2016 Sprint Cup Predictions

So it's the final column of NASCAR'S offseason. With the Sprint Unlimited coming up this weekend, it's time to make predictions sure to fail: predicting the 2016 Sprint Cup champion and the three other drivings who will race for a title at Homestead.  Last year's picks didn't go so well; so, apologies in advance if I pick your favorite Sprint Cup driver. (more...) ...

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NASCAR Odds: Way Too Early Daytona 500 Numbers

We can start dreaming. The 2016 Daytona 500 is more than a month away. Teams haven't even started testing there yet. That hasn't stopped the Westgate Las Vegas from updating its odds for the 2016 Daytona 500. The numbers suggest a small but might pack of contenders for NASCAR's biggest individual prize: the title of Daytona 500 champion. (more...) ...

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2015 Sprint Cup Grades

Final grades are in. If you see teachers doing backflips around town, many have their exams graded, number submitted and are taking time to enjoy a winter break. Here's a breakdown of some final grades for your favorite Sprint Cup teams this 2015 Sprint Cup season. (more...) ...

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How Great Is Jeff Gordon? Feast On These Numbers

Performance is a funny thing. Success breeds greater expectations, dominance makes consistency mundane, and impressive details can get lost on a decorated resume. Recently retired racing icon Jeff Gordon hangs up his helmet having amassed a great body of work, evidence to future generations that never saw him on the track will be able to view, and know there were few- if any- better. Let's have a look at the numbers, shall we? If you're as big a stat geek as me, you have to check out this ...

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Phoenix Another Chapter In A Long, Strange Season

[caption id="attachment_686540" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: https://twitter.com/T_Mack88[/caption] When I think about Phoenix, I think about coyotes, cactus and heat. Heat and rain are not often things that go together, right? How fitting is it that the Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500 at Phoenix would be shortened by......rain, of all things. It plays right into the bizarre season that has been 2015. As tortuous as the wait was to get Sunday's race started, and as disappoi ...

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