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Going By the Numbers: Calculating NASCAR’s “Biggest Loser”

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Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano and Kurt Busch are all having solid years as a whole. Each driver has won at least one race — two for Harvick and Logano — meaning Chase berths are upon them as long as something doesn’t go royally screwy and knock them out …

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Going By the Numbers: Who’s the Worst of the Best at the All-Star Race?

Jamie McMurray is worst of active drivers who have at least two starts in the Sprint All-Star race with an average finish of about 16th. Not very sporty considering it’s usually a 20 car field. Maybe.

This weekend marks the much-hallowed tradition in sports wherein leagues celebrate their so-called best of the best by letting them play in an exhibition event, the spoils of which are anywhere from home-field advantage to a nice wad of cash. So to honor the running of the Sprint All-Star Race, …

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Going By the Numbers: Biffle Leads Train of Drivers Creeping Up Standings

A lot can change for a driver in five races… just ask Greg Biffle.

These days, it’s incredibly easy to find out who’s among the hottest of the hot inNASCAR — and that’s not just because of our lovely Who’s Hot and Who’s Not feature every Tuesday. With the Internet (and its “Google machine“… thanks, Darrell Waltrip) at their fingertips, fans can log into various websites that’ll …

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Going By the Numbers: Biffle Leads Train of Drivers Creeping Up Standings

A lot can change for a driver in five races… just ask Greg Biffle.

These days, it’s incredibly easy to find out who’s among the hottest of the hot inNASCAR — and that’s not just because of our lovely Who’s Hot and Who’s Not feature every Tuesday. With the Internet (and its “Google machine“… thanks, Darrell Waltrip) at their fingertips, fans can log into various websites that’ll …

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Going By the Numbers: Top-10 NASCAR Variety Hard To Come By In…

While Chase Elliott has set the Nationwide Series on its ear the past few weeks, the rest of the season has been dominated by Sprint Cup interlopers.

A cursory glance at the current point standings in the NASCAR Nationwide Series entering the season’s eighth race reveals one thing: there’s not a whole lot of diversity at the front of the field when it comes to series regulars. Ever since NASCAR mandated that drivers could only declare for points in one of …

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Going By the Numbers: A Week Without Racing Can Bring Relief But Kill Momentum

What driver hasn’t quite lived up to last year’s performance, but has the mojo working to turn that around at anytime? This guy.

The problem? Despite his good standings the last few races, he’ll be back on an even playing field come next week.

Some say momentum doesn’t exist in sports. They’ll say it’s nothing more than a feeling, a faux sense of confidence that doesn’t actually propel a player — or in this case, a driver — to anything more than what they would have achieved on skill, luck or other circumstance alone. …

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Going By the Numbers: A Rookie Winning at Darlington? You’re Funny

Will Matt Kenseth prove that veterans rule Darlington by winning his second straight Southern 500?

You’ve already heard plenty of people run down the extensive list of nicknames Darlington Raceway has made for itself over the years, so I’ll spare you. I will not, however, hold off on talking about how goddamn tough of a track this place can be. When one points at the …

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Going By The Numbers: Five NASCAR Teams In Need Of A Texas Turnaround

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Hey, did you hear? Just one win effectively grants you a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup in 2014! I think that scenario has been mentioned most — if not all — weeks this column has been afloat this season, not to mention in just about every other …

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