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Fantasy insider:Daytona Puts Plenty of Unpredictability On the Plate

Fantasy insider:Daytona Puts Plenty of Unpredictability On the Plate

The Sprint Cuppers head to Daytona for the third of four restrictor plate races Saturday night. And the one thing about these races, as you may well know, is that you don’t know with any certainty what is going to happen. Sure there are some guys who have a knack for this kind of racing, going 200 mph with other cars only inches away, lap after lap after lap. There are some who prefer to stay up front and avoid ... Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Will The K-Factor Continue In Kentucky?

Fantasy Insider: Will The K-Factor Continue In Kentucky?

The NASCAR Sprint Cup series will make its way to Kentucky for the fourth time Saturday night. When it comes to making picks, there is not a whole lot of history to go on here for the Cup drivers. But with three races, there are at least some trends we can look at. The one thing that you can’t help but notice is that of the three drivers to win at Kentucky so far, they each have a K at ... Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Road to Rebound Runs Through Sonoma

Fantasy Insider: Road to Rebound Runs Through Sonoma

It’s a totally different ballgame this week when the NASCAR Sprint Cup series visits Sonoma for the first of two road-course races on the roster. Yes, we’ve got right turns, and left turns, and more right turns and just knowing who to pick this week could very well turn your season around if you have been in a bit of a slump lately, or if your season has gone bad and you’re just looking for something positive. The 1.99-mile track ... Read More »

Best Bet in Brooklyn is Junior’s Michigan Magic

Best Bet in Brooklyn is Junior’s Michigan Magic

As the Sprint Cup Series heads off to Michigan International Speedway, it’s certainly possible Dale Earnhardt, Jr. could post back-to-back victories for the first time in his career. Having capitalized on a mistake by Brad Keselowski, the driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet knocked Pocono off of the list of tracks he’d never won at, and given his history at Michigan, there’s always that possibility that he could visit victory lane once again. When it comes to making your fantasy ... Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Making Right Pocono Picks Proves a Bit Tricky

Fantasy Insider: Making Right Pocono Picks Proves a Bit Tricky

The NASCAR Sprint Cup series makes its first of two trips to the Tricky Triangle (otherwise known as Pocono Raceway) Sunday afternoon and just trying to figure out who can do well on this 2.5-mile track with three distinct turns can be a bit tricky at times. There are a number of factors that go into making some type of educated picks here. First, it seems the weather is almost always an issue at some point during the weekend at Pocono. No ... Read More »

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 »