Fearless Forecasts For 2017 NASCAR Season

Feeling the need for speed? The Advanced Auto Parts Clash is set for Saturday night, a kind of soft opening for the 2017 NASCAR season. Who will be the winners? The losers? Unlike forecasting the weather, trying to speculate of racing is more art than it is science. Like the weather, we can be famously wrong and no one gets fired. Two of the sport's bigger names- Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards are gone. Dale Earnhardt Jr. will return. Clint Bowyer has a new ride. How will it all shake out? ...

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2016 Chase Change Predictions

Two weeks from today, the 2016 Sprint Cup season will officially begin with the Sprint Unlimited. With actual action down the front stretch, it's time to start making predictions about the 2016 Sprint Cup season. Next week, it's Homestead predictions. This week, let's look at four drivers who I believe will make the Chase and the four drivers who will be on the outside looking in this 2016 Sprint Cup season. (more…) ...

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MAGIC 8 BALL PREDICTIONS

Thank goodness for 2011.I don’t know about you, but I’m so ready to start looking ahead to next year instead of back at last year. We all know what happened in 2010. But no man can predict what will happen in 2011. A Magic 8 Ball? Now that’s a different story.I used an actual Magic 8 Ball and asked if particular drivers would make the 2011 Chase. Here’s the breakdown:   It is certain: Jimmie JohnsonDuh It is decidedly so: Joey LoganoLogano had the sixth ...

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2010 CHASE WINNER PREDICTION

Twelve drivers will attempt to make history. Eleven will fail.As the 2010 Chase for the Sprint Cup begins Sunday at Loudon, I think back to a failed prediction of 2009, when I boldly stated that nobody was going to win the 2009 Chase. Jimmie Johnson proved me wrong.This year, I decided to change things up and use past history to predict future success. It’s a terrible concept for Wall Street, but I’m not Gordon Gekko. Here’s why history shows 11 of the 12 Chasers are in for a r ...

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