Game Changer: Daytona Edition

dis_nscs_checkered_2_022116As the white flag flew over the field in Sunday’s Daytona 500, Denny Hamlin sat fourth, seemingly out of contention for the victory.

He proved to have the most dominant car in the field, leading 95 laps and remaining up front throughout the event. However, fate seemed out of his hands as the laps counted down. As he trailed his teammates and Martin Truex Jr. in the Toyota train at the front of the field, there seemed to be no moves to make. Continue reading “Game Changer: Daytona Edition”

Essence of the New Chase Format Produced the Championship 4

PIR_NSCS_Harvick_111515Everything comes down to Miami.

A season’s worth of hard work has led to this race, this moment, this opportunity.

Four drivers, one dream, one championship.

The Championship 4 have pieced together a masterful year. They have combined victory, consistency and tenacity throughout the regular season and Chase for the Sprint Cup to reach this point. As a result of their hard work and tremendous effort, they have been rewarded with the chance to chase glory in a winner-take-all finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Continue reading “Essence of the New Chase Format Produced the Championship 4”

The NASCAR Conversation: Harvick, Television, and More

HarvickFlag030815Dominance has reigned supreme early in 2015. It has been a common theme, especially during the past weekend’s events at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as both Austin Dillon and Kevin Harvick cruised to victory.

While they were the big winners from the weekend, many storylines came out of “Sin City” and provides plenty to discuss as NASCAR continues the “West Coast Swing.” I’ll touch upon on a few of those topics in the second edition of The NASCAR Conversation. Kick back, relax, and let’s discuss some racing. Continue reading “The NASCAR Conversation: Harvick, Television, and More”

Lineup: Grid for the Budweiser Duels

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Catch the Budweiser Duel Qualifying Races on Thursday, February 20th and see who can race their way into the Great American Race. The night of racing kicks off at 7 ET and can be seen on FOX Sports 1.

Budweiser Duel #1

  1. Austin Dillon (#3)
  2. Greg Biffle (#16)
  3. Ryan Newman (#31)
  4. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (#88)
  5. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (#17) Continue reading “Lineup: Grid for the Budweiser Duels”

The 3 Returns to the Top of Daytona’s Scoring Pylon as Dillon Grabs Daytona 500 Pole

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Austin Dillon had the fastest car during Pre-Season Testing in January and he once again has a quick machine for the Daytona 500. Dillon took the pole on Sunday for the 56th Annual Daytona 500. Dillon was able to hold off Martin Truex Jr. and beat out Roush-Fenway teammates Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards for the pole. Continue reading “The 3 Returns to the Top of Daytona’s Scoring Pylon as Dillon Grabs Daytona 500 Pole”

2013: A Year of Major Storylines, Undeniable Passion, and Pure Dominance

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Looking back on 2013, NASCAR had quite the year. From storylines galore to scandals that challenged the sports credibility, NASCAR never stayed quiet. Going into the year, there were many more questions than answers. Fans wondered what was to come due to all the ‘newness’ the sport was expecting which included the Gen 6 and drivers in new rides. Whatever went into this season, it made for one exciting year. The lesson learned throughout 2013 was to expect the unexpected because the year in NASCAR featured truly unexpected events. Continue reading “2013: A Year of Major Storylines, Undeniable Passion, and Pure Dominance”

Trackside Duo: September 21, 2013

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The Chase contenders were separated from the pretenders last Sunday in an never-ending day at Chicagoland. Chase contender Matt Kenseth’s victory further enhanced his championship case while Chase pretender Joey Logano didn’t come out of the gates hot in his Chase debut. It was only the first race, but a tone was set for the remaining nine weeks. Who can remain a contender will be determined this weekend as the Cup Series takes on the Magic Mile in New Hampshire. Continue reading “Trackside Duo: September 21, 2013”