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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NASCAR And Frozen: In Perspective

  Any NASCAR fan with a child under 10 has either chosen to or been forced to see "Frozen." With nothing happening at Daytona for the next month and music from the soundtrack entrenched in my soul for the next week, here's a quick spoiler-free way to put the movie in perspective. (more...) ...

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NASCAR’s Five Biggest Winners of 2013

Good, bad or indifferent, 2013 had its fill of memorable moments. Sprinkled among Spingate, the big brouhaha at Auto Club and the tragic death of Jason Leffler (you live on in our hearts Left Turn) are stories of triumph. Today we celebrate those triumphs..... Kurt Busch- Quite often, a driver who leaves a team like Busch did Penske ends up going the way of Great Northern Spotted Owl. While he didn't win a race in 2013, what Busch accomplished little Denver-based Furniture Row Racing ...

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AdvoCare 500: Win Lose or Draw

  Photo Courtesy: Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE[/caption] So the race for the 2013 Sprint Cup is essentially over. So while we know who the biggest two winners of the weekend were, there are several others who left Phoenix impacted significantly by Sunday's events. Here's a quick breakdown, Bert Convy style... Win: Mark Martin Chances are Martin has just one race left in his hall of fame worthy Sprint Cup career. Martin never won a title, finished second in the points five time ...

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Martinsville: Win, Lose or Draw

Martinsville was supposed to be the race that separated the field. All it did was bunch things up in a way Sprint Cup fans haven't seen in years. There's no better way to look ahead than taking a look back....Bert Convy style (more...) ...

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Goody’s Headache Relief 500 Odds

Jimmie Johnson just did something this writer has never seen. And As a result, maybe the Chase isn't as close fans all thought. (more...) ...

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Hollywood Casino 400: Win, Lose or Draw

[caption id="attachment_683381" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy the Associated Press[/caption] We're not in Kansas anymore. After Kevin Harvick's win Sunday, the contender pool may be a bit deeper. The quality of that pool may not be as high. When in doubt, let's break down the weekend Bert Convy style: (more...) ...

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Dover: Win Lose or Draw

The Monster Mile is in the rearview mirror. So too are the Chase chances of 75% of the Chase field. While that number looks large (actually it is large) this is progress worthy of a breakdown, Bert Convy style. (more...) ...

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PHOENIX: A MORE REALISTIC LOOK INTO 2013

Ladies and Gentleman of Daytona Beach, the carnival has officially left town. The Daytona 500, the Budweiser Duel, the Sprint Unlimited, the Battle of the Beach, Danicamania, and the Junior Nation have packed up and headed west. We’ve all seen the promotional trailer, the hardcore fan and the lookie loo alike. Now it’s time for a real honest-to-goodness look at what the NASCAR season holds in store.   You can hear the new fan now, “You mean that’s not how NASC ...

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