Tag Archives: Ryan Newman

Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2007 Daytona 500 Edition

Daytona has become more of a handling track than that other restrictor-plate track on the schedule, Talladega. The surface has aged, and the grip has gone away more and more each year. People were actually talking during practice on Wednesday about getting their car to roll through the center of the corner; that is the kind of talk you get at Martinsville, not Daytona. Whatever the case may be, the teams that get the handling right will be the teams that run well all day, and it is a safe bet it will be a Chevrolet; they've won every Daytona 500 here since 2003.

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Mirror Driving: Juan Pablo Montoya Better Than Expected?

Does Jimmie Johnson's 2006 season (Daytona 500, All-Star Race, Brickyard 400, five points wins, Nextel Cup championship) rank as one of the best single season efforts ever, or does it fall short of seasons such as Jeff Gordon's 13-win championship season in the late 1990s?

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2006 Checker Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix Edition

While no one is technically eliminated from the Nextel Cup title chase, there are realistically only five drivers with a shot to take home the hardware in Homestead. This week, they come to Phoenix. Are you ready to step up to the challenge, defeating the short list of competitors still eligible for a title in your own league? Read on to get solid advice on how to clinch your fantasy championship a week ahead of schedule.

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2006 Dickies 500 at Texas Edition

The Chase is winding down. After Atlanta there are only three weeks left until the end of the NASCAR Nextel Cup season. The series now heads to Texas Motor Speedway. Everything is bigger in Texas, or so they say, and events at TMS are no exception. With the title fight the closest it has been in years, the pressure will be as huge as the pre-race extravaganza.

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2006 Subway 500 at Martinsville Edition

This weekend's race at Martinsville kicks off the second half of NASCAR's playoffs, the Chase for the Championship. The first five races have been kind to some of us, while others are struggling to make up lost ground from early miscues. Of course, always keep in mind that everything doesn't always go as planned... it's why they race every weekend. With that in mind, who should you use on your fantasy team to kick off the final leg of the Chase?

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Race Trax: 2006 Banquet 400 at Kansas

The Banquet 400 is the 29th race on the 36-race NASCAR Nextel Cup Series schedule and the third in the Chase for the Nextel Cup. The Cup Series visits the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway for the only time in 2006. Kansas has hosted the Nextel Cup Series since 2001, and Jeff Gordon was the first driver to win in Cup competition at the speedway. The field will include 2005 polesitter Matt Kenseth and race winner Mark Martin.

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Scanner Static: Dover Cements Its Place in the 2006 Chase

Asking for both Dover races to be put in the Chase is a little much, but there's no question that Sunday's race was one of the best of the year. Between the drama of Kasey Kahne and Tony Stewart, the incredibly professional, tense and superbly-driven finish of Jeff Burton and Matt Kenseth, and the uncertainty of both pit strategies and fuel mileage, the race kept me on the edge of my seat most of the day.

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