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Number Crunching: NASCAR Fantasy 2015 Closes Out At Homestead

Harvick, Kevin - 2015 Ford EcoBoost 400 - Practice

(Photo by Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)

This is it everyone, the last race of the season. The chase for the Sprint Cup has been whittled down to four contenders who each have an interesting story to tell in the 2015 season. Kevin Harvick is the reigning champion and is trying to make it two in a row. Kyle Busch, who missed …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Quicken Loans Race For Heroes 500 at Phoenix

Tony Stewart Bank of America 500 2015 Charlotte Cup Mike Neff

(Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rolls into Phoenix International Raceway for 312 laps around the relatively flat mile-long track in the desert. When you think of Phoenix in the last few years you have to think of one driver, Kevin Harvick, who has won the last four races here. This race, unlike last year, is …

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Number Crunching: 2015 AAA Texas 500 NASCAR Fantasy Preview

2015 Texas II CUP Erik Jones vertical CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)­

The drivers are in Texas and it sure has been an interesting few days leading up to the race this week. Matt Kenseth was suspended for two races for wrecking the race leader Joey Logano at Martinsville last week, and Truck Series point leader Erik Jones will pilot the No. 20 car in Kenseth’s place. Both Saturday practice …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville

Joey Logano 2015 Martinsville Cup Qualifying  Mike Neff

Photo Credit: Mike Neff, Frontstretch

The drivers roll into Martinsville Speedway this week for the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500. That is 500 laps of this half-mile paperclip-shaped track, which means 250 lap leader fantasy points available in NASCAR Fantasy Live. The laps led points are what we need to focus on this week, and they will be the largest …

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Number Crunching: 2015 CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega

2015 Charlotte II CUP Martin Truex Jr CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)­

Welcome to Talladega race week. The two races in Alabama have to be my least favorite races to try to pick a good driver lineup for NASCAR Fantasy Live. I equate it to that old game where you have to guess how many gumballs are in a gumball machine… you think you have a pretty …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire NASCAR Fantasy Preview

2015 Loudon II CUP Austin Dillon CIA

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

The drivers roll into Loudon, N.H. this week, and that means we’re back to some short-track racing. When it comes to short track racing and NASCAR Fantasy Live, we need to focus on one item pretty closely, and that is the laps lead number. So for this weeks race, we want to put some drivers …

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Number Crunching: Figuring Out the Best Bets for the 2015 myAFibRisk.com 400 at Chicagoland

2014 Chicago CUP pack racing CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2014)

The drivers are at Chicagoland this week, and I am returning from a long trip in the mountains of Colorado. The NASCAR points reset this week with the first race of the chase and I have decided to reset my team also. This week I will pick a whole new team for NASCAR Fantasy Live …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen NASCAR Fantasy Preview

2015 Watkins Glen CUP Kurt Busch car CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

Just northwest of last week’s race in the Pocono Mountains is Watkins Glen, the sight of this weekend’s race. Watkins Glen is in the Finger Lakes region of New York surrounded by beautiful New York wine country. Watkins Glen also holds a gem of a road course racetrack and that’s where NASCARS drivers will be …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Windows 10 400 at Pocono NASCAR Fantasy Preview

2015 Pocono 1 Cup Kevin Harvick Car Credit Anthony Lumbis Sr.

Photo Credit: Anthony Lumbis Sr., Frontstretch

Joe Gibbs Racing teams are on fire the last few weeks, a pattern that’s continued at Pocono. Led by Kyle Busch, who has won four out of the last five Cup races, they placed four cars in the top eight of Saturday’s Happy Hour practice and appear to have mastered the setup for Sunday. Busch, …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Brickyard 400 NASCAR Fantasy Preview

2015 Michigan I CUP Kurt Busch trophy selfie CIA

(Photo: CIA Stock Photo, Inc. ©2015)

Hey everyone! I’m sorry about being a little bit late posting, but I was going across the Gulf of Maine last night and got to dock quite late. After watching all the practices this morning and looking over the data, I’ve got to say it’s a bit confusing. The cars are running a high-drag package …

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Number Crunching: Your Fantasy Watch for the 2015 5-hour Energy 301 New Hampshire

2015 Loudon I CUP Kurt Busch car CIA

Photo Credit: CIA Stock Photography

Last week at Kentucky did not go particularly well for the NASCAR Fantasy Live team I had picked. The Joe Gibbs Racing cars showed incredible speed with the lower downforce package that NASCAR was trying and I just didn’t see the amount of speed they had in practice. In Fantasy, like in real life, you …

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