Race Weekend Central

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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5 Points to Ponder: Future at Roush, Conway’s Case & Shut Up & Drive

Just as fellow open-wheeler Juan Pablo Montoya took dramatic steps forward in 2009 by qualifying for the Chase, Sam Hornish Jr. was arguably the most improved driver on the Sprint Cup circuit last season. But Saturday night at Darlington, Hornish was completely smitten by the siren that is the Lady in Black, as time and again she beckoned the Mobil 1 Dodge into her red and white walls.

Bubble Breakdown: Darlington Crashfest Keeps Top-35 Tussle Tight

Last week on the Bubble Breakdown: As Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon romped around Richmond, all the bubble contenders fell off the lead lap and were left scrounging for spots from 26th on back. In the end, Kevin Conway finished 13 laps down and lost his spot on the bubble to Front Row Motorsports teammate …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not In Sprint Cup: 2010 Crown Royal 400 at Richmond Edition

Here’s the $5 million question: What’s the track with the fewest lead changes so far this season? Fontana? Nope. That’s actually sixth on the list (although you may not have been awake to see it). Atlanta? Nope. That’s number three (although the next version of this race may be run somewhere in Kentucky.) Hmmm… Las …

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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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Dialing It In: Penske, Childress “Shelling” Out Silly Season Madness in April

If the first few weeks of the 2010 NASCAR season has proven one thing, it is that the majority of slicing and dicing is taking place behind closed doors as opposed to on the racetrack. This year, Silly Season has come fast and furious at a time when no new money is finding its way …

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Bubble Breakdown: Robby’s Top 15 Bursts Kvapil’s Bubble Inside Top 35

Robby Gordon picked up a well-deserved 14th-place finish in Saturday’s Subway Fresh Fit 600 at Phoenix. But was that enough to get him inside the Top 35? Meanwhile, David Stremme’s No. 26 and Mike Bliss’s No. 36 both failed to make the race, meaning their 37th and 38th-ranked teams both lost nearly 40 points on …

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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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Bubble Breakdown: Ambrose’s Antics, Gilliland Great Despite Front Row-tation

The electrifying finish at Martinsville was but one source of drama from the Goody’s Fast Relief 500. As the current owner points set the field for Monday’s Martinsville melee, Robby Gordon and David Stremme threw everything they had at catching the trio of Front Row Motorsports cars in front of them. But FRM had a …

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Running Their Mouth: 2010 Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville

Each week, we’ll go through media reports, interviews, PR and all of our own stuff to find the best quotes from the Sprint Cup race, capturing the story of how the weekend unfolded. It’s the most original commentary you’ll ever find: the truth, coming straight out of the mouths of the drivers, crew members and …

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