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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. How legit is Walker's HOF candidacy?

    Matt Willis & Justin Havens

    Brian Bahr/AllSportLarry Walker is one of the most prolific hitters on this year's Hall of Fame ballot.Back for his fourth season on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, Larry Walker hasn't received much of a response or movement in his voting. It was 2...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Junior's popularity & other NASCAR awards

    Matt Willis, ESPN Stats & Info

    Jared C. Tilton/Getty ImagesFor the 11th straight season, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the most popular driver.Jimmie Johnson may have rightfully earned the headlines after winning the 2013 Sprint Cup Series championship, his sixth career title, but he's no...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Kevin Harvick among best to never win title

    Matt Willis, ESPN Stats & Info

    Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images Kevin Harvick won at Phoenix last Sunday to stay mathematically alive for a Sprint Cup title. Kevin Harvick's win last week at Phoenix was his fourth of the season, just one off his Sprint Cup career high, set in 2006. ...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  14. Numbers don't favor Johnson or Kenseth

    Matt Willis & Andrew Davis

    Josh Harrelson/Getty ImagesMatt Kenseth (left) and Jimmie Johnson (right) both are looking to defy recent history. The Sprint Cup schedule has just two stops left this season, and heads to Phoenix Sunday (ESPN, 3 p.m. ET) with two drivers firmly in ...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  15. 44th World Series of Poker Preview

    Matt Willis, ESPN Stats & Information

    AP Photo/Julie Jacobson The World Series of Poker resumes play tonight (8 PM, ESPN2). Play was last held on July 16.The 44th annual World Series of Poker will resume play Monday (8 PM, ESPN2) with nine players still in the mix for the first-place pri...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  16. Kenseth has advantage to break Chase tie

    Tom McKean & Matt Willis

    Jared Tilton/Getty ImagesMatt Kenseth has reason to be confident heading into the stretch run of the Chase.With just three stops remaining on the Sprint Cup schedule, the top two drivers in the standings, Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson, have earned ...

    Blog | November 01, 2013