The Fundamental Flaw With The Chase

  Within NASCAR is a fundamental flaw with their version of a playoff system. It's a problem you don't see with a playoff system in any other American-based sport. A failure to deal with it brings to bear the Chaos theory into the world of sports. A simplified version of the Chaos theory is the "butterfly effect;" a butterfly flaps its wings in Brazil, and the result is a tornado in Texas. Sounds a little "out there," but think about it, is it not a little bit like the events at T ...

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Nascar Recap: Thanksgiving Week

For many, the time is now to focus on turkey, family and finding a way to avoid crowds at the malls this weekend. That didn't stop some of Nascar's biggest names from making noise over the first down week of the off-season. Here's a breakdown of Nascar winners and losers from week that was. (more...) ...

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Nascar Odds: Offseason Prop Bets

It is the strangest weekend of the entire racing year. After 36 races and more than 40 weeks of thinking about a Sprint Cup season, there is no race, no next step, not moves to ponder. So now what? While Kevin Harvick parties like a rock star, the rest of the racing world looks ahead to 2015. Here are some Nascar prop bets to get you through the weekend. (more...) ...

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Hooroo, Marcos Ambrose

  "Hoo roo" ("good-bye") to the maestro of the road course. Racing at Sonoma and Watkins Glen just won't be the same with the departure of Marcos Ambrose back to his native Australia now that the checkered flag has waved for the 2014 campaign. While it's not a gaudy statistical record he leaves behind (5 NNS and 2 NSCS wins), the pride of Launceston, Tasmania will not soon be forgotten for his NASCAR contributions. Watching Ambrose work a track of right and left turns was like Mon ...

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Harvick Is Happy, Happy Happy

  He did it! Kevin "Happy" Harvick- a two-time Busch Series champion- has grabbed the brass ring at NASCAR's highest level.  In his first year of racing for Gene Haas and his good buddy Tony Stewart, the 38-year old Bakersfield, California native did what his boss did just three years ago: winning the season finale race and the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship at the same time. O happy day indeed. It seems fitting that a driver nicknamed "Happy" does so the same year a song of the same ...

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