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  1. Sprint Cup Eliminator Round preview

    Matt Willis

    Jared C. Tilton/Getty ImagesJeff Gordon sits atop the standings heading into the Eliminator Round. The field has been trimmed from 12 drivers to eight, and while the Eliminator Round won't feature the drama of a Talladega cutoff race, it will have t...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. NASCAR - Denny Hamlin had speed but little luck at New Hampshire

    Matt Willis

    As is my custom when I'm not traveling the Eastern seaboard, gallivanting about on vacation, I was participating in the ESPN.com chat during Sunday's Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire. When asked what I thought about Denny Hamlin's chances to win whe...

    Blog | Conversation | July 17, 2012
  9. NASCAR - Joey Logano now a repeat Sprint Cup winner

    Matt Willis

    Almost three years ago, Joey Logano was mired in a subpar Sprint Cup race in a very mediocre rookie season. Sitting 24th in points, Logano spun after the halfway point at New Hampshire, which allowed him to play pit strategy when the weather began to...

    Blog | Conversation | June 12, 2012
  10. NASCAR - Brad Keselowski's power move at Talladega

    Matt Willis

    When Brad Keselowski got his first career Sprint Cup win at Talladega Superspeedway three years ago, I think people chalked it up to an upset Talladega win. It was for a team that had never won a Cup race, in Keselowski's fifth career start, and he ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2012
  11. NASCAR - Jeff Gordon's historic run at Martinsville Speedway cut ...

    Matt Willis

    Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway had a little something for everyone. It had long green-flag runs, slam-and-bang racing, heated tempers, controversial cautions and even a beacon of light for the conspiracy theorists out there in Davi...

    Blog | Conversation | April 03, 2012
  12. NASCAR - Crunching numbers on the Sprint Cup Series at Auto Club ...

    Matt Willis

    The first round of my annual NASCAR Bracket of Massive Significance was nothing if not mad. Bristol wrecking and bad luck led to such upsets as Bobby Labonte over Jeff Gordon, Brian Vickers over Jimmie Johnson, and David Gilliland over Carl Edwards...

    Blog | Conversation | March 22, 2012
  13. NASCAR - Crunching numbers on the Sprint Cup Series at Bristol Mo...

    Matt Willis

    What a great time to be a sports fan! NASCAR is in full swing, but right now, it gets overshadowed by the NCAA tournament. But why let the college hoops fans have all the fun and enjoyment that brackets can bring? For the past few years, I've had ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2012
  14. NASCAR - Crunching numbers on Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon at L...

    Matt Willis

    Looking straight up at the Sprint Cup winners at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, two teams have dominated Victory Lane -- Hendrick Motorsports and Roush Fenway Racing, combining to win 12 of the 14 races at the track. And although Kyle Busch and Carl Edw...

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2012
  15. 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
  16. NASCAR - Is this the real start of Gordon's drive for five?

    Matt Willis

    It should be pretty widely accepted that this is the best sports time of the year. We have the Chase, the start of college and pro football, baseball pennant races, and so on. But, I'm here to talk Chase, since that's probably why you clicked on me....

    Blog | Conversation | September 12, 2011