Chasing Excellence

His name says it all. The first name "Chase" suggests a man on the move, and this young racer of which I speak is definitely that. The last name "Elliott" is synonymous NASCAR excellence, one bearing the name won 44 races, the 1988 NASCAR Winston (now Sprint) Cup championship, and was a 16 time Most Popular Driver. His name packs a lot of meaning, and considering what he's accomplished already, 18-year old high school senior Chase Elliott is bearing up to it just fine. The NASCAR Nation ...

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Duck Commander: Win, Lose or Draw

(Photo: Chris Graythen, Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)   Apparently, everything is bigger in Texas, including the rainstorms. Monday's Duck Commander 500 features several exciting events and reasons to be frustrated about how those events transpired. Here's a Bert Convy inspired breakdown. (more...) ...

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Why The New Chase Qualifying System Works

We're only three races into the new NASCAR Sprint Cup season, so there's still a lot yet to be determined. It's still too early to establish which are bone fide trends and mirages. For example, Junior Nation is hoping hoping his current is a trend, while Smoke fans are praying Tony Stewart's present woes are a quickly fading mirage. While those issues remain a bit unclear, one thing seems undeniable: the new Chase qualification system has created a desired effect among the drivers. You se ...

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NASCAR In Las Vegas: Win, Lose or Draw

Las Vegas knows how to create an event. Sunday's Kobalt 400 offered several different leaders and a last lap pass, even if it was because Dale Earnhardt Jr. needed another quarter gallon of fuel. While Brad Keselowski won the race, others should feel good about the outcome. Here's a Bert Convy inspired breakdown. (more...) ...

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Phoenix: Win, Lose or Draw

It rained in Phoenix. Really... That probably is the oddest happening at Phoenix International Raceway over the weekend. Kevin Harvick dominated and won for the third time in the last four races at the track. This Kyle Busch at Bristol approach may not have made for an eventful telecast, but those chasing Harvick did create some interesting conversations. Here's the Bert Convy breakdown: (more...) ...

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2014 Phoenix Odds

  Phoenix is the strangest race of the 2014 Sprint Cup season. Teams spend months trying to get everything right for Daytona. The second the race ends, it's time to move to Phoenix and a totally different style or racing. Teams aren't the only ones making a transition as oddsmakers have to quick react as well. This might explain some of the numbers for Sunday's race. (more...) ...

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Daytona May Just Be The Beginning For Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Ten years has a way changing things. In 2004, Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his first Daytona 500, his 10th career victory. He looked like he had the world on a string. The win would be the first of six that season, one in which a profanity uttered during a victory celebration cost him money and cost him points. He suggested his fifth win at Talladega wasn't any big deal because his legendary father won ten at the track. Sunday night, high on victory, Junior said something about Mooresville, No ...

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2014 Daytona 500 Prop Bets

The Great American Race is here, and oddsmakers clearly have too much time on their hands. Here's how your favorite drivers stacks up as of Friday. These numbers are bound to change before Sunday, but the prop bet numbers may better shape the story of Sunday' race. (more...) ...

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  Finally…. An actual race takes place Saturday night. Don't get me wrong, the Sprint Unlimited is a preseason event. The idea of wagering any kind of money on a preseason sporting event seems mindless. But odds are out, and they're worth seeing as fans think about the real race in Daytona a week away. (more...) ...

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Three Things NASCAR Needs To Do This Week

  It's Monday. For many, that means a second, third or fourth cup of coffee. It also means a lengthy lists of things to do during what should be a busy winter week. NASCAR officials just wrapped up the media tour and might thinks it's time to rest a bit before Daytona. But before refilling their collective mugs, there are three things NASCAR needs to add to their weekly to do list.  (more...) ...

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