FedEx 400: Win Lose or Draw

The 2014 Sprint Cup season is halfway to the Chase. After Sunday’s win, Jimmie Johnson is the obvious winner; Kyle Busch (going for another three-peat and finishing 42nd) is a disappointed obvious loser.  The rest is a bit murky. Using Nascar’s points system, here’s a Bert Convy inspired breakdown. (more...) ...

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FedEx 400 Odds

From a monster race to a Monster Mile , the 2014 Sprint Cup takes teams to Dover this week.  Odds are out, and odds are a familiar face will wind up in Victory Lane. (more...) ...

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The Boys Of Summer

With the all-star race and the Coca-Cola 600 in the rear view mirror, the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule enters a new phase. That will be welcome news for some big names that have struggled thus far, and could mean a more crowded field of front-runners in a season where so far, no real clear leader has emerged. The races we have coming up may not be at tracks that have historically produced great racing, but it will be quite interesting to see who the comers and goers are. TONY STEWART ...

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Why Winners Win

"Teams that play together beat those teams with superior players who play more as individuals."- NBA coaching legend Jack Ramsay In a play on a "Foxworthyism"- if you go a dozen races without a win and they call it a slump, you might be a champion. Ha! There would be about 40 other drivers who would to have the kind of "slump" Jimmie Johnson just had. Were you like me, and when you saw that the 48 won the pole for the Coca-Cola 600, you thought "Here we go- it looks like Johnson will ...

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Coca Cola 600: Win, Lose or Draw

This sure feels like the day after Christmas. Instead of returning an ugly sweater and wondering what to do with a microwave quesadilla maker, Sprint Cup fans are wondering what to make of another dominant run by Jimmie Johnson in Charlotte. Here's a breakdown:  (more...) ...

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Coca Cola 600 Odds

[caption id="attachment_684438" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: Charlotte Motor Speedway[/caption] Sunday is the best racing day of the year. No disrespect to the Daytona 500, but Sunday offers 15 hours of important racing, ending with the Nascar's version of a marathon: the Coca Cola 600. Looking at the odds, there's enough that stands out to make the final few hours of this racing marathon well worth watching. (more...) ...

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History Makers, Legends Comprise Hall of Fame Class

Diverse. In every sense of the word, the 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame class is diverse, with a little something for every kind of racing fan, from the old timers to fans of more recent vintage. It's not easy being first; Wendell Scott knew that. NASCAR's first African-American to win a NASCAR Grand National race overcame humble beginnings and prejudice to earn his place in racing history. Scott came of age in segregated drinking fountains, segregrated restrooms and even segregated schools. It ...

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The Spirit Of Defiance….Ohio That Is

One definition of defiance is "a daring or bold resistance to an opposing force." The pride of a community called Defiance, Ohio, put that spirit on display in the Nationwide Series race in Iowa Sunday. Sam Hornish Jr. made the hometown folks proud as he fought off fellow Ohioan Ryan Blaney to collect his third NNS victory, filling in for Kyle Busch in the '54' Toyota owned by Joe Gibbs Racing. Opportunities and victories have been hard won for the driver that has lived the highest and lowes ...

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All-Star Race: Win, Lose or Draw

[caption id="attachment_684417" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Getty Images[/caption] The beautiful thing about NASCAR's All-Star race is that there are real winners and losers. The ugly thing about NASCAR's All-Star race is that there are real winners and losers. Lost in the spectacle of segments, rock star intros and some actual racing, here's a breakdown of what happened on and off the track Saturday night. (more...) ...

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  The Sprint All-Star Race is insane, probably the toughest race to bet in the 2014 Sprint Cup Season. Before trying to make sense of the odds, here's a quick breakdown of the rules and how that will impact what fans see Saturday night. (more...) ...

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