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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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  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. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. NASCAR - Crunching numbers - Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson rule at...

    Matt Willis

    There was a time when Denny Hamlin was an absolute lock at Pocono, and just about any flat track for that matter. But, as is often the case with NASCAR, the field has caught up. Hamlin won his first two career starts at the Tricky Triangle, then was...

    Blog | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  12. NASCAR - Crunching numbers - Brickyard winner Jimmie Johnson adds...

    Matt Willis

    There are few venues across all of sports that are more historic than Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Which makes me, a fan of NASCAR's legacy, a happy man. That being said, I'm well aware that Indianapolis doesn't provide the most thrilling race. That...

    Blog | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  13. NASCAR - Crunching numbers - Breaking down the Brickyard 400

    Matt Willis

    Let's take a trip down memory lane, shall we? All the way back to two weeks ago (wavy lines indicating flashback). Yes, Denny Hamlin was dominating at New Hampshire, but came up just short of the win, as Kasey Kahne was hoisting the trophy that Haml...

    Blog | Conversation | July 26, 2012
  14. 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
  15. NASCAR - Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon are good bets at New Hampsh...

    Matt Willis

    Gather around, y'all, and let me tell you a tale of a pair of NASCAR legends as the sport heads to jolly New England this weekend. One of them is in dire need of a win; the other doesn't need the win, but it'd be the icing on the cake, and icing is d...

    Blog | Conversation | July 12, 2012
  16. NASCAR - Tony Stewart still dominant at Daytona, sort of

    Matt Willis

    There are a lot of great Fourth of July traditions: the Daytona race, barbecues and my annual vacation from work included. But that doesn't stop me from writing these blogs and doing my top-notch research that gets me all the ladies. Some actual hi...

    Blog | Conversation | July 10, 2012