Chasing Excellence

His name says it all. The first name "Chase" suggests a man on the move, and this young racer of which I speak is definitely that. The last name "Elliott" is synonymous NASCAR excellence, one bearing the name won 44 races, the 1988 NASCAR Winston (now Sprint) Cup championship, and was a 16 time Most Popular Driver. His name packs a lot of meaning, and considering what he's accomplished already, 18-year old high school senior Chase Elliott is bearing up to it just fine. The NASCAR Nation ...

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Southern 500 Win, Lose or Draw

  The first night race of the 2014 Sprint Cup season is over, and the streak is over. This has nothing to do with The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar, rather a two-time winner on the NASCAR season. Kevin Harvick's win didn't stun the world; it did shape how NASCAR fans will think heading into the off week. Here's a Bert Convy inspired breakdown. Win: Kevin Harvick Harvick won the race, but that's almost a secondary victory. Teams and drivers in transition often struggle. For eve ...

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2014 Southern 500 Odds

  The most underrated race of the 2014 Sprint Cup season is here. There's something special about Darlington. There's something special about night racing. Combine the two and Sprint Cup fans will see an amazing show Saturday night, especially when fans look at the latest odds. (more...) ...

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Why Horsepower Reduction Is A Horrible Idea

So NASCAR (well, the powers that be) is looking at reducing horsepower, eh? It will improve the racing? Imagine me doing my best Phil Robertson impression "Nnnno." This is why racing people need to run racing. Could you imagine telling Usain Bolt he would have to sprint in snow boots? Maybe the runners in the Boston Marathon should have to tow a Volkswagen with a rope. Yeah, slowing the racing down, this should make it better. Good luck selling that one, though high speed doesn't always n ...

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Duck Commander: Win, Lose or Draw

(Photo: Chris Graythen, Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)   Apparently, everything is bigger in Texas, including the rainstorms. Monday's Duck Commander 500 features several exciting events and reasons to be frustrated about how those events transpired. Here's a Bert Convy inspired breakdown. (more...) ...

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Kid Joey’s Sitting At The Adult Table Now

Sometimes charming, sometimes annoyingly overeager, Joey Logano has been the quintessential NASCAR younger brother since his arrival on the Cup scene at the end of 2008. Perhaps thrust into the spotlight too soon, Logano has been like that little kid who strapped on boots just a little too big and stumbled all over them. The greatest thing since sliced bread? The way things started, the Connecticut Kid appeared to be only half baked. Logano found himself with the high heat turned on, with ...

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Duck Commander 500 Odds

[caption id="attachment_684282" align="aligncenter" width="520"] (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)[/caption]   So everything in Texas is supposed to be bigger, or so NASCAR fans have heard 554,467,921 times before. The 2014 Sprint Cup season seems to embody this theme. Big sponsor. Big track. Big list of options for Sunday's Duck Commander 500. (more...) ...

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Who Gets My Vote For NASCAR’s 2015 Hall of Fame Class?

NASCAR fans, you have a voice! Fan voting has opened for the 2015 class for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Who sould join the ranks of Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, David Pearson and Big Bill France? This year's fan ballot offers an array of choices that include everyone from Red Byron to Rick Hendrick. This is by no means a media member telling you how you should vote; I am merely sharing my ballot and my reasons why. It would also be interesting to hear what your ballot looks like if you ch ...

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A Redemption Story In An Unlikely Place

NASCAR fan, could you have imagined we would be where we are today? Just two short seasons ago, it looked like the party was over. Released from Penske Racing- the team that had given Kurt Busch his second chance just five years earlier- the 2004 NASCAR Cup champion appeared destined for a career with start-and-parks or underfunded teams. Today, Gene Haas is looking crazy like fox, as Busch earns a win for the '41' in just their sixth start as a team, at Martinsville of all places in the ...

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Martinsville: Win, Lose or Draw

  Martinsville is over, and Jimmie Johnson didn't win. While NASCAR fans take a moment to embrace something more shocking than Will Gardner's death, there are several others who ran Martinsville who will be far more impacted by Sunday's events. Here's a breakdown, Bert Convy style. (more...) ...

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