1. 7 Reasons NASCAR Champ Brad Keselowski Will Struggle to Keep This Up in 2013

    Welcome to the big time, Brad Keselowski . The newly crowned Sprint Cup champion has been on a whirlwind media tour over the past few days, appearing everywhere from SportsCenter to the Late Show with David Letterman ...

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  2. NASCAR Sprint Cup Power Rankings: Final 2012 Top 25

    There's a new flag planted at the top of the NASCAR mountain. Actually, make that two—one American flag, and one blue flag with a large No. 2 emblazoned on the side...

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  3. NASCAR: 6 Reasons Jimmie Johnson Is in a Tough Spot Heading to Sprint Cup Finale

    For the second time in three years, Jimmie Johnson enters the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway second in points, within 20 markers of the leader...

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  4. Highlighting the 10 Most Brilliant Moves in NASCAR This Year

    Championships in NASCAR are won by making good decisions. Sure, having a talented driver and intelligent crew chief is a good start. High-quality equipment is always a plus. Good luck is certainly a factor...

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  5. NASCAR's True Motivations Shine Through in Brad Keselowski Fine

    NASCAR cracked down hard on a handful of high-profile names after Sunday's race-ending brawl in the AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway...

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  6. NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 20 Drivers Coming out of Phoenix

    Good luck making sense of the end of Sunday's Advocare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. The penultimate round of the Sprint Cup season featured two miffed caution calls, a ...

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  7. NASCAR: Why Jeff Gordon Should Be Parked for the Chase's Final Race at Homestead

    Jeff Gordon is a four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion. He's also an 86-time race winner, three-time Daytona 500 champion and 72-time polesitter at NASCAR 's highest level...

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  8. NASCAR Sprint Cup 2012: 8 Reasons This Is the Best Chase in History

    Last year's Chase for the Sprint Cup produced an epic battle for the championship between Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards that came down to the final race and required a tiebreaker to settle...

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  9. NASCAR: Ranking the 10 Most Unforgettable Moments so Far This Season

    For the first time in five years, the Sprint Cup Series began its season without Jimmie Johnson as defending champion...

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  10. NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 20 Drivers Coming out of Texas

    Consider the gauntlet thrown. Brad Keselowski raced his tail off in Sunday's AAA Texas 500 , taking risks at the end of the race that would've left lesser drivers shaking in their shoes...

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  11. NASCAR: 6 Reasons Not to Bet Against Jimmie Johnson Winning the Chase

    Death, taxes, and seeing Jimmie Johnson win the Chase for the Sprint Cup. For half a decade, those three things were an inevitability to NASCAR fans everywhere, as Johnson cemented ...

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  12. NASCAR: Projecting Sprint Cup Series Arrival Dates for 10 Top Prospects

    For the first time in a long time, the Sprint Cup Series will see a bona fide Rookie of the Year candidate in 2013 when Ricky Stenhouse Jr. steps into the No. 17 Ford at Roush Fenway Racing...

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  13. NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 20 Drivers Coming out of Martinsville

    Well, Brad Keselowski , it was a good run. Keselowski 's four-week run at the top of the Sprint Cup standings ended on Sunday, when Jimmie Johnson took the TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway for his fourth win of the season...

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  14. NASCAR: 10 Famous Drivers Casual Fans Couldn't Pick out of a Lineup

    If you've been a NASCAR fan for a while, this list will likely confound you. "How could somebody not know him?" you might ask. "Or him? Or him?!?!" For all of your frustration, you might be right...

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  15. NASCAR: The Hottest Drivers Heading into The Most Important Races in the Chase

    There are only four races left in this year's Sprint Cup season, including this weekend's tilt at Martinsville Speedway...

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  16. NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 20 Drivers Coming out of Kansas

    Matt Kenseth's chances at winning this year's Sprint Cup may be slim to none after three underwhelming performances to start this year's Chase, but he's giving his Roush Fenway Racing crew plenty to smile about in his last season with the team...

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  17. Ranking the 15 Biggest Pileups in NASCAR History

    For the second weekend in a row, NASCAR 's Sprint Cup Series will be without Dale Earnhardt Jr. in one of its cars, as the sport's most popular driver continues to recover from the effects of a concussion suffered in a 25-car accident at Talladega ...

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  18. NASCAR: 8 Reasons Dale Earnhardt Jr. Is Poised for a Legendary 2013

    Missing any races over the course of a season virtually eliminates a driver from championship contention, especially in the tightly packed Chase for the Sprint Cup. And yet that's just what Dale Earnhardt Jr...

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  19. NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 20 Drivers Coming out of Charlotte

    Halfway through this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup, the main title contenders remain Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson, and Denny Hamlin, who hold the first three positions in points...

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  20. Danica Patrick: 7 Reasons Her Move to NASCAR Has Been a Huge Disappointment

    We're almost three years into Danica Patrick 's NASCAR experiment, although this is only the first year she's been focusing on stock cars full-time after primarily running IndyCar in 2010 and 2011...

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  21. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Why Dale Earnhardt Jr. Can't Win This Year's Chase

    This was supposed to be the year. All the momentum, the consistent finishes, the end of a four-year winless drought and the strongest average finish of his career have all panned out for naught for Dale Earnhardt Jr...

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  22. NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 20 Drivers Coming out of Talladega

    The good news coming out of Sunday's Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega Superspeedway is that everybody came out of it in one piece. The bad news is that their cars.....

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  23. NASCAR's Most Wreck-Prone Drivers

    Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway is the only restrictor -plate event in the ten-race Chase for the Sprint Cup playoff...

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  24. Sprint Cup: Why Brad Keselowski Winning the 2012 Title Would Be Great for NASCAR

    It wasn't that long ago that the class of up-and-coming Sprint Cup drivers was embarrassingly low on talent. 2006 saw Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer and Martin Truex Jr...

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  25. NASCAR Sprint Cup: What We Learned in Brad Keselowski's Win at Dover

    We're three races into this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup and Brad Keselowski has won two of them, thus establishing himself as a serious contender for the championship...

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