In ESPN The Magazine, Ryan McGee writes that a new win-and-you're-in Chase format has drivers gunning even harder for the checkered flag.
Should Kasey Kahne fans be worried? Is knockout qualifying here to stay? Are Jeff Gordon's days numbered? Dr. Racy Ryan, the Internet's only NASCAR advice columnist, has answers.
The best thing about this new Chase system for drivers such as Brad Keselowski? Once you have a win, you have power. And giving up that power is awfully hard to do.
The 2012 Sprint Cup champion has returned to title-contending form after whiffing on the Chase in '13. That's bad news for any driver not named Brad Keselowski.
In ESPN The Magazine, Ryan McGee previews the top 10 garages for NASCAR 2014, aka Chase for the Sprint Cup 4.0.
In ESPN The Magazine, Ryan McGee writes that NASCAR is changing the Chase again (its third tweak in a decade). But is it good for the sport or an attempt to stifle Jimmie Johnson?
This marks the fourth overhaul of stock car racing's postseason since the Chase for the Sprint Cup was introduced in 2004. Which begs the question: Why?
In ESPN The Magazine, Ryan McGee writes that while change can be scary, race fans shouldn't fear. The future of NASCAR is in good (and familial) hands.
Ricky Bobby still consuming your every thought? How about Dale Jr.'s winless drought? Or the Jeff Gordon-Clint Bowyer feud? The Internet's only NASCAR advice columnist is here to help.
It has been a back-and-forth season -- and particularly in the Chase -- between Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth, but JJ showed at Texas why he's the top man in Ryan McGee's Sprint Cup Power Rankings.
Jeff Gordon not a threat to win? C'mon. The four-time Sprint Cup champion hushed his critics Sunday with a resounding, streak-busting victory at Martinsville.
They're tied at the top in the Sprint Cup standings, but which Chase front-runner -- Matt Kenseth or Jimmie Johnson -- gets the nod in Ryan McGee's weekly Power Rankings?
Uh-oh. Jimmie Johnson has the points lead heading to Chase race No. 7 at Martinsville. That's bad news for any championship contender not named Jimmie Johnson.
Last year's Cup champion Brad Keselowski drove around the track with a jack under his car Saturday night. He drove off with the victory at Charlotte as the Chase race heated up without him.
Sprint Cup Chase leader Matt Kenseth and second-place Jimmie Johnson know the good times could come to an end at any time. In fact, others are counting on it.
In ESPN The Magazine's Franchise Issue, Ryan McGee debunks the myth that late-season momentum doesn't make a difference when it comes to the Chase -- and winning the Sprint Cup.