NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Fantasy Insider: Darlington Too Tough To Tame… Unless You’re Jeff Gordon

NASCAR returns to its roots this weekend for one if its most prestigious events, the Showtime Southern 500 from Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. One active driver has dominated at the Lady in Black like no other, and that’s Jeff Gordon, a must for any fantasy roster. There’s also a top-tier driver that doesn’t perform …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Crown Royal 400 at Richmond

Jimmie Johnson appeared doomed to end the day a lapped car before a timely piece of debris saved his night at Richmond. But even with the mystery caution, a dose of good fortune could only keep the No. 48 car in contention for so long, struggling en route to a 10th-place finish that left him …

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Fantasy Insider: Saturday Night Alright for Fighting for Hendrick Duo?

Richmond International Raceway is the setting for this Saturday night’s Sprint Cup venue, and what a race it should be. The high banks of RIR allow for fast racing, and the 3/4-mile length keeps the competition in close quarters, making this track one of the fan favorites. Fantasy owners will also be breathing a much-needed …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Aaron’s 499 at Talladega

The “lottery” that is Talladega these days usually shuffles the Power Rankings around like those ping-pong balls before they’re picked at random. For now, there’s one thing we know for sure when the drawing stopped: Kevin Harvick came out the big winner. He may have offended his current and future sponsor in victory lane during …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas

Once again, Mother Nature wreaked havoc with the NASCAR schedule, causing the second rain-delayed race in three weeks. It was a nightmare scenario for many involved with the sport; but for Denny Hamlin, it’s like an unexpected bonus. For the third time in four races contested on Monday, Hamlin came home victorious, this time just …

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Fantasy Insider: Go with Youth, Youth, Youth for ‘Dega Success

NASCAR heads to Talladega this Sunday for what’s to be another restrictor-plate fantasy nightmare for team owners. Four times a year, there’s nothing more disheartening than coming back from commercial to see your team that was all running inside the top 14 is now all wadded up at different spots on the backstretch. I am …

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Fantasy Insider: Avoid Temptations to Take Kasey Kahne in Texas

My apologies to all of you who followed my advice and stayed away from Ryan Newman last week. But as they say, who is more foolish: the fool, or the fool who follows him? While you take a minute to let that sink in, it’s time to put that bad race behind us and move …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Subway Fresh Fit 600 at Phoenix

The duel in the desert Saturday night came packaged with a sudden late-night plot twist that led to a green-white-checkered finish for the ages. When the smoke cleared, it was a shocking winner (Ryan Newman) whose 77-race losing streak came to an end while allowing the frustration from other victory droughts (Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon) …

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Fantasy Insider: Johnson, Stewart Kings of the Phoenix Desert

NASCAR has its first night event of the season this Saturday in Phoenix, and once again, expect Jimmie Johnson to lead the way for your fantasy team. What you aren’t expecting, though, is which lower-tier drivers are gonna give you the most bang for your buck in the desert. So to see who’s going to …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville

Fans had to wait an extra day for one of the most exciting finishes in awhile, but it was definitely worth it. Denny Hamlin was once again victorious in his home state, good enough to move him back into the Power Rankings just before he goes under the knife for a torn ACL. Back in …

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