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Fantasy Insider: Road Course Ringer Equals Marcos or ‘Dinger

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When it came to making fantasy auto racing picks for road courses, for years it seemed like a safe bet to look at the so-called road ringers and try to pick up a top 10 finish with a cheap or rarely used driver. But taking a look back at the last three road course races, …

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Boris Said to run Watkins Glen Sprint Cup Race for Go FAS Racing

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Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

Go FAS Racing announced on Monday that Boris Said will drive the No. 32 Ford Fusion in the Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen on Sunday, August 10th with sponsorship from Genny Light. “Genny Light is a fan favorite in upstate New York. It’s brewed in Rochester about an hour and a half away …

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Racing to the Point: One NASCAR Pastime Nearing Extinction

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(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. Copyright 2014)

I say we cage Boris Said up, put him in a safe environment with plenty of hair care products and don’t let him out until Watkins Glen rolls around. You see, Said is an endangered animal, much like the black rhino and Hawksbill turtle, so we need to start dedicating our resources to preserving him. …

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Going By The Numbers: NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Disappearance On The Road

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Max Papis, post-Truck slap has been nowhere to be found in 2014 as the road ringer disappearance in Sprint Cup continues. Credit: CIA

When I first started watching NASCAR, the road course races were among the best of the year. Not only were the tracks — Sonoma and Watkins Glen — the only instances all year in the Sprint Cup Series where one could watch drivers actually take a right turn every lap. They were also chock full …

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Fantasy Insider: Road to Rebound Runs Through Sonoma

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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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Did You Notice? … The Death Of A Ringer And How Old Dogs Learn New Tricks

Did You Notice?… The road course ringer era is over? Just two right-turn “subs” are on the list for Sonoma: Boris Said for GO FAS Racing and Alex Kennedy for Circle Sport. Said, driving the No. 32, has been in that position for years while Kennedy is a bit of a stretch, considered somewhat of a …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2011 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen

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On the first green-white-checker restart, Kyle Busch overdrove turn 1, was unable to keep his car in the preferred groove on exit, and opened the door for Brad Keselowski and Marcos Ambrose to slip by. That left the two of them to settle the win amongst themselves; through the bus stop, Ambrose pounced, making the pass and riding off into the sunset for his first career Cup win.

Nuts for Nationwide: The Top-10 Moments of the 2010 Season… 2 Weeks Early

With Brad Keselowski set to end the Nationwide Series season two races early, it only seems fitting that this week be the one that Frontstretch recaps the top-10 moments that Nationwide Series regulars (and semi-regulars) have enjoyed this season (with Morgan Shepherd’s dump move on Danica Patrick at Loudon just narrowly missing the cut). 10. …

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Did You Notice? We Can Learn From Montreal, Sorting Out NASCAR PR & Where’s Father Time?

Did You Notice? How well-received the Montreal finish was for fans, competitors, and the packed house of 70,000 in Canada? So much has been written about the race itself, but for those disillusioned with the state of NASCAR this season, it’s important to understand why things went so well.

5 Points to Ponder: Start & Park Out of Business? Too Little Too Late for Boris Said & ARCA Favorite?

It was truly a feel-good story. Journeyman Boris Said, the road-course tutor of over half the Sprint Cup Series field, scored his first Nationwide Series victory on Sunday in a photo finish with accomplished road ringer Max Papis.

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