2016 Sprint Cup Predictions

So it's the final column of NASCAR'S offseason. With the Sprint Unlimited coming up this weekend, it's time to make predictions sure to fail: predicting the 2016 Sprint Cup champion and the three other drivings who will race for a title at Homestead.  Last year's picks didn't go so well; so, apologies in advance if I pick your favorite Sprint Cup driver. (more...) ...

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Top 15 NASCAR Stories Of 2015- Part I

From where this observer sits, there's no such thing as a "good" year or a "bad" year; there are just years. Each year brings its share of events- some we would describe as good, some we would characterize as bad, and in some cases, what I might call good, you may think otherwise. One fan's triumph is another fan's travesty. Regardless- 2015 brought its share of things that had never happened before. A NASCAR Sprint Cup champion was crowned that had missed almost a third of the season's s ...

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NASCAR Chase? A Brawl Might Be More Like It

"“I wouldn’t consider us behind the Gibbs cars. I think we’re going to pound them into the ground. That’s what I think. Hopefully they can beat themselves." - Kevin Harvick.  Did you catch that little quote in the NBC Sports piece by Dustin Long? Does anybody doubt "Happy" means it? Let's just say that if he can't wheel the 4 car past his competition, he won't hesitate to make use of the "chrome horn" to get the job done. Looking over this highly combustible mix of characters that comprises ...

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In The Chase, There’s One Thing You Can Be Sure Of

"In baseball, you don't know nuthin'." Yogi Berra's observation of America's pastime is also true of NASCAR's "Chase for the Championship." Just when you think a driver can't be beat, he goes into a nosedive. Just when you think a driver can't find his fanny with both hands, he goes on a tear. It's tempting to think that one of the drivers from Joe Gibbs Racing has it won. Who would blame for betting that way? Matt Kenseth is the flavor of the week just after his win at Richmond. Teammate ...

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Toyota: No Longer A NASCAR Punchline

  What if I told you a Toyota has won 10 of the last 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races? What if I told you that Toyota trails Chevrolet by just 63 points in the season's manufacturer standings (by the way, Ford is just four points further back of Toyota.) Today, it might be believable, but imagine if I were looking into the future from 2007 and predicting this. It wasn't that many years ago, Toyota's hopes in the NSCS hinged on Michael Waltrip Racing, Bill Davis Racing and Team Re ...

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