The Road to Miami: Every Point Matters

DIS_100415_03The Chase is on.

Following the Challenger Round, the excitement that made last year’s edition of the playoffs a spectacle has already emerged in the opening three races.

From the title favorite facing adversity, to some of the biggest names in the sport flirting with elimination – it was a wild start to the most thrilling portion of the schedule. Continue reading “The Road to Miami: Every Point Matters”

The Road to Miami: Contender Round Shakes Up Championship Picture

charlotte_nscs_race_field (1)Each race in the Contender Round of the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup championship provided a unique twist to the title battle.

Three weeks ago at Kansas Speedway, the trouble Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, and Brad Keselowski ran into impacted their chances at moving forward in the Chase.

During the following week at Charlotte Motor Speedway, drivers including Earnhardt Jr. dug themselves a bigger hole while Kevin Harvick took the victory and was relieved of the pressure Talladega would bring. Continue reading “The Road to Miami: Contender Round Shakes Up Championship Picture”

The Road to Miami: The Challenger Round Surprised, or Did It?

Photo: Getty Imgaes
Photo: Getty Imgaes

The opening Challenger Round of the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup championship turned out to be an interesting set of three races. It’s tough to classify the round as ‘surprising’ when in most ways – it really wasn’t. However, in some cases– it definitely was. The competition proved to be fierce on every lap and it set the tone for the remaining seven events.

Continue reading “The Road to Miami: The Challenger Round Surprised, or Did It?”