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  1. Johnson, Gordon looking for Indy history

    Matt Willis

    Dozier Mobley/Getty ImagesJeff Gordon won the inaugural Brickyard 400 in 1994, and has added three more since.This Sunday, NASCAR will go racing at one of the most historic tracks in motorsports, Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And two of NASCAR's most-...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  2. Expect more wins for Jimmie Johnson

    Matt Willis

    AP Photo/Autostock/Nigel KinradeJimmie Johnson picked up his record eighth Dover victory last fall.It was just a matter of time before Jimmie Johnson won in 2014. He had won in all 12 of his previous full Sprint Cup Series seasons, ranked second in l...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  3. Jimmie Johnson dominates like few others

    Matt Willis

    Getty ImagesJimmie Johnson (left) is in a class with other champs like Roger Federer and Michael Jordan. The odds of Jimmie Johnson winning a sixth Sprint Cup Series championship are pretty good entering Sunday's season finale (1 p.m. ET, ESPN and W...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  4. NASCAR - Jimmie Johnson the best bet at Indy - Brickyard 400

    Matt Willis

    NASCAR heads to one of the most sacred grounds in the world of racing this weekend: Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And I, for one, am excited. Let's break down some of the key storylines for Sunday's race, the 20th running of the Brickyard 400 (1 p.m...

    Blog | Conversation | July 26, 2013
  5. Johnson a Dover dominator

    Matt Willis

    Patrick McDermott/Getty ImagesThere's no clowning around for Jimmie Johnson at Dover, except in his post-race victory celebrations.A cursory glance at recent Dover results makes it clear that Jimmie Johnson has owned the Monster Mile since the start ...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  6. NASCAR - Crunching numbers - Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson rule at...

    Matt Willis

    There was a time when Denny Hamlin was an absolute lock at Pocono, and just about any flat track for that matter. But, as is often the case with NASCAR, the field has caught up. Hamlin won his first two career starts at the Tricky Triangle, then was...

    Blog | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  7. NASCAR - Crunching numbers - Brickyard winner Jimmie Johnson adds...

    Matt Willis

    There are few venues across all of sports that are more historic than Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Which makes me, a fan of NASCAR's legacy, a happy man. That being said, I'm well aware that Indianapolis doesn't provide the most thrilling race. That...

    Blog | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  8. NASCAR - Crunching numbers - Breaking down the Brickyard 400

    Matt Willis

    Let's take a trip down memory lane, shall we? All the way back to two weeks ago (wavy lines indicating flashback). Yes, Denny Hamlin was dominating at New Hampshire, but came up just short of the win, as Kasey Kahne was hoisting the trophy that Haml...

    Blog | Conversation | July 26, 2012
  9. NASCAR - Beware Greg Biffle at Kentucky Speedway

    Matt Willis

    Here we are this weekend at Kentucky Speedway, a track where the key statistic coming into the race may be the number of parking spots added (PSA) since last year's debacle. But let's stick to the quality of the racing, and not whether the parking w...

    Blog | Conversation | June 28, 2012
  10. NASCAR - Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johns...

    Matt Willis

    Greetings to all my NASCAR stat-loving, knowledge-seeking friends. You know who you are. Today, let's talk a little Michigan, since that's the next race on the schedule and all. It's a repaved Michigan, which means speeds on an already-fast track a...

    Blog | Conversation | June 14, 2012
  11. NASCAR - Jimmie Johnson's win was easy to call

    Matt Willis

    For last Thursday's blog, I wrote that we were in line for a dominant Jimmie Johnson day and that Dover was the best of Johnson's tracks. THE PROPHECY HAS BEEN FULFILLED!!! Actually, I can't claim any clairvoyant tendencies. Johnson's strength and ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 05, 2012
  12. NASCAR - Jimmie Johnson is a monster at Dover International Speed...

    Matt Willis

    This weekend at Dover, it looks like the stars are aligning for a classic, dominant Jimmie Johnson kind of day. His team, Hendrick Motorsports, has won the past four events: two points races (Johnson at Darlington and Kasey Kahne at Charlotte) to g...

    Blog | Conversation | May 31, 2012
  13. NASCAR - What do the numbers say about Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch...

    Matt Willis

    I'll be the first to admit that numbers can be misleading. Of course, except mine. My statistics have only good intentions, looking to guide you and me together on a path of enlightenment. But other numbers can be misleading, especially when it com...

    Blog | Conversation | May 24, 2012
  14. NASCAR - Rick Hendrick's 200th win an organizational triumph

    Matt Willis

    One of the interesting aspects of NASCAR is that it is both a team and individual sport. There's only one driver in the car but countless people put in the work at the body shop, engine shop, on pit road and atop the pit box. Not to mention people w...

    Blog | Conversation | May 15, 2012
  15. NASCAR - Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne solid Darlington picks

    Matt Willis

    When a usually dominant superpower slows down from its normal winning ways, we as sports fans want to know, "What's wrong with X?" Whether it's the Yankees, Patriots, Lakers or Hendrick Motorsports, domination is the norm, and anything less leaves ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 10, 2012
  16. NASCAR - Winless Jimmie Johnson setting the pace

    Matt Willis

    Here we are at the quarter-pole mark of the season, and this space is usually reserved for me telling you what I think you should watch for in Sunday's race. But the truth is, it's my blog, my rules, and I feel like looking back over the first nine...

    Blog | Conversation | May 03, 2012