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  1. NASCAR - The real Sprint Cup season begins at Phoenix Internation...

    Terry Blount

    Time to put all the off-the-track drama in the rearview. We've got a Cup race to run Sunday on the tricky 1-mile oval in the desert that separates the pretenders from the contenders.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2013
  2. NASCAR - Everybody needs something at Kansas

    Terry Blount

    Three drivers -- Danica Patrick, Regan Smith and Carl Edwards -- have something to prove at Kansas on Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2012
  3. NHRA - New crew, new life for Funny Car contender Jack Beckman

    Terry Blount

    If Jack Beckman is going to win the 2012 NHRA Funny Car championship, he'll have to beat his own team to do it. Confused? Yeah, we thought so. Terry Blount spells it out for us.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2012
  4. NASCAR - Monday Rundown - Talladega best bet to break up Brad kes...

    Terry Blount

    It may look like a three-driver breakaway in the Chase, but every driver knows the great equalizer -- Talladega -- is on tap. And that has some drivers actually looking forward to it.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2012
  5. NASCAR - Chase contenders gamble on fuel strategy

    Terry Blount

    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.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2011
  6. NASCAR - Chase contenders and pretenders

    Terry Blount

    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.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2011
  7. Some serious surprises in NASCAR at the halfway mark to the Chase...

    Terry Blount

    You can say this for the halfway mark to the Chase in NASCAR: It's been anything but dull. Among the surprises so far? The struggles of Jeff Burton, Jamie McMurray and Joey Logano.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2011
  8. He may not be leading the standings, but Kyle Busch is putting up...

    Terry Blount

    Kyle Busch is putting up the kind of gaudy statistics that point to him finally being a true contender to win the Sprint Cup championship.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2011
  9. From Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Paul Menard, the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cu...

    Terry Blount

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. in third place? Paul Menard a Chase contender? Jeff Burton not? The 2011 NASCAR season has produced its share of surprises.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2011
  10. A NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at Texas Motor Speedway is bad new...

    Terry Blount

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Do you know about the Texas jinx? It's a bit of a secret, but we'll pass it along. Winning at some tracks is not a good omen for winning the championship that season. Texas Motor Speedway is one of them. Of the 20 Cup winners ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 07, 2011
  11. Kasey Kahne joins Brian Vickers at Red Bull Racing

    Terry Blount

    2010 was supposed to be a breakout season for Team Red Bull. Breakup season was more like it. But Scott Speed is gone, Brian Vickers is healthy and Kasey Kahne is ... well, Kasey Kahne.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2011
  12. The Ford 400's earlier start time fuels concern among the Chase c...

    Terry Blount

    The wild card in Sunday's Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway? The Sprint Cup finale will start and end in daylight. Which begs the question: Who'll be driving off into the sunset?

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2010
  13. Sprint Cup contenders Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harv...

    Terry Blount

    One thing championship contenders Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick can agree on: Seeing Talladega Superspeedway in the rearview is a good thing.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2010
  14. NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup contenders Jimmie Johnson, Denny ...

    Terry Blount

    Talladega gobbles up race cars faster than Joey Chestnut gulps down hot dogs. That's one big-time worry for Chase contenders Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2010
  15. Kyle Busch is still stewing over his run-in with David Reutimann ...

    Terry Blount

    Kyle Busch's run-in with David Reutimann at Kansas was a hot topic Friday at Cali. The great debate: Does a non-Chaser have the right to take out a championship contender?

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2010
  16. Kevin Harvick's run Sunday announces him as a true contender

    Terry Blount

    If Kevin Harvick can finish fifth on a day like Sunday when his car was clearly not very good, maybe this really is his year.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2010