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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. 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
  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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Patrick a pioneer, approaching milestone

    Matt Willis, ESPN Stats & Info

    Tom Pennington/Getty Images Danica Patrick will set a notable record on Saturday night.Saturday night at Bristol, Danica Patrick will again make NASCAR history when she makes her 34th career Sprint Cup Series start, breaking a tie with Janet Guthrie...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Action aplenty Sunday at Talladega

    Matt Willis

    Jared C. Tilton/Getty ImagesLast year, Brad Keselowski was the first car across at Talladega. Talladega Superspeedway is the longest, highest-banked track on the Sprint Cup Series circuit -- and it's also one of the wildest. What should you know ...

    Blog | May 04, 2013
  12. Is Brad Keselowski Bristols new bully?

    Matt Willis, ESPN Stats & Information

    Sean Gardner/NASCAR/Getty ImagesBrad Keselowski has done well recently at Bristol, winning 2 of the past 3 events. NASCAR heads to one of its most popular and well-known tracks this week, Bristol Motor Speedway. It's a venue that has lent itself to ...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  13. Keselowski consistency spells Cup title run

    Matt Willis, ESPN Stats & Information

    AP Photo/Larry PapkeBrad Keselowski leads Jimmie Johnson by 20 points entering the finale in Homestead.To lock up his first Sprint Cup Series championship Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Brad Keselowski needs only to finish in the top 15. It seem...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  14. Raw speed makes Johnson Chase favorite

    Matt Willis, ESPN Stats & Information

    Last season's Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup came down to a final-race, down-to-the-closing-lap battle between Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards. Stewart won the title in unprecedented fashion: a tiebreaker over Edwards. JohnsonNot pictured in th...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  15. Busch's Richmond success bolsters hopes

    Matt Willis

    AP Photo/Russell LaBounty Kyle Busch won earlier this season at Richmond, his fourth win in the last seven races at the track. Busch enters the Chase cutoff race with a 12-point lead over Jeff Gordon for the final Chase spot. With just one race rem...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  16. NASCAR - Crunching numbers - Jeff Gordon not so great at Watkins ...

    Matt Willis

    Being a NASCAR statistical blogger is about more than just the numbers, the women and the riches. It's about righting wrongs and informing your loyal fans about any misconceptions. Today, I'm doing a public service. And I'm doing that by telling you...

    Blog | Conversation | August 09, 2012