NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Fantasy Insider: Jeff Gordon Must Win to Keep Streak Alive

It doesn’t get a whole lot safer than Greg Biffle and Jeff Gordon at Homestead-Miami. Since reconfiguring the track, Gordon has finished in the top nine in all but one event, despite the 1.5-mile oval being the lone track we visit on the Cup circuit where he hasn’t won.

Fantasy Insider: Phoenix Couldn’t Come at a Better Time for J.J. & Mears?

NASCAR heads west one last time this weekend when they go to the Arizona dessert for this weekend’s main event in Phoenix. And this race couldn’t come at a better time for Jimmie Johnson as he’s owned the flat tri-oval for quite sometime, while Denny Hamlin has been less than stellar at the 1-mile venue. …

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Fantasy Insider: Can a Trio of NASCAR Chase Contenders Tip the Scales in Your Title Race?

Well, with Talladega out of the way, some sort of order in predicting NASCAR finishes has been restored as the traveling circus we all follow on a weekly basis moves to Texas this weekend. So for all you Dallas/Fort Worth area fans who obviously aren’t going to get to see any playoff football, I give …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Air Guard 400 at Richmond

The anti-climactic final moments of the Race to the Chase left a feeling in NASCAR fans’ mouths like they’d kissed their sister Saturday night. There wasn’t any of the built-up excitement that was promised from all the ESPN hype, and the oft-rumored, rarely intense battle for 12th place never materialized.

Fantasy Insider: Must-Win Situations Mean Must Have On Your Roster at RIR

The high banks of Richmond International Raceway (RIR) allow for fast racing, and the 3/4-mile length keeps the action in close quarters, making this track one of the fan favorites. Combine that with Saturday night’s event being the last chance for drivers to make the Chase, and you’ve got all the makings for one of …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Emory Healthcare 500 at Atlanta

It wasn’t quite the Southern 500, but at least the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was racing where it should be – the South – on Labor Day weekend. The abrasive, slippery surface at Atlanta put drivers and teams to the test, and we saw some incredible athletic ability during the track’s own 500-mile Sunday tradition …

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Fantasy Insider: Bet High on 2 Hit or Miss Drivers in Atlanta

Welcome back, one and all, to Frontstretch’s Fantasy Insider. With the final off-week of the season behind us, it’s time to look ahead to Sunday night’s race in Atlanta, the highlight of Labor Day weekend – and the track where they used to give out the coolest trophy in auto racing to the winner of the Bass Pro Shops 500.

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol

The new Bristol provided a lot of excitement over the weekend, but the traditional bump-and-run found itself replaced by another classic maneuver: the slide job. When done correctly, Kyle Busch used it as a weapon towards an unprecedented three-race sweep; when done wrong, it led to a bump and spin on Friday night during the …

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