WHAT WE CAN LEARN FOR 2010 FROM THE 2009 CHASE

After this compelling analysis suggesting the 2009 Chase is essentially over, it’s time to start looking for meaning in these races and how they could impact 2010. There are some trends that point in some interesting directions. Chevy is heavy.Now we know where the government bailout dollars are going. Eight of the top ten drivers in the six Chase races drive for Chevy.  While the Hendrick mafia sits one, two and three, drivers from three other teams also find themselves in the top ...

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WHY YOUR DRIVER WILL LOSE THE CHASE: THE HENDRICK BOYS

Hendrick Motorsports has three drivers in the Chase. It probably has the best gear in the business. It certainly has the best funding. It's so good, I can’t come up with three reasons why each of its drivers will lose the Chase. But nobody is winning the 2009 Chase, even the Hendrick boys. Here’s why: Jeff Gordon has a bad backNo, he didn’t get it carrying Dale Jr. this season. (ZINGER!) But, I’ve felt sore driving four hours to a family reunion. Imagine three times th ...

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