2014 Daytona 500 Prop Bets

The Great American Race is here, and oddsmakers clearly have too much time on their hands. Here's how your favorite drivers stacks up as of Friday. These numbers are bound to change before Sunday, but the prop bet numbers may better shape the story of Sunday' race. (more...) ...

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Even With Changes, Some Good Familiar Sights

No matter how it all shakes out, 2014 will look nothing like what it has in recent seasons. we have a new Chase, a new penalty system, new drivers, old drivers in new rides, and the list goes on. Amid all the changes, some things look familiar, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. The number three is out front- The number three car and Daytona seem to go hand in hand. There was Paul Goldsmith on the old road-beach course, Fireball Roberts, Junior Johnson, and then there was Dale Earnha ...

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Daytona Qualifying: Win, Lose or Draw

Two starting spots are set. Forty-one still need to find a place for Sunday's Great American Race. But even though more than 90 percent of the field is still up in the air, the weekend activities created several important things that will change how you watch the Daytona 500. Here's a breakdown, Bert Convy style. (more...) ...

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NASCAR Media Metrics

Media moves the NASCAR meter. We all know that. Now there’s a new way to quantify one of the most important metrics in the sport. A public relations agency released how much media exposure drivers generated in 2013.  To the surprise of some, Jimmie Johnson led the charge. To the surprise of none, Danica Patrick finished second.  The entire list is here, and the takeaways are numbers for your favorite Sprint Cup driver. (more...) ...

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C-c-changes Everywhere

The winds of change are blowing through NASCAR. We're not talking a gentle breeze here, so much as we're talking about gale force winds....   That's just the beginning. NASCAR's penalty system has been spelled out. While wins won't be stripped away from violators, nonetheless the governing body believes they have laid out what teams and fans can expect if chicanery has been uncovered, not the least of which a structure for addressing repeat offenders. While there's a list of infractio ...

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Teen Sensation Kwasniewski Taking Next Big Step

He's blazing more trails than Daniel Boone. Dylan Kwasniewski, the Las Vegas teenager who turned heads by winning both the K&N Pro East and West Series titles, and starred in the AOL online series Flat Out will now race full time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2014. Winning both the East and West series is something that had never been done before. This last season, Dylan grabbed the brass ring in the East Series- the same path on which the likes of Ricky Craven and Darrell Wallace ...

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NASCAR And Frozen: In Perspective

  Any NASCAR fan with a child under 10 has either chosen to or been forced to see "Frozen." With nothing happening at Daytona for the next month and music from the soundtrack entrenched in my soul for the next week, here's a quick spoiler-free way to put the movie in perspective. (more...) ...

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Five Drivers I’m Watching This Season

Happy New Year! With the 2014 season just around the corner, it's not too early to start looking ahead. For a variety of reasons, here are five drivers I will be watching with heightened interest..... Denny Hamlin- After a season filled with calamity, Hambone finished the 2013 campaign with a win, signaling hope for the 11 team. Was it an omen? He's been a winner throughout his career, here's betting Hamlin will be right back in the mix of things this season. Kyle Larson- It's been som ...

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The Kid Is Alright: Kyle Larson Will Be Just Fine

For the first time in years, the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season boasts a compelling rookie class. At this posting, five have announced as candidates for Rookie Of The Year. Nationwide Series veterans Michael Annett, Parker Kligerman and Cole Whitt join the much-ballyhooed likes of Kyle Larson and Austin Dillon as candidates, perhaps the most intriguing class since 2006, which featured phenoms Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr. and Clint Bowyer. Expectations are justifiably high for Dillon. He ...

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NASCAR Rookies: Win, Lose or Draw

Leave it to hockey to inspire a NASCAR column. During an other wise boring game between Winnipeg and Columbus, who would show up at Nationwide Arena other than Nationwide Series Champion Austin Dillon. When coupled with this breakdown of 2014 Sprint Cup rookie drivers, let's do a quick breakdown, Bert Convy style: (more...) ...

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