Race Weekend Central

Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2007 Auto Club 500 at Fontana Edition

While Sunday’s race provided a wild, exciting finish, the Daytona 500 wasn’t too kind to many people playing fantasy racing. With pre-race favorites like Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch all finishing 30th or worse, you clearly weren’t alone if you found your team struggling to earn points in week 1. …

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Matt McLaughlin’s 2007 Fontana Spring Race Driver Handicaps

Jimmie Johnson: Johnson scored his first-ever Cup victory at Fontana back in 2002 (yes, kids, they were racing stock cars way back in 2002). In addition, Johnson has scored three runner-up finishes at California, one of them in this race last year. That’s a total of four first or seconds in eight career Cup starts …

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Who Wins, Who Gets Fired & Who’s the Best Rookie? Frontstretch 2007 NASCAR Staff Predictions

Now that another new NASCAR season is officially upon us, the time is here for our Frontstretch staff to look like geniuses… or, more likely, make fools of ourselves with our season picks for who takes this year’s title. Read on to find out who your favorite expert picked to not only win the Nextel Cup …

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Matt McLaughlin’s 2007 Daytona 500 Driver Handicaps

Jimmie Johnson won last year’s Daytona 500 and his 32nd-place result in last year’s Firecracker 400 ended a streak of five top-six finishes at Daytona.

Holding a Pretty Wheel: In NASCAR, If It Ain’t Broke… Don’t Break It Worse!

I could cry. Or barf. Or throw things. Or something. OK, OK, I know, NASCAR listens to nobody and cares about no one… but this is crazy. Knowing changes to the Chase for the Nextel Cup were coming did nothing to soften the blow of the actual news when it happened late Thursday afternoon. Although …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2006 Dickies 500 at Texas

Sunday’s Dickies 500 blew through the 2006 Chase standings like a Texas tornado; when the dust settled, no position in the top 10 went unchanged. The rough and tumble winds meant that for many Chase drivers, it wasn’t such a beautiful day. Jeff Burton‘s title hopes took a major hit when a blown tire sent …

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