FedEx 400: Win Lose or Draw

The 2014 Sprint Cup season is halfway to the Chase. After Sunday’s win, Jimmie Johnson is the obvious winner; Kyle Busch (going for another three-peat and finishing 42nd) is a disappointed obvious loser.  The rest is a bit murky. Using Nascar’s points system, here’s a Bert Convy inspired breakdown. (more...) ...

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Coca Cola 600: Win, Lose or Draw

This sure feels like the day after Christmas. Instead of returning an ugly sweater and wondering what to do with a microwave quesadilla maker, Sprint Cup fans are wondering what to make of another dominant run by Jimmie Johnson in Charlotte. Here's a breakdown:  (more...) ...

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Coca Cola 600 Odds

[caption id="attachment_684438" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy: Charlotte Motor Speedway[/caption] Sunday is the best racing day of the year. No disrespect to the Daytona 500, but Sunday offers 15 hours of important racing, ending with the Nascar's version of a marathon: the Coca Cola 600. Looking at the odds, there's enough that stands out to make the final few hours of this racing marathon well worth watching. (more...) ...

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Duck Commander 500 Odds

[caption id="attachment_684282" align="aligncenter" width="520"] (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)[/caption]   So everything in Texas is supposed to be bigger, or so NASCAR fans have heard 554,467,921 times before. The 2014 Sprint Cup season seems to embody this theme. Big sponsor. Big track. Big list of options for Sunday's Duck Commander 500. (more...) ...

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A Redemption Story In An Unlikely Place

NASCAR fan, could you have imagined we would be where we are today? Just two short seasons ago, it looked like the party was over. Released from Penske Racing- the team that had given Kurt Busch his second chance just five years earlier- the 2004 NASCAR Cup champion appeared destined for a career with start-and-parks or underfunded teams. Today, Gene Haas is looking crazy like fox, as Busch earns a win for the '41' in just their sixth start as a team, at Martinsville of all places in the ...

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Martinsville: Win, Lose or Draw

  Martinsville is over, and Jimmie Johnson didn't win. While NASCAR fans take a moment to embrace something more shocking than Will Gardner's death, there are several others who ran Martinsville who will be far more impacted by Sunday's events. Here's a breakdown, Bert Convy style. (more...) ...

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Heavy Metal In Thunder Valley- It’s Bristol Baby!

It's been likened to flying fighter jets in a gymnasium. Bristol Motor Speedway is a test of endurance, nerves, and a seemingly unending traffic jam. After two weeks out west, NASCAR returns to its heartland at a sight reminiscent of a Roman coliseum. More so at the late summer night race than in the spring, racing at Bristol has a way of bringing out the gladiator in a driver. That names like Darrell Waltrip, the Busch brothers, and Jeff Gordon- none of them ever adverse to contact- dot ...

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Kurt Busch Attempting “The Double” Adds Spice To Racing’s “Day of Feast”

For the first time since the days of A.J. Foyt, I am interested in the Indianapolis 500. Fan to fan, let me tell you, I've always been more of a NASCAR fan since I was a kid. The cars looked more like the ones I could buy, the drivers were more like more like the ones I might meet at the local dirt track- as opposed to Le Mans- and NASCAR had just more of an American feel. This year is different. Something's happening this year that's got my attention. NASCAR's Kurt Busch is attempting "T ...

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Three Things NASCAR Needs To Do This Week

  It's Monday. For many, that means a second, third or fourth cup of coffee. It also means a lengthy lists of things to do during what should be a busy winter week. NASCAR officials just wrapped up the media tour and might thinks it's time to rest a bit before Daytona. But before refilling their collective mugs, there are three things NASCAR needs to add to their weekly to do list.  (more...) ...

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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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