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Average Practice Speeds: Michigan 2 – Pure Michigan 400

This weekend at Michigan we had a (what I like to call) “normal” weekend. There was a practice session on Friday afternoon in which most teams focused solely on qualifying, which was held later that day. Mark Martin won the pole in case you missed it, and the full starting lineup for the Pure Michigan […]

Fantasy NASCAR Predictions: Watkins Glen – Finger Lakes 355 at The Glen

MWR Looking To Sweep The Road Courses In 2012 The rain followed the Sprint Cup Series from Pocono to Watkins Glen but the good news is that the forecast for the Finger Lakes 355 looks clear. Thankfully, NASCAR added a practice session this weekend to make up for the missed time on Friday. In case […]

Fantasy NASCAR Predictions: Indianapolis – Curtiss Shaver 400

Can A Ford Finally Win At The Brickyard? I Wouldn’t Count On It In case you didn’t check out the Average Practice Speeds post from earlier today, you probably want to check it out (click here). Very few drivers ran runs of at least ten-consecutive laps so average speeds give you a lot better idea […]

Indy Curtiss Shaver 400: Fantasy NASCAR “Top Tier Elite” Picks

Matt Kenseth – Matt Kenseth is the best Brickyard driver who never kissed the bricks. He’s come close to victory lane and has two runner-up finishes. Last season Kenseth finished 5th and was the second highest non-hyper mileage finisher behind Jeff Gordon. In last years race Kenseth had the second best average running position (6th) […]

Indianapolis Your Hero’s Name Here 400: Fantasy NASCAR “Front Runner” Rankings

Greg Biffle – Greg Biffle has a streak of four straight top 8 finishes at Indy. This feat is matched by no other. In these four races he has the fourth best driver rating (104.5), the third best average running position (8.8) and the best average finish (5.5). Last season Biffle finished 7th but his […]

Fantasy NASCAR Predictions: Loudon – LENOX Industrial Tools 301

Can Stewart-Haas Racing Continue Its Good Run at Loudon? New Hampshire Motor Speedway is a 1.0-mile short track so that means qualifying is very important here. Kyle Busch won the pole for Sunday’s LENOX Industrial Tools 301, and the full starting lineup can be found by clicking here. Another thing that I find very important […]

Fantasy NASCAR Predictions: Daytona 2 – Coke Zero 400

Get Your Dart Board Out, Part 3 The races at Daytona and Talladega are borderline impossible to predict, but there are a few things that I like when picking drivers in fantasy this week. First is momentum: who has been hot lately in Sprint Cup? It doesn’t mean a whole lot, but it seems like […]

Kentucky Quaker State 400: Fantasy NASCAR “Top Tier Elite” Picks

Jimmie Johnson – In the first race at Kentucky Speedway Jimmie Johnson finished 3rd as David Reutimann passed him coming to the finish line. Some notable stats of his from last year are his 119.8 driver rating (second best) and 6th place average running position. The #48 team is the smartest team in NASCAR and […]

Fantasy NASCAR Predictions: Michigan – Quicken Loans 400

Roush All The Way  I was hoping this weekend would be smooth sailing after all of the hiccups in Pocono, but that’s just not the case. Many teams had problems during the practice sessions on Friday with their tires blistering, and because of this Goodyear is giving them a new left-side tire. NASCAR is actually […]

Fantasy NASCAR Predictions: Pocono 400 Presented by #NASCAR

Sleeper Weekend in Pocono The Pocono 400 Presented by #NASCAR may end with surprises on Sunday because of two factors: this race is 100 miles shorter than a normal Pocono race, and the track has been repaved. The latter has caused cars to actually get faster as a fuel run goes on and track position will […]

Fantasy NASCAR Predictions: Dover – FedEx 400

Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR The Start of a Hot Streak? We’re in Dover, Delaware this weekend for the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway, “The Monster Mile”. There were two practice sessions this weekend (both on Friday) and you can find detailed reports about them as well as combined average […]

Fantasy NASCAR Predictions: Charlotte – Coca-Cola 600

A Seventh Time For “Five Time”? Not only was the practice schedule completely idiotic this weekend, but NASCAR.com had technical difficulties (surprised?) so fantasy racers are even more in the dark for this weekend’s Coca-Cola 600. No average speeds were available for the first practice on Saturday, and I consider Happy Hour speeds as worthless […]