Aaron’s 499: Win, Lose or Draw

[caption id="attachment_684366" align="aligncenter" width="520"] (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)[/caption]   Well that went as planned. Large packs of driving. Check. Big wrecks that clogged the field. Yup. Sprint at the finish involving more than 20 cars. Trifecta. While Sprint Cup fans had a sense of what would happen, now we know shot the names were behind the headlines. Here's a breakdown of the week's biggest winner and loser. (more...) ...

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2014 Aaron’s 499 Odds

  Welcome to NASCAR's biggest crap shoot. Nobody knows how Talladega will play out. Sprint Cup fans know there will be a big wreck, random drafting and lots of lead changes. The people orchestrating that are a total mystery. As a result, the odds for this week's race are some of the strangest Sprint Cup fans will see all year. (more...) ...

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Camping World RV Sales 500 Odds

Wow is Talladega a crapshoot. NASCAR fans talk about how wild and unpredictable the track can be, but if you look at the last odds for Sunday's race, you can see that talk is backed up with plenty of action. (more...) ...

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AARON’S 499 ODDS

Reality bites.This isn’t about an annoying movie, rather the reality of losing two straight races and going to NASCAR’s most unpredictable track. If there is going to be a curveball thrown in the 2012 Sprint Cup schedule, this is the weekend. Here’s why. Eight different drivers have won the last ten races at Talladega. Over the last five years, Mike Bliss and Joey Logano are in the top five among best average finishes. Jeff Gordon, who has two wins here in the last five year ...

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LOL RACE PICS: REST ASSURED, TONY STEWART HAS BIG PLANS FOR SCREWING UP TALLADEGA

 The great thing about Tony Stewart is how honest he is.For more such shenanigans go to LOL Race Pics. Related links:Kyle Busch's babyLOL Race Pics goes metaStart and park this! ...

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TALLADEGA ENDING AWKWARD FOR EVERYONE

The less-than-satisfying ending to Sunday's race in Talladega should have NASCAR revisiting its scoring and timing systems this week. Races should end with racers, you know, racing.  End of Talladega race put NASCAR between rock and hard place (SI.com) ...

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AMP ENERGY JUICE 500 ODDS

Oh, Talladega. What are we going to do with you?Now that I’m up a fake 90 dollars for the year after Denny Hamlin’s win at Martinsville, I can devote my energy to racing’s biggest problem child. And if you think Talladega isn’t a problem, here’s one of many crash montages with crappy musical accompaniment to boot. Talladega has no business hosting a Chase race. It’s not a matter of if a huge wreck will happen, just a matter of how soon. Even last year, af ...

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RICHMOND BRINGS NASCAR BACK TO PAR

Last week’s NASCAR Cup race at Talladega put up some record-setting statistics. Lead changes and number of leaders for a single event now have new heights to match. It was impressive and enjoyable. But it can’t be considered a norm.Fast forward to the next weekend and the circuit rolls into its first of two annual Richmond weekends. The Virginia three-quarter mile oval is of exceptional design and usually provides great racing. Backing it up to Talladega puts it in a nice spot.The bi ...

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DENNIS SETZER TALLADEGA CRASH

In case you missed, Dennis Setzer climbed the catch fence - on fire - at last weekend's Nationwide race in Talladega. Somewhere Ryan Newman is punching a wall.Bradley University student has no time for Jimmie Johnson (Journal Star)Batting champion Wade Boggs also drank like a champion (64 Miller Lites)Kobe's biggest fan (Holy Taco)NBA mascot does awesome stunt (YouTube)Tito Ortiz says Jenna Jameson's drug addiction led to dispute (Cage Potato)9 reasons people hate Tim Tebow (Ego TV)Dog leads Ala ...

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RAINOUTS CAUSE TEAMS HEADACHES

NASCAR's top-tier hauler drivers started out on a few-week long odyssey around Easter. For some it is still ongoing.The Nationwide tour headed west in early April from the Charlotte area to their annual event over the holiday weekend in Nashville. There are a few that haven't been home yet and will not see home for a while. Racing in Music City then doubling back to Charlotte only to head west again to Phoenix is an option. Well-equipped teams have second transporters that are put into play o ...

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