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By HEATHER WILLIAMS and Eyewitness Sports | September 21, 2012
They call the New Hampshire Motor Speedway the "Magic Mile. " I gotta be honest, I have no idea why. But can tell you that New Hampshire has the potential to be magical in both a good and bad way for most of the 12 chase drivers. If you are Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson or Denny Hamlin a win would make you look like a wizard after two weeks into the chase. If you are Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth or Kevin Harvick a bad run at New Hampshire to make your championship hopes disappear. "It was a disappointing result (in Chicago)
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By HEATHER WILLIAMS and Eyewitness Sports | September 27, 2013
After the race last week in New Hampshire, it really looks like the Chase for the Championship is a three team race, with everyone trying to catch Matt Kenseth. So I'll the question, for everyone other than Kenseth, Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson...Is it over if you don't win at Dover? It's a legitimate question. Busch is 14 points behind Kenseth, Johnson 18. Then there is a 36 point gap back to forth place Carl Edwards. Under the current point system 36 point is a lot of ground to make up in eight races.
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By HEATHER WILLIAMS and Eyewitness Sports | April 13, 2012
After a week off, it's time to round 'em up and head to the Texas Motor Speedway. All the manufactures have enjoyed some success at Texas, but this is a really good track for Roush Fenway Fords. Matt Kenseth won the spring race one year ago. In all Roush has eight times in Texas. “I love racing at Texas and it's been one of our best race tracks. I've got some great memories from that place and it's a fun place to win a race," said Carl Edwards who has three of those wins, including a sweep in 2008.
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By HEATHER WILLIAMS and Eyewitness Sports | July 30, 2011
Ask your average sports fan what they know about racing, and the first think most will say is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There is just something special about that famed yard of bricks. For NASCAR drivers there is no doubt that the Daytona is number one. And even though NASCAR has only been coming to Indy for 18 years, it has quickly become two, and in many drivers eyes, even one "a. " "It ranks up there, possibly number one," said four time Indy winner Jeff Gordon. It makes sense.
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By HEATHER WILLIAMS and Eyewitness Sports | June 7, 2013
Sometimes I know I date myself with some of my pop culture references, and yet I can help myself. The strange grinning man in the photo is 80's SNL character Ed Grimley and he love the triangle. This week, so do I. For all the complaining NASCAR fans do about cookie cutter tracks, this has go to be one of the best stretches of the year. Dover last week, Pocono this week, Sonoma in two weeks. We are in the middle of a stretch that includes some of the sports most unique tracks. This week's stop, Pocono, is one crazy track.
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By HEATHER WILLIAMS and Eyewitness Sports | August 3, 2012
If you are asking yourself, "weren't we just in Pocono?"  The answer is almost. It was just seven races ago that NASCAR visited Pocono, by far the shortest time between visits to the same race track. And according to Joey Logano that makes coming back to Pocano, that much easier. "When the races are closer, your notes relate a lot better than it is coming to a racetrack a whole year later, because a lot of things can be different a year later," said Logano. "Your general set up of a car usually changes a lot throughout a year.  Your chassis usually changes and your bodies are different.  It's hard to go back on what you have and improve on that.  Usually come with a whole different package.
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By HEATHER WILLIAMS and Eyewitness Sports | July 5, 2013
And you thought NASCAR didn't have a draft. Oh sure at Daytona and Talladega there is drafting, but restictor plate racing is also as close to a draft as we get in NASCAR. How you might ask? Because speed, horse power, driving have very little to do with who wins at these tracks. No this week at Daytona the track picks who wins. There are from time to time some surprises, just like any draft. And there are comers and goers along the way to picking a winner. Rarely does the guy leading at halfway win, heck most of the time the guy leading at the white flag doesn't win. "The nerve-wracking stuff doesn't start until about 20 (laps)
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By HEATHER WILLIAMS and Eyewitness Sports | September 7, 2012
Okay, let's talk playoffs. There are technically eight drivers still alive to make the NASCAR Chase for the Championship. But unless your name is Kasey Kahne, Jeff Gordon or Kyle Busch, you basically have to win and get some help to get in. "We're confident coming into this weekend," said Busch. "We feel like we've always done well here.  We have really good notes that we have a good basis for being able to run well here and have a good foundation to start practice with.  We'll continue to do some of the same things that we've always done here in the past to make our car what it needs to be for the race on Saturday night.
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