Race Weekend Central

Beside the Rising Tide: Summertime Blues

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It’s summertime and the living is easy. As per normal, news from the racing circuit has hit a low ebb as folks busy themselves with their summer vacations and NFL players report to the summer camps in preparation for the beginning of the preseason, which effectively takes over the sports universe despite NASCAR’s once high …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2015 Windows 10 400 at Pocono

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Who’s in the headline – For the first time in month, Kyle Busch is not the main story coming out of a Cup race. He was half a lap from taking another trophy, but it was his teammate Matt Kenseth who came home with the hardware. In a crazy race that featured seven cautions in the first …

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Kyle Busch Paces 2015 Windows 10 400 Happy Hour at Pocono

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Looking for his fourth straight victory, Kyle Busch and the rest of Joe Gibbs Racing are dialed-in at Pocono Raceway this weekend. The bright green No. 18 M&M’s Toyota was quickest on the speed charts once again in preparation for the Windows 10 400 at Pocono with a lap time of 51.358 seconds (175.240 mph) after …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

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Much like last week at Sonoma, this week’s race will require a bit of luck for your NASCAR Fantasy Live team. For the season opening Daytona 500 I try to pick drivers all starting towards the rear of the field to maximize place-differential points while minimizing the risk from a driver crashing out. Normally by …

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Danica Patrick Leads Stewart-Haas Racing 1-2-3-4 in Cup Happy Hour at Daytona

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The final practice session of the day at Daytona International Speedway was far calmer than the first. There was still some drafting on-track, but it was mainly of the single-file variety. In addition, a group of drivers focused their on-track time on single-car runs. In the draft, Hendrick Motorsports’ engine program showed its strength. Cars …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma

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This week, the racers will be doing something they only do two times a year: turning right. The teams are in wine country for the Toyota Save Mart 350 at Sonoma, this year’s first Sprint Cup attempt on a road course. This race is one where some underdogs will rise to the forefront, announcers saying …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan

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Pocono was a pretty good race for our NASCAR fantasy lineup and an even better race for Martin Truex Jr. Truex continues to impress this year with a fast car every race. I wonder where the Furniture Row Racing team would be if we still used the old points system. I would have to imagine …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Axalta 400 at Pocono Fantasy Forecast

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Miles the Monster reached out and grabbed a few drivers at the end of the race last week, putting a spin on quite a few fantasy teams. But as we continue NASCAR’s Northeast swing this week, there’s a 1-2 punch of an organization who continues to stand out. The Kevin Harvick – Kurt Busch duo …

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NASCAR 101: 5 Sons of Former Drivers Who, Like Jesse Little, Started in the Truck Series

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Your eyes dart to the leaderboard during the Lucas Oil 200 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Dover International Speedway and you see a somewhat familiar sight, if you’ve been following the sport long enough: the No. 97 and the last name Little. No tricks here, though it’s not Chad Little you’re seeing …

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Did You Notice? Driver Report Cards, Part II & Quick Hits

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Did You Notice? It’s time to grade the drivers on their 2015 season? For the first part of Driver Report Cards, as well as the guidelines on how each driver’s being graded please check on yesterday’s article. Part III will be posted overnight tonight. Jeb Burton Stats: 9 starts, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 …

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