Texas 500 Odds

  Several NASCAR writers believe five drivers still have a real chance to win the 2013 Sprint Cup. But with three races left, those making the odds seem to think it's a three-horse race. Here's how it might impact how fans watch the Texas 500 this weekend. (more...) ...

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Advantage: Jimmie Johnson

In a perfect world, every chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship would go down like it did in 2011. Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards were tied, with the advantage going to Smoke, because he had more wins. Who could argue that? Alas, it's not a perfect world, and the five-time champion Jimmie Johnson- whom some would liken to Darth Vader- has thundered past Matt Kenseth took the points lead, albeit by a razor thin margin of four, and appears also to have an advantage down the home stretch. ...

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Matt Kenseth Talks About His NASCAR Season

Matt Kenseth stops by NASCAR Now to talk about this season in NASCAR and looks ahead to the end of the Chase. // ...

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Bank of America 500: Win Lose or Draw

[caption id="attachment_683437" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Courtesy Associated Press[/caption] The Bank of America 500 looked like a corporate race for about 400 miles Saturday night, with Hendrick Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing dominating the field. Those final 100 miles proved to shake things up a bit, enough to break things down Bert Convy style... (more...) ...

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Hollywood Casino 400 Odds

Kansas Speedway is one of the more wide open races on the 2013 Sprint Cup schedule. Several drivers have found their way to Victory Lane in a race that usually provides plenty of entertainment. While Sunday's race may have that excitement, those making the odds have already caused some buzz that might change how fans watch on Sunday. Here's why: (more...) ...

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Kyle Busch Has Two Big Midterms On Horizon

Three races into the 2013, and Kyle Busch is making the grade in the season's final quarter with two second place finishes and a fifth. His performance is good enough to put him squarely near the head of the class with two past champions, JGR teammate and 2003 champion Matt Kenseth and the original “Five Time,” Jimmie Johnson. You can’t win a NASCAR Sprint Cup championship in September or October, but you can sure lose one, and so far Rowdy has avoided some of the pitfalls that have dogged h ...

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Can Joe Gibbs Racing Beat Vegas?

  Who would think one of the most moral men in NASCAR could develop a way to beat Vegas without even intentionally trying to do so? Joe Gibbs is the nice uncle of NASCAR, the type of person who surprises you with the depth of a Facebook post. So how could this  devout Christian find a way to beat Vegas? It's as simple as #20 and #18. (more...) ...

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KENSETH DELIVERS FOR GIBBS & TOYOTA

You hear that deep sigh of relief? That’s the folks at Toyota Racing Development after the win by Matt Kenseth. You know who else is breathing a little easier? Matt Kenseth. You want to talk about a honeymoon? After his victory in the Kobalt Tools 400, the new pairing of the 41-year old with JGR is like a sunny, summer soirée in Cabo. “I felt a lot of pressure that I put on myself to come in here and perform. I felt like coming over here and getting to know Jason, and real ...

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OUR NASCAR TOP 12 STORIES FROM 2012

For better or for worse, NASCAR’s 2012 was an eventful year. As a new year dawns, let us pause and look back on the season that was 2012 in no particular order… Montoya’s season starts with a bang. The only malady the 2012 Daytona 500 lacked was a plague of locusts. Rain delays,wrecks and Juan Pablo Montoya’s collision with a jet dryer highlighted the season’s opener. Unfortunately for Montoya, it would be about the only notoriety he earned in 2012. A Smokin& ...

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KENSETH & GIBBS A PERFECT MATCH

 “Matt Kenseth, Cambridge, Wisconsin, Home Depot Toyota.” You can just hear it roll right off the 2003 champion’s tongue in the driver’s intro on PRN. Everything about this move of Matt Kenseth to Joe Gibbs Racing looks, feels and sounds right. It’s a win for JGR. The 41-year old brings a steady, calming influence as a counterweight to the emotional Denny Hamlin and the mercurial Kyle Busch. Going all the way back to his days as coach of the Washington Red ...

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