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  1. Drivers liking Kentucky Speedway's rough edges

    Terry Blount

    SPARTA, Ky. -- Churchill Downs might be a little dirtier, and it's ancient compared to Bluegrass State neighbor Kentucky Speedway. But the 1.5-mile oval is downright gnarly compared to most racetracks in NASCAR. And that's just how most drivers like ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 27, 2013
  2. NASCAR - The real Sprint Cup season begins at Phoenix Internation...

    Terry Blount

    Time to put all the off-the-track drama in the rearview. We've got a Cup race to run Sunday on the tricky 1-mile oval in the desert that separates the pretenders from the contenders.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2013
  3. NASCAR - '13 season shouldn't disappoint

    Terry Blount

    From NASCAR's return to racing on dirt to Danica Patrick becoming the first woman to run a full Cup schedule in the modern era, 2013 will be a year to remember.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2013
  4. NASCAR - ESPN.com's Chase picks prove solid, but not exact

    Terry Blount

    I don't know about us reading palms or being psychic, but when it comes to predicting the Chase participants, the ESPN.com boys did OK. You can even check it out on the chart at the bottom. Getting it right on 10 out of 12 isn't so bad. Maybe we're ...

    Blog | Conversation | September 13, 2012
  5. NASCAR - Will Clint Bowyer or Jeff Gordon carry their momentum in...

    Terry Blount

    As we saw only last season, any one of the 12 drivers who made the Chase can win the championship, and momentum going in may not matter. So, who does our man like to win it all?

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2012
  6. NASCAR - Odds favor Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, Denny Hamli...

    Terry Blount

    RICHMOND, VA. -- Fourteen drivers enter the final Chase qualifying race Saturday night still uncertain about their playoff status. Here's my take on the odds of whether they stay in or get in after the 400-lap show on the Richmond short track. Firs...

    Blog | Conversation | September 09, 2011
  7. How well do NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers know their cars?

    Terry Blount

    In the old days, wrench-wielding NASCAR drivers knew as much as or more about their race cars than any of their crew members. Today? Not so much.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2011
  8. The best, worst and weirdest from Day 1 of the NASCAR Media Tour

    Terry Blount

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The day started with an entrance by the Energizer Bunny. The afternoon session ended with a new energized Tony Stewart. Earnhardt Ganassi Racing got things started to open the annual NASCAR Media Tour with a luncheon followed by a...

    Blog | Conversation | January 24, 2011
  9. Jamie McMurray's emotional win in the Daytona 500 was life-changi...

    Terry Blount

    FONTANA, Calif. -- "There's no crying in baseball," as we all know from Tom Hanks' famous movie line, but crying is OK in NASCAR. That's what the drivers say about Jamie McMurray's tearful moment after winning the Daytona 500 last week. "You guy...

    Blog | Conversation | February 20, 2010
  10. Some of greatest drivers in NASCAR -- Mark Martin, Bobby Labonte ...

    Terry Blount

    Mark Martin is 0-for-25. Bobby Labonte is 0-for-17. Tony Stewart is 0-for-11. Some of the greatest drivers in NASCAR have never visited Victory Lane at the Daytona 500.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2010
  11. Jimmie Johnson won his fourth consecutive Sprint Cup championship...

    Terry Blount

    Jimmie Johnson won his fourth consecutive Sprint Cup championship, but how much weight does that carry in Terry Blount's rankings of the world's best drivers? Plenty.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2009
  12. A fearless Chase forecast? Jeff Gordon win his fifth title

    Terry Blount

    The way many fans figure it, NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup owes Jeff Gordon a title or two. Terry Blount predicts a fifth championship is finally in Gordon's stars.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2009
  13. The Chase is doing its job again, making what would be a lacklust...

    Terry Blount

    Fans can complain about the Chase until they're blue in the face, but the format is here to stay. Why? As it has before, it's clearly making this season more exciting.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2009
  14. Rick Hendrick didn't have the fastest car at Indy

    Terry Blount

    The good news for all the Cup teams that don't run Hendrick Motorsports power plants under the hood? Earnhardt Ganassi Racing had the fastest car at Indy.

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2009
  15. Handicapping the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    Terry Blount

    At Indy, it's all about kissing the bricks. Who'll pucker up after Sunday's Allstate 400 at the Brickyard? Terry Blount's crystal ball separates the contenders from the pretenders.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2009
  16. How's the Sprint Cup Series at the halfway mark? Up, down and all...

    Terry Blount

    It's been a wild season of ups and downs. Cars are flying, stars are struggling. How are things at the halfway mark? Terry Blount is ready to give out some awards.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2009