And The Wins Keep Coming

Forget about the Chase, forget about the racing (or what passes for racing) at Indianapolis, what fans are witnesses to right now is racing excellence. Kyle Busch is the first NASCAR Sprint Cup driver to win three races in a row since Jimmie Johnson did so in 2008, and he's captured his eighth career weekend sweep, tops in NASCAR. Love him or loathe him- and many still do- you can't deny the brilliance. Think about the circumstances. The season for Kyle Busch started 11 weeks late. The co ...

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Kyle Busch: Winning Fans, Silencing Foes?

Cue the music "There's something happening here." Kyle Busch, who spotted the field an 11 race lead while recovering from a broken leg and broken foot has come storming towards the front of the field; to wit, he's won two straight races and three of his last four. In the process, the 30-year old- widely considered to be one of the most talent and one of the most controversial- appears to be gaining respect, and dare we say, a few admirers along the way. Few have questioned his talent- not ...

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Kyle Busch, Chase Waivers & The Spirit Of The Law

  The letter of the law says for a driver to be eligible the Chase For the Championship in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series they must: 1. Participate in all championship events, 2. A driver must have at least one win and be in the top 30 in points, and 3. Should there be any remaining spots open for the 16 driver field, they will be granted based on a driver's ranking in the points. It all makes sense. The spirit of the law regarding Chase qualification is this: you get drivers going ...

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What Carl Edwards’ Win Means For Team, JGR

  Did you hear that? That's a collective sigh of relief for Carl Edwards, the 19 team and Joe Gibbs Racing. It's one victory in the scheme of things, but as Edwards himself said, this one is not like the others. The victory accomplishes a great deal. The move to JGR from Roush Fenway Racing didn't necessarily yield instant gratification for the 2008 and 2011 runner-up like it did for Kevin Harvick, when he moved from Richard Childress to Stewart-Haas, or like it did for Matt Kense ...

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Consistency, Not Conspiracy Is NASCAR’s Problem

  It seems like we've seen this movie before. A Joe Gibbs Racing driver wrecks and another JGR driver is unhappy with how the caution flag was (or wasn't) handled. Regardless of whether or not you like Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards, JGR or Toyota, you have to admit the drivers of the 11 and the 19 have a point; in fact its one of the real issues that surrounds NASCAR. Consistency, not conspiracy is NASCAR's problem. On this page, yours truly poked a little bit of fun at NASCAR conspi ...

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