Kyle Busch, Chase Waivers & The Spirit Of The Law

  The letter of the law says for a driver to be eligible the Chase For the Championship in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series they must: 1. Participate in all championship events, 2. A driver must have at least one win and be in the top 30 in points, and 3. Should there be any remaining spots open for the 16 driver field, they will be granted based on a driver's ranking in the points. It all makes sense. The spirit of the law regarding Chase qualification is this: you get drivers going ...

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EDWARDS & STEWART NOT BLAMELESS

It’s not what fans always to hear, but it’s true; officials don’t win or lose sporting events, the participants do. Before you start throwing things at your monitor or disparaging this observer’s ancestry, think about it. Officials aren’t infallible, and they do make some horrendous calls. Worse yet, they can become magnified by the moment in which they occur. With that said, for every bad call, there are numerous win costing, competitor errors: missed shots, i ...

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RACING RETURNS TO TALLADEGA

What a difference six months make.The just completed 500-mile NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway featured passing, passing, and more passing. An exciting event was put on by the top stock car tour at what traditionally has been one of its most exciting stops. However in recent years the luster and edge-of-your-seat driving had faded at Talladega. Sunday’s contest returned the Alabama speedplant to its proper place in the quality rankings. The last few years have produced rac ...

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