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Carl Edwards
by Jay Pennell Sunday’s running of the 54th annual Daytona 500 begins the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, and it also marks the beginning of the 2012 NASCAR fantasy racing season. Fans across the land will be preparing their teams week-in and...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro The Daytona 500 will kick off another exciting NASCAR season on Sunday, as Tony Stewart tries to defend his Sprint Cup title against many worthy adversaries. The Budweiser Shootout was exciting last weekend with Kyle Busch...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro Kyle Busch won a crash-filled Budweiser Shootout on Saturday evening, kicking off Daytona Speedweeks in spectacular fashion. Busch’s .013-second win over Tony Stewart (right) was the closest finish in the Shootout’s 34-year...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
2012 Daytona 500 Entry List by Matt Taliaferro Forty-nine teams are entered for the 54th annual Daytona 500 on Feb. 26. Forty-three cars will qualify for The Great American Race. The front row for the event will be determined in qualifying on...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
As the 2012 NASCAR season approaches, Athlon Sports examines 10 controversial issues alive within the sport in the annual five-part, 10 Tough Questions feature, running throughout the week. Kyle Busch: Will fallout from “The Texas Incident”...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
2012 Budweiser Shootout by Matt Taliaferro Thirty three drivers are eligible for NASCAR's 2012 Budweiser Shootout. The Shootout, which unofficially kicks off Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway, will be televised on Saturday, Feb. 18...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
Was the nail-biting finish to the 2011 Chase a result of the new points system, a one-year anomaly … or a sign of things to come? At some point, NASCAR’s tinkering, toying and manipulation of the point system had to produce the desired effect,...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro With apologies to Bill Elliott and the late, great Alan Kulwicki, the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup season finale may be the best the sport has ever seen. Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards entered the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro and Nathan Rush Race: Ford 400 Track: Homestead-Miami Speedway Location: Homestead, Fla. When: Sunday, Nov. 20 TV: ESPN (3:00 p.m. EST) Specs: 1.5-mile oval; Banking/Straightaways: 4°; Banking/Turns: Variable (18°-20...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Vito Pugliese Just three points separate Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards as they settle the 2011 Sprint Cup championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway. But is this really the greatest (or even the closest) title fight ever? Athlon Sports...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Tony Stewart  It’s tough to rank Stewart ahead of Carl Edwards or vise versa, but Smoke gets the edge here because he’s throwing wins on the board — and that’s fun to watch. 2. Carl Edwards  His consistency —...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
In celebration of Athlon Sports' upcoming 10th annual Racing magazine, we've dug into the archives to uncover some of the most memorable features, profiles and Q&As that have graced our pages. Visit the site daily for more retrospective looks...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart entered Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix International Raceway separated by three points at the top of NASCAR’s championship standings. And after finishing second (Edwards) and third (Stewart...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro and Nathan Rush Race: Kobalt Tools 500 Track: Phoenix International Raceway Location: Avondale, Ariz. When: Sunday, Nov. 13 TV: ESPN (3:00 p.m. EST) Specs: 1-mile oval; Banking/Frontstretch: 3°; Banking/Turns 1 and 2...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Tony Stewart  Momentum has clearly swung in Smoke’s favor. He’s always been a streaky driver, and now that he’s “on” it may be hard for Carl Edwards to hold him off. 2. Carl Edwards  Averaging a 5.6-place...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro Tony Stewart is putting together a run in NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship as impressive as any seen in its seven-year history. Stewart’s win in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway was his fourth in eight Chase races...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro and Nathan Rush Race: AAA Texas 500 Track: Texas Motor Speedway Location: Fort Worth, Texas When: Sunday, Nov. 6 TV: ESPN (3:00 p.m. EST) Specs: 1.5-mile quad-oval; Banking/Turns: 24°; Banking/Quad-Oval: 18°; Banking/...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Carl Edwards Talladega and Martinsville were the wild card tracks, and the two Edwards and crew were most apprehensive about. They went into ’Dega with a five-point lead and left Martinsville up eight. 2. Tony Stewart...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro Prior to NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship, Tony Stewart stated that his inclusion in the playoffs may simply be wasting a spot in lieu of another, more worthy contender. Three victories later, the two-time Cup champion...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Vito Pugliese There’s a reason why Talladega continues to endure and endear itself to NASCAR Nation. Vito Pugliese provides a first-hand account of this past weekend’s racing from the 2.66-mile behemoth. While some experiments and...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Carl Edwards No one driver wins the Chase at Talladega, but many lose it. Edwards did neither, which is a good thing for him. Expect top-10 runs from here on out. 2. Matt Kenseth Edwards’ teammate and the 2003 champ,...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro And then, there were five. So it seems. Maybe. The one thing that is beyond debate is Clint Bowyer’s continued strength on NASCAR’s plate tracks. Bowyer made a last-lap pass of teammate Jeff Burton in the Good Sam Club 500 at...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Tom Bowles So what would you do with $13 million? In this economy, that’s a dollar amount that makes most middle-class Americans drool. It’ll certainly make major athletes jealous, too, after all, that’s more than the highest-paid NHL, NBA...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro 1. Jimmie Johnson  Haven’t we seen this movie before? Summer turns to fall and the 48 team shifts into another gear that no one else has, and that it seemed to be hiding all along. 2. Carl Edwards  Edwards’ tough-...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Carl Edwards
by Matt Taliaferro For those who have followed Jimmie Johnson’s five-year reign in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, his performance in the 2011 Chase for the Sprint Cup is none-too-alarming. A deceptive 10th-place run to start the playoffs,...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago

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