WHO WOULD YOU RATHER BE: JAMIE MCMURRAY OR JEFF GORDON?

For just about anyone else, sitting 13th in points as the season winds down would be a disappointment. Unlike Jeff Gordon, there’s no question Jamie McMurray has no shot at a championship; that was settled before the Chase began. Yet, in spite of this, I submit it’s better to be Jamie McMurray in 2010 than it is to be Jeff Gordon.All Jamie Mac has done is win three big races on three big stages. In just one season, he’s won the “Great Am ...

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MCMURRAY WINS, TITLE CONTENDERS NARROW

CONCORD, N.C._ Think it bothers Jamie McMurray that he did not make this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup? Not when you consider he won the season-opening Daytona 500, the mid-season Brickyard 400 and had seven top-3 finishes. Winning two of the pinnacle races on the NASCAR schedule, McMurray has stepped up when it mattered most and Saturday night's Bank of America 500 was no different.While Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson battled for the top-spot late in the race, McMurray methodically close ...

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WHO IS TO BLAME FOR NASCAR’S DECLINE?

CONCORD, N.C. _ These days it seems everyone in NASCAR is trying to figure out the reasoning for a decline in attendance and major drop television ratings. Empty seats and poor ratings have dominated the conversation as of late, instead of one of the most competitive Chases. Most agree the economy has played a major role, some blame the Chase for the Sprint Cup, many argue it is ESPN and others point to the dominance of Jimmie Johnson.  In the last week alone, television ratings dropped 30% ...

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FOUR DRIVERS REMAIN IN CHASE TITLE FIGHT

At Sunday’s race in Fontana, would-be championship contenders went down faster than Michael Spinks at the hands of Mike Tyson. Just about everybody south of Tony Stewart is either throwing in the towel, or down for the count.Tony Stewart got bum-rushed at New Hampshire and fell to the canvas at Dover, before taking a mandatory eight count and gathering his wits at Kansas. The win at Fontana provided a good whiff of smelling salts, offering Smoke more than just a puncher ...

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HAMLIN SOLIDIFIES POINTS LEAD WITH VICTORY

RICHMOND, Va._ Entering Saturday night’s race at Richmond International Raceway, the drivers gearing up for the Chase for the Sprint Cup looked to secure the final 10 bonus points before the standings were reset, while the rest of the field hoped to outshine those Chase contenders. In what was hyped as a no-holds-barred event in which few had anything to lose, it was hometown favorite Denny Hamlin that scored the final win of the regular season. The victory was Hamlin’s sixth of the ...

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A FAVORITE HEADING INTO THE CHASE?

HAMPTON, Ga._ Every year it seems one or two drivers enter the Chase for the Sprint Cup with momentum, bonus points and the other drivers looking at them as the guy to beat in the final ten races of the year. This season, however, it seems the Chase field is full of unknowns, multiple possibilities and no hands down favorite to win. Despite being ninth in points and having only one top-10 in the last seven races, most people in the garage still point to four-time defending champions Jimmie Johns ...

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CHASE CLINCH SCENARIOS – ATLANTA

HAMPTON, Ga._ With only two races left before the 12-driver field is set for the 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup, only two drivers enter this weekend’s race locked in the Chase. Points leader Kevin Harvick and second-place Jeff Gordon have already secured a spot in NASCAR’s version of the post-season, but this weekend the remaining 10 drivers in the top-12 have a chance to leave Atlanta with a place in the Chase. While each of the 10 have a mathematical shot to head to Richmond locked ...

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GROOMING TIPS FROM NASCAR STARS

Whether you're hitting the clubs this weekend or romancing your lady with a dinner date, personal grooming is key.  Do you think NASCAR drivers date gorgeous ladies because of their skill on the track?  Their secret is the grooming.Do you get more comparisons to Sasquatch than Stewart? For the first time ever, NASCAR's best drivers share their secrets to landing the girl of your dreams with the proper technique for shaving, hair cuts and more.*Tip #1 Trimming the Engine Block - Greg Bi ...

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DO BONUS POINTS MATTER IN THE CHASE?

BRISTOL, Tenn._ When NASCAR altered the Chase for the Sprint Cup in 2007 to give drivers 10 bonus points for winning a race, the hope was that drivers would race for a win rather than for points. However, as the 2010 Chase approaches, six drivers in the top 12 in standings are without a win. As the cutoff for the Chase approaches, the question is, "Could there be a champion without a win?" As of this weekend, Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin lead the field in bonus points with 50 eac ...

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JEFF GORDON HAS SON

The NASCAR baby boom continued on Monday when Jeff Gordon and Ingrid Vandebosch welcomed son Leo Benjamin to the world. Elliott Sadler, Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson became fathers this year and Juan Pablo Montoya's wife Connie their third baby last month. The Gordons also have a 3-year-old daughter, Ella.  Jeff Gordon welcomes baby boy to family (SI.com) ...

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