AAA 500 ODDS

New year. Same reality.Every year, the Chase begins. At first, all the drivers are within a few points of each other, legit contenders. Every week, a driver or two has a run of bad luck and goes out of contention. With three races left, three drivers find themselves in a solid place to win the 2011 Sprint Cup. The names might be new, but the same questions still linger Why are people not in the Chase still driving?If you’re not in the Chase, you shouldn’t race. Brian Vickers might ...

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MAGIC 8 BALL PREDICTIONS

Thank goodness for 2011.I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready to start looking ahead to next year instead of back at last year. We all know what happened in 2010. But no man can predict what will happen in 2011. A Magic 8 Ball? Now that’s a different story.I used an actual Magic 8 Ball and asked if particular drivers would make the 2011 Chase. Here’s the breakdown:   It is certain: Jimmie JohnsonDuh It is decidedly so: Joey LoganoLogano had the sixth ...

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CARL EDWARDS LOOKS LIKE 2011 TITLE CONTENDER

The best Chase in history wraps up next weekend, but that doesn't mean we can't start thinking about 2011. One guy who looks ready to challenge for a title -- finally -- is Phoenix winner Carl Edwards. Five things we learned at Phoenix (SI.com) ...

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