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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. Bumgarner, Giants shut down Mets again

    Matt Willis

    AP Photo/Chris SzagolaMadison Bumgarner two-hit the Mets on Sunday for his second career shutout.Entering Sunday's game, Bartolo Colon was looking to make history for the New York Mets as they hosted the San Francisco Giants, going for his 200th care...

    Blog | August 03, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Ryan Hunter-Reay's win epic and close

    Matt Willis

    Last year's Indianapolis 500 set records for leaders, lead changes and average speed, making it a hard act to follow. But the 2014 edition of the race may have done just that, as Ryan Hunter-Reay beat runner-up Helio Castroneves by 0.060 seconds, ...

    Blog | May 25, 2014
  7. Stories abound in 98th Indy 500

    Matt Willis

    Thirty-three drivers will take the green flag early Sunday afternoon (11 a.m. ET on ABC) for the 98th Indianapolis 500, each with their own story. But some are in position to make history. Kurt Busch's Marathon Day It's actually been a marathon ...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Rams got a haul in RG III trade

    Matt Willis

    Scott Halleran/Getty ImagesAlec Ogletree is among the players the Rams selected with picks received in the RGIII trade.Less than two years ago, the Washington Redskins made a franchise-changing deal when they traded with the St. Louis Rams to get the...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Breaking down chances for AL wild card

    Matt Willis

    Jason Miller/Getty Images The Indians enter the season's final week with a 1 1/2-game lead for the second AL wild card spot. All together, six teams are still mathematically in the mix for the two American League wild card spots. The Tampa Bay Ra...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  15. 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
  16. 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