Today's Question: Joey Logano makes his long-anticipated debut in the Nationwide Series this weekend, just one week after he turned 18. Is he being brought up too fast, too soon, or is this kid being rewarded for his unprecedented success in the lower ranks -- with the knowledge he can handle the pressure?

Read More »

Side by Side: Who Got The Better Deal — Dale Earnhardt Jr. Or Kyle Busch?

Today's Question: Three months into one of the biggest free agent moves in history, which one of NASCAR's two biggest drivers has the upper hand (i.e. better deal)? Is it "Good Guy" Dale Earnhardt Jr. -- NASCAR's Most Popular Driver -- or resident "Bad Boy" Kyle Busch -- its most aggressive?

Read More »

Side by Side: Is The Risk Of Injury Enough To Keep Cup Drivers Out Of The Nationwide Series?

Today's Question: Dario Franchitti's Talladega injury reminded us of the dangers of Cup drivers competing in a lower series. Is it worth it for Cup drivers to run races in that lower series -- especially at a track like Talladega -- considering the additional injury risk involved?

Read More »

Side by Side: Restrictor Plates; Should They Stay or Should They Go?

Today's Question: Last fall's race at Talladega was a freight train event, in part due to the drivers' fears surrounding restrictor plate racing. Is it just time to take the plates off, or are the plates a necessary evil in order for speeds to stay down and drivers to stay safe?

Read More »

Side by Side: Is It Fair For Teams To Transfer Owner Points For Past Champions?

Today's Question: In the wake of several big name teams not making the Top 35 (Jamie McMurray - No. 26, Kyle Petty - No. 45) is it fair to allow owner points to be transferred DURING the season so these drivers get themselves a guaranteed spot -- while their teammates are assured entry with a past champion's provisional?

Read More »