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  1. 18-year-old Elliott closes in on history

    Matt Willis

    Nick Laham/NASCAR via Getty ImagesChase Elliott will try to join his father Bill as NASCAR champions.Much of the attention in the stock car racing world has surrounded the new-format Chase, with drama, both on and off track. Meanwhile, over in the Na...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  2. Sprint Cup Eliminator Round preview

    Matt Willis

    Jared C. Tilton/Getty ImagesJeff Gordon sits atop the standings heading into the Eliminator Round. The field has been trimmed from 12 drivers to eight, and while the Eliminator Round won't feature the drama of a Talladega cutoff race, it will have t...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  3. The Eliminator uses numbers to determine the PGA Championship win...

    Matt Willis

    It takes just a few steps to figure out the winner of the 2014 PGA Championship. ESPN.com's Matt Willis crunches the numbers.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2014
  4. Bumgarner, Giants shut down Mets again

    Matt Willis

    AP Photo/Chris SzagolaMadison Bumgarner two-hit the Mets on Sunday for his second career shutout.Entering Sunday's game, Bartolo Colon was looking to make history for the New York Mets as they hosted the San Francisco Giants, going for his 200th care...

    Blog | August 03, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Sonoma gives sleepers a Chase chance

    Matt Willis

    Robert Laberge/Getty ImagesMartin Truex Jr.'s Sonoma win last season would've been enough to make the Chase.Sunday's race at Sonoma Raceway has a whole new level of importance this year. Based on the new Chase rules, which make wins, instead of point...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  7. The Eliminator uses numbers to determine the U.S. Open winner -- ...

    Matt Willis

    It takes just six steps to figure out the winner of the U.S. Open. ESPN.com's Matt Willis discovers who will win the United States' national championship.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Ryan Hunter-Reay's win epic and close

    Matt Willis

    Last year's Indianapolis 500 set records for leaders, lead changes and average speed, making it a hard act to follow. But the 2014 edition of the race may have done just that, as Ryan Hunter-Reay beat runner-up Helio Castroneves by 0.060 seconds, ...

    Blog | May 25, 2014
  10. Stories abound in 98th Indy 500

    Matt Willis

    Thirty-three drivers will take the green flag early Sunday afternoon (11 a.m. ET on ABC) for the 98th Indianapolis 500, each with their own story. But some are in position to make history. Kurt Busch's Marathon Day It's actually been a marathon ...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  11. Eliminate all but Dustin Johnson at the Masters -- Golf

    Matt Willis

    It takes just six steps for Matt Willis to eliminate every player from the Masters field, save one. He explains why Dustin Johnson will slip on the green jacket Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2014
  12. Hamlin, Gibbs own SpeedWeeks headlines

    Matt Willis

    Tom Pennington/Getty ImagesDenny Hamlin has already won the Sprint Unlimited and his Budweiser Duel this year.The most important part of SpeedWeeks, the three points races for the Camping World Truck, Nationwide and Sprint Cup series, are still yet t...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  13. Rams got a haul in RG III trade

    Matt Willis

    Scott Halleran/Getty ImagesAlec Ogletree is among the players the Rams selected with picks received in the RGIII trade.Less than two years ago, the Washington Redskins made a franchise-changing deal when they traded with the St. Louis Rams to get the...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  14. How does Johnson's championship rate?

    Matt Willis

    Jared C. Tilton/Getty ImagesJimmie Johnson won the 2013 Sprint Cup title.Jimmie Johnson wrapped up his sixth career Sprint Cup Series championship with a ninth-place finish Sunday at Homestead. We already knew that. The talk then quickly turned to wh...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  15. 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
  16. Who has the edge: Kenseth or Jimmie?

    Matt Willis

    Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR/Getty ImagesThrough four Chase races, Matt Kenseth leads Jimmie Johnson by three points. After Saturday's race at Charlotte, the 2013 Chase will be half over, and the story through the first four races has been Matt Kenseth a...

    Blog | October 11, 2013