Nascar Odds: 2014 Brickyard 400

It's the 20th anniversary of what is supposed to be Nascar's second biggest race. Teams and fans can argue all day on the merits of the Brickyard 400. There's little debate that the odds for this year's race are some of the strangest this 2014 Sprint Cup season. (more...) ...

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The Comeback Kids

For this fan, Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be forever linked. After all, it was Earnhardt who gave Keselowski his big break in the Nationwide Series. He had his rough edges, but that ride led a short-term Cup opportunity at Hendrick Motorsports, a win at Talladega for James Finch, and then that championship ride for Roger Penske. Both have racing in their blood as sons of racers, both are a little rough around the edges; occasionally saying things that make suits squirm. Both ...

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Nascar Odds: Quaker State 400

For starting the season so slowly, Jimmie Johnson sure knows how to speed things up. Nascar odds are out for Saturday night's Quaker State 400. On the surface, it should be no surprise that Johnson is a 4/1 favorite. Looking at a deeper dive of the numbers, it's interesting to see the two horses who lead this pack. (more...) ...

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Pocono 400 Odds

The tricky triangle is one of Nascar’s biggest challenges for drivers. Three distinct turns with three distinct degrees of banking offer opportunities for passing and sustained speed. While familiar faces lead the pack, surprising names might make a run Sunday. (more...) ...

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The Sweet & The Sour At Turn One of 2014

Coming out of Turn One, the 2014 season is fish tailing a bit, keeping it off the walls, but loose as a long-necked goose. Like it is with any season, there's been a mix of the sweet and a dash of the sour. THE SWEET.... The Monkey Is Off His Back- Being a member of "Junior Nation" has been a lot like being a Chicago Cubs fan in recent years, complete with lots of heart break and requiring the patience of Job. Earnhardt has rewarded his fans' loyalty and silenced his critics, starting ...

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Toyota Owners 400 Odds

  Welcome to the party Kevin Harvick. For two weeks, writers have addressed Harvick's chances to win the 2014 Sprint Cup. This is what happens when you become the first driver to win two races in the 2014 Sprint Cup season. The other thing that validates this talk are oddsmakers, who make or lose millions on a few digits. The oddsmakers have spoken, and Harvick is a contender. (more...) ...

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The Best Is Yet To Come

NASCAR's most popular driver won the season opener. A veteran driver with championship potential has overcome some potholes in his path to secure a pair of wins, almost ensuring his spot in the Chase. A former champion finds redemption with his new team by ending a long victory drought. Among a bumper crop of fresh faces are two phenoms who have captured the imagination of the racing public: one is a California kid with a sparkling background as an open wheeler, and the other, the son of a b ...

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NASCAR Holiday Weekend: Win, Lose or Draw

  The first off week of the 2014 Sprint Cup Season is in the books. On the track, nobody won, nobody lost and nobody qualified for the Chase. But as we get back into the grind of the season, there are some people who who feel better and worse about the next stretch of the season. (more...) ...

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Southern 500 Win, Lose or Draw

  The first night race of the 2014 Sprint Cup season is over, and the streak is over. This has nothing to do with The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar, rather a two-time winner on the NASCAR season. Kevin Harvick's win didn't stun the world; it did shape how NASCAR fans will think heading into the off week. Here's a Bert Convy inspired breakdown. Win: Kevin Harvick Harvick won the race, but that's almost a secondary victory. Teams and drivers in transition often struggle. For eve ...

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Penske Boys Make Some Noise

Numbers three and four, Keselowski and Logano were knockin' on the door and dang near kicked it down at Phoenix International Raceway; a nice follow up to solid work by both drivers at Daytona. While two races does not a season make, there are less desirable ways to start your season. While their post-race comments indicate a lacking of fulfillment over their top five finishes (a good sign for Team Penske fans), be sure that it indicates that the Penske team and Ford are out to run with ...

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