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Average Practice Speeds: Kansas 2 – Hollywood Casino 400 (2012 Chase Race #6)

The Sprint Cup drivers got a whole bunch of track time this week on the newly repaved Kansas Speedway. There were tire tests on Wednesday and Thursday followed by an official practice session on Friday. Then qualifying was held, and Kasey Kahne won the pole for the Hollywood Casino 400. The full starting lineup can […]

Average Practice Speeds: Charlotte 2 – Bank of America 500 (2012 Chase Race #5)

The Sprint Cup Series had what I like to call a normal practice schedule in Charlotte this weekend. This means there was a practice session on Thursday followed by qualifying. Then, on Friday, there were two more practices in which all of the teams focused strictly on their race trim setups. I feel like this […]

Post Practice Fantasy NASCAR Predictions: Talladega 2 – Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 (2012 Chase Race #4)

One Last Wildcard I’d hate to say that qualifying and practice mean nothing this weekend, but I’d hate to lie to you, too. The races at Talladega and Daytona are called wildcards for a reason: anyone can win. And I mean anyone. Things that I value more than practice speeds and qualifying efforts this week […]

Average Practice Speeds: Talladega 2 – Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 (2012 Chase Race #4)

If there’s one place that you can skip practice at, it’s Talladega–and that’s what many teams did on Friday. There were many teams that ran a few laps early in the day to make sure nothing was wrong with the car and then parked and will wait for qualifying on Saturday. As a fantasy racer, […]

Fantasy NASCAR Predictions: Dover 2 – Post Practice – AAA 400 (2012 Chase Race #3)

MWR Strong Again at “The Monster” Over the two practice sessions this weekend in Dover, quite a few teams never showed up on the ten-lap average chart, which makes it very difficult for fantasy racers to “crunch the numbers.” ifantasyrace has you covered, though: this practice chart (click here) takes a driver’s speed from each […]

Fantasy NASCAR Predictions: New Hampshire 2 – Sylvania 300 (2012 Chase Race #2)

Broadcast-wise, we were a little in the dark this weekend. The only meaningful practice that was televised was Happy Hour, and that only lasted 50 minutes. Qualifying didn’t even make it to TV until late on Friday. The good news, however, is that ifantasyrace has you covered. Click here to check out the practice analysis […]

Average Practice Speeds: New Hampshire 2 – Sylvania 300 (2012 Chase Race #2)

Despite us not being able to see the cars on the track that much this weekend, there were three practice sessions and a bunch of numbers that we now have to decipher. With New Hampshire Motor Speedway being only a 1-mile race track, the teams put a bunch of laps on in practice, so don’t […]

Fantasy NASCAR Predictions: Chicago – Geico 400 (2012 Chase Race #1)

A Fuel Mileage Race Puts the Burden on the Crew Chief For the last ten races of the 2012 NASCAR season, you’re going to see a lot of familiar faces up front week in and week out. For whatever reason, the drivers that are in the Chase turn it up another notch. It happens, and […]

Average Practice Speeds: Chicago – Geico 400 (2012 Chase Race #1)

The Sprint Cup Series actually practiced under race conditions this weekend so that’s good news for fantasy racers, as the data below will have more merit than some other weeks. Both sessions were on Friday afternoon and qualifying is set to be held on Saturday at 1:30 pm on SPEED. Once the starting lineup is […]

Fantasy NASCAR Predictions: Richmond 2 – Federated Auto Parts 400

A Weekend For Sleepers? In my opinion, it’s really hard to judge who will be fast in a night race when all of the practice was held during the day, but that’s what we have to work with this week. In case you missed the Average Practice Speeds post, you can view it by clicking […]

Average Practice Speeds: Richmond 2 – Federated Auto Parts 400

NASCAR gave us a very tight schedule to work with this weekend. There were two practice sessions on Friday afternoon that were separated by a mere 30 minutes, and qualifying is set to be held around 5:30 on ESPN2. The Federated Auto Parts 400 is set to start around 7:30 pm on Saturday evening, but I’m hearing […]