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Fantasy Insider: Don’t Be Fooled By Busch’s All-Star Win

Fantasy Insider: Don’t Be Fooled By Busch’s All-Star Win

Welcome back, everyone to Frontstretch.com’s Fantasy Insider. After a so called “off week” for the running of NASCAR’s All-Star event, teams are gearing up for this weekend's running of the Coca-Cola 600. And while Kurt Busch found himself in Victory Lane last Saturday night, don’t expect to see him anywhere near there this weekend - although it won't be for lack of trying. To see who will take the checkered flag, and why it won’t be Mr. Busch, read on for this week's installment of the Fantasy Insider. Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Expect to See Roush Fenway Up Front at Dover

Fantasy Insider: Expect to See Roush Fenway Up Front at Dover

When it comes to Dover, you can pretty much pick any combination of Roushkateers and be assured of piling up the fantasy points. They've got poles, they've got wins, they've got more top 10s then you can shake a stick at and lets face it, the law of averages says one of them is gonna break through and take a checkered flag at some point in 2010. So read on to see which of the Cat in the Hat's drivers are most likey to win and why NASCAR's hottest driver is about to turn cold! Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Darlington Too Tough To Tame… Unless You’re Jeff Gordon

Fantasy Insider: Darlington Too Tough To Tame… Unless You’re Jeff Gordon

NASCAR returns to its roots this weekend for one if its most prestigious events, the Showtime Southern 500 from Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. One active driver has dominated at the Lady In Black like no other, and that’s Jeff Gordon, a must for any fantasy roster. There’s also a top-tier driver that doesn’t perform up to their normal standards, and that’s Kurt Busch. Make sure you sit one and start the other right now. As for everyone else, it gets a little tricky. So there’s a mix that I’ve sifted through to help give you the edge in your fantasy league this week. Without further ado, here’s the fantasy forecast for this Saturday night under the lights in Darlington... Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Go With Youth, Youth, Youth For ‘Dega Success

Fantasy Insider: Go With Youth, Youth, Youth For ‘Dega Success

NASCAR heads to Talladega Superspeedway this Sunday for what is to be another restrictor plate fantasy nightmare for some teams this weekend. There’s nothing more disheartening than coming back from commercial to see that your team that was all running in the top 14 now all waded up at different spots on the backstretch. And I am sure I’m not the only one that’s ever happened to. So to win the week you need drivers that finish there plate races. So read on to see which drivers will get to the finish line and why you don’t want to have the 4 time defending champion on your roster this Sunday. Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Avoid Temptations to Take Kahne in Texas

Fantasy Insider: Avoid Temptations to Take Kahne in Texas

My apologies to all of you who followed my advice and stayed away from Ryan Newman last week. But as they say, who is more foolish: the fool, or the fool who follows him? While you take a minute to let that sink in, it's time to put that bad race behind us and move on to the next one, where I hope y’all do a little better at the big, fast 1.5-mile oval down in Texas. The fourth event on an intermediate in 2010 (albeit the first with the new spoiler) should give fantasy owners a bit of an edge; at this point, we've got a pattern forming over who’s got a handle for the cookie-cutter tracks. Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Johnson, Stewart Kings of the Phoenix Desert

Fantasy Insider: Johnson, Stewart Kings of the Phoenix Desert

NASCAR has its first night event of the season this Saturday in Phoenix, and once again, expect Jimmie Johnson to lead the way for your fantasy team. What you aren’t expecting, though, is which lower-tier drivers are gonna give you the most bang for your buck in the desert. So to see who's going to give you that extra edge, read on in this week's edition of our Frontstretch Fantasy Preview. Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Hendrick Motorsports Your 1-2 Punch at Martinsville

Fantasy Insider: Hendrick Motorsports Your 1-2 Punch at Martinsville

NASCAR’s top circuit heads to Martinsville, Virginia this week, the half-mile paperclip-shaped track that's endeared itself to fans for decades. But this place, while producing tragedy off it, has also endeared itself to one team owner over the past decade... Rick Hendrick. It's a bittersweet place for HMS, losing 10 people in a horrific plane crash just outside the speedway in 2004 but whose duo of Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson have combined to win thirteen races here. With that kind of record, you know everybody is going to have these two on their fantasy rosters this weekend. But after spending the points to get them, where do you look with what you have left to round out your team? Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Escaping Disaster At Thunder Valley

Fantasy Insider: Escaping Disaster At Thunder Valley

There’s no race more nerve-wracking to set your fantasy team for than Bristol. It’s tough enough to pick at short tracks as it is, but the unpredictability of 500 laps at this half-mile puts so much outside your control that you’re spending most of your three hours Sunday simply trying to avoid a heart attack. Lightning can strike at Thunder Valley anytime, any place, causing unavoidable wrecks that can take a successful day down the wrong road in an instant. And with the SAFER barriers narrowing up the groove, we’re bound to see a race resembling the Bristol of old, with bumping and grinding making survival the name of the game on Sunday. Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Gordon, Stewart Your Top Dogs In Georgia

Fantasy Insider: Gordon, Stewart Your Top Dogs In Georgia

Last week was a mixed bag as far as my fantasy predictions went. You did well if you picked my midpack duo of Joey Logano (6th) and Scott Speed (22nd, plus five bonus points for a lap led). Hopefully, you also followed my advice of avoiding Juan Pablo Montoya, who finished 37th. Unfortunately, Montoya got to the 37th position by tangling with my third midpack pick, Jamie McMurray, a wreck which relegated him to 31st. My studs weren’t much help, either, coming home 11th and 15th, which is not good for your two top guys. Hopefully, you picked my Plan-B studs who finished third and fifth. Guess they should have been my Plan-A guys. But hey, everyone has a bad week! We’ll rebound this Sunday at Atlanta, selecting five picks sure to put you atop the leaderboard for Week 4 in the 2010 Sprint Cup season. Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Kyle Busch Only Sure Bet In Vegas

Fantasy Insider: Kyle Busch Only Sure Bet In Vegas

Well, we did a little better last week at Fontana than Daytona. All my normal picks finished in the top 23, with my studs running in the top 13 and two of my underdogs 12th and 17th. Plus, Jamie McMurray won the pole while Brian Vickers logged bonus points for leading the race. My dud of the week also came home 32nd, leaving the only driver to mess me up my extra underdog (Truex in 39th, although he was challenging for a top 10 spot when the motor blew). Don't worry, fans; I won't make any extra underdog picks like that again. Read More »