Stewart Inspiration Kicks Off the Chase at Chicagoland

Tony Stewart driver of the #14 Chevrolet sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on Sept 16, 2011 in Joliet, IL

Stewart during 2011 practice at Chicagoland Speedway
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The midwest has it’s share of NASCAR drivers and midwesterners love cheering for their favorite guys and gals on the track – especially at Chicagoland Speedway, the first race in every drivers’ quest to win a coveted Sprint Cup championship.

Last year, Indiana native Tony Stewart, won at Chicagoland Speedway inspiring everyone by getting his first of five wins in the ten-race Chase and his third Cup championship. His #14 team went from, Stewart’s own assessment of not even belonging in the field of title contenders, to becoming the best of the rest and winning the 2011 Sprint Cup trophy.  Continue reading

Chase Tracker – The Contenders after Bristol

Bristol met all expectations in bringing beating and banging, helmet throwing and Race to the Chase shakeups.  

Only two to go, to determine who’s in and who’s out of the competition for the 2012 Sprint Cup championship.

So let’s talk about who is fizzling on the backstretch, who has a bubble about to burst and who is revving up their motors by cranking it up with their game on.  Continue reading

Hendrick Motorsports Chasing History

Johnson, Earnhardt Jr, Gordon with Mr. Hendrick on 2012 media day
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by Michelle Lesener

Due to NASCAR’s rule of four cars per team, the most that one organization can hope for is that all four of them teams make the Chase. 

However due to affiliations that NASCAR allows, history could be made this year at Richmond as we could see five, possibly six, drivers with ties to one organization’s engine program, making the Chase.

That one organization is Hendrick Motorsports.

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