Can Anyone Stop Jimmie Johnson at Martinsville?

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Last week Jimmie Johnson was able to pass Matt Kenseth in the NASCAR standings at Talladega Superspeedway. He did so in a lackluster performance by finishing 13th but that was seven positions higher than Matt Kenseth. This week Jimmie Johnson […]


NASCAR Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talladega Prerace Notes

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Talladega Superspeedway for the Camping World RV Sales 500. This is the sixth race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.  Here is some news and notes since qualifying. Qualifying was rained out […]


Lessons from the Suspension of Todd Parrott

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  Todd Parrott, Aric Almirola’s Crew Chief, was suspended by NASCAR indefinitely for violating the sanctioning body’s Substance Abuse Policy. Although the press release doesn’t say specifically, one would assume that he failed a random drug test that was required […]


Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson Have to Stay out of Trouble at Talladega

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Last week NASCAR was at the 1.5 mile Charlotte Motor Speedway. It was a typical race at a somewhat typical track. This week will not be. This week NASCAR and the Chase for the Sprint Cup is back at Talladega […]


NASCAR Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Prerace Notes

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Bank of America 500 the fifth race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Here is some news and notes since qualifying on Friday afternoon. Last week Kyle […]


Mr. 600 Kevin Harvick needs to become Mr. Fall at Charlotte

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Kevin Harvick won the Coca-Cola 600 this past Memorial Day weekend and in 2011. He also won last week end at Kansas putting himself back into contention for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship. Harvick needs to continue wining in order […]


Ricky Craven’s Rule of 72 is Cool

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I had forgotten about Ricky Craven‘s rule of 72 from a few years back. This week he wrote about it on ESPN.com and I was reminded about it. It seems to me to be a much better way to predict […]


Kevin Harvick Makes a Statement at Kansas Speedway

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Kevin Harvick has been in fourth place in the NASCAR Chase quietly taking a back seat to the three leaders. Harvick and the No. 29 Budweiser Chevy team have sent a message by winning the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas […]


NASCAR Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway Prerace Notes

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This week NASCAR returns to Kansas Speedway for the fourth race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Here is some news and notes since qualifying on Friday afternoon. Kevin Harvick won his first pole in seven years. He will […]


Kevin Harvick earns first pole in seven years at Kansas

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Kansas Speedway was repaved a year ago but the NASCAR teams are still trying to figure it out. Kevin Harvick and the No. 29 Budweiser Chevy team seems to have it figured out this weekend. It doesn’t help that Goodyear […]


Greg Biffle has to win at Kansas Speedway

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Greg Biffle held on last week at Dover International Speedway to a ninth place finish. Unfortunately for Biffle the top three drivers continued maintaining top five runs and are still pulling ahead in the points. This week NASCAR and Greg […]


Does a Fork Earning Race put you out of the Chase?

Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Last week in this column, ESPN had started putting “Fork” in drivers after only one NASCAR Chase race. It seemed premature to me. Read about it here. This week, after a third Chase race at Dover and a second round […]