1. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Chase Prospects Diminish Heading into Texas

    Eight NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup contenders rolled out of Martinsville, and only four will arrive in Homestead after the next two races with a chance to race for the championship...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 10 months ago 319 reads 1 comments

  2. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Makes Its Way to Paperclip at Martinsville

    NASCAR's Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 event at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday could claim more Chase contenders. A crash or part failure on the ...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 10 months ago 958 reads 1 comments

  3. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Chase Battle Rumbles into Feisty Talladega

    When the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rolls into Talladega Superspeedway , the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship will ratchet up expectations for a big one—a seemingly inevitable multi car crash...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 11 months ago 300 reads 1 comments

  4. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Elimination Chase Jumbles Contenders on Way to Charlotte

    The second gauntlet round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship has taken a toll on the top NASCAR Sprint Cup contenders as teams prepare for the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 11...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 11 months ago 764 reads 1 comments

  5. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Elimination Playoffs Ramp Up Going into Kansas

    NASCAR ’s new elimination playoff scheme is now a functional operation after four drivers were eliminated during three Chase for Sprint Cup championship races...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 11 months ago 398 reads 1 comments

  6. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Richmond Is Last Chance Before the Chase

    The long NASCAR season will shift from regular events to the Chase for the Sprint Cup playoffs after the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 6, 2014...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 12 months ago 381 reads 1 comments

  7. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Drivers Head to Atlanta for One Less Chance

    It may seem that it’s the speed that NASCAR drivers love about Atlanta Motor Speedway, but it’s really the many grooves on the track that count. Drivers get thrills from many fast moves on the 1...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 1 year ago 304 reads 1 comments

  8. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Drivers Chase the Chase at Bristol Coliseum

    The Chase for the Sprint Cup championship begins after just three races. America’s stock car coliseum, Bristol Motor Speedway, hosts the next race, the Irwin Tools Night Race August 23 in Bristol, Tennessee...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 1 year ago 646 reads 1 comments

  9. FYI WIRZ: 5 Celebrities Talk Synergy and Fans in NASCAR

    When the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series puts on an event at one of 23 facilities across the country, it likes to put celebrities in pace cars and arrange for music stars to perform on a pre -race concert stage...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 1 year ago 1,569 reads 1 comments

  10. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Michigan Is 1 of of 4 Must-Wins for Chase Hopefuls

    The NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase elimination playoffs, which emphasize wins for the top 16 performers, has turned winning into an even more coveted achievement...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 1 year ago 370 reads 1 comments

  11. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Drivers Turn Right at Watkins Glen, Payoffs Straight Ahead

    Only five races remain before NASCAR ’s Chase for the Sprint Cup eligibility is set, and NSCS drivers needing a win are keenly aware...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 1 year ago 835 reads 2 comments

  12. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Season 6 Races Away from Chase Elimination

    The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rolled out of iconic Indianapolis Speedway back to tricky Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, with just six races remaining to determine Chase for the Championship contenders...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 1 year ago 335 reads 1 comments

  13. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Hiatus Ends Soon at Fabled Brickyard

    The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series took a rare week off after New Hampshire and before Indianapolis in hot July. Drivers and team members may have cooled down a bit with precious time off, but they are likely to come back roaring...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 1 year ago 402 reads 1 comments

  14. 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...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 1 year ago 931 reads 1 comments

  15. 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 1 year ago 652 reads 1 comments

  16. 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...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 1 year ago 560 reads 1 comments

  17. 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...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 1 year ago 564 reads 3 comments

  18. 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 year ago 193 reads 1 comments

  19. 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 year ago 297 reads 1 comments

  20. 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...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about over 1 year ago 381 reads 1 comments

  21. 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...

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  22. 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 over 1 year ago 445 reads 1 comments

  23. 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...

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  24. 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...

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  25. 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 over 1 year ago 314 reads 0 comments