You Race To Win: The Upshot Of NASCAR’s Rule Changes

"You play…to win….the game.” The words of former NFL coach Herman Edwards ring true. It seems like the “Well duh” rule of NASCAR, but Brian France and Mike Helton have mandated that the on-track behavior that makes NASCAR look like “racertainment” be put to an end. It’s about time. If a driver is doing anything other than trying to overtake the car in front of him, if he isn’t truly committed to getting to the checkered flag first, then he needs a remedial course in Sports 101. Sell ...

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Long Term, It May Be Bowyer Who Loses The Most

The tribal council has spoken. Fines are levied, a suspension is handed down, and points are deducted- “Spingate” has collected more than it’s share of damage, from the willing participants to the victims of circumstance. The Chase hopes of Martin Truex Jr. are dashed, Ryan Newman gets a reprieve, and Jeff Gordon can only wonder what might have been. Michael Waltrip Racing’s Ty Norris (the orchestrator of Brian Vickers superfluous pit stop) get to sit and stew a while, and Waltrip gets a ...

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Martin Truex Jr. Kicked Out of Chase: Ryan Newman In

Talk about dropping the hammer. NASCAR just took unprecedented action against Michael Waltrip Racing. According to the Associated Press and ESPN, NASCAR will remove Martin Truex Jr. from the Chase and replace him with Ryan Newman. Here is the official NASCAR release. Clint Bowyer, Truex and Brian Vickers will also lose 50 points, though the deduction won't impact Bowyer's Chase standing. essentially  Michael Waltrip Racing will also face a "substantial" fine according to ESPN's Marty S ...

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Richmond Recap: Win, Lose or Draw

Saturday night at Richmond was crazy? How crazy? On the first full weekend on the football season, NASCAR is on the front page of ESPN’s website. Richmond was that crazy. Here’s a breakdown, Bert Convy style. Win: Clint Bowyer: Yes, that Clint Bowyer. Regardless of the intent or lack of intent surrounding his late spin, Bowyer has casual sports fans talking about NASCAR in September. That simply doesn’t happen in this sports climate. Bowyer has become a name and character in a sport in ...

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BRAD & JIMMIE: THE HUNTER AND THE HUNTED

 It’s funny how a few short years changes things. The phenom becomes the cagey veteran, and the hunter becomes the hunted. Welcome to 2012’s two-horse race: the veteran Jimmie Johnson, in search of his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup championship- and Brad Keselowski- coming on strong in pursuit of his first title at the top level. It wasn’t all that long ago that Johnsn was the kid, chasing down his boss and mentor, Jeff Gordon. Though Keselowski gave up the points lead, it& ...

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