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  1. NASCAR - A lot to watch at Michigan

    Mark Ashenfelter

    Will Jimmie Johnson stop his summer swoon? Will Jeff Gordon roll from the pole? What do we really know with four races left before the Chase? There's a lot of intrigue heading into the Pure Michigan 400.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2014
  2. Will Bowyer hold concentration on Friday with Saturday looming la...

    Mark Ashenfelter

    Clint Bowyer has some serious business to attend to Saturday night, a little thing about making the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Will the Nationwide Series leader's pursuers catch a break? Don't count on it, writes Mark Ashenfelter.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2008
  3. Miller will have his hands full in 12th career start at Kentucky

    Mark Ashenfelter

    Chase Miller will be looking to make a name for himself in Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Kentucky -- but not if points leader Clint Bowyer and the boys have their say, writes Mark Ashenfelter.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2008
  4. With 2007 behind, Hamlin grows with experience

    Mark Ashenfelter

    Denny Hamlin made the Chase in 2007, but it didn't go well after that. Figuring he gained some valuable experience, he's ready to gear it up again in 2008, writes Mark Ashenfelter.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2008
  5. With Junior out of the picture, focus at DEI turns to Truex

    Mark Ashenfelter

    Martin Truex Jr. drove in Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s shadow in 2007. No longer. Now that Junior's out of the DEI picture, writes Mark Ashenfelter, all eyes are on Truex.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2008
  6. Sadler still seeking breakout season at NASCAR's highest level

    Mark Ashenfelter

    Elliott Sadler is his own greatest critic. But the Gillett Evernham Motorsports driver has stopped beating up on himself, even after back-to-back mediocre seasons, writes Mark Ashenfelter.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2008
  7. Five wins in row would be nice, but Cup title even nicer

    Mark Ashenfelter

    Jimmie Johnson can become the first driver in NASCAR's modern era to win five straight races. But crew chief Chad Knaus has his eyes on the bigger prize: a second consecutive Cup title.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2007
  8. Busch hoping to overtake Bowyer for a 1-2-3 Hendrick finish

    Mark Ashenfelter

    Kyle Busch's parting gift for Rick Hendrick? How about a 1-2-3 HMS sweep in the final Chase standings?

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2007
  9. Execution -- not bad luck -- cost Burton in 2007 Chase

    Mark Ashenfelter

    His Chase dreams are all but dead, but Jeff Burton has an opportunity Sunday to do what no other Cup driver has done: win three times at Texas Motor Speedway.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2007
  10. Johnson, Gordon ready for Round 2 at Martinsville

    Mark Ashenfelter

    Jimmie Johnson held off good friend Jeff Gordon to win the spring race at Martinsville Speedway. But the gloves come off Sunday for Round 2, writes Mark Ashenfelter.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2007
  11. Just making Chase not good enough for Truex

    Mark Ashenfelter

    Martin Truex Jr. began the Chase with sky-high expectations. How could things go so wrong so quickly?

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2007
  12. Slow start in Chase puts Hamlin in spoiler role

    Mark Ashenfelter

    Denny Hamlin figures his Chase hopes are all but done, even after a fourth-place finish at Talladega. What does that mean for Hamlin on race day? He has nothing to lose, writes Mark Ashenfelter.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2007
  13. All bets are off when Talladega enters the picture

    Mark Ashenfelter

    A good season can turn bad in a hurry if things go awry at Talladega. The crown jewel of Alabama has a mind of its own, writes Mark Ashenfelter.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2007
  14. Kansas track presents different challenges despite cookie-cutter ...

    Mark Ashenfelter

    It may be a so-called "cookie-cutter" track on paper, but Kansas Speedway presents special challenges for Sunday's Chase racers, writes Mark Ashenfelter.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2007
  15. JJ: Experience priceless in a driver's quest for Chase success

    Mark Ashenfelter

    What's the secret to surviving 10 weeks of pressure-packed racing in the Chase for the Nextel Cup? 2006 champion Jimmie Johnson has the answer: Patience.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2007
  16. Chase mainstay Kenseth still chasing first playoff win

    Mark Ashenfelter

    He's not flashy, but he's consistent. And consistency is why Matt Kenseth has locked up a Chase spot every year since the new playoff format came to life in 2004, writes Mark Ashenfelter.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2007