One on One: Can Rico Abreu Be A Championship-Caliber Driver in the NASCAR Ranks?

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Column by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman and Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell — Getty Images for NASCAR photo — One year ago, when Rico Abreu won his first-career Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals A-main, he became a household name after already being a sensation among dirt track fans in the United States. Then, the four-foot-four …

Marshall’s Mind Blog: With Second Chance In Hand, David Ragan Has a Shot to Crash 2015 Chase Grid

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OCEAN CITY, Md. – Blog by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Sarah Glenn/Getty Images North America photo – With the bombshell dropping that Unadilla, Georgia native David Ragan would be piloting Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 18 for the injured Kyle Busch, multiple questions shot across social media – the biggest concerning Ragan’s chances to make the Chase …

Marshall’s Mind Blog: Dear NASCAR, It’s Time To Bring Back The Short Tracks

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OCEAN CITY, Md. – Blog by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshal l Gabell – Gregg Forwerck/Getty Images North America photo – Dear NASCAR, It has been long enough. We’ve been sitting on our couches watching races for at least three hours, and most of the time we have drifted into a nap. That needs to change. Since the 1900s, …

Marshall’s Mind Blog: Hamlin Survived; Now It’s Time to Close the Deal at Homestead

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Blog by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Tom Pennington/Getty Images North America photo – Well, it has been a nail-biting nine weeks in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. After shock eliminations, surprising moves and a whole lot of drama, we’re down to one race to determine a Sprint Cup champion for 2014 — and …

Marshall’s Mind Blog: Is Hamlin A Title Threat? Count On It.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Blog by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Jerry Markland/Getty Images North America photo – Sometimes it’s hard to remember that Joe Gibbs Racing pilot Denny Hamlin has been unable to climb the highest mountain and capture an elusive Sprint Cup Series championship following a successful eight seasons in the league – however, in a …

Marshall’s Mind Blog: Spoiler Alert; Drivers Who Could Crash the Chase Grid Before Season’s End

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Blog by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Jared Tilton/Getty Images North America photo – It’s bound to happen during a 10 race span. It’s inevitable. There’s going to be at least one race where a non-Chase driver is able to capture a triumph and outrun the favorites. It’s now a simple question: which non-Chaser …

Marshall’s Mind Blog: Larson at Critical Stage in Quest to Make the Chase Grid

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Blog by Race Chaser Online Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images North America photo – 2012 NASCAR K&N East Pro Series champion Kyle Larson has flourished in his rookie campaign in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and with three races remaining before the Chase Grid is been set he’s aiming to be a candidate in the …

Marshall’s Mind Blog: Menard Making Strides in 2014; Using Consistency to Contend for Chase Grid Berth

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EAU CLAIRE, WI – Blog by Race Chaser Online Correspondent Marshall Gabell – Jerry Markland/Getty Images North America photo – 2011 Brickyard 400 champion Paul Menard’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career hasn’t been plastered with success to date, but this season he is beginning to show marked improvements that could place him in championship contention. Menard, 33, has been received …