CHASE CLINCH SCENARIOS – ATLANTA

HAMPTON, Ga._ With only two races left before the 12-driver field is set for the 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup, only two drivers enter this weekend’s race locked in the Chase. Points leader Kevin Harvick and second-place Jeff Gordon have already secured a spot in NASCAR’s version of the post-season, but this weekend the remaining 10 drivers in the top-12 have a chance to leave Atlanta with a place in the Chase. While each of the 10 have a mathematical shot to head to Richmond locked ...

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NASCAR PROP BETS

No race. No problem.Kyle Busch didn’t just make history Saturday night in Bristol. He made me a winner.  Down a mere 105 fake dollars heading into the off week, I had two choices.Intense analysis that offers keen insight on the rest of the 2010 season.  Goofy prop bets that allow me to spend some time outside with the newborn.Prop bets, here we come. Odds a Roush Fenway Racing driver wins the 2010 Sprint Cup: 15/12010 has been a debacle for Jack Roush. They weren’t compe ...

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HARVICK WINS, LOCKS CHASE BERTH

Coming into the day the leader in the standings, Kevin Harvick had the opportunity to become the first driver locked into the 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup. Starting from the eighth spot, it did not take the No. 29 Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet long to find the front of the field. Racing the majority of the day in the top-four, Harvick stayed out late and was able to move around Denny Hamlin to score his third win of the season and lock himself into the Chase. When the caution flew for debris on Lap ...

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NEWMAN’S THOUGHTS ON BRAD & CARL

Last weekend’s incident between Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski in the Nationwide Series event at Gateway International caused quite the stir throughout the NASCAR nation. At a time when NASCAR could use all the attention it can get, these two certainly helped in that respect. Back on the job after a weekend away from the track, most drivers were asked their opinion on the situation, regardless of not being involved. With how tight knit the NASCAR community is and how important saf ...

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EDWARDS, KESELOWSKI PUT ON PROBATION

NASCAR has placed drivers Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski on double-secret probation following their crash 'em up exhibition during last weekend's Nationwide race at Gateway International Raceway. No word yet on whether these two, as so many have suggested, will finally get a room. Edwards, Keselowski put on probation (AP)  ...

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EDWARDS AND KESELOWSKI HEAT UP THE OFF WEEKEND

This weekend, while the majority of the Sprint Cup guys enjoyed some much needed time away from the race track, Brad Keselowski and Carl Edwards renewed their heated rivalry at Gateway International. The two raced each other hard for the win during Saturday night’s Nationwide Series event, and as the checkered flag was thrown in the air it was Keselowski that was wrecking wildly and Edwards that was taking home the trophy, and a firestorm of reaction throughout the sport ignited. Here& ...

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VICTORY LANE RAIN TASTES MUCH BETTER

David Reutimann won last year’s Coca-Cola 600 – one of the most prestigious races of the year. The longest event of the season, the 600-mile event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway is a test of endurance and fortitude, yet last year it took two days to complete. Mother Nature had the upper hand for most of the weekend, but it was a bold call by crew chief Rodney Childers that kept the No. 00 of David Reutimann out of the track as the rains came. Finally, the rain got the upper hand tha ...

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JOHNSON-GORDON RIFT SHOWS LARGER TREND

RICHMOND, Va. _ Over the last two weeks it has been more than obvious teammates Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson have been racing each other harder than ever on the race track. These buddy-buddy teammates are now drawing attention for their on the track run-ins, but does Gordon’s aggression elude to a larger trend?Any time a team becomes dominant in one sport, the competition is forced to change the way it plays the game. When the New York Yankees went on a streak in the late 1990s, other fr ...

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SAMSUNG 500 ODDS

 “Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth.”Mike Tyson’s quote rings through my skull like a shot to the eye socket.  Ryan Newman (I can’t believe he won either) has me down a fake $250 in my quest to bet every single 2010 Sprint Cup race.In a bid to avoid getting financially knocked out, I find solace that my Kasey Kahne prop bet worked out. I also find joy knowing that I will never bet real money on NASCAR when/if my pregnant wife allows me near ...

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DRIVERS ADJUSTING TO SPOILER

CHARLOTTE _ Preparing for the transition from the rear wing to the spoiler, nearly every Sprint Cup Series team spent this Tuesday and Wednesday testing at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. While the spoiler will be implemented beginning with this weekend’s race in Martinsville, teams had limited time with the newest change to the car. A previous test at Talladega Superspeedway saw only 24 teams try out the rear spoiler, but this week close to 50 teams took to the track. Each team used the ...

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