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  1. Kevin Harvick's car damaged as skydiver lands in pits at Texas Mo...

    Terry Blount

    Kevin Harvick's No. 29 Chevrolet was dented in the left side door panel Sunday when a parachute jumper hit the car on pit road as the jumper was about to touch down two hours before the Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2012
  2. 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
  3. NASCAR - Chase standings crowded at the top

    Terry Blount

    This ain't your daddy's Chase, NASCAR Nation. Under the league's new points system, parity rules in the 2011 Sprint Cup playoff, with the top nine drivers separated by only 19 points.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2011
  4. NHRA - Countdown or NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase?

    Terry Blount

    The NHRA Countdown or NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup? Which playoff format is better? If you're 2009 Funny Car champ Robert Hight, it's a no-brainer.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2011
  5. NASCAR - Drivers looking forward to Chase pressure

    Terry Blount

    Week after week, the Sprint Cup Series marches closer to the start of the Chase. As New Hampshire looms, these are tense times for winless drivers such as Ryan Newman.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2011
  6. With Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick coming to tow...

    Terry Blount

    The best Chase race ever at Texas Motor Speedway? With the three front-runners separated by 38 points, it's bound to happen Sunday in the AAA Texas 500.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2010
  7. Here are four interesting stats plus a bonus as the Chase continu...

    Terry Blount

    Here are four stats that may or may not surprise you, along with a note about the Chase after two races: 1) Bobby Labonte has the fewest points of the 31 drivers who have started all 28 events. He is one of only three drivers who have started every ...

    Blog | Conversation | September 28, 2010
  8. Terry Blount: Tweaking the Chase points may not do any good

    Terry Blount

    LOUDON, N.H. -- Giving the Chase drivers their own points race (first through 12th) wouldn't work. It sounds good, but when you do the math, it doesn't change a thing. Had that idea been in place last year, Jimmie Johnson still would have won the t...

    Blog | Conversation | September 18, 2010
  9. Terry Blount: Not much of a race for the Chase, but Richmond is a...

    Terry Blount

    There likely will be only one driver racing for points at Richmond on Saturday (hello, Clint Bowyer), but that may be a good thing. The race to the Chase may not thrill, but the race at Richmond could be a barn burner.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2010
  10. Could Jimmie Johnson wrap up the Sprint Cup title before the seas...

    Terry Blount

    Jimmie Johnson just isn't cooperating in this Chase. NASCAR would like to see the title fight stretch to the Homestead finale. JJ is looking like he'll lock it up by Phoenix.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2009
  11. Expect the unexpected, except with JJ

    Terry Blount

    It's a new year, a new Chase and a new beginning for championship contenders. But it's the same old Jimmie Johnson, who happens to be the best race car driver on the planet.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 17, 2009
  12. Don't expect the Chase makeup to change much between now and Rich...

    Terry Blount

    NASCAR is halfway to the Chase, but don't expect many changes among the playoff 12 in the second half of the regular season. Since the Chase went to 12 drivers in 2007, 11 of the 12 men who were inside the Chase cutoff at the halfway point the last ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 05, 2009
  13. Jimmie Johnson's 106-point Chase lead still a mountain to climb f...

    Terry Blount

    Carl Edwards has cut Jimmie Johnson's Chase lead almost in half the past two races. The Sprint Cup title is still JJ's to lose, but at least Edwards is making things interesting, writes Terry Blount.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2008
  14. Jimmie Johnson had a bad day, but the Sprint Cup leader still has...

    Terry Blount

    If you were waiting for Jimmie Johnson and the 48 team to slip up in the Chase, you got it at Texas. Problem is for the points leader's pursuers, he still salvaged a 15th-place finish, writes Terry Blount.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2008
  15. Where's the drama? Well, you won't find it in the Chase for the S...

    Terry Blount

    The Chase was supposed to add a little playoff buzz during NASCAR's stretch run to Homestead-Miami. Someone forget to tell that to Jimmie Johnson, writes Terry Blount.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2008
  16. Edwards' high-risk 'banzai move' not enough to derail Johnson

    Terry Blount

    Carl Edwards could've played it safe during the stretch run of Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway. But what's the fun in that? Edwards tried every trick in his repertoire to pass Jimmie Johnson on the final lap -- including a barrier-banging "banzai move" -- before conceding victory to the new Chase points leader, writes Terry Blount.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2008