1. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Points Widen, Charlotte Vital, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. out

    With 288 points left in six races in the Chase for the Sprint Cup trophy and drivers sitting 40 or more points behind leader Brad Keselowski, the next race, the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, is vital...

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  2. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Top Chase Spots Take Math, Experience and Talladega Crashes

    According to Wikipedia data, NASCAR driver appearances in the Chase for the Sprint Cup show that experience counts as top contenders tend to repeat—yet only three drivers have taken home the big prize at the Homestead-Miami finale...

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  3. FYI WIRZ: Denny Hamlin, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Chasers Look to Monster Dover

    The Chase for the Sprint Cup is getting hot for the Chasers as the season dwindles to just 384 potential points...

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  4. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Competition Heats Up for All in Fall at Loudon

    Fans like the excitement of playoffs and teams work all season to be there for them. That’s true in all sports and in NASCAR as well. The 36-race stock car racing season is months long and only the last 10 races determine the champion...

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  5. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Roars into Chicago with Field Razor Close

    The first race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup gets the green flag on Sept. 16 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet , Illinois. The GEICO 400 on the 1...

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  6. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Shuffles Final Contenders with Scant Points for All

    The regular NASCAR season of 26 races is over and 12 drivers have qualified for the 2012 Chase for the Sprint Cup championship playoffs after an early morning finish dictated by sporadic rain in Richmond...

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  7. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch and More Left Chasing the Chase

    NASCAR’s final regular season event, The Federated Auto Parts 400 on the .75-mile oval with 14 degree banking at Richmond International Raceway, commences September 8 at 7 p...

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  8. FYI WIRZ: NHRA's Big Go in Indy Fires Up Force, Capps, Bubble Boys and More

    The NHRA U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana, has tradition and significance on its side. This week is the 58th annual drag racing event in a city known around the world for speed and motorsports excellence...

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  9. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Greg Biffle Powers to Top of Tight Chase Point Battle

    Ever since NASCAR switched to their version of playoffs—the Chase for the Championship in 2004 and then tweaked it with wild-cards and reduced points—the Chase for the Sprint Cup has added intensity to the first 26 races of the long season...

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  10. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Winners Chasing Jimmie Johnson into Fast Michigan

    The 26-race regular NASCAR Sprint Cup season has only four more races remaining before the Chase for the Sprint Cup 10-race playoff, but leaders are already chasing five-time NSCS champion Jimmie Johnson...

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  11. FYI WIRZ: Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski Thrive After Watkins Glen Drama

    Jimmie Johnson vaulted three spots to take the NASCAR Sprint Cup lead and Brad Keselowski stepped up two positions to join the elite top-five. Both have three wins so when the points are reset after Richmond they will likely occupy familiar top turf...

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  12. FYI WIRZ NASCAR Chase Math: 8 Points Between Top 4 Drivers, 5 Races to Go

    The spread between the top four NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers in the points lead is a mere eight points. With 13 different drivers having wins in 2012 going into race No. 22 at Watkins Glen this race weekend, points and wins have become gold...

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  13. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Jeff Gordon Leaps Forward, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Grips Lead

    Thirteen different drivers have won out of 21 NSCS races in season 2012, and if that first number increases with drivers who have not yet gotten to victory lane in the next five ...

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  14. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon Take Momentum into Pocono

    Jimmie Johnson and team have overcome a dismal start in NASCAR Sprint Cup 2012 season by accumulating three wins among 15 top-10 finishes...

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  15. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Star Dale Earnhardt Jr. Rides Point Lead over Fast Dozen

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. took over the NASCAR Sprint Cup point lead after Indianapolis largely due to 15 top-10 finishes with a single win. Only Jimmie Johnson, with three wins, has matched his top 10 results...

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  16. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Rest Before Indy

    The long NASCAR Sprint Cup season starts in cool temperatures of normally warm winters common to Daytona Beach, Florida, and ends nine months later in Homestead, Florida as temperatures drop again in the fall...

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  17. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Point Race Tightens with Wins by Kasey Kahne and Tony Stewart

    Twelve drivers have won in 19 of 36 races in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season. Only five have multiple wins— Tony Stewart and Brad Keselowski own three wins and Kasey ...

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  18. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Top Heading into Loudon

    The LENOX Industrial Tools 301 marks the 19th race of the long 36–race NASCAR Sprint Cup season in Loudon, N.H. this Sunday, July 15 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The 1...

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  19. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Matt Kenseth Leads, Tony Stewart Leaps, Others Steady

    It’s been a good week for Tony Stewart . The winner of the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona was also voted as “Best Driver” in the Espy Awards on ESPN...

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  20. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Historic Daytona Brings Fireworks, Speed and Volatility

    When Daytona International Speedway was being built by the France family prior to its opening in 1959, construction crews piled the sand as high as gravity would allow. That created 31 degree banking on the 2...

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  21. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Clint Bowyer and More Rock and Drop as Points Get Precious

    After NASCAR’s Sonoma road-course 16 of 36 races are in the books and 10 races remain before the final dozen contenders are set for the Chase for the Sprint Cup...

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  22. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. Takes Big Win into Right Turns at Sonoma

    Junior Nation fans are likely to be still singing winning praises or at least humming occasionally after of the long drought of Dale Earnhardt Jr. ’s visit to victory lane ended in Michigan last week...

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  23. FYI WIRZ: NHRA's Summer Stretch Drives John Force Racing and More to Countdown

    All motorsports sanctions head into the summer stretch with the season underway and the championship on the line...

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  24. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins but Season Is Still Up and Down

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. and fans endured four years and two days or in NASCAR time—143 winless races—before winning at Michigan International Speedway Sunday...

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  25. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Talk Fast Michigan

    Matt Kenseth’s consistent finishes boosted his team to the top spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings this week with Dale Earnhardt Jr. in second, just 10 points behind...

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