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Ten reasons to remember this Sprint Cup season

December 9th, 2014 9:07 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The NASCAR Sprint Cup season had its official ending last Friday night with the annual awards banquet. There are 10 reasons, however, why the 2014 season will be one to remember during the offseason.

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Football, Yankee Stadium, Jordan favorites in Readers' Replies

Football, Yankee Stadium, Jordan favorites in Readers' Replies

November 27th, 2014 8:28 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Several weeks ago I asked the readers of the Johnson City Press to share their opinions with three specific sports questions. There were clear winners in each category with each of the three major sports represented.

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Harvick has a title-worthy effort in Chase

Harvick has a title-worthy effort in Chase

November 18th, 2014 10:08 pm by Jeff Birchfield

No matter how one views NASCAR's new playoff format, it's hard to argue against Kevin Harvick being a deserving champion.

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Defining moment of Chase still to come

Defining moment of Chase still to come

November 11th, 2014 9:35 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Brad Keselowski trying to go split the middle between Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon at Texas has been the big moment of this year's NASCAR's Chase, but the real defining moment will be this weekend at Homestead.

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NASCAR got just what it wanted in new format

NASCAR got just what it wanted in new format

November 4th, 2014 9:33 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it. The old phrase comes to mind with NASCAR's changes to its Sprint Cup playoff format.

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Most of the Sprint Cup field is not all about that Chase

Most of the Sprint Cup field is not all about that Chase

October 28th, 2014 9:58 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Dale Earnhardt Jr. highlighted the fact that winning races remains the primary focus for most of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series field on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway.

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NASCAR could get stuck with another one-win champ

NASCAR could get stuck with another one-win champ

October 21st, 2014 9:57 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Will justice be served in NASCAR's "Chase for the Sprint Cup" championship? To this point, it has been to a certain extent.

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What should we expect at Talladega?

What should we expect at Talladega?

October 14th, 2014 9:46 pm by Jeff Birchfield

With one NASCAR Sprint Cup race to go before the Chase field is sliced from 12 drivers to eight, what should one expect this Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway? Honestly, I don't know.

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Next two races first real test for new Chase

Next two races first real test for new Chase

October 7th, 2014 10:35 pm by Jeff Birchfield

The next two weekends at Charlotte at Talladega present the first real test of the new NASCAR "Chase for the Sprint Cup" playoffs. Up until now, the best performing drivers have been rewarded by making the Chase and advancing to the next round.

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Teams, fans navigating new format

Teams, fans navigating new format

September 30th, 2014 9:48 pm by Jeff Birchfield

Three races down and they've hit the reset button. Many people have asked about NASCAR's new championship format so hopefully this will make things as simple as possible.

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Readers, your input is needed

Readers, your input is needed

September 29th, 2014 6:48 am by Jeff Birchfield

Readers can share their thoughts with letters to the editor and with online comments, but I want to expand on that.

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