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Breaking down the Chase grid heading into Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The quarterfinal round -- or as NASCAR calls it, the "Round of 12" -- of the Chase for the Sprint Cup could be called the half-and-half round. Half of the field of 12 are former champions: Matt Kenseth (2003), Kurt Busch (2004), Jimmie Johnson (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010,
Martin Truex Jr. wins Chase opener
JOLIET, Ill. -- Martin Truex Jr. 's?tire became completely unraveled, and that left him a lap down, but he took the lead at the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup for the first time in his career. He can thank a late caution in what has been an emotional year for the small-team driver. Truex shot to
Which driver brings home the Sprint Cup?
Can't believe the editors here at ESPN.com want a Chase for the Sprint Cup outlook. Are they setting me up to fail? Who could predict that the last driver to make it out of the 2015 quarterfinal round -- Kyle Busch -- would win the title? He wouldn't have advanced if his teammate Matt Kenseth had
Battle at Bristol deepens the connection for football, NASCAR
Hard-core college football fans may not think they know anything about NASCAR. NASCAR fans can sometimes be a little sensitive when it comes to embracing "stick-and-ball" sports. But the reality is that no two big league sports are more interwoven than football and racing. And it is way more than
Chris Buescher emerges in the fog at Pocono for 1st career Cup win
LONG POND, Pa. -- Chris Buescher emerged from the fog and foul weather to become a stunning winner in Monday's shortened Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway. Buescher, who drives for underfunded Front Row Motorsports and hadn't finished better than 14th all season, was the beneficiary on a rare
Turn 4: How has Joe Gibbs Racing pulled so far ahead?
Our experts weigh in on four of the biggest questions in NASCAR. This week, we hit Joe Gibbs Racing, solutions for Indy and the mystery surrounding the 88 car: Turn 1: How could Joe Gibbs Racing get this far ahead in what is supposed to be the most competitive era of NASCAR? Ricky Craven, ESPN
Jeff Gordon runs 9th in first practice session at Brickyard
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jeff Gordon tried to have fun in his first practice session Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, his first laps in a race car since last November when he thought he had hung up his fire suit for good. But he couldn't have fun. The four-time Sprint Cup champion had to focus on his
Many questions loom in the second half of the season
The first half of the Sprint Cup season brought some of the closest finishes in NASCAR history, a surprise manufacturer announcement and a delayed farewell tour that still has epic potential. Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500 by inches over Martin Truex Jr. , Stewart-Haas Racing announced a switch
Turn 4: Is Brad Keselowski now the best restrictor-plate driver?
Our experts weigh in on four of the biggest questions in NASCAR: Turn 1: Who is the best active restrictor-plate driver? Ricky Craven, ESPN NASCAR analyst: Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the greatest restrictor-plate driver of his generation, but Brad Keselowski is certainly making his mark and, along with
Brad Keselowski earns dominant win at Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Brad Keselowski 's first Sprint Cup victory came in 2009 at Talladega. And it came in dramatic fashion when he rammed into Carl Edwards as Edwards tried to block him. It was a huge upset in winning a race for car owner James Finch. But that win certainly had controversy,