Race Weekend Central

Chasing the Chase Will Influence How Teams Hit the Bricks

What is the most memorable Brickyard 400 moment of all time? Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR

The Sprint Cup Series returns to action at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday after its final week off of the season. The question now with the Chase spots being on the line,  will they be racing the same way by being worried about nothing but wins, or concerned about points? Clearly, there are going to …

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Fantasy Insider: Laying it On The Line in Loudon

For some NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers, these are now desperate times. With a win needed to be guaranteed a spot in the Chase for the Championship, and 11 winners so far after 18 races, that means points don’t mean much at all to some drivers. Part of the issue is that of the 11 winners, …

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Fantasy insider:Daytona Puts Plenty of Unpredictability On the Plate

The Sprint Cuppers head to Daytona for the third of four restrictor plate races Saturday night. And the one thing about these races, as you may well know, is that you don’t know with any certainty what is going to happen. Sure there are some guys who have a knack for this kind of racing, …

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Fantasy Insider: Will The K-Factor Continue In Kentucky?

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup series will make its way to Kentucky for the fourth time Saturday night. When it comes to making picks, there is not a whole lot of history to go on here for the Cup drivers. But with three races, there are at least some trends we can look at. The one …

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Fantasy Insider: Road to Rebound Runs Through Sonoma

Can Martin Truex, Jr. win a second straight race at Sonoma - this time with Furniture Row Racing? (Credit: CIA)

It’s a totally different ballgame this week when the NASCAR Sprint Cup series visits Sonoma for the first of two road-course races on the roster. Yes, we’ve got right turns, and left turns, and more right turns and just knowing who to pick this week could very well turn your season around if you have …

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Best Bet in Brooklyn is Junior’s Michigan Magic

As the Sprint Cup Series heads off to Michigan International Speedway, it’s certainly possible Dale Earnhardt, Jr. could post back-to-back victories for the first time in his career. Having capitalized on a mistake by Brad Keselowski, the driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet knocked Pocono off of the list of tracks he’d never won at, …

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Fantasy Insider: Making Right Pocono Picks Proves a Bit Tricky

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup series makes its first of two trips to the Tricky Triangle (otherwise known as Pocono Raceway) Sunday afternoon and just trying to figure out who can do well on this 2.5-mile track with three distinct turns can be a bit tricky at times. There are a number of factors that go into making …

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Fantasy Insider: Working On The Night Moves For Toto’s Fantasy Team

With Kansas being run as a night race for the first time Saturday evening, it will be interesting to see which teams make the best adjustments and how the track will react to the transitional weather and light changes. Traditionally the bigger (read richer) teams such as Hendrick, Roush Fenway and Joe Gibbs Racing are …

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Fantasy Insider: Team Revelations For NASCAR’s Short Tracks

Matt Kenseth hasn’t come out swinging and winning this year like he did in 2013. However, the performance has picked up in recent weeks, making Richmond the perfect place for the No. 20 team’s first win of the season.

Down on your luck in fantasy this season? Never fear. With a weekend off and a chance to relax with family or friends, some time to (hopefully) sneak a look at your team when no one else is looking, Richmond may be a chance to get back into the game, so to speak. If you’ve …

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Fantasy Insider: Plan Of Attack For The Lady In Black

The NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit heads to Darlington Speedway for what unfortunately will be the series’ lone trip there this season. Darlington is unique in that it is a 1.366 mile egg-shaped oval; can feel pretty good going down the frontstretch or backstretch, but maybe not good when trying to negotiate one of the tight corners at …

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