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  1. NASCAR - Dale Earnhardt Jr. makes some history at Michigan

    Matt Willis

    Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Michigan win on Sunday did a lot of things for a lot of people. It stirred up emotions. It set off a firestorm, both in support of his "being back," and of the "one win doesn't mean anything" variety. It also solidified his sta...

    Blog | Conversation | June 17, 2012
  2. 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
  3. NASCAR - Kyle Busch gaining Chase momentum

    Matt Willis

    Occasionally all this number digging and stat crunching pays off. I know our "NASCAR Now" analysts appreciate it, but let's be honest, it's nice when I sound smart. Nearly two months ago, before the Kentucky race, I wrote that despite being third in...

    Blog | Conversation | August 23, 2011
  4. NASCAR - Roush Fenway Racing the class of Michigan field

    Matt Willis

    This NASCAR season has me befuddled, and I love it. There have been 15 different race winners already, with five of them winning for the first time. There's been no dominant driver, as Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick co-lead the series with three wins...

    Blog | Conversation | August 19, 2011
  5. Crunching Numbers: Denny Hamlin went against history for Michigan...

    Matt Willis

    Call it the Curse of Jimmie Johnson. Do it because I told you to! Jeff Gordon finished second to Johnson in points in 2007. The next year, he went winless. Carl Edwards was second in 2008 and Mark Martin in 2009, and both failed to visit Victory La...

    Blog | Conversation | June 21, 2011
  6. Crunching Numbers: Is Jimmie Johnson due at Michigan?

    Matt Willis

    Let me start throwing some numbers at you, since that's sort of my thing. How about 0-for-18 ... well, I guess that's a couple of numbers. But that's Jimmie Johnson's career record at Michigan, with just a pair of top-5 finishes in that time. He...

    Blog | Conversation | June 16, 2011
  7. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series number crunching after Michigan

    Matt Willis

    I'm feeling the itch again, my friends and loyal readers. It's soapbox time! This week, it's something random that started bothering me during the Michigan race. If you're like me (and if not, there's still time!), you've noticed that there's been a...

    Blog | Conversation | August 17, 2010
  8. Matt Willis: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series number crunching for the Ca...

    Matt Willis

    I did some major thinking (stand back) after I made an appearance on ESPN Radio in Indianapolis in the days leading up to the Brickyard 400. My question, spurred by a joking question from a friend: Am I now a celebrity? My answer is yes, but I am th...

    Blog | Conversation | August 12, 2010
  9. NASCAR Sprint Cup numbers after the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips ...

    Matt Willis

    Greetings, my friends. Welcome back to everybody's favorite Tuesday-based breakdown of the weekend's Sprint Cup race. You don't have to read it on Tuesday, although I definitely recommend doing so for freshness sake. Sometimes it's important to paus...

    Blog | Conversation | June 15, 2010
  10. NASCAR Sprint Cup numbers for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 40...

    Matt Willis

    During the races this season, I've had a lot of fun chatting and providing live race updates on ESPN.com (cheap plug, not even thinly veiled). It has led to me having a pretty solid feel for the pulse of the NASCAR fan. So I thought I'd take this o...

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2010
  11. Crunching Sprint Cup numbers after Bristol

    Matt Willis

    Let's all take a second to exhale. In the past few weeks, we've seen rain postponements, fuel mileage races and an upset win thrown in here and there. It makes a Bristol race look relatively tame in comparison. Meanwhile, the bubble picture remains...

    Blog | Conversation | August 25, 2009
  12. Crunching Sprint Cup numbers after Michigan

    Matt Willis

    I decided to watch the end of the PGA Championship live this week with some friends, and then that night caught the Michigan race on my trusty DVR. Hooray for technology! So right after I watched Y.E. Yang outduel Tiger Woods down the stretch, to th...

    Blog | Conversation | August 18, 2009
  13. Crunching Sprint Cup numbers for Michigan

    Matt Willis

    When I was out at Indianapolis a couple of weeks ago, I got some time after the prerace "NASCAR Now" show and before the race to wander around the merchandise trailers and soak in the experience of my first trip to the Brickyard. On a side note, I w...

    Blog | Conversation | August 13, 2009
  14. Crunching Sprint Cup numbers after Michigan

    Matt Willis

    I found myself pondering Sunday's race at Michigan, as I often find myself pondering the great questions of life. The future, outer space, cartoon characters -- I've always been fond of Huckleberry Hound. But this week's area of pondering dealt with...

    Blog | Conversation | June 16, 2009
  15. Crunching Sprint Cup numbers for Michigan

    Matt Willis

    The other day, I was playing the hypothetical game, as I'm apt to do. The question was, "If you were starting your own NASCAR team, who would you want as the driver(s)?" Now, of course, you have to put some limits on it. Obviously, you're not going ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 11, 2009