Race Weekend Central

Number Crunching: 2015 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

2015 Daytona Ii Cup Jeff Gordon Kurt Busch Racing Cia

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Much like last week at Sonoma, this week’s race will require a bit of luck for your NASCAR Fantasy Live team. For the season opening Daytona 500 I try to pick drivers all starting towards the rear of the field to maximize place-differential points while minimizing the risk from a driver crashing out. Normally by …

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Danica Patrick Leads Stewart-Haas Racing 1-2-3-4 in Cup Happy Hour at Daytona

2015 Daytona Ii Cup Kurt Busch Kasey Kahne Danica Patrick Racing Cia

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The final practice session of the day at Daytona International Speedway was far calmer than the first. There was still some drafting on-track, but it was mainly of the single-file variety. In addition, a group of drivers focused their on-track time on single-car runs. In the draft, Hendrick Motorsports’ engine program showed its strength. Cars …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma

2015 Sonoma Cup Kevin Harvick Car Side Cia

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This week, the racers will be doing something they only do two times a year: turning right. The teams are in wine country for the Toyota Save Mart 350 at Sonoma, this year’s first Sprint Cup attempt on a road course. This race is one where some underdogs will rise to the forefront, announcers saying …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan

2015 Michigan I Cup Carl Edwards Car Cia

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Pocono was a pretty good race for our NASCAR fantasy lineup and an even better race for Martin Truex Jr. Truex continues to impress this year with a fast car every race. I wonder where the Furniture Row Racing team would be if we still used the old points system. I would have to imagine …

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Number Crunching: 2015 Axalta 400 at Pocono Fantasy Forecast

2014 Pocono I Cup Brad Keselowski Kevin Harvick Racing Cia

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Miles the Monster reached out and grabbed a few drivers at the end of the race last week, putting a spin on quite a few fantasy teams. But as we continue NASCAR’s Northeast swing this week, there’s a 1-2 punch of an organization who continues to stand out. The Kevin Harvick – Kurt Busch duo …

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NASCAR 101: 5 Sons of Former Drivers Who, Like Jesse Little, Started in the Truck Series

2015 Dover I Nxs Chase Elliott Vertical Cia

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Your eyes dart to the leaderboard during the Lucas Oil 200 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Dover International Speedway and you see a somewhat familiar sight, if you’ve been following the sport long enough: the No. 97 and the last name Little. No tricks here, though it’s not Chad Little you’re seeing …

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Did You Notice? Driver Report Cards, Part II & Quick Hits

2015 Kansas I Cup Jimmie Johnson Winner Sticker Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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Did You Notice? It’s time to grade the drivers on their 2015 season? For the first part of Driver Report Cards, as well as the guidelines on how each driver’s being graded please check on yesterday’s article. Part III will be posted overnight tonight. Jeb Burton Stats: 9 starts, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 …

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NASCAR Driver Report Cards: Part I

Clint Bowyer Martin Truex Jr Kyle Larson Cup Sprint Showdown 2015 Charlotte Mike Neff

(Photo: Mike Neff, Frontstretch)

Since I’ve been away for a while, there’s a whole lot of writing to do on how each Sprint Cup driver has been performing in 2015. In this day and age of the “new” Chase, looking at the point standings to gauge a driver’s performance is often an optical illusion; once someone wins, scoring points …

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Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson Involved in Multi-Car Crash at Bristol

2015 Bristol I Cup Kevin Harvick Car Credit Amy Henderson

(Photo Credit: Amy Henderson, Frontstretch)

When the lights turn on, the sparks start flying. Especially in the later stages at Bristol Motor Speedway. While attempting a pass on the lapped car of Jeb Burton, Jimmie Johnson made contact with Burton’s left rear, sparking a multi-car collision into the first turn during Sunday’s Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes. …

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Estes Express Joins BK Racing & Jeb Burton

Jeb Burton

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BK Racing announced Monday a partnership with Estes Express for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The partnership will involve the No. 26 Toyota that is driven by Sprint Cup rookie contender Jeb Burton. The partnership will begin next weekend at the Richmond International Speedway. The moving company served as a NASCAR sponsor for …

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Kyle Larson Wins Thursday Daytona 500 Practice By Beating 4 Other Cars

2014 Pocono I Cup Kyle Larson Cia

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So, about that final Daytona 500 practice before the Budweiser Duels…. In Thursday morning’s practice session, the fifth total for the Sprint Cup Series at Daytona for Sunday’s race, only four cars participated in total, with Kyle Larson coming out on top. Larson ran a speed of 192.70 mph to top the practice chart. He was joined …

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Kyle Busch Paces Third Daytona 500 Practice Amid Danica Patrick Crash

2014 Texas Ii Cup Kyle Busch Cia

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Kyle Busch paced the field in the first Sprint Cup Series action at Daytona since Sunday’s qualifying round, winning the third practice for the Daytona 500 on Wednesday and posting a top speed of 200.776 mph. Busch was one of three drivers to eclipse the 200 mph mark, along with Jimmie Johnson (200.530) and Trevor Bayne (200.053). …

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