1. NASCAR: Winners and Losers from the 2012 Chase for the Cup

    The goal of every race team in NASCAR is to make the Chase. That said, what happens between the 27th and 36th races can truly define a season...

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  2. Updated NASCAR Chase for the Championship Odds After Texas

    The nature of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase format is akin to that of whittling down wood. Each week, contenders are either whittled away into nothing or carve themselves into stronger contenders...

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  3. Carl Edwards: Is He Headed Toward Disappointment After Finishing Second in 2011?

    After 10 races of the 2012 season, last year's runner-up to NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart , Carl Edwards , is showing signs of repeating a trend that began with Edwards himself in 2009...

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  4. NASCAR at Martinsville: Kevin Harvick and 6 Drivers Who'll Be in the Mix

    There is nothing that can really be compared to Martinsville Speedway in the context of the NASCAR Sprint Cup. The closest resemblance to any track it has on the circuit is Bristol Motor Speedway, though even that is not really close...

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  5. NASCAR Sprint Cup: The Season's 15 Biggest Disappointments

    With four races down and a visit to each type of track now complete (except for road courses), it's time to start speaking of the season as a whole. It already has had some ups and downs...

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  6. Brian Vickers: The NASCAR Sheriff Is Back in Town at the Food City 500

    While it is not news that Brian Vickers will participate in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, albeit on a truncated schedule, in 2012, it is interesting to see him back in the saddle...

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  7. Food City 500: Greg Biffle Grabs the Pole, Continues to Roll in Thunder Valley

    Greg Biffle is off to the best start of his career, hands down. Prior to 2012, he had never led in the points, but that ended when he left Las Vegas in first place after his third consecutive third-place finish...

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  8. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson, Hendrick Motorsports Lose Penalty Appeal

    According to USA Today , Hendrick Motorsports has lost its appeal for inspection infractions leading up to the Daytona 500. This will certainly put a damper on the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet team's season, at least for a while...

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  9. Greg Biffle: Great Season Start, but What Will It Take to Get to Victory Lane?

    Greg Biffle and the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion team have been nothing if not consistent in 2012. In fact, the Roush Fenway Racing employee has been perfectly consistent in three races: he has placed third in all three contests...

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  10. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Will Dan Wheldon's Death Loom over the Kobalt Tools 400?

    After the horrific crash on Lap 11 at last year's IZOD IndyCar World Championship that involved 15 cars and took the life of two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon , the NASCAR ...

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  11. NASCAR's 10 Non-Chase Drivers from 2011 Who Could Make It in 2012

    Just like the sun that shined down relentlessly on the participants of the Subway Fresh Fit 500 in Phoenix, the light of a Chase berth will inevitably garnish its favor upon an unsuspecting fellow in 2012...

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  12. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Early-Season Surprises After Phoenix

    With only two of 36 races now finished in the 2012 season, it may seem a bit early to seriously discuss surprises thus far, but 2012 has already proved to be interesting...

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  13. NASCAR Sprint Cup: Phoenix Raceway's New Makeover for Subway Fresh Fit 500

    Soon after Jeff Gordon won the 2011 Subway Fresh Fit 500, breaking a winless streak close to 70 races, construction crews tore into Phoenix International Raceway to give it a makeover...

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  14. NASCAR Sprint Cup: 10 Drivers Poised to Finish Better at Phoenix After Daytona

    After unrelenting rain forced the 2012 Daytona 500 to become a Monday night race for the first time in its illustrious history, NASCAR now heads to the desert of Phoenix International ...

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  15. Daytona 500 2012: Was a Monday Night Race Positive or Negitive for NASCAR?

    It is a tough call: Would you rather have your organization's premier event shown on a relatively uncompetitive Sunday afternoon or delayed to prime time on Monday night? NASCAR ...

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  16. Daytona 500 2012: 15 Memorable Moments from the 2012 Great American Race

    The 54th running of the Daytona 500 will not soon be forgotten by fans, participants and organizers. What began in smooth fashion with the conclusions of the Budweiser Shootout and ...

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  17. Daytona 500 2012: Kyle Busch Is Average in a Ludicrous Race

    Amidst the chaos that was the 54th installment of the Daytona 500 , Kyle "Rowdy" Busch was almost anything but chaotic in his tactical approach to the race...

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  18. Daytona 500 2012: 15 Celebritiy Honorary Starters We'd Rather See Than John Cena

    John Cena 's selection as the honorary starter for the 2012 Daytona 500 was unprecedented. He is the first professional wrestler ever to be tapped for such a duty...

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  19. Daytona 500 2012: Kyle Busch and Other Drivers with the Most to Prove

    One single race can never really prove anything in an absolute sense, though the weight carried by the Daytona 500 is a bit heavier and long-lasting than an average Sprint Cup win...

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  20. Daytona 500 2012: How Important Is Winning the Pole?

    Watching the Bud Shootout jump start the 2012 NASCAR season may have actually given the impression that where a driver begins the Daytona 500 is important. Of the top-five finishers in that race, two of them actually started in the top five...

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  21. 2012 Daytona 500: Jimmie Johnson's Car Found in Violation of NASCAR Standards

    According to The Associated Press via the Washington Post , Jimmie Johnson 's No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet has been found in violation of NASCAR standards after an inspection...

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  22. Daytona 500 2012: Hendrick Motorsports' Outlook for the Season Kickoff

    2011 once again showed the power of Hendrick Motorsports as a team to be reckoned with in NASCAR. Though Jimmie Johnson failed in his quest to secure a sixth straight championship, ...

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  23. Daytona 500 2012: 10 out-of-Nowhere Picks to Win at the Great American Race

    Races like the Daytona 500 are hard to preview. Few (if any) predictions are accurate or even close to what eventually pans out at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega...

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  24. NASCAR: 11 Sprint Cup Drivers Who Would Make Great Actors

    In a sense, all NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers are already actors. At least, those who drive under the support of a major sponsor...

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  25. NASCAR Sprint Cup: 5 Drivers Trying to Remain Relevant in 2012

    Every NASCAR race features at least a few irrelevant drivers. During qualification, they are called "go-or-go-homers" because they must qualify for the race based solely on speed...

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