Race Weekend Central

Matt McLaughlin’s Driver Handicaps: 2007 Watkins Glen Race Edition

Jeff Gordon – Gordon is one of the better NASCAR road racers. While he has four wins at Watkins Glen, oddly enough he hasn’t had a top-10 finish here in five races – he’s finished outside the top 20 in three of those events. But don’t be fooled; Gordon also has five wins at Sonoma, …

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Fanning the Flames: ESPN Overload, Merger Madness & Political Correctness

Just a couple of thoughts on Indy before I get to the questions this week… humor me. Anyone hear the old story about how Brad Parrott was actually the guy who started the tradition of kissing the bricks after winning the Brickyard 400? Of course you have, because ESPN repeated it 472 times last weekend. …

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Matt McLaughlin’s Driver Handicaps: 2007 Pocono Summer Race Edition

Jeff Gordon – Gordon won here in June to score his first Pocono victory since his 1998 dream season. It was his fourth win and 20th top-10 result at this track in just 29 starts. Denny Hamlin – Hamlin won both races here last year as a rookie and didn’t do too badly in June …

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2007 Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Edition

As the excitement winds down from the second-biggest race of the year at Indianapolis, reality sets in for the Nextel Cup faithful – Sunday’s race at Pocono is the second of a 17-week stretch to finish off the regular season. With no off-weeks left to recharge and refocus, it’s crunch time for those in contention …

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Matt McLaughlin’s Driver Handicaps: 2007 Brickyard 400 Edition

Jeff Gordon – Gordon has won a track record four Brickyard 400s, including the inaugural event in 1994. He’s also managed 10 top-10 finishes here in 13 starts. The Indiana transplant is hugely popular with the fans in Indy, as well. Denny Hamlin – Hamlin finished 10th here last year in his only Brickyard start …

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