1. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Chase Math Gets Skinny Heading into Loudon

    Eleven NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers have a win in the 2014 season. Eight races remain before the Chase as NASCAR heads into Loudon , New Hampshire, for the Camping World RV Sales 301...

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  2. FYI WIRZ: 10 Different NASCAR Winners Roar to Kentucky

    When NASCAR changed its playoff system, the Chase for the Sprint Cup, to an elimination grid of 16 that places more emphasis on winning, driver mindsets seemed to change as well...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 27 days ago 602 reads 1 comments

  3. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Takes Right Turns to Sonoma Road Course

    The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crisscrosses the nation in its presentation of 36 point races in the long season, but only twice does the sanction seek a road-course venue. Only twice a year are NSCS drivers required to turn right and left...

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  4. FYI WIRZ: 6 Top NASCAR Drivers Prepare and Talk Michigan

    With the elimination playoff changes NASCAR Sprint Cup Series made to the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup, keeping track of points and position is a mathematical exercise...

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  5. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR and NHRA Champs Jimmie Johnson, Jeg Coughlin Share Grit

    Repeat champions in all top sports need special fiber in their character. Achievers must have grit to lift their mental and physical gifts to the utmost levels...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 1 month ago 117 reads 1 comments

  6. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Season Now Half-Ready for Chase Playoffs

    With 13 of 26 regular-season races complete before the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup begins, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is half over, but now we're ready for another half of intense runs...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 1 month ago 172 reads 1 comments

  7. FYI WIRZ: Taming NASCAR's Monster Takes 1 Fast Mile at a Time

    Dover International Speedway (DIS) may not be one of NASCAR’s longest tracks, but the one-mile concrete oval with 24-degree banking is known as the “Monster Mile” because of the challenge it presents to competitors...

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  8. FYI WIRZ: Some Hope NASCAR's Longest Race Will Wear out 2014 Winners

    NASCAR ’s longest race of the season, the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, will roar into the night on Sunday, May 25 during Memorial Day weekend in Concord, North Carolina...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 2 months ago 775 reads 1 comments

  9. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, a Million Reasons with Zero Points

    The NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race lights up the night at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, on Saturday, May 17...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 2 months ago 327 reads 1 comments

  10. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson and Other Champions Run Empty in 2014

    The list of NASCAR Sprint Cup champions not in Victory Lane in 2014 after 10 events is impressive and surely frustrating to at least four tall names...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 3 months ago 553 reads 1 comments

  11. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth Lead WIthout Winning

    Given their winning history, it’s unlikely that both Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth could sit at the top of NASCAR point standings race after race and not grab a checkered flag in the process...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 3 months ago 1,302 reads 2 comments

  12. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Streak Ends with 2nd Win by Harvick but May Start Again

    After a rare week off for NASCAR Sprint Cup racing, only Kevin Harvick takes two wins to Richmond International Raceway for the Richmond 400 on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET in Virginia...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 3 months ago 212 reads 0 comments

  13. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR and NHRA Racing Is More Than Left Turn vs. Straight

    No better way to describe an NHRA event or four-wide speed at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C., next to Charlotte Motor Speedway, than to have a veteran NASCAR reporter attend as media for the first time...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 3 months ago 2,449 reads 4 comments

  14. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Gains a Lucky Group of 7 Winners in 2014 Start

    The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season fired up with qualifying and elimination playoff changes, plus an ever-popular Daytona 500 win by their biggest star—Dale Earnhardt Jr...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 3 months ago 615 reads 1 comments

  15. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Elimination Rule Creates 6 Pack of Winners, Already

    The folks who make decisions for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series knew their math and history when they raised the number of championship contenders from 12 to 16...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 4 months ago 1,525 reads 1 comments

  16. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Wins Emerging Big as Teams Roll into 6th Race

    Five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races are over. Once considered a slow start for the NSCS season, the first five events are now more like a launching pad for winners...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 4 months ago 665 reads 1 comments

  17. FYI WIRZ: Fast Cars in NHRA and NASCAR Know Speed, Not Gender

    A comment during this reporter’s National Hot Rod Association pit interview over 15 years ago by Star Racing team owner George Bryce adds much to present narrative...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 4 months ago 2,171 reads 1 comments

  18. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Changes Are Early Risk, More Big Moves Coming

    When the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series changed qualifying to knockout format and the 10-race playoffs shifted to include eliminations, the powers that be expected teams would survey the new format and adjust...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 4 months ago 561 reads 1 comments

  19. FYI WIRZ: Champions in NASCAR and NHRA Share Star Power Thoughts

    Assuming that star power is not made of star dust is reasonable, but to find the elusive origins of stardom in a digital world is no easy task...

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  20. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Brings 2014 Youthful Wave of Drivers at Fast Pace

    The top three series in NASCAR , the pinnacle of motorsports sanctions, rev up the 2014 season by including 21 rookies in their speeding ranks. Fast math indicates it will be a learning curve season...

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  21. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick 1st in Elite Win Club

    The big NASCAR story is Dale Earnhardt Jr. backing up his Daytona win with a second-place finish in Phoenix. Another story is that Brad Keselowski has battled up front already for two races in 2014 and looks to be the contender he was in 2012...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 5 months ago 988 reads 1 comments

  22. FYI WIRZ: Star Power Rise for Dale Earnhardt Jr., Larry the Cable Guy

    Celebrity status is no easy hike. The road to the top is traversed by few. NASCAR standouts, high-profile actors and comedians, rock and country stars achieve their lofty positions through focused efforts and extraordinary circumstances...

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  23. FYI WIRZ: Five Top NASCAR Sprint Cup Drivers Talk Tough, Fast Work

    Most often NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers share bumping, turning and passing at speeds within inches of one another on an edge that few will ever know...

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  24. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Sprint Media Tour Had Drivers Warming Up Fast as Snow Fell

    The long NASCAR season rarely has a “snow caution,” but as the “ NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway” got ...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 5 months ago 568 reads 4 comments

  25. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Drivers Skip Speed to Fish Twice a Year for Disabled Kids

    When Daytona International Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway were constructed in time for their first races in 1959 and 1999, respectively, lakes were formed as well...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 6 months ago 923 reads 1 comments