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March Madness, NASCAR style? Absolutely!
There’s no reason college basketball should get all the fun, so the folks here at Race Review Online decided to create our own NASCAR version of March Madness.
Out of necessity, the format is somewhat different from the NCAA version, but it’s basically the same. Here’s how it works.
We took the top 16 drivers in the Sprint Cup standings following Bristol, seeded 1-16. The “tournament” takes place over the four races at California, Martinsville, Texas, and Kansas. Single elimination, based on finishing order in that week’s race.
Eight drivers were eliminated at California (including No. 1 seed Brad Keselowski), leaving us with the following matchups for Martinsville:
16. Kurt Busch vs. 8. Carl Edwards
13. Matt Kenseth vs. 12. Joey Logano
2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. vs. 7. Kasey Kahne
3. Jimmie Johnson vs. 11. Kyle Busch
Our Martinsville picks:
Region One: 8. Edwards over 16. Kurt Busch. Busch is bound t...
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