About the author  ⁄ Ian Leavens

Just an average sports fan who loves things that go fast. Hot Rod enthusiast. Proud supporter of our troops and contributor for Nascar editorial on ChampsNation.com.

Whose going to step up and fill the gap once Sprint leaves in 2016? Your 5 best options are right here NASCAR announced recently that Sprint will not continue it’s partnership with NASCAR as it’s title sponsor after the 2016 season. Sprint has been the title sponsor since 2008 when Nextel and Sprint merged, previously it was the Nextel Cup and before that it was the Winston Cup for 33 years. So far no word has been said of who might become the new sponsor of NASCAR’s premier series, but here is a list of the 5 companies we would love to see take over. 1. Budweiser Come on this would be awesome. Aside from the fact that they have a boatload of money to invest in NASCAR, it’d be great exposure for them. As if sponsoring this years champion isn’t enough, or the fact the majority of the fans are already consuming ...

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The best Dallas Cowboys memes on the internet! These are some of the best Cowboys memes on the internet(unless your a Cowboys fan)! Despite the good season Dallas is having this year, these memes will bring a smile to your face. Besides, who doesn’t love making fun of Tony Romo. Share these with your friends(especially the diehard Cowboys fans) on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or download these images to keep for that special occasion! Cowboys Fans Meme Back To The Future Dallas Cowboy Meme   I hope you go bald Drake and Josh meme Fresh Turnovers Cowboys Meme! What’s Playoffs Lion King Meme? Left Allas Meme… Aaron Hernadez Meme… Steffan Busch Meme Not Anymore Dallas Cowboy Flag Meme Spanish lesson for the day meme Hey Rihanna meme Stay tuned for more memes of all your favorite sports teams! ...

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Who made out big this season and who has their work cut out for them next season This season was one of the best seasons in a very long time for NASCAR. There was tons of excitement and drama with the new Chase format, the performances of the Chevy teams and lack there-of with the Ford and Toyota teams(with the large exception of Penske Racing), and all the buzz surrounding the 2015 rules change. Here are the drivers who made out pretty well this year and have set themselves up nicely for next season, and those who are going to be under some pressure this year. Champs Kevin Harvick: Despite the obvious fact the Harvick won the championship, he had an amazing year on top of that. There were many issues early in the season that really hindered his ability to win races(mechanical failures, poor pit stops, etc…). If the ...

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3 people you want to play and 3 you want to sit for the first week of the Fantasy Football playoff Play ‘Em Eddie Lacy(RB-GB): After last weeks mediocre performance against the Patriots where he ran for 98 yards on 21 carries. Lacy ranks 5th in the league among running backs since week 4, even after a dismal start to the season(I even traded him in my league…). Lacy has a great matchup this weekend against the Falcons, who have allowed the 3rd most fantasy points to opposing backs this year. My prediction: 25 carries, 165 yards and 2 scores. Le’Veon Bell(RB-PIT): Last week Bell was a huge part of the passing game with 8 catches for 159 yards and 95 yards in 21 carries and a score. Week 11 Bell had 204 yards on 33 carries against the Tennessee Titans and this week the Steelers play the Bengals, who ...

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What worked and what needs tweaking for the 2015 season This year NASCAR went with a completely new format for the Chase for the Sprint Cup with the elimination format. Winning meant more than ever and things were exciting on and off the track. But there still is some work to do before this becomes a permanent fixture in the future. What worked Win and you’re in: This year a win was a guaranteed ticket to the show, unless there were more than 16 winners, which won’t happen for a very long time and possibly never again. People wanted those wins more than ever, especially in the Chase where it was an automatic ticket to the next round. The new format made it feel like winning a race wasn’t the important part, that the Chase was bigger than the individual races. I think that was really good call on NASCAR’s part, ...

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Play ‘Em Jay Cutler: Cutler threw for more than 300 yards last week for the first time since week 6. He put up 330 yards with 3 TD’s and 2 interceptions. This week the Bears are playing the Buccaneers, who are giving up more touchdown passes this year than all but 2 teams. Look for another big day for Cutler. My prediction: 275 yards 3 TD’s and 1 interception Steven Jackson: Last week we saw a very poor outing from Jackson, who had 41 yards on 17 carries. This week looks much better for him as the Falcons take on the Browns, who are giving up 4.6 yards per carry(4th most) and have given up 1,421 rushing yards on the season(3rd most). This could be a big week for Jackson as he is 13th in the league among backs for carries inside the 10 yard line. My prediction: 115 yards ...

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Kevin Harvick holds off Ryan Newman to win the Ford Ecoboost 400, and the Sprint Cup Championship Kevin Harvick came into the weekend as the heavy favorite to win the title this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and he delivered by winning the championship and the race. He held of a warrior effort from Ryan Newman, who would finish 2nd in the race and the final points standings. Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano were both threats throughout the day, but a decision not to pit on lap 249 when many other lead lap cars would come in to get fresh tires did not pay off as he was quickly passed by the fresher tires. Logano had minor issues on pit road, costing him positions throughout the day, but none were as catastrophic as what happened on lap 249. What as supposed to be a routine four tire stop, became a disaster when his ...

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Who you should look to start this week and who you might want to consider benching, Week 11 Play ‘Em Colin Kaepernick: Kaepernick has thrown for 3 scores in the last 3 weeks and also turned the ball over 4 times in that span. He also hasn’t had a rushing touchdown at all this year. His performances have been sinking lately, but luckily for him the San Francisco 49ers play the New York Giants this week who are allowing the 5th most passing yards per game in the league. Look for Kaepernick to turn things around this weekend. My prediction: He throws for 315 yards and 2 touchdowns. That rushing touchdown just might not happen this year. Mark Ingram: Ingram has been averaging 130.7 yards a game over the last 3 weeks with 24 carries being his lowest total in that span. This week the Saints play the Cincinnati Bengals, ...

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Kevin Harvick takes the checkered flag and moves on to race at Homestead, Logano, Hamlin, and Newman join him Kevin Harvick had one of the most dominant cars NASCAR has seen all season, leading 264 of 312 laps en route to the season sweep of Phoenix. This win punches Harvick’s ticket to Homestead as he will now look to win his first Sprint Cup title. Polesitter Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano overcame big mistakes on pit road to move onto the next round. Ryan Newman made a very bold move in the final turn on the last lap to move on by just one point. Runner-up finisher Jeff Gordon was eliminated after Newman made his bold pass on Kyle Larson to gain the one point advantage over Gordon that he needed. Matt Kenseth and Brad Keselowski finished 3rd and 4th respectively, but were both eliminated from the Chase. Hamlin finished 5th ...

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Peterson pleads no contest in court on misdemeanor assault for hitting his son Adrian Peterson agreed to a deal in a Montgomery County(Texas) courtroom that included a plea of no contest to one count of misdemeanor reckless assault, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Tuesday. The deal does not include jail time, but does consist of him being placed on probation, a fine of $4,000, 80 hours of community service, and he must take parenting classes. If he completes his probation without incident, there will not be a conviction on his record. Peterson had this to say: “I’m sorry for my actions. I love my son more than any one of you can even imagine. I’m looking forward to and I’m anxious to continue my relationship with my child. I’m just glad this is over, I can put this behind me and me and my family can move forward.” The ...

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