STP 500 Odds

[caption id="attachment_684258" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Jared C. Tilton (Getty Images)[/caption] Jimmie Johnson made history….again. For the first time ever, oddsmakers have put a driver as a 2/1 favorite for a race. Johnson's record at Martinsville is unbelievable, and it's why there may be better options for those interested in Sunday's STP 500. (more...) ...

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Shining A Little Light Clears Up The Case Of Hamlin’s Blurry Vision

A sinus infection causing a blurry vision? What the heck? That must be the mother of all sinus infections! Judging from comments around NASCAR Nation, yours truly wasn't the only one saying "Huh?" when he got the news about Denny Hamlin's absence from Sunday's race at Fontana. It turns out- according to a press release from Joe Gibbs Racing- that a small metal sliver got into Hambone's eye, and THAT was causing the blurry vision problems. Like me, I'm sure you're thinking "Now THAT makes ...

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Auto Club 400: Win, Lose or Draw

[caption id="attachment_684241" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: Getty Images[/caption] So much for March Madness only being on a court. The Auto Club 400 was a bracket busting event, leaving fans on their feet, teams on their toes and consequences that will last far beyond Sunday's race. Here's a breakdown, Bert Convy style. (more...) ...

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Rivalries Vs. Feuds

The one year anniversary of the infamous Denny Hamlin- Joey Logano crash in Fontana raises questions of feuds and rivalries. In the mind of this observer, there's a difference. One is good for NASCAR. The other is a public relations black eye. Great rivalries are the stuff of NASCAR legend. The King (Richard Petty) vs. The Silver Fox (David Pearson) may have been the greatest in motorsports. Bobby Allison versus Darrell Waltrip was a great rivalry. For a time, Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart ...

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2014 Las Vegas Race Odds

  Las Vegas might be the most under appreciated city on the 2014 Sprint Cup schedule. It gets one race per year, and that race is the third of the 2014 Sprint Cup season. Because it's Vegas and during Spring Break, the race is usually well attended and animated. Vegas also hosts the Sprint Cup banquet which serves as an easy to consume one week PR blitz. Vegas probably deserves a second race, in part because the odds for Sunday's race look so appealing. (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 500 Win, Lose or Draw

  The race is finally over. The partying in Daytona may continue all week, but Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Great American Race, cemented his Chase status after one week, shut up his critics and proved himself to be a real contender to win the 2014 Sprint Cup. There can't be a bigger winner from the weekend. Still, there are others who will feel the impact of Daytona for months to come. Here's a quick breakdown, Bert Convy style. (more...) ...

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Even With Changes, Some Good Familiar Sights

No matter how it all shakes out, 2014 will look nothing like what it has in recent seasons. we have a new Chase, a new penalty system, new drivers, old drivers in new rides, and the list goes on. Amid all the changes, some things look familiar, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. The number three is out front- The number three car and Daytona seem to go hand in hand. There was Paul Goldsmith on the old road-beach course, Fireball Roberts, Junior Johnson, and then there was Dale Earnha ...

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Daytona Qualifying: Win, Lose or Draw

Two starting spots are set. Forty-one still need to find a place for Sunday's Great American Race. But even though more than 90 percent of the field is still up in the air, the weekend activities created several important things that will change how you watch the Daytona 500. Here's a breakdown, Bert Convy style. (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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