Tag: NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup

Obstacles await as Chris Buescher looks to make NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup

With the new format in the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup, the basic idea was win and you’re in. Well, things aren’t that easy for Chris Buescher this season. And it doesn’t look to get any easier this week. After cruising to the Xfinity Series championship last season (he never relinquished the top spot

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Concussion symptoms turn making NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup one big headache for Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

In 2012, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s run for a possible championship was cut short when he missed two races in the Chase for the Sprint Cup due to a concussion after multiple wrecks. This season, even getting into the Chase has been made more difficult by those same concussion-like symptoms. Earnhardt Jr. announced on Thursday that

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NASCAR Opening Weekend Was One to Remember

by Ryan Isley Deadpool may have had a great weekend at the box office last week, but NASCAR just had a hell of an opening weekend for the 2016 season. Johnny Sauter won the NextEra Energy Resources 250 in the Camping World Truck Series Friday night in what was a great race from start to

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50 Thoughts and Questions as the 2016 NASCAR Season Revs Up

by Ryan Isley It’s that time of year again – where NASCAR ends its winter vacation and heads to Daytona to get back on track for another season. This year instead of doing a lengthy prediction series or post as I have done in the past, I decided to come up with a bunch of

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Kevin Harvick continues to show off his “clutch gene”

by Ryan Isley In sports, we always talk about athletes who have (or don’t have) the “clutch gene.” When it comes to NASCAR, the driver who has shown that gene recently has been Kevin Harvick. For the second straight season, Harvick has taken advantage of NASCAR’s new Chase for the Sprint Cup format of “win

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Kasey Kahne Could Crash The NASCAR Chase For The Sprint Cup Party

by Ryan Isley Don’t send out those NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup invitations just yet. Someone might be getting ready to crash the party at the last minute. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is just one race away from setting the field for the Chase but before the field can be set, they must

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Jeff Gordon Looking To Turn Back The Clock At Darlington

by Ryan Isley Jeff Gordon has not missed the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase for the Sprint Cup since 2005. This weekend at Darlington Raceway might help him extend that streak and make the Chase in his final season. With just two races left before the 16-car Chase for the Sprint Cup is set, Gordon

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Watkins Glen Could be NASCAR’s Wild Card Weekend

by Ryan Isley Things just might get wild this weekend at Watkins Glen. If recent history is any indication, this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen could be a wild card in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. In four of the past five seasons, the winner at Watkins Glen was a

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Clint Bowyer Has Work To Do To Keep NASCAR Chase Bubble From Bursting

by Ryan Isley If NASCAR was to make its own version of the 2001 film Bubble Boy, the lead actor would be Clint Bowyer, not Jake Gyllenhaal. With just six races remaining before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series sets the Chase for the Sprint Cup field, Bowyer is in a transfer spot. For now. But

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If Winning Really Matters, NASCAR Should Make Kyle Busch Chase Eligible

by Ryan Isley Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi once said that winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. NASCAR agrees with that idea. Well, sort of, as long as you meet other certain criteria. Starting with the 2004 season, NASCAR created the Chase for the Sprint Cup for its premier series and has constantly tweaked

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