It’s Racing Like You’re Being Raced Right?

What a race! After Martin Truex Jr. blew away the field at Sonoma last week, Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson delivered a door banging, full contact finish in the Overton's 400 at Chicagoland. This is the kind of racing fans crave. In light of that, it's a bit curious the reaction of the fan to the win by Kyle Busch. It's especially perplexing when you consider the reaction of runner-up Kyle Larson. He accepted with class the consequences of initiating contact. Unlike the reaction of Kurt Busch ...

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Chicagoland Race Painted NASCAR In Corner

  So NASCAR has decided not to penalize neither race winner Martin Truex Jr. nor Jimmie Johnson for their cars failing post-race inspection at Chicagoland Speedway last Sunday. To be honest, it looks like the powers that be made the right decision. If the 10-point penalty had been meted out, the offenders in question wouldn't have been affected the same way. Martin Truex could be docked every point he has, but given the way the Chase rules work, all he needs for advancement is his ...

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Why Kevin Harvick Will Survive First Round

  Much has been made of Kevin Harvick's disastrous day at Chicagoland Speedway and its effect on his hopes of repeating as NASCAR Sprint Cup champion. Have no fear "Happy" fans, your driver's chances of surviving this little bit of adversity are excellent. No driver has more top fives and top tens this season than Kevin Harvick. During his years at Richard Childress Racing there were periods of inconsistency, but that has not been the case for Harvick at Stewart-Haas. Basically, t ...

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NASCAR Recap: myAFibRisk.com 400

[caption id="attachment_686342" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: https://twitter.com/JoeGibbsRacing[/caption] NASCAR's playoff dagger sure is sharp. After 26 weeks of jockeying for position, 400 miles at Chicagoland Speedway threw the sport on its ears. Here's a quick look at winners and losers from a wild ride in the Windy City. Win: Joe Gibbs Racing Hamlin earns the free pass, which is nice. But JGR cars own the top four spots in the Sprint Cup standings. Each also has ro ...

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REUTIMANN’S FIRST WIN AS LEGIT AS HIS SECOND

We’ve all seen how David Reutimann had to answer questions, make apologies and offer excuses for his Charlotte 600 win in May 2009.He never should have had to.Reutimann’s second career NASCAR Cup Series win came in a more traditional way. Saturday night he had the best car and was the best driver when the time counted. The checkered flag unfurled in the Chicago night air and he was simply out front. Far more races have ended this way than not.But his first career win was looked upon ...

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