NASCAR to Bring the Beat Back in 2016

nscs_daytona500_022115_greenflagNASCAR has seen tremendous change over the last decade. Once the sport’s rise came to a halt and the recession struck, stock car racing struggled. As a result, the sport began making changes and took a turn late in the first decade of the new century. However, the adjustments made then weren’t very effective.

Nearly a decade later, the changes NASCAR has implemented over the last four years are beginning to pay off. As excitement soars, the on-track product is improved, and the competition level reaches new heights, a new era has dawned for the sport. Continue reading “NASCAR to Bring the Beat Back in 2016”

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Evolution of Tracks Included in the Chase for the Sprint Cup 

nascar_loudon_nscs_92213_fieldA never-ending debate in NASCAR has to do with which tracks host Chase for the Sprint Cup races. NASCAR has made some changes to the playoff schedule over the years. However, those adjustments have left fans hungry for more.

I’m on board with changing the lineup one day. Keeping it the same will keep those who succeed the same and the time for change is here.

With the Chase for the Sprint Cup right around the corner, I’ve decided to take a look at how the tracks included in the final ten races have evolved over the years. A lot has changed since the inaugural Chase season of 2004 and will change heading into the future. Continue reading “Evolution of Tracks Included in the Chase for the Sprint Cup “

The All-New NASCAR Chase Grid

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Photo: Getty Images

In just three weeks, NASCAR history will be made. The all-new Chase for the Sprint Cup makes its debut this fall. With an expanded 16-car field, eliminations, and a winner take-all season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, there are many new twists to this year’s playoffs.

The system was announced before the season began which was now almost six months ago. If you are confused as to what will happen once the Chicagoland race comes, some of the sports biggest stars are here to help. Drivers including Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Kurt Busch, and Jimmie Johnson participated in making this two-minute, informative video on the new Chase system.

Watch the explanation of the Chase Grid

Larson’s Chase Hopes Remain Alive

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Hype surrounded Kyle Larson prior to Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400. Many expected him to have an outstanding performance and contend for the victory. Unfortunately for the No. 42 Target Chevrolet team, their day couldn’t have gone any worse as they finished 43rd.

In the string of early yellow-flags, Larson made contact with Dale Earnhardt Jr. on pit road. This “…ruined our day” according to Larson. Continue reading “Larson’s Chase Hopes Remain Alive”