The Final Word – Watkins Glen is next, with Gordon back in the mix

Finally, one name has been missing from the list of those who appeared to be in contention for the 2012 NASCAR Spring Cup title. Now, all is right with the world.

The Final Word – If TNT can make Pocono enjoyable, there is hope for...

Pocono. Jimmie Johnson. His 63rd career Cup victory. Did I leave anything out? Sunday was all about Johnson pretty much all of the time. Greg Biffle and Dale Earnhardt Jr, who both won at Michigan last season, were the runners up at Pocono as Five Time claimed his third checkered flag of the season.

The Final Word as Harvick beats Jimmie at Fontana, but Martinsville promises to be...

Well, we learned that those we had watched up front most of the day were not destined to finish up there.

The Final Word – A tale of three drivers; one good, one bad, and...

The Southern 500 at Darlington is tradition. Sometimes it is good, such as during the latter portions of the event, and sometimes it is not. Sometimes there are no cautions, sometimes that leaves very few on the lead lap, and sometimes NASCAR has to throw a caution for debris, or too many mosquitos, or whatever they can think of.

The Final Word – Things really do go better with Coke, according to Kahne

600 miles might be too long a race, but the final 70 of the 400 laps provided some pretty good action. The Coca Cola 600 gave Kasey Kahne his first win as a Hendrick driver, his 13th of his Cup career.

The Final Word – Loudon was Full of Surprises, and Not all of Them...

New Hampshire, for about 180 laps, was a mind numbing experience. It was the Round-and-round 300, and when you add the beleaguered ESPN desk trios to the mix, it was damn near unwatchable. Then stuff started to happen.

The Final Word – Greats do not always stay great though a few, like...

Jeff Gordon appears to be one who is prepared to take his final bow while he is not just a legend in his sport, but also a contender. At the age of 43, Gordon has four championships to his credit, 92 victories and an amazing 320 Top Fives in 761 starts.

The Final Word – None of the pickers picked Vickers at New Hampshire

Time often rewards us with maturity, often only after we face some adversity. The man who won at New Hampshire Sunday is not the same lad who, as a...

The Final Word – Earnhardt wins at Daytona and all is right with the...

Jeff Gordon is correct. Now that Dale Earnhardt Jr has claimed his second Daytona 500, all is right with the world. Now, what on earth has made a 20 race winner, one who has won exactly three races in the past 279 events, all that popular?

The Final Word – The only difference between Dover and Talladega is…real excitement

I keep running Sunday's highlight over and over in my mind. It was incredible. A soon to be 39 year old dashing to his left to make an outstanding grab in Toronto for the Yankees. You may ask just what in blazes Ichiro Suzuki has to do with NASCAR. Sadly, not a damn thing, but at least I had a moment of excitement to tell you about.