Chase for the Championship Articles

Chase for the Championship
In 2003, Matt Kenseth became the final Winston Cup Champion in less-than-dazzling fashion. He won all of one of 36 races while posting 24 top 10s for an average finishing position of 10.2. He clinched the title by merely starting the second to...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Chase for the Championship
The race shop was once a movie theatre. The team’s finances proved as stable as a house of cards. No surprise that one of NASCAR’s biggest dreamers was the owner. Five years later, Michael Waltrip’s team is in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Chase for the Championship
Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway (please don’t call it the Pepsi 400 — Firecracker 400, however, will be accepted) marks the halfway point in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. The year’s third restrictor plate race...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Chase for the Championship
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
Chase for the Championship
by Matt Taliaferro Most had written off Tony Stewart as a legitimate 2011 championship contender — including himself, if you believed his words in the midst of a 27th-, ninth- and 28th-place string just six weeks ago. After all, his No. 14 team...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Chase for the Championship
by Matt Taliaferro NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship gets rolling this weekend in New Hampshire … no, wait … Chicago. Yeah, that’s right, Chicagoland Speedway. Answer me this: Could the sanctioning body have awarded the date to a track more...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
Chase for the Championship
by Matt Taliaferro and Nathan Rush Race: Geico 400 Location: Joliet, Ill. When: Sunday, Sept. 18 TV: ESPN (2:00 p.m. EST) 2010 Winner: David Reutimann Specs: 1.5-mile tri-oval; Banking/Turns: 18 degrees; Banking/Tri-Oval: 11 degrees;...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
Chase for the Championship
by Matt Taliaferro The final 300 miles of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ regular season were some of the most intense of 2011. Chase bubble boys Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin were involved in a lap 8 wreck; Chase longshot...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago
Chase for the Championship
by Tom Bowles It happens in every sport, every year: the end-of-season playoff push causes fans to lose focus on what’s really important. With so many teams battling simply to make it into the postseason, others that have dominated for months...
Matt Taliaferro
3 years ago