IS JIMMIE JOHNSON UNSTOPPABLE?

 This time of year Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR's four-time champion, turns into an unstoppable force of nature.  Be it because of his his self-help DVD or his uncomfortably placed golden horseshoe, the 48 team knows who to steer into Victory Lane.This year Johnson has snuck into the Chase for the Cup with little fanfare.  He garnered fleeting mention over that last two months due to poor finishes (only three top 10 finishes since June 27th), but Johnson starts the Chase in second place ...

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KURT BUSCH WILL WIN THE CHASE

So says Sports Illustrated, which has tabbed Captain Frowny Face as its 2010 Sprint Cup champion. Kurt Busch is SI's pick to dethrone Jimmie Johnson (SI.com) ...

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SYLVANIA 300 ODDS

Playoffs. The second season kicks off Sunday in New Hampshire, and that means a different way of seeing how you see the races, especially down a mere fake 80 bucks heading into The Chase. It’s also an excuse for me to use a great rant from a great man. Cue the wild and wacky music inside your head. Here’s my simple approach for thinking about The Chase.I won’t bet on anyone not in The Chase. The track record is dreadful, especially when you take out Talladega, which sho ...

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WHO WOULD YOU RATHER BE? BOWYER OR MCMURRAY?

If you could be a NASCAR Cup driver this year would you rather be Clint Bowyer or Jamie McMurray? Think about that.McMurray’s 2010 record is too inconsistent to challenge for the Championship. But he has visited the Winner’s Circle on a pair of occasions. And they were huge events.He paced the field to the checkered flag in the biggest stock car race in the world. Last February on a chilly Sunday evening, McMurray crossed the finish line first in the Daytona 500. Bringing about an ef ...

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2010 CHASE WINNER PREDICTION

Twelve drivers will attempt to make history. Eleven will fail.As the 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup begins Sunday at Loudon, I think back to a failed prediction of 2009, when I boldly stated that nobody was going to win the 2009 Chase. Jimmie Johnson proved me wrong.This year, I decided to change things up and use past history to predict future success. It’s a terrible concept for Wall Street, but I’m not Gordon Gekko. Here’s why history shows 11 of the 12 Chasers are in for a r ...

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