Chase Notes Following Chicagoland

“Chase Notes,” a new feature to Turn4RacingNews.com for the 2015 Chase for the Sprint Cup will bring fans the major storylines following each race. It will include race statistics, a rundown of where the contenders finished, a Chase Grid update, and list of the events that impacted Chase competitors throughout the race.

Here’s this week’s edition following a wild start to the playoff’s at Chicagoland Speedway.1Chicagoland

Storyline Notebook: Week of May 4, 2015

As the season heads into the summer months, the news cycle picks up. Following Talladega Superspeedway, it was another busy week of news. Catch up on all the major headlines and stories with this week’s edition of Storyline Notebook.

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Passion, Intensity Create Thrilling Finale and Crown a Deserving Champion

KHChampEvery hope and vision NASCAR had for the newly formatted Chase for the Sprint Cup played out over the past ten weeks.

Week after week, fans were treated to some of the most intense, dramatic, and thrilling racing the sport has ever seen. Every race had its twists and turns, which set up for an incredible season finale.

Going into the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the possibilities were endless. For it being the first finale under the new format, no one knew what to expect.

How would the championship contenders stack-up? How will the race finish? What role would strategy play? All these questions were valid going in, and now the answer can be summed up in one world – incredible. Continue reading “Passion, Intensity Create Thrilling Finale and Crown a Deserving Champion”

Race to the Chase: Atlanta Motor Speedway

With the completely-new Chase for the Sprint Cup Series championship approaching, there will be a lot to watch for in the final regular season races. To break it all down, I’ll post this weekly infograph to show who is on the Chase Grid and who is on the outside looking in. Also, I’ll include a list of drivers who could potentially win their first race of the season and put themselves in a position to make the Chase. Two races remain and the Race to the Chase is on.Race to the Chase Atlanta3

The Best of Ryan Newman Could Emerge at RCR

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Once the chaos that is SpeedWeeks ends, comes the start of season where not every race is a restrictor-plate one. This allows the true contenders to shine at Phoenix and beyond. Drivers like Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were up front last Sunday. They were expected to be fast and clearly were. Continue reading “The Best of Ryan Newman Could Emerge at RCR”

It’s All About the Words: Memorable Daytona 500 Calls

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Words. They speak volume. Especially during big sporting events. We hang on to every word announcers speak. During the biggest competitions in the world, the broadcasters call always becomes etched in our memories forever. For a majority of the Daytona 500’s since 2001, FOX Sports has had Mike Joy making the call at the end of the race. Joy has described the endings of various Daytona 500’s in such rich ways that leave his words with us forever. His words enlighten us, while educating us on the biggest race of the season.

Just in the past ten or so years, Joy has spoken some memorable lines at the conclusion of the Daytona 500. As the drivers race to the finish, his call adds excitement to the already thrilling finish that seems to always take place. Below, I reminisce on some of Joy’s most recent calls and the ones that I will permanently remember forever. Continue reading “It’s All About the Words: Memorable Daytona 500 Calls”

2014 Begins a New Chapter at Richard Childress Racing

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At the conclusion of last season came the end of a chapter at Richard Childress Racing. Their top driver for over a decade in Kevin Harvick was moving on. Following Dale Earnhardt’s death, Harvick was the face of RCR. Now that the face of the organization has left, it is time for a new beginning. With Austin Dillon set to compete for rookie honors in the famous No.3 car, RCR has the driver in which they hope is leading them in a new direction. Continue reading “2014 Begins a New Chapter at Richard Childress Racing”