Kyle Busch, Chase Waivers & The Spirit Of The Law

  The letter of the law says for a driver to be eligible the Chase For the Championship in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series they must: 1. Participate in all championship events, 2. A driver must have at least one win and be in the top 30 in points, and 3. Should there be any remaining spots open for the 16 driver field, they will be granted based on a driver's ranking in the points. It all makes sense. The spirit of the law regarding Chase qualification is this: you get drivers going ...

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NASCAR Recap: Toyota/Save Mart 350

[caption id="attachment_686027" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: https://twitter.com/ToyotaRacing[/caption] Being wrong is so much fun. Kyle Busch's thrilling win at the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma brought up all sorts of new Chase scenarios. Here's a look at winners and losers from wine country. (more...) ...

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NASCAR Odds: Toyota/Save Mart 350

The joys of road course racing. NASCAR runs two road races a year. Neither are during the Chase. Both are polarizing for fans and especially for oddsmakers trying to find ways to not lose their shirts on a long shot winning. The lack of certainty is certainly reflected in the NASCAR odds for Sunday's Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. (more...) ...

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One Fans’ View On NASCAR & The Confederate Battle Flag

This observer could be described as a son of the south. My ancestors settled in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina in the 1700s. By the 1850s, my great-great grandfather set out for Texas and settled on land near Marshall that is still in the family today. Eli McCoy took up arms under the banner of the Confederacy, marching with the 19th Texas Infantry. Like so many soldiers fighting that war, he died from illness in 1863. Letters he sent my great-great grandmother have been passed through t ...

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Let’s Get More Of The NASCAR Show On The Road Courses

  To hear some old school fans tell it, NASCAR racing on road courses is like a pig performing ballet. To them, road course racing like we have at Sonoma and Watkins Glen is the stuff of wine sippers with handle bar mustaches named Pierre. Such events prompted middling and back marking teams to hire a s0-called  "road course ringer" for a one off driver deal. Well Butch, times have changed. While Boris Said didn't exactly carve out his own piece of NASCAR, one thing the road cours ...

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