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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not In Sprint Cup: 2010 Showtime Southern 500 at Darlington Edition

As the month of May pushes racing sharply into focus, who’s on top of the Sprint Cup world is more blurry than ever. You’ve got a points leader, Kevin Harvick, that’s leading by 110 but is driving for a team that has neither a 2011 sponsor nor a contract ready for him to sign. There’s …

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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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Who’s Hot/Not in Sprint Cup: Pre-2010 Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Edition

As we prepare for racing’s semi-annual version of Russian Roulette (Talladega), it’s always nice to take a quick look back before we see whose lives are going to be battered by the Big One. Don’t believe me? Just remember last year. Jeff Gordon came to ‘Dega 98 points in front of Jimmie Johnson and seemingly …

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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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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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Fantasy Insider: Hendrick Motorsports Your 1-2 Punch at Martinsville

NASCAR’s top circuit heads to Martinsville, Virginia this week, the half-mile paperclip-shaped track that’s endeared itself to fans for decades. But this place, while producing tragedy off it, has also endeared itself to one team owner over the past decade… Rick Hendrick. It’s a bittersweet place for HMS, losing 10 people in a horrific plane …

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Voice of Vito: Paul Menard Turning Back the Clock With Top-10 Points Run

Some things in life remain an inevitability – death, taxes, more taxes and Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus, and the No. 48 team winning yet another race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The win Sunday was very reminiscent of a 1997 one scored by their predecessors at Hendrick Motorsports, Jeff Gordon and Ray Evernham, when …

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Frontstretch NASCAR Power Rankings: Top 15 After the 2010 Food City 500 at Bristol

Surprise, surprise. After Jimmie Johnson scored his first ever win at Bristol Motor Speedway, you can guess where he ended up in our Power Rankings this week. With three wins in five races and seven in the last 14, people may be getting sick of seeing the same driver in victory lane – but bad …

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