JEFF GORDON WILL WIN IN CHICAGO

Jeff Gordon will win in Chicago this weekend. So says SI.com's Tom Bowles, who writes, "Averaging a 5.8 average finish in his last four starts in Chicagoland, this team is already knocking on the door with four straight top-5 finishes. With J.J. still winless at this place -- one of the more difficult venues for the No. 48 -- it's time for their shopmates to steal a little bit of the spotlight across the way." Yes, but we all know how Jimmie Johnson races right after he has had a baby. ...

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LENNOX INDUSTRIAL TOOLS 301 ODDS

I am on vacation this week. There’s no TV. No Internet. I will drive 30 minutes to a coffee shop with a hamster running on a wheel to drive the Internet connection. From what I heard, the Marcos Ambrose stall was brutal. But that quiet sound you hear right now is me not caring, since I picked Jimmie Johnson at 15/1 odds. Down a mere 175 fake dollars and up in spirits, both literal and figurative, I feel confident this vacation devoid of technology will give me new focus, starting ...

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BUSCH, GIBBS WIN THE WEEKEND

Taking the white flag for Sunday’s Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway, race leader Kyle Busch radioed his crew saying, “I’ve never seen a flag look so pretty.” Next time by Busch took the checkered flag for the second time of the 2010 season. Leading 131 of the 400 laps, Busch cruised to a 7.551 second victory over Jeff Burton, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin and David Reutimann. This weekend, Busch nearly won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event, took ho ...

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NEWMAN NEEDED FOUR LAPS FOR PHOENIX WIN

If one thing was learned from the finish of Saturday night’s Subway Fresh Fit 600 at the Phoenix International Raceway, it was how a team wins a Sprint Cup Series race these days has changed dramatically. Kyle Busch led 113 laps, Jimmie Johnson led 113 laps and Juan Pablo Montoya led 104 laps, yet none of them celebrated in victory lane. Ryan Newman led only four laps on the night, took two tires in the end and was able to break a 77-race winless streak.  As the laps clicked away, it ...

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MARTINSVILLE RACE POSTPONED TO MONDAY

The Sprint Cup race scheduled for Sunday in Martinsville has been postponed until Monday because of rain. From the Associated Press:"Showers lingered over the track in southwest Virginia on Sunday, and the absence of lights for night racing meant the window for racing was closing quickly. NASCAR does not allow a race to start unless it's feasible for the entire event to be run, and races on the shortest, oldest track in the Sprint Cup Series can take up to four hours. The cal ...

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