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Fantasy Insider: Edwards, Biffle Have History And Momentum Heading To Bristol

Fantasy Insider: Edwards, Biffle Have History And Momentum Heading To Bristol

Ah, the Bristol night race is upon us. And while the Chase format has watered down this race as no one driver wants to actually race a Chase contender and up knock him into the wall, its still one of the better races of the year. If they really wanted to spruce things up they could have moved this race to the first race of the Chase instead of Chicagoland, but that’s a different column. So without further ado, lets get into some numbers and see which drivers you want on your fantasy team this weekend. Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Roll Those Michigan Dice With EGR For A Big Winner

Fantasy Insider: Roll Those Michigan Dice With EGR For A Big Winner

Welcome back everyone to this week's edition of Fantasy Insider. This week NASCAR returns to the heart of the American automotive industry for the Carfax 400 from Michigan International Speedway. Michigan has so many times come down to fuel mileage and no one does that better than the Roush Fenway teams. The battles, however, are won by the Indians and not the chiefs. So let's delve into the numbers to see which support drivers are gonna give you those big points totals yet still be cheap enough to put on your team. Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Martin and Stewart Will Be Kings of the Road

Fantasy Insider: Martin and Stewart Will Be Kings of the Road

With the exception of my two-year-old son pointing to me and saying “DA DAAAAAAA,” there is no sweeter sound to my ears than that of 43 NASCAR engines thundering through the hills of New York’s wine country in Watkins Glen. And speaking of thundering, the weather this weekend looks brilliant, meaning I may actually get to see them qualify for a change. For those of you new to the sport, Watkins Glen combines high speeds with twisting corners and elevation changes that test not only the driver but his equipment as well. If NASCAR wants to brag about having the best 43 drivers in the world, they've got to run road courses, and could use a few more like this one. But with the test of left _and_ right turns usually comes major shakeup on your oval track roster. So with that in mind, let's look into who are the fantasy kings of the road... Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Stewart, Harvick Primed For Second Round Of Pocono Success

Fantasy Insider: Stewart, Harvick Primed For Second Round Of Pocono Success

Welcome back, everyone, to this week's edition of the Fantasy Insider. Last Sunday was a bit rough for my picks; the usual suspects failed us at Indy, posting finishes that were mediocre at best, disastrous at worst for our rosters. Between Jeff Gordon's splitter and Juan Pablo Montoya splitting in two down the stretch, everyone's fantasy team learned a hard lesson in what happens when favorites fall apart. So this week, we’ll try and turn things around at Pocono, Pennsylvania for the second time in less than two months. If you had a winning team in June, you’ll wanna keep that lineup again this time; trust me, not a lot changes in six weeks! And if you didn’t have a winning team, well ... maybe this time you’ll listen to me! Here's a look at who's primed to score some major points up in PA... Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Kahne A 1.5-Mile Warrior

Fantasy Insider: Kahne A 1.5-Mile Warrior

This week, NASCAR travels from its restrictor plate Demolition Derby in the Southeast to one of its 1.5-mile cookie cutters in the Midwest, Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. Now, while I personally wouldn't normally look forward to this Saturday night's race, I've got an important mission at hand: rebuild some fantasy rosters, including my own. After the disaster that was Daytona, and the beating my team took in a single lap, it's a welcome change - and I know many of you are in the same boat. So without further delay, here's your fantasy breakdown for Chicagoland Speedway, perhaps the tamest cookie cutter on the circuit capable of getting the right team back on track before summer vacation. Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Sift Through The Big One To Find Some Daytona Sleepers

Fantasy Insider: Sift Through The Big One To Find Some Daytona Sleepers

Welcome back, everyone, to Frontstretch.com’s Fantasy Insider. This weekend, NASCAR runs Saturday night at the historic Daytona International Speedway for the Coke Zero 400. Now, before you just go and revisit your successful Daytona 500 team, keep in mind these are two completely different animals. This weekend's event is much hotter, slicker, held at night, and 100 miles shorter. Many drivers have significantly different success levels in both events. So to see who you want to run with and which former multiple championship driver you need to avoid, read on in this week's edition of Fantasy Insider. Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Can Truex Get Revenge … And Save A Team At New Hampshire?

Fantasy Insider: Can Truex Get Revenge … And Save A Team At New Hampshire?

After a weekend filled with bumper cars and plenty of feuding, the next stop on the Sprint Cup schedule couldn’t be better. Several drivers are looking to extract some revenge after Infineon, and the one-mile, short track feel of the New Hampshire oval makes for the perfect payback venue. That means you may want to avoid a guy like Jeff Gordon, who has a bulls-eye attached to the No. 24, and a guy who drives with a bulls-eye every week, Juan Pablo Montoya. Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Stewart, Gordon Kings Of The Road

Fantasy Insider: Stewart, Gordon Kings Of The Road

Welcome back, everyone, to this week's edition of the Fantasy Insider. This Sunday, NASCAR heads West, where the road course of Infineon will once again separate those who can really drive a race car from those who struggle when you throw a right-hand turn at them. And while everyone knows that Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart rule the road, there are a few others that are out there to guarantee your roster a cheap boost. It’s those one or two cheap dates that make the difference, allowing you to have Gordon, Stewart, and maybe Juan Pablo Montoya pile up the points for your team. So read on to see which hidden gems are waiting out there and which popular underachiever you don’t want hanging around this Sunday. Read More »

Fantasy Insider: Stewart, Edwards Overdue And Solid Picks Sunday

Fantasy Insider: Stewart, Edwards Overdue And Solid Picks Sunday

Welcome back, everyone, to this week's edition of the _Fantasy Insider_. At Charlotte, Jimmie Johnson really let us down, while Kurt Busch far exceeded any expectations in the Coca-Cola 600. But all was not lost for our fantasy rosters, as two other picks, David Reutimann and Jamie McMurray, posted top 5s finishes -- plus, Matt Kenseth had a top 10 and Sam Hornish, Jr. came home a very respectable 17th. Not too bad of a week when you get those kinds of numbers. Now, we transition from the longest race of the year to what feels like the longest - 500 miles at that tricky triangle in the Pennsylvania mountains. Who’s going to lead your team to victory this weekend at Pocono? Read on to get all the stats you need to pick another winning lineup. Read More »

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 »