DRIVERS AFFECTED BY RACE LENGTH CHANGES

 I read the recent news that the lengths of two of the Western races have been changed. You can find the details here. The basic summary is: The first Phoenix race is getting longerThe second Fontana race is getting shorterOf course the main question on my mind is which drivers will these changes affect the most? Let's consider all of the drivers who have raced in at least five of the last ten events at Phoenix or Fontana. (My analysis will exclude less-experienced drivers like Joey Loga ...

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A Truly Great NASCAR Finish

When I first saw this clip, I deduced that it was from a recent California race. But then, I noticed that the stands were full, so I figured it must be Vegas. But, then, I went Geez, you idiot. It can't be California or Vegas -- there's way too much action! So, you tell me: what race is this exciting clip from? ...

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Race #2: The Auto Club 500

Matt Kenseth holds off Jeff Gordon to win the Auto Club 500, his second straight win to start the 2009 season. He is the first driver since Gordon in 1997 to win the first two races of the season.   Kyle Busch couldn't pull off the historic triple, but he did finish third in Sunday's Auto Club 500 in California, trailing Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon. Green FlagThe faint glimmer of hope to be found in Johnson's struggles at Daytona (where the No. 48 finished 31st) died a quick d ...

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