It’s Crunch Time For Some NASCAR Notables

Today's pop quiz: what do Greg Biffle, Kasey Kahne, Brian Vickers, Martin Truex Jr. and Tony Stewart have in common? Well actually, two things come to mind: all five of these drivers have been in the Chase since its 2004 inception, and secondly, if the Chase started today, they would be on the outside looking in. Fortunately for this quintet, there are four more races to go, and there are drivers ahead of them currently in the Chase grid who don't have a win. The good news is that four of ...

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Do The Eyes Always Have It?

The shocking video account of the incident involving up and coming sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. and racing legend Tony Stewart at Canandaigua Motorsports Park is stunning. Watching it at first in real time, my initial reaction was "my God, Tony, what did you do?" In one instant, a young driver full of promise and passion lies lifeless. A three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, admired in part because of  his ferocity, finds himself in many circles, cast as a criminal. Those prosecuting ...

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Watkins Glen Recap: What’s Next For Nascar

There aren’t any winners after this weekend in racing; so, it seems pretty trivial to write a column recapping the race. This column hopes to address three questions the racing world needs to consider before trying to move forward from the weekend’s events. This column won’t review the investigation surrounding Saturday’s accident. That's the job of investigators. (more...) ...

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Nascar Odds: Cheeze-It at the Glen 355

If the 2014 Sprint Cup season is going off its rocker, this is the week. Watkins Glen is the second road course race of the year. Based on past performance, there's a real chance Chase contenders will have to readjust their strategy for the final races leading into the Chase. Here's why: (more...) ...

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Nascar Odds: 2014 Brickyard 400

It's the 20th anniversary of what is supposed to be Nascar's second biggest race. Teams and fans can argue all day on the merits of the Brickyard 400. There's little debate that the odds for this year's race are some of the strangest this 2014 Sprint Cup season. (more...) ...

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A “Mud”-Summer Night’s Dream

Here's a memo to Eldora track owner Tony Stewart and NASCAR: "Thank you, Sir. May I have another?" Races like the Mudsummer Classic Wednesday in Rossburg, Ohio would do a tremendous amount to remedy what's wrong with NASCAR- in this humble opinion. Props to Darrell Wallace Jr. In terms of a fresh face that can turn heads toward the sport that don't ordinarily pay attention, Bubba is the man. Sure, being a rare racer of mixed ethnicity, Wallace gets your attention, but for the seasoned fan ...

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Some Have More Than A Puncher’s Chance At Daytona

The sun even shines on a dog's hiney; that's the conventional racing wisdom on restrictor plate tracks. Wins by Michael Waltrip, Derrike Cope, David Ragan and others are often held up as evidence that Daytona and Talladega produce their share of Cinderella stories. No one will deny Saturday's Coke Zero 400 presents an excellent opportunity for the likes of AJ Allmedinger, Aric Almirola and David Gilliland to get that elusive first Cup points win, but know that there are drivers who have a kn ...

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The Dissolution Of A NASCAR Marriage

NASCAR has played an unlikely matchmaker between fans and corporate America. When a NASCAR fan thinks of Wrangler, they don't just think of pants, they think of Dale Earnhardt tooling around in a yellow and blue race car. When they think of DuPont, they don't just think of adhesives and the like, the brand is also linked to the Rainbow Warrior, Jeff Gordon. The relationship between STP and Richard Petty was such that the sky blue that adorned his car became known as "Petty Blue." Over the ...

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Toyota Save Mart 350 Odds

Nascar in wine country might make some Sprint Cup drivers whine with frustration this weekend. Certain drivers plain don't like road racing. After looking at the odds for Sunday's Toyota Save Mart 350, there may be added reason for those drivers to dislike road racing after Sunday. (more...) ...

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Quicken Loans 400 Odds

"Don't call it a comeback." LL Cool J's words from more than 20 year ago can make Nascar fans feel a few different ways. We all can feel really old that "Mama Said Knock You Out" is 24 years old. Seriously, I know. We can also use those words to predict what might happen in Sunday's Quicken Loans 400. (more...) ...

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