NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Fact or Fiction: Will Dale Jr. Make the Chase? & Other Hendrick Motorsports Topics

It’s amazing how as soon as one driver goes on a hot streak, fans and some media almost immediately forget about perhaps the most dominant driver of this generation. Sure, Denny Hamlin has won three of the last six races and is the leader in the clubhouse with five wins, but let’s take a quick look at the numbers through all 16.

Bettin’ the Horsepower: Be Careful Looking at JUST Fontana Resuts For Michigan Success

Remember these names: Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Jeff Burton, Mark Martin, Joey Logano. That’s your top five from Fontana earlier this season… a very similar track to the one you’ll see this weekend at Michigan. Every year you see solid performances in California carry over to Michigan, but there are still subtle differences that prevent …

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Bettin’ the Horsepower: 2010 Coca-Cola 600

With Memorial Day approaching and week 2 of the Sprint Cup Series at Charlotte upon us, the sport’s most grueling event lies right around the corner Sunday evening. While fans were treated with the annual Sprint Showdown and All-Star event last week, the amount of information that can be taken from that event and used …

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Bettin’ the Horsepower: Breaking Down the Main Event Driver by Driver

All-Star Weekend is always a nice change of pace for NASCAR drivers and teams who get to enjoy a pressure free weekend filled with excitement and extracurricular activities close to home, and for fans who get to witness no holds barred action they don’t get to see during points paying races. Like the preseason Budweiser …

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Bettin’ the Horsepower: Jimmie Johnson Eyes 3rd Straight Win at Dover

Let me know if you’ve heard this before – Jimmie Johnson is the favorite to win this weekend.

I know. I know.

I hate to sound like a broken record, but in a column where you give statistical advice as to who you should try and pick as the race winner week in and week out, you occasionally come across the same names. And when it comes to recent success at a number of tracks on the schedule, Johnson is obviously number one.

Bettin’ the Horsepower: Hendrick, Roush Cars Solid Plays This Weekend

Darlington Raceway. It’s one of the most historic, most difficult and most prestigious tracks on the circuit. Try to find a diehard NASCAR fan who doesn’t like racing at this 1.366-mile oval and I guarantee you one thing – there aren’t many. There’s something about this track no matter where it sits on the schedule, …

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Bettin’ the Horsepower: Watch Out For Hamlin Again in Virginia

Well, folks..I hope you survived the carnage in Talladega and came out up a few dollars in the process. My sleeper pick David Ragan couldn’t pull it off, but if you followed my “Solid Bet” of Kevin Harvick at 10/1, at least you made a few bucks. This week we have one of the biggest …

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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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