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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