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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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Johnson could spoil Kenseths history

    Matt Willis

    Matt Kenseth's Chase has started about as well as it could, with back-to-back wins at Chicago and New Hampshire putting him atop the points with eight races remaining. That start, although impressive, is not unprecedented. Kenseth is the third...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  9. Is Harvick a legit title threat?

    Matt Willis

    Jared C. Tilton/Getty ImagesKevin Harvick is looking for bigger reasons to celebrate. Kevin Harvick sits fourth in the Sprint Cup Series standings with two races until the Chase, basically a lock to make the Chase for a fourth straight season and th...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Can Keselowski rise again at Phoenix?

    Matt Willis

    AP Photo/Larry PapkeBrad Keselowski has been setting career bests the entire season. Can he do it again at Phoenix?On the surface, the matchup between Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski in Sunday's race at Phoenix looks like a mismatch. In 18 star...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. NASCAR - Crunching numbers - Jeff Gordon surging at the right tim...

    Matt Willis

    NASCAR can be quite fickle. Earlier this season, we saw some races, most notably at Martinsville Speedway, where Jeff Gordon had victory snatched from under his nose. At Pocono Raceway, the pendulum swung back the other way, as it's apt to do. With...

    Blog | Conversation | August 07, 2012