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NASCAR 101: With 13 Down, Who Can Win with 13 to Go?

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Joey Logano. Jimmie Johnson. Kevin Harvick. Carl Edwards. Brad Keselowski. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kurt Busch. Matt Kenseth. Denny Hamlin. With 13 races run in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, these are the drivers who have punched a ticket to the Chase when it begins come September. A blistering pace when it comes to …

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NASCAR 101: Every Past Daytona 500 Champion, Ranked By Their Chances of Winning in 2015

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The Daytona 500 is the most prestigious race of the entire NASCAR season, and chances are you’ve already heard talk about the drivers who’ve won before. And why not? NASCAR puts emphasis on driver championships first and foremost, but Daytona comes next, and the drivers who’ve visited victory lane there are a veritable who’s who …

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Numbers Game 11/12/2012

by Garrett Horton 0 Kurt Busch has failed to win a race this year, and if he is unable to take the checkered flag at Homestead, it would snap a streak of ten consecutive season with at least one win. It is currently the third longest active streak behind Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson, and …

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Numbers Game 11/05/2012

by Garrett Horton 2 Despite being considered just a two man race for this year’s Sprint Cup championship, there are only two of the 12 Chasers that have been mathematically eliminated from the title hunt. With two races left, any driver within 96 points of the number one spot still has a shot to win, …

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Numbers Game 10/29/2012

by Garrett Horton 0 Brad Keselowski has never scored a top-10 in eight career races at Texas Motor Speedway, which is where the series will race this weekend. 2 Johnson’s win from the pole on Sunday marked just the second time this year a driver has won the race starting from the top spot. Joey …

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Numbers Game 10/22/2012

by Garrett Horton 0 Kevin Harvick has not scored a top-10 in a single Chase race this year. His best finish has been an 11th, occurring three times. 1 Kyle Busch has just one combined victory in all three of NASCAR’s division this year after averaging almost 21 since the beginning of the 2008 season. …

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Numbers Game 10-15-2012

by Garrett Horton 2 In its first five years of operation, Michael Waltrip Racing earned a total of two Sprint Cup victories, both with David Reutimann. In his first year with the organization, Clint Bowyer has delivered MWR three wins in just 31 races. 2nd Denny placed second in both Charlotte events this year. In …

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Numbers Game 10/08/2013

by Garrett Horton 2.3 If you take away his finish at Chicago, Jeff Gordon’s average finish is a 2.3 since Bristol. His last three finishes consist of third at Loudon, second at Dover, and second at Talladega. Before his accident at Chicago that left him with a 35th-place result, he had an identical streak going …

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Numbers Game: 2012 Sylvania 300

by Garrett Horton 0 There were no DNF’s due to accidents on Sunday, the second time in the last three races that has occurred. 2 It was noted during ESPN’s broadcast of the Sylvania 300 that the winner of the second Chase race has gone on to win the championship the last three years. However, …

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Numbers Game 9/17/2012

by Garrett Horton 0 Despite all of Jimmie Johnson’s Chase accomplishments, there is a goose egg in the win column for Chase race openers. 2 The number of times a driver who won the Chase opener went on to win the championship – Kurt Busch in 2004 and Tony Stewart in 2011. 2 hours, 47 …

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Numbers Game 9/10/2012

by Garrett Horton 0 The number of times Kyle Busch has finished higher than eighth in the standings during his tenure with Joe Gibbs. In fact, with 13th the highest he can possibly finish in this year’s final points standings, he will have finished outside the top-10 in points more than he has finished inside …

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Numbers Game 09/03/2012

by Garrett Horton 0 Chase hopeful Joey Logano needs a win at Richmond to make this year’s Chase. It will be tough given Logano’s history at the short track – he hasn’t led a single lap in his seven career starts. 1 Since announcing he would be leaving Roush Fenway Racing at the conclusion of …

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