A NASCAR Fan’s Thanksgiving

  Today, there is much a NASCAR fan can be thankful for. This NASCAR fan submits his list on this fine Thanksgiving Day..... I'm thankful that Kevin Harvick won the Sprint Cup championship. One of a handful of deserving candidates, he was fast all year, and is a tribute to persistence in a 14-year climb to racing glory... I'm thankful NASCAR's most popular driver- Dale Earnhardt Jr. kicked off the season in fine fashion with a Daytona 500 victory. It got the monkey off his back ...

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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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