NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: The 2011 Potential Hall of Fame Class

With the Cup Series off this weekend, the pollsters took a look at the recently announced list of nominees for the 2011 Hall of Fame induction class. The mix of names covers all aspects of NASCAR – drivers in various series, crew chiefs, car owners and promoters. Some were there when the first green flag …

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Fantasy Insider: Kasey Kahne a 1.5-Mile Warrior

This week, NASCAR travels from its restrictor plate Demolition Derby in the Southeast to one of its 1.5-mile cookie cutters in the Midwest, Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. Now, while I personally wouldn’t normally look forward to this Saturday night’s race, I’ve got an important mission at hand: rebuild some fantasy rosters, including my own. …

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Fantasy Insider: Sift Through the Big One to Find Some Daytona Sleepers

Welcome back, everyone, to the Frontstretch Fantasy Insider. This weekend, NASCAR runs Saturday night at the historic Daytona International Speedway for the Coke Zero 400. Now, before you just go and revisit your successful Daytona 500 team, keep in mind these are two completely different animals. This weekend’s event is much hotter, slicker, held at …

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Fantasy Insider: Can Martin Truex Jr. Get Revenge… & Save a Team at New Hampshire?

After a weekend filled with bumper cars and plenty of feuding, the next stop on the Sprint Cup schedule couldn’t be better. Several drivers are looking to extract some revenge after Infineon, and the 1-mile, short track feel of the New Hampshire oval makes for the perfect payback venue. That means you may want to …

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Fantasy Insider: Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon Kings of the Road

Welcome back, everyone, to this week’s edition of the Fantasy Insider. This Sunday, NASCAR heads West, where the road course of Infineon will once again separate those who can really drive a racecar from those who struggle when you throw a right-hand turn at them. And while everyone knows that Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart …

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Fantasy Insider: Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth Michigan Fuel-Mileage Masters

Welcome back, everyone, to The Frontstretch Fantasy Insider, the column that puts your virtual racing team in position to win. This week, we break down the numbers on who rules the roost at Michigan International Speedway. Most races are built on speed, but this one has a history of turning into a fuel mileage race, with the top-5 drivers running at half speed for the last dozen or so laps. Keep in mind that leaves room for the underdog, a place where slow and steady can trump raw horsepower time and time again.

So, without further delay, here’s who you want and who you don’t setting your roster for this Sunday’s Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400!

Fantasy Insider: Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards Overdue & Solid Picks Sunday

Welcome back, everyone, to this week’s edition of the Fantasy Insider. At Charlotte, Jimmie Johnson really let us down, while Kurt Busch far exceeded any expectations in the Coca-Cola 600. But all was not lost for our fantasy rosters, as two other picks, David Reutimann and Jamie McMurray, posted top-five finishes — plus, Matt Kenseth …

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Fantasy Insider: Don’t Be Fooled By Kurt Busch’s All-Star Win

Welcome back, everyone to Frontstretch’s Fantasy Insider. After a so called “off week” for the running of NASCAR’s All-Star event, teams are gearing up for this weekend’s running of the Coca-Cola 600. And while Kurt Busch found himself in victory lane last Saturday night, don’t expect to see him anywhere near there this weekend – …

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Fantasy Insider: Expect to See Roush Fenway Up Front at Dover

When it comes to Dover, you can pretty much pick any combination of Roushkateers and be assured of piling up the fantasy points. They’ve got poles, they’ve got wins, they’ve got more top 10s then you can shake a stick at and lets face it, the law of averages says one of them is gonna …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Showtime Southern 500 at Darlington

The Track too Tough to Tame lived up to its reputation Saturday night, as most every car was loaded onto the trailer with at least a Darlington stripe if not significant damage. And it was our longtime Power Rankings king who may have suffered the most; Jimmie Johnson wound up singing the blues after a …

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