Tony Stewart Re-Writing His History

The crinkling sound you hear is writers throwing what was going to be the final chapter of Tony Stewart's NASCAR driving career. The "Tony Stewart is washed up" narrative has just gone out the window. The three-time Cup champion who has won at just about everything he's tried has added another notch to his achievement belt. Demonstrating the process that has made him one of the most productive road course racers the series has ever seen, that 84-race winless streak goes out the window at Son ...

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Road Courses Reveal Chase Qualification Flaw

In the latest Chase format, it's "win and you're in." That makes sense right? If you win any one of the 26 "regular season" races, you are much more likely than not able to make NASCAR's 16 car "playoff." It all sounds like a great idea, until you take into consideration five races that dot the regular season schedule. Three are at restrictor plate tracks where dang near anyone can win it. David Ragan and Jamie McMurray are two examples of middling drivers who have won races at Daytona In ...

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In The Chase, There’s One Thing You Can Be Sure Of

"In baseball, you don't know nuthin'." Yogi Berra's observation of America's pastime is also true of NASCAR's "Chase for the Championship." Just when you think a driver can't be beat, he goes into a nosedive. Just when you think a driver can't find his fanny with both hands, he goes on a tear. It's tempting to think that one of the drivers from Joe Gibbs Racing has it won. Who would blame for betting that way? Matt Kenseth is the flavor of the week just after his win at Richmond. Teammate ...

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JOHNSON, HAMLIN COULD TAKE THE 2010 CHASE DOWN TO THE WIRE

Thank you, Denny Hamlin, for setting up what should be the most exciting battle for the Chase title in the seven years fans have been forced to endure this unpopular, contrived, Jimmie-Johnson-friendly playoff system.  Johnson, Hamlin primed to deliver epic Chase finish (SI.com) ...

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CHASE AWAY THE CHASE

We are in the seventh season using The Chase format to determine the NASCAR Cup champion. We are also in the seventh season of fans disliking The Chase format to determine the NASCAR Cup champion.This is my 36th year of being involved with auto racing. My circle of friends and associates is pretty heavily populated with veteran racing folks. I do not know of a single person who likes The Chase or even thought it was a good idea.I consistently hear how exciting and great The Chase is. Those comme ...

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