Race Weekend Central

Bettin’ the Horsepower: Take the Longshots at ‘Dega

It’s that time of year folks – the greatest sports week of the year. We’ve got the NBA playoffs (go Magic!), the NHL playoffs (go Flyers!) and, of course, NASCAR action at the high banks of Talladega. It’s only fitting that one of the more exciting sports weeks of the year is capped off by …

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Bettin’ the Horsepower: Texas-Sized Gamble Not to Put $ on Hendrick/Roush

For two races, NASCAR’s new spoiler has done little to influence the outcome of competition. But in our first trip to the Lone Star State this season, expect many teams’ days to be “spoiled” by the way it makes these cars handle on an intermediate. The speeds down south will approach 200 mph, throwing a …

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Bettin’ the Horsepower: Bet Johnson at Any Odds This Weekend

With batteries recharged, the Cup Series returns to action this weekend in the Phoenix desert for the sport’s first primetime event of the season. When the lights and cameras come on Saturday night, expect the usual cast of characters to shine – led by the man who has no problem thriving in the spotlight. Just …

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Bettin’ the Horsepower: Mark Martin Makes Better Bet Than Hendrick Teammates

Any time the Cup Series heads to the famed paperclip that is Martinsville Speedway, two drivers immediately emerge as favorites – Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon. Arguably the two best drivers of this era, both have excelled at the physically and mentally exhausting short track that tests a driver’s talent, endurance and patience. Given Johnson’s …

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Bettin’ the Horsepower: Busch Bros. Are Favorites, But Logano May Be Best Bet

It’s been almost a month since I last penned a column for Frontstretch and while I much enjoyed writing my weekend preview column early this season, the time off brings about a change. From this point on, this space on the website every Friday morning will analyze the betting lines of each week’s Sprint Cup …

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