NASCAR Recap: myAFibRisk.com 400

[caption id="attachment_686342" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: https://twitter.com/JoeGibbsRacing[/caption] NASCAR's playoff dagger sure is sharp. After 26 weeks of jockeying for position, 400 miles at Chicagoland Speedway threw the sport on its ears. Here's a quick look at winners and losers from a wild ride in the Windy City. Win: Joe Gibbs Racing Hamlin earns the free pass, which is nice. But JGR cars own the top four spots in the Sprint Cup standings. Each also has ro ...

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Toyota: No Longer A NASCAR Punchline

  What if I told you a Toyota has won 10 of the last 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races? What if I told you that Toyota trails Chevrolet by just 63 points in the season's manufacturer standings (by the way, Ford is just four points further back of Toyota.) Today, it might be believable, but imagine if I were looking into the future from 2007 and predicting this. It wasn't that many years ago, Toyota's hopes in the NSCS hinged on Michael Waltrip Racing, Bill Davis Racing and Team Re ...

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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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