March 17, 2014

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service

Before we travel too far down the path of wrong thinking, there’s one thing followers of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing should understand — namely, that there is little statistical significance to the fact that four different drivers have won the first four races of the season. Continue reading “Don’t read too much into four different winners in the first four Sprint Cup races”

Brendan Gaughan & the Georgetown Hoyas

NASCAR driver Brendan Gaughan, who drives the No. 33 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet in the Nationwide Series and No. 2 Chevrolet 8 Camping World Series, is a former walk-on basketball player for the Georgetown Hoyas, lettering in 1995, 1996 and 1997. Gaughan, who was roommates with Allen Iverson on the road, played on two Big East regular season championship teams, as well as one NCAA Elite Eight appearance.

The Las Vegas native likes Georgetown’s chances when the No. 3-seeded Hoyas open up NCAA Tournament play against No.14 Belmont on Friday. He shares some of his thoughts:

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Kasey Kahne On Fire As Hendrick Move Nears

Most drivers competing in a lame-duck situation could be content to play out the string this late in the season. Not so for Kasey Kahne.

Even as the Red Bull Racing team faces offseason uncertainty, a bright spot has been Kahne’s swan song in the No. 4 Toyota. Kahne, under contract to move to Hendrick Motorsports next season, has proven his on-track worth even though the team came up short in qualifying for the Chase. Kahne’s third-place effort at Texas was the latest manifestation of that, marking his fourth top-five finish in the last six races.

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