Richard Childress -- then a hardscrabble owner/driver in NASCAR -- got his first look at Indianapolis Motor Speedway 35 years ago and said, "We could do it." And that's where it really started, writes Ed Hinton.
Should there be a road course in the Chase? What impact will the Sonoma win have on Carl Edwards' future? Is Kevin Harvick a championship favorite? Will we have 16 winners by Richmond? Our experts have at it.
Who'll enter the Chase with the most wins? Should teams be allowed to work on cars if the track causes damage? Will RCR miss the playoffs? Which winless drivers will break through? Our experts have at it.
Ryan Hunter-Reay could have followed the siren song to other forms of racing, but he grew up dreaming of the Indy 500. His dreams -- and that of many American fans -- came true Sunday, Ed Hinton writes.
The Rahals and Andrettis have an outsize impact as American racing's Hatfields and McCoys. A dream scenario Sunday? Graham Rahal and Marco Andretti wheel to wheel for the Indy 500 victory, Ed Hinton writes.