The Michael Waltrip Racing Story Ends How It Began

So Michael Waltrip Racing and their number 15 team gets slapped with a 25 point penalty, for something about "beveled washers" at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday. Crew chief Billy Scott gets a suspension, and the upshot of all of it is Clint Bowyer's slim chances of advancing further in the 2015 Chase have taken a much harder hit than anything experienced by Kevin Harvick. Bowyer may as well have stayed home considering the points hit he took. The Michael Waltrip Racing story ends pretty much ...

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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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Nascar Odds: Offseason Prop Bets

It is the strangest weekend of the entire racing year. After 36 races and more than 40 weeks of thinking about a Sprint Cup season, there is no race, no next step, not moves to ponder. So now what? While Kevin Harvick parties like a rock star, the rest of the racing world looks ahead to 2015. Here are some Nascar prop bets to get you through the weekend. (more...) ...

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Long Term, It May Be Bowyer Who Loses The Most

The tribal council has spoken. Fines are levied, a suspension is handed down, and points are deducted- “Spingate” has collected more than it’s share of damage, from the willing participants to the victims of circumstance. The Chase hopes of Martin Truex Jr. are dashed, Ryan Newman gets a reprieve, and Jeff Gordon can only wonder what might have been. Michael Waltrip Racing’s Ty Norris (the orchestrator of Brian Vickers superfluous pit stop) get to sit and stew a while, and Waltrip gets a ...

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BRIAN VICKERS IS MAKING A CASE FOR A FULLTIME CUP RIDE

Six races. Three Top Tens. Three Tops Fives. Put another way, the story of Brian Vickers’ 2012 season may be entitled “Making The Most of Limited Opportunities.” He almost pulled it off at Bristol. It would do a great deal to ease the pain of the past couple of seasons. Can you imagine being in his shoes? After scratching and clawing to help get Red Bull Racing on the map, there seemed to be a payoff for “The Sheriff” when he pulled into victory lane for the ...

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