Unpublished championship stories

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During a sports journalism class I took at the University of Tennessee, my professor — Phil Kaplan, south region assistant sports editor for USA TODAY Network — invited writers to speak to us, tell us about their experience on the job. One of those speakers was Mike Wilson, Tennessee athletics beat writer for the Knoxville […] READ MORE


Chase Elliott rebounds from pre-race penalty to win championship

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Chase Elliott climbed out of the car and lied his head on the roof for a moment; absorbing everything. Then he hopped off and jumped into the arms of his pit crew. After his trackside interview with NBC, he walked over and hugged his father, Bill Elliott, and mother, Cindy Elliott. “All you can dream […] READ MORE


Harvick misses championship cut, despite late rally

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Kevin Harvick found a secluded spot in his motorhome and talked to the media. Sporting a hoodie and glasses, he answered everyone’s questions like the professional he is. Not one to wear his heart on his sleeve, but not the stone cold stoic, either, he hid his disappointment well. Most people wouldn’t take missing the cut […] READ MORE


Keselowski throws hat into title hunt with win at Loudon

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Much of the talk this past week in the NASCAR world surrounded Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick. Whether it was their bumping and banging on the final lap of last year’s NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, their fights for the lead in multiple races this season or trading the lead in the waning […] READ MORE


Odds on Odds: Geico 500

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For the second time this season, the Nascar Cup Series hits a superspeedway. This means betting will be nearly impossible to predict in the Geico 500. Odds on Odds: Geico 500 Sunday when the series returns to the Talladega Superspeedway, many things will be watched for. There will be a new package in play following […] READ MORE


Odds on Odds: Toyota 500

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We have finally started the race season back up and did so with a blast. Sunday was a special event at Darlington Raceway and it delivered. If you didn’t get enough racing on Sunday, then good news for you we have more Wednesday for the Toyota 500. Odds on Odds: Toyota 500 Many sports books […] READ MORE


The Race to Replace Jimmie Johnson in 2021

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At the end of last year 7-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Jimmie Johnson, announced that the 2020 season would be his last. Fans are curious who will replace the legendary Johnson in 2021. Johnson spent his entire Cup career in the #48, gathering 83 wins so far. The Race to Replace Jimmie Johnson in 2021 […] READ MORE


Odds on Odds: Pennzoil 400

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Las Vegas, known for its gambling, action events and lights will turn it’s attention to another action packed event. Sunday afternoon, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be the main focus in Sin City with the 22nd running of the Pennzoil 400. Let’s go ahead and mix racing with gambling and see what we can […] READ MORE


The White Zone: Let’s not neuter racing at Daytona and Talladega

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Just after 10 p.m., Monday, NASCAR announced that Ryan Newman‘s injuries were non-life threatening. I as well as many others in the NASCAR world breathed a heavy sigh of relief. Newman’s wasn’t the worst I’ve seen covering auto racing; that belongs to Joe Graf Jr.‘s wreck in a pro late model race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Hell, […] READ MORE


Odds on Odds: 2020 Daytona 500

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Sunday, the 62nd running of the ‘Great American Race’ the Daytona 500 will begin a new season. The 2020 Daytona 500 is setting up to be one of the best races and most wide open. It will also mark a new era for Nascar and many drivers. As we sit down for Sunday’s race there […] READ MORE