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No Bull: A Great Year Disguised as the Worst for 1 of NASCAR’s Best Owners

Chip Ganassi’s three-peat weekend only added to the craziness of the 2010 season for the ubiquitous owner. Saturday, Ganassi’s Grand-Am team of Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas won by fractions of a second at Watkins Glen, and then 24 hours later, Juan Pablo Montoya won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race for his first victory on tour in over three years.

No Bull: Bad Calls Can Quickly Cost You Credibility

While NASCAR raced at open-wheel’s hallowed ground on Sunday, IndyCar stole the spotlight hours after the checkered flag flew at Indianapolis. As Helio Castroneves led the field to the green flag and a restart on lap 92 of the 95-lap Honda Edmonton Indy, he stayed to the inside portion of the frontstretch as the field …

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No Bull: Why Limiting Cup Drivers in Other Series is Easier Said Than Done

The talk from Brian France and others about NASCAR potentially limiting Cup drivers in Nationwide fields is refreshing, and honestly, long overdue. However, given the saturation of Cup guys already in the Nationwide Series and the current pending changes, is an immediate switch really in the best interest of everyone involved right now? There’s no …

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No Bull: It’s a NASCAR Playoff War: Rating 8 Contenders for the Final 2 Chase Spots

Now that the smoke has cleared from that 19-car pileup at Daytona, the battle for the final two spots in the 2010 Chase for the Cup is as cluttered as turn 3 was on Saturday night. In my view, 10 men are safe, leaving eight drivers 180 points apart with chances to claim one of …

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No Bull: NASCAR’s Race to Impossible Expectations: Fans Expect Too Much

Alright, NASCAR fans, there’s no sense beating around the bush. You’re spoiled. There, I said it. I know that sounds harsh, but hang with me here. Yes, television ratings and attendance are down… again. A certain driver who won Sunday’s race has also won four straight championships and remains the odds-on favorite to score a …

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No Bull: Demolition Derby Jeff Gordon’s Latest Sign of Ugly Desperation

On the surface, it’s hard to believe that it’s desperation time for Jeff Gordon. He’s fifth in the standings, solidly in the Chase, and Sunday’s fifth-place finish was his seventh top five in the first 16 races. That’s tied for the most top fives in the Cup Series with Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin.

However, Hamlin’s won five races and Johnson’s win Sunday put his season tally at four. Gordon? He’s still stuck at zero.

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