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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. NASCAR - Carl Edwards is Mr. Consistency in Chase for Cup

    Matt Willis

    Having reached the midway point of the Chase, it's time to reflect, mull things over and meditate on what we've learned. Note: This isn't just my intro; it's homework. Get mulling. First, we just can't count Jimmie Johnson out (more on that later)....

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2011
  6. NASCAR - Chase contenders outnumber playoff pretenders

    Matt Willis

    The theme for the 2011 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup so far, at least for this humble researcher, is competition. Not only do we have a tie atop the standings, with Kevin Harvick getting the tiebreaker and therefore the points lead over Carl Edwar...

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2011
  7. NASCAR - Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon have edge at Loudon

    Matt Willis

    Color me intrigued by the Chase so far (or for our international friends, colour me intrigued) Chicago provided a wild start, with fuel-mileage issues and penalties resulting in a shuffled Chase field in a year with a new points system in which poo...

    Blog | Conversation | September 22, 2011
  8. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series number crunching for Phoenix Internation...

    Matt Willis

    We got what we asked for, a tight Chase for the championship involving multiple drivers that's coming right down to the wire. Hey, we didn't need eliminations, or a mid-Chase points reset, or any sort of artificial sweetener to make it close, either....

    Blog | Conversation | November 11, 2010
  9. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series number crunching for Auto Club Speedway

    Matt Willis

    You know, I consider myself (and therefore you should, too) a thoughtful, logical person. My arguments are sensible, my points sound. With that established, I have something to tell the NASCAR legions who want to complicate the Chase with ideas of el...

    Blog | Conversation | October 07, 2010
  10. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series number crunching for New Hampshire Motor...

    Matt Willis

    Hello, and welcome to the Chase. Despite Denny Hamlin's 60-point head start over several drivers, the title is literally anyone's to win. Well, at least among the 12 playoff contenders. I still don't recommend taking Dale Earnhardt Jr. We've heard f...

    Blog | Conversation | September 16, 2010
  11. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series number crunching for Atlanta

    Matt Willis

    I'd be remiss if I didn't use this little digital space to talk about Boris Said's Nationwide Series win at Montreal. We are coming off a bye week for Sprint Cup, and the Race to the Chase seems to be a mere formality at this point. It's not too oft...

    Blog | Conversation | September 02, 2010