Chicagoland: Win, Lose or Draw

  Is it over yet? This column normally looks at the winners and losers from the first week of NASCAR’s playoffs. Matt Kenseth won the race. Everyone else lost last week. Where to begin? Lose: NASCAR Credibility So what is worse? Changing the rules of who gets into the playoffs? Changing competition rules before the start of the playoffs? Allowing a race to continue after six hours of delays, totaling changing the scope of the race and creating a ratings disaster? A sport ...

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Richmond Recap: Win, Lose or Draw

Saturday night at Richmond was crazy? How crazy? On the first full weekend on the football season, NASCAR is on the front page of ESPN’s website. Richmond was that crazy. Here’s a breakdown, Bert Convy style. Win: Clint Bowyer: Yes, that Clint Bowyer. Regardless of the intent or lack of intent surrounding his late spin, Bowyer has casual sports fans talking about NASCAR in September. That simply doesn’t happen in this sports climate. Bowyer has become a name and character in a sport in ...

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