The wild card in this Chase? Fuel mileage. It's the great equalizer for the 12 playoff drivers trying to win a Sprint Cup championship.
Sorry, Dale, Denny, Tony and Ryan. Y'all are pretenders in this Chase. The contenders? The rest of the playoff field, led by five-time defending champ Jimmie Johnson.
Jimmie Johnson's never won at Michigan, but he's come close. What's the problem? Fuel mileage has bitten him more than once, and those Roush boys are charging hard.
The No. 1 Chevrolet driven by Martin Truex Jr. did not pass a post-race inspection when NASCAR officials discovered the right rear quarter panel was too high on the car.
Nobody had anything to cover Mark Martin on Saturday night at Chicagoland Speedway, but that didn't mean he won easily. A frantic double-file restart battle took place down the stretch, but as is so often not the case, the right guy won anyway.
NASCAR drivers love to run a night race. Make it a Saturday night and they're even more excited, but Chicagoland Speedway has some tricks up its sleeve to make things tough.
With crew chief Tony Eury Jr. calling the shots for Brad Keselowski -- and not famous cousin Dale Earnhardt Jr. -- things could get very interesting Saturday night at Chicagoland Speedway.
After another boring race at one of NASCAR's so-called cookie-cutter tracks, the Car of Tomorrow can't arrive at those intermediate ovals soon enough, writes Terry Blount.
Mark Martin and Elliott Sadler will race Sunday in backup cars after wrecking in practice Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Friday that he probably will put Brad Keselowski in his No. 88 Chevrolet Busch car for three races, starting next weekend at Chicagoland Speedway.
The only thing Texas Motor Speedway has in common with the so-called cookie-cutter tracks on the Cup circuit is the length. Rest assured, this 1.5-mile oval in Fort Worth has a mind of its own.