NASCAR In Las Vegas: Win, Lose or Draw

Las Vegas knows how to create an event. Sunday's Kobalt 400 offered several different leaders and a last lap pass, even if it was because Dale Earnhardt Jr. needed another quarter gallon of fuel. While Brad Keselowski won the race, others should feel good about the outcome. Here's a Bert Convy inspired breakdown. (more...) ...

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2014 Las Vegas Race Odds

  Las Vegas might be the most under appreciated city on the 2014 Sprint Cup schedule. It gets one race per year, and that race is the third of the 2014 Sprint Cup season. Because it's Vegas and during Spring Break, the race is usually well attended and animated. Vegas also hosts the Sprint Cup banquet which serves as an easy to consume one week PR blitz. Vegas probably deserves a second race, in part because the odds for Sunday's race look so appealing. (more...) ...

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Kurt Busch Attempting “The Double” Adds Spice To Racing’s “Day of Feast”

For the first time since the days of A.J. Foyt, I am interested in the Indianapolis 500. Fan to fan, let me tell you, I've always been more of a NASCAR fan since I was a kid. The cars looked more like the ones I could buy, the drivers were more like more like the ones I might meet at the local dirt track- as opposed to Le Mans- and NASCAR had just more of an American feel. This year is different. Something's happening this year that's got my attention. NASCAR's Kurt Busch is attempting "T ...

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Penske Boys Make Some Noise

Numbers three and four, Keselowski and Logano were knockin' on the door and dang near kicked it down at Phoenix International Raceway; a nice follow up to solid work by both drivers at Daytona. While two races does not a season make, there are less desirable ways to start your season. While their post-race comments indicate a lacking of fulfillment over their top five finishes (a good sign for Team Penske fans), be sure that it indicates that the Penske team and Ford are out to run with ...

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Phoenix: Win, Lose or Draw

It rained in Phoenix. Really... That probably is the oddest happening at Phoenix International Raceway over the weekend. Kevin Harvick dominated and won for the third time in the last four races at the track. This Kyle Busch at Bristol approach may not have made for an eventful telecast, but those chasing Harvick did create some interesting conversations. Here's the Bert Convy breakdown: (more...) ...

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2014 Phoenix Odds

  Phoenix is the strangest race of the 2014 Sprint Cup season. Teams spend months trying to get everything right for Daytona. The second the race ends, it's time to move to Phoenix and a totally different style or racing. Teams aren't the only ones making a transition as oddsmakers have to quick react as well. This might explain some of the numbers for Sunday's race. (more...) ...

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Jeff Gordon Goes On Another Test Drive

  If you thought Jeff Gordon's last test drive was entertaining, wait until you see what Gordon did with a blogger who questioned how real the last test drive was. (more...) ...

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Daytona May Just Be The Beginning For Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Ten years has a way changing things. In 2004, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his first Daytona 500, his 10th career victory. He looked like he had the world on a string. The win would be the first of six that season, one in which a profanity uttered during a victory celebration cost him money and cost him points. He suggested his fifth win at Talladega wasn't any big deal because his legendary father won ten at the track. Sunday night, high on victory, Junior said something about Mooresville, No ...

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This Time, NASCAR Leaves Daytona With Momentum

You can't win a NASCAR championship in February, but you sure can lose one by digging yourself into a hole too deep to climb out of. Similarly, one really good race doesn't not a great season make, but at least this time, the Sprint Cup series leaves Florida with a cool breeze in its sails, as opposed to a head wind. Mother Nature may have tried to rain on the parade, but this observer gives kudos to NASCAR for sticking it out. Granted, a six-hour rain-soaked delay might be enough to make ...

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Daytona 500 Win, Lose or Draw

  The race is finally over. The partying in Daytona may continue all week, but Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Great American Race, cemented his Chase status after one week, shut up his critics and proved himself to be a real contender to win the 2014 Sprint Cup. There can't be a bigger winner from the weekend. Still, there are others who will feel the impact of Daytona for months to come. Here's a quick breakdown, Bert Convy style. (more...) ...

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