Race Weekend Central

Fantasy Insider: Taking The Talladega Gamble

2014 Chicago Cup Dale Earnhardt Jr Car Cia

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It’s a race that real NASCAR teams and fantasy NASCAR owners as well have been anticipating and dreading at the same time. The restrictor plate race at Talladega Sunday could likely be the best of times and worst of times for teams. With such significant drivers like Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski …

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Frontstretch Foto Funnies: No, Really, It’s MY Week…

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"Trust me, Jimmie; running poorly isn't as bad as the media says it is..." (Photo: CIA Stock Photography)

Welcome to the Frontstretch Foto Funnies! Ever see a photo that’s just begging for a caption? We see them all the time! Each week, we’ll pick a few, then let our staff give it their best shot. We’ll post the best ones for you! Want to get in on the fun?  Leave your best ideas …

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Fantasy Insider: Rolling The Dice At The Chase Halfway Point

It was back in mid-May when Jimmie Johnson had yet to win a race this season and there were whispers about what was wrong with the No. 48 team. Maybe the relationship between Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus wasn’t what it used to be? Maybe the No. 48 team had lost its edge after …

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Frontstretch Foto Funnies: You Had WHAT for Breakfast?

2014 Dover Ii Cup Ryan Newman Face Cia

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Welcome to the Frontstretch Foto Funnies! Ever see a photo that’s just begging for a caption? We see them all the time! Each week, we’ll pick a few, then let our staff give it their best shot. We’ll post the best ones for you! Want to get in on the fun?  Leave your best ideas …

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Friday Faceoff: Surprises, A Mild Ride, and Who’s Getting Better?

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Welcome to Friday Faceoff! What do you get when you take some hot-button NASCAR topics and hand them over to our dedicated and… er, opinionated staff? A little disagreement and a whole lot of thought-provoking insight! Check out this week’s edition to see what everyone is arguing… um, we mean, discussing this week! 1. The …

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Danica Patrick Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

2014 Loudon Ii Cup Danica Patrick Cia

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Danica Patrick will be trading in her familiar neon green paint scheme for a bright shade of pink on her No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet for the entire month of October to promote breast cancer awareness. Patrick’s pink paint scheme is part of GoDaddy’s Put the Brakes on Breast Cancer initiative, which started last month. Names …

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Fantasy Insider: Is Now Time to Think Outside the Fantasy Pit Box?

2014 Loudon Ii Cup Danica Patrick Cia

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As we inch closer toward the finish line in this NASCAR season and the races become more important for drivers in real life, they also become more important for your fantasy team. If you are in a tight battle to win your league, or finish in the money, then every decision by a real life …

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Did You Notice? … One Saving Grace That Lies Ahead

2014 Aaron's 499 Talladega Superspeedway Sprint Cup Mike Neff

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Did You Notice? … How much of a crapshoot Talladega makes the next round of this Chase? No one has an advantage on paper entering this three-race sprint as all 12 drivers are tied for the point lead. That means it’s nearly impossible to create a 47-point cushion, locking yourself into the next round before …

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Fantasy Insider: Defining Dover Dominance For Your Roster

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The good news for NASCAR Sprint Cup competitors is that defending and six-time champion Jimmie Johnson hasn’t done much lately. The bad news for those same competitors is that Johnson still sits fourth in points and the even more bad news for them is that the race this week is at Dover. It’s a track …

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Did You Notice? … A Monstrous Moment, Hendrick’s So-So Start And Quick Hits

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Did You Notice? … The Monster Mile is entering a crucial weekend? Lately, races at the one-mile oval have been duds; Goodyear’s tire compound, combined with a conservative mindset have minimized the yellow flags and maximized the boredom at the one-mile oval. Dover’s track used to be one of the trickiest on tour, a matter …

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Happiness Is… Relationships, Singapore, and Kentucky

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Was that an actual race at Chicagoland?  A track not known for well, anything, seemed to produce a finish that was worth remembering.  Brad Keselowski’s ballsy move, splitting Kevin Harvick and Kyle Larson as they raced for the lead, seemed to be just the type of thing that wasn’t supposed to be possible with the …

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Fantasy Insider: Look For A Slice Of NASCAR History Repeating

2014 Chicago Cup Brad Keselowski Paul Wolfe Cia

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We could see some familiar faces back up front at New Hampshire. The end of last Sunday’s race at Chicagoland saw Brad Keselowski and Kyle Larson running up front for much of the event, with Keselowski winning and guaranteeing himself one of 12 spots in the next round of the Chase. Rookie Larson, through hard …

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