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  1. Rick Hendrick retracts statement about Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s recov...

    Terry Blount

    NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick> held a midrace news conference at Kansas Speedway on Sunday to retract his previous statement that Dale Earnhardt Jr. was cleared to race next weekend at Martinsville, Va.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2012
  2. NASCAR - Dale Earnhardt Jr. a winless champion?

    Terry Blount

    How would you feel about a winless champion in NASCAR? And what if that champion was Dale Earnhardt Jr.? Even in an era with increased emphasis (still not enough) on winning, a driver could win the Sprint Cup championship without winning a race. A...

    Blog | Conversation | May 03, 2012
  3. NASCAR dodges points controversy

    Terry Blount

    NASCAR won the lottery with the final race of its dreams Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, a championship fight that came down to a dead heat in the standings when Tony Stewart won the race and Carl Edwards finished second. As incredible as it was...

    Blog | Conversation | November 23, 2011
  4. NASCAR chairman Brian France pleased with Sprint Cup changes

    Terry Blount

    NASCAR chairman Brian France said Sunday that changes NASCAR made for this season -- a simplified points system, adding two wild-card Chase spots and a new qualifying procedure -- have paid off and improved the on-track product.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2011
  5. Rick Hendrick shakes it up after Jimmie Johnson wins his fifth st...

    Terry Blount

    What does a Sprint Cup team owner do after winning an unprecedented fifth straight championship? That's easy: He shakes things up.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2011
  6. The reported Nationwide Series championship shake-up a good move ...

    Terry Blount

    Carl Edwards will not win the Nationwide Series championship this year. Defending champ Brad Keselowski won't either, nor will any other Sprint Cup driver unless he wants to give up his chance at the Cup title. NASCAR reportedly has taken a big step...

    Blog | Conversation | January 11, 2011
  7. The NHRA's Tony Schumacher and NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson could lose...

    Terry Blount

    Stand tall, Tony Schumacher and Jimmie Johnson. If your championship reigns end this week and next, don't despair. You'll be back.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2010
  8. Denny Hamlin isn't about to let up now that he's within striking ...

    Terry Blount

    Denny Hamlin is at the age and experience level in NASCAR at which many drivers win their first championship. He isn't about to let up now that he's back at the track that got his season jump-started.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2010
  9. Bobby Labonte, Matt Kenseth and Bruton Smith dominate the news du...

    Terry Blount

    Just call it musical chairs, NASCAR-style. Bobby Labonte left TRG Motorsports, Matt Kenseth got yet another new crew chief, and Bruton Smith was being ... well, Bruton Smith.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2010
  10. The IndyCar Series keeps having great title chases down to the wi...

    Terry Blount

    Year after year the IndyCar Series produces thrilling championship fights, often down to the last lap of the season. NASCAR wishes it had it so good. So what's the difference-maker?

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2010
  11. NASCAR: JJ's dominance should be embraced

    Terry Blount

    NASCAR chairman Brian France said Friday it's wrong to blame the Chase format for failing to produce a closer championship battle at a time when Jimmie Johnson is dominating Sprint Cup.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2009
  12. A fearless Chase forecast? Jeff Gordon win his fifth title

    Terry Blount

    The way many fans figure it, NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup owes Jeff Gordon a title or two. Terry Blount predicts a fifth championship is finally in Gordon's stars.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2009
  13. It all comes back to the money this season in NASCAR, which is a ...

    Terry Blount

    It was another exciting weekend at the track, but one issue keeps dominating NASCAR. That issue is money, and how thin it may be, and a lack of transparency keeps feeding the uneasiness.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2009
  14. Terry Blount: California or bust

    Terry Blount

    Sunday's Auto Club 500 won't make or break a season, but it'll go a long way toward determining who'll be making a run at the 2009 Sprint Cup title.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2009
  15. Terry Blount: Meet NASCAR's new wild man Scott Speed

    Terry Blount

    He ain't your daddy's NASCAR. But Sprint Cup rookie Scott Speed's live-life-on-the-edge attitude should keep things pretty interesting.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2009
  16. Terry Blount's Blitz: Jimmie Johnson tops list of Blount's Blitz ...

    Terry Blount

    Without further ado, the "winners" of the third annual Blount's Blitz Awards and Razzies ... minus the red-carpet treatment, writes Terry Blount.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2008