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1. Image recovery starts anew for NASCAR with cars on trackWhat a week.Judging by fan reaction alone — and boy, was there plenty of it — the way Michael Waltrip Racing decided to use Brian Vickers and Clint Bowyer (allegedly, apparently...
Matt Taliaferro
12 months ago
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 After the controversial week NASCAR endured, a return to normalcy was welcome. And what better represents normalcy this season than a Matt Kenseth win?Kenseth tallied his series-leading sixth triumph of the season on Sunday at Chicagoland...
Matt Taliaferro
12 months ago
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To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be offering his best predictions for each race. And because Yahoo's Fantasy Auto Racing game is arguably the most popular, he’ll...
Matt Taliaferro
12 months ago
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Technically, Matt Kenseth stood in Victory Lane Sunday night, the winner of NASCAR’s 12 Hours of Chicagoland. There are all sorts of stats, analysis and history I’m supposed to pair with that for you. It’s his series-leading sixth...
Matt Taliaferro
12 months ago
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To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be offering his best predictions for each race. And because Yahoo's Fantasy Auto Racing game is arguably the most popular, he’ll...
Matt Taliaferro
12 months ago
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Martin Truex is out and Ryan Newman is in.That’s the call per NASCAR following the stock car equivalent of the Ocean’s Eleven robbery. In this scenario, Daniel Ocean, played by Michael Waltrip, didn’t get away with his cut of $150...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
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A “split-second decision.” In the midst of one of the harshest penalties handed down in NASCAR’s modern era — or perhaps ever — a “split-second decision” was team owner Michael Waltrip’s explanation...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
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1. NASCAR's regular season ends at RichmondTwenty-five races ago, Danica Patrick was the story across the sport. She won the pole for the Daytona 500 and was kicking off a season bundled with optimism and overhype of NASCAR's new Gen-6...
Geoffrey Miller
1 year ago
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To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be offering his best predictions for each race. And because Yahoo's Fantasy Auto Racing game is arguably the most popular, he’ll...
Geoffrey Miller
1 year ago
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 “Momentum” is an overused buzzword in sports. Writers, commentators and athletes are quick to drop it into conversation, but, at best, it’s a myth created to build one’s confidence.Momentum, as in “With that...
David Smith
1 year ago
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So much happened at Atlanta Motor Speedway this past weekend that the winner was, in some ways, irrelevant. Kyle Busch’s fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup victory clinched his spot in the Chase, but it was one the driver had on lockdown for weeks. The...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
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1. Atlanta Motor Speedway is NASCAR’s “raciest” trackThe newest version of Bristol Motor Speedway again produced a memorable NASCAR Sprint Cup Series performance last week after several years of uninspired shows. If all goes well...
Geoffrey Miller
1 year ago
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To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be offering his best predictions for each race. And because Yahoo's Fantasy Auto Racing game is arguably the most popular, he’ll...
Geoffrey Miller
1 year ago
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Sports, especially auto racing and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series genre, has a way of handing success to those who make news for other reasons. Or at least that is the perception.Kurt Busch has been in the Cup Series spotlight since late November...
David Smith
1 year ago
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Kasey Kahne, by his own admission, is NASCAR’s version of “Mr. Clean.” What else can you say after Bristol’s big fireworks show that never exploded? He had several prized opportunities Saturday to turn Matt Kenseth’s...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
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1. Bristol’s middle name may well be “payback”  You’ll probably make it through at least the first 10 seconds of the ABC race broadcast Saturday night without seeing a replay of an irritated driver throwing something or...
Geoffrey Miller
1 year ago
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To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be offering his best predictions for each race. And because Yahoo's Fantasy Auto Racing game is arguably the most popular, he’ll...
Geoffrey Miller
1 year ago
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The marketing department at Bristol Motor Speedway hails the half-mile bowl of head-numbing noise as “The Last Great Coliseum.” The structure of the track certainly invokes the spirit of ancient gladiatorial fights, but the best...
David Smith
1 year ago
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Sheryl Crow once sang “A Change Will Do You Good.” She’s a perfect example of how it doesn’t always work out that way (see: dating Lance Armstrong). But sometimes, the sporting universe aligns itself exactly right, rotating...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
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Winning still not everything for nearly locked-in Chase drivers  Sunday’s green flag at Michigan International Speedway will leave just three left before NASCAR’s field for the Chase for the Sprint Cup is set. Series points leader...
Geoffrey Miller
1 year ago
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Let’s be clear: Joey Logano making the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase in 2013 should be considered a coup, not an expectation.At 23 years old, Logano has underachieved in the eyes of many, but not under the watchful eye of Penske Racing, his...
David Smith
1 year ago
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To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be offering his best predictions for each race. And because Yahoo's Fantasy Auto Racing game is arguably the most popular, he’ll...
Geoffrey Miller
1 year ago
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Second place really is the first loser. We hear that cliché overused in sports, and the last two weeks in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series have taught us the consequences of settling for runner-up. Last week there Jeff Gordon, seemingly in control of...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
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Tony Stewart
1. Tony Stewart’s injury hands Max Papis his best NASCAR opportunityStop for a minute and think what you were doing on Feb. 14, 1999. Every single day since then, Tony Stewart has been an active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver. He's...
Geoffrey Miller
1 year ago
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So this is it. It has to be.  Marcos Ambrose is having a horrible NASCAR Sprint Cup season by his standards. His replacement-level Production in Equal Equipment Rating (PEER) of 0.738 is the third-worst of his career, on track to be his first...
David Smith
1 year ago

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