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Open Race Thread: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 – Auto Club Speedway

To the surprise of many, rain has held off at Auto Club Speedway and it appears that we’ll start the Auto Club 400 without any major delays. Will the stars and cars of the Sprint Cup Series run the full

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 500 | Pocono Raceway Open Race Thread

Updated – 1:37pm ET – Rain has delayed the start of the Pennsylvania 500. The green flag will now drop at 1:50 ET. Updated – 6:07am ET – Rain may delay the start of Sunday’s Pennsylvania 500. Current forecasts predict thunderstorms with a

Open Race Thread: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Smith’s 350 – Las Vegas

It just seems to me that Ron Hornaday was made for this NASCAR Series.  I mean the man is 5th in poiints (only 42 out of first), has more race winnings than anyone else so far this year, and has

NASCAR Sprint Cup Helluva Good! Dips at the Glen | Watkins Glen International Open Race Thread

And Now for Something Completely Different. With 11 twisting turns, Watkins Glen is NASCAR’s flying circus. The Glen is the last of two road courses. It’s also the last before the Chase cutoff, making it a wild card of sorts

NASCAR Sprint Cup Car Fax 400 | Michigan Internation Speedway Open Race Thread

The final race to the Chase starts at Michigan and today’s Carfax 400. I’ve been away from the blog all week and have yet to look at the numbers but I don’t require a statistical advance to tell me that

Open Race Thread: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA 400 | Dover International Speedway

Dover might be the most perplexing race in the Chase for the Championship. And this is after watching two races marred by surprise winners, fuel-mileage gambles and a near-inversion of the Sprint Cup’s top 12 championship contenders. Five-time defending champion

Open Race Thread: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 | Charlotte Motor Speedway

I don’t know about you but I really dig the races at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and yes, I still called it that even after they sold the naming rights to the joint to the big box do-it-yourself company Lowes and

Open Race Thread: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam Club 500 | Talladega Superspeedway

Out of all of the races in The Chase, this is the one that is the wildcard.  It is the hardest race to predict an outcome for because of the likelihood that there will be a wreck, or wrecks, that

Open Race Thread: NASCAR Nationwide Series Wypall 200 | Phoenix International Raceway

All eyes, both fans and Sprint Cup teams and drivers, will be on this race today.  The two main stories about this race will be; 1) The battle for the Nationwide Championship and 2) How the new racing surface is

Open Race Thread: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 500 | Phoenix International Raceway

So who is going to flinch first, Stewart or Edwards?  Interesting enough that the three points Edwards has over Stewart is the three points he got for having a win in the pre-Chase set of races, otherwise the two have

Open Race Thread: NASCAR Nationwide Series Dollar General 300 | Chicagoland Speedway

Hey I got this one up on time!  I must apologize again for not getting last night’s Open Race Thread up on time but as it turns out sometimes there are more important things in life than racing, like family. 

Open Race Thread: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Geico 400 | Chicagoland Speedway

Weather permitting… The Chase is about to begin and the big question is, “Who is going to falter first?”  Chicagoland is a tough track for some of Chase contenders, with Carl Edwards having the lowest finish average out of the