Is That You Jeff Gordon?

You know, I saw a guy in victory lane Sunday that looked all the world like Jeff Gordon. What, that was THE Jeff Gordon, the four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion? Wow, amidst all the fender banging and foolishness that have dominated the headlines the last three weeks or so, I had forgotten what he looked like. So much for the riding quietly off into the sunset narrative. Jeff Gordon may have happened upon the secret sauce for the 2015 chase. While all the hot heads are wadding up sheet metal ...

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NASCAR Recap: Goody’s Headache Relief Shots 500

[caption id="attachment_686487" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: https://twitter.com/JeffGordonWeb[/caption] In all of my years writing for this site, I’ve never felt so conflicted after seeing a race. The Goody's Headache Relief Shots 500 at Martinsville Speedway had so much to digest, and we're not talking about the hot dogs. Here’s a look at the winners and losers from a surreal Sunday at Martinsville. (more…) ...

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Who Misses The Cut To The Next Round of the 2015 Chase?

Who will miss the cut to the next round of the 2015 Chase? There's some pretty big names hovering over and under the cut line, leaving little doubt that one or two drivers that had big championship aspirations (is there any such thing as little aspirations?) will see their dreams go up in a vapor. What may surprise some is the belief of this observer that Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch- two drivers below the cut line- advance. It's not going too far out on a limb to say Busch goes through; ...

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NASCAR Chase? A Brawl Might Be More Like It

"“I wouldn’t consider us behind the Gibbs cars. I think we’re going to pound them into the ground. That’s what I think. Hopefully they can beat themselves." - Kevin Harvick.  Did you catch that little quote in the NBC Sports piece by Dustin Long? Does anybody doubt "Happy" means it? Let's just say that if he can't wheel the 4 car past his competition, he won't hesitate to make use of the "chrome horn" to get the job done. Looking over this highly combustible mix of characters that comprises ...

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In The Chase, There’s One Thing You Can Be Sure Of

"In baseball, you don't know nuthin'." Yogi Berra's observation of America's pastime is also true of NASCAR's "Chase for the Championship." Just when you think a driver can't be beat, he goes into a nosedive. Just when you think a driver can't find his fanny with both hands, he goes on a tear. It's tempting to think that one of the drivers from Joe Gibbs Racing has it won. Who would blame for betting that way? Matt Kenseth is the flavor of the week just after his win at Richmond. Teammate ...

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