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Jeff Wolfe
Jeff starts his second year as Fantasy Expert with the Frontstretch, balancing duties with his job at a local Pennsylvania newspaper, the Delaware County Times. A longtime reporter, Jeff works the news beat while combining his love of sports with freelance publications that include a blog on his beloved Indiana Pacers, NASCAR coverage and the local short tracks of southern New Jersey.
Fantasy Insider: Working On The Night Moves For Toto’s Fantasy Team

Fantasy Insider: Working On The Night Moves For Toto’s Fantasy Team

With Kansas being run as a night race for the first time Saturday evening, it will be interesting to see which teams make the best adjustments and how the track will react to the transitional weather and light changes. Traditionally the bigger (read richer) teams such as Hendrick, Roush Fenway and Joe Gibbs Racing are a bit ahead of the curve when such adjustments take place. That doesn’t mean you should forget about the other teams, either when it comes ... Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Team Revelations For NASCAR’s Short Tracks

Fantasy Insider: Team Revelations For NASCAR’s Short Tracks

Down on your luck in fantasy this season? Never fear. With a weekend off and a chance to relax with family or friends, some time to (hopefully) sneak a look at your team when no one else is looking, Richmond may be a chance to get back into the game, so to speak. If you’ve gotten off to a slow start (like me) and you’ve been a little down, don’t get too down. There are still 28 of these things ... Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Plan Of Attack For The Lady In Black

Fantasy Insider: Plan Of Attack For The Lady In Black

The NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit heads to Darlington Speedway for what unfortunately will be the series’ lone trip there this season. Darlington is unique in that it is a 1.366 mile egg-shaped oval; can feel pretty good going down the frontstretch or backstretch, but maybe not good when trying to negotiate one of the tight corners at each end of the track. It’s the kind of place where you think you can go fast, but one little mistake going into a corner ... Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Get The Lowdown On The Lone Star Showdown

Fantasy Insider: Get The Lowdown On The Lone Star Showdown

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series goes from a short track to a fast track when as it heads to Texas Motor Speedway for Sunday’s 3 PM race on FOX. Now now that we are six weeks into the season with six different winners, if you are off to a slow start, your fantasy team may need to get on the fast track too. If you are on pick limits like in the Yahoo! leagues where you get a driver just nine times during ... Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Hotdog Heartburn? Martinsville Madness To Upset Fantasy Standings

Fantasy Insider: Hotdog Heartburn? Martinsville Madness To Upset Fantasy Standings

OK, by a raise of hands, how many of you were screaming and cursing at the TV as one of your top fantasy picks fell by the wayside, late in Sunday’s race due to a blown tire? First, there was Jimmie Johnson, then Brad Keselowski, followed by Clint Bowyer. That final blowout/spin, in a cruel twist of fate, cost Jeff Gordon a win, along with a “locked up” Chase position this early in the season. Those kinds of things are ... Read More »

NASCAR Fantasy Insider: Which Favorites Will Figure Out Fontana

NASCAR Fantasy Insider: Which Favorites Will Figure Out Fontana

The Sprint Cup Series moves on to California Sunday with a 3:00pm start time onFOX. The Sprint Cup circuit visits this two-mile oval just once a year, with the 2013 event being a most memorable one. Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin got into on the final lap, with Logano eventually winning out in the personal battle and sending Hamlin and his car into the inside wall. Hamlin took a hard head-on hit and suffered a back injury that caused him ... Read More »

Fantasy Insider: The Second Race Starts NASCAR’s “Real” Seaso

Fantasy Insider: The Second Race Starts NASCAR’s “Real” Seaso

Most motorsports fans enjoy watching the Daytona 500, and maybe or maybe not you considered it a bonus when the rain moved it to a primetime event last Sunday. But whether the race runs day or night, one thing did not change when it comes to pulling for your fantasy picks at a restrictor plate track: you just never know what’s going to happen. For some of you, that was good news, and others (that’s me raising a hand here) ... Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Doubling Down On Daytona Fantasy Picks

Fantasy Insider: Doubling Down On Daytona Fantasy Picks

JOIN OUR FANTASY RACING LEAGUE!! The Frontstretch has a big league on Yahoo!, once again and we’d like you to be a part of it. Come compete with your favorite racing experts by clicking here and signing up. Our Group ID is 10532 and the password is stenica… so don’t miss out! The time has come and that time is now. Another NASCAR Sprint Cup season is upon us, which means more fun and frustration in equal amounts. Yes, that’s ... Read More »

Denny’s Dilemma, Danger, and Drama at Darlington

Denny’s Dilemma, Danger, and Drama at Darlington

It’s called the Lady in Black because more often than not, Darlington Raceway is not kind to the drivers who try to conquer it. One driver who seems, though, to have a good idea on how to handle this so-called lady, is *Denny Hamlin.* And if he ever needed to do it again, that would be now. Saturday night’s race will be Hamlin’s first full effort since his return from back injury suffered five weeks ago in a crash with Joey Logano. Hamlin now faces the daunting task of trying to make the Chase. Since he sits 31st in points, it’s probably next to impossible for him to reach the 10th spot with 16 races left in NASCAR’s regular season. Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Serving Up A Hot Plate At Talladega

Fantasy Insider: Serving Up A Hot Plate At Talladega

Good luck. When it comes to making fantasy picks for restrictor plate tracks, you might think those two simple words of advice are all that you need. And for sure, there is some luck involved, but also for sure, there are some guys who seem to have a knack for restrictor plate racing. That doesn’t mean they like it, as most drivers pretty much aren’t comfortable running about 200mph, while being surrounded by other cars, just foot, or less, away. Or being pushed by somebody when you’re already going that fast and trusting they’ll know when not to push. Read More »