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Post Practice Fantasy NASCAR Predictions: Homestead – Ford EcoBoost 400 (2012 Chase Race #10)

Hail Mary Time There are a myriad amount of variables that could affect the outcome of the Ford EcoBoost 400 on Sunday, the final race of NASCAR’s 2012 season. Will Clint Bowyer inflict payback on Jeff Gordon? Will there be teams testing out certain things for next season, and will those experimental setups last all […]

Average Practice Speeds: Homestead – Ford EcoBoost 400 (2012 Chase Race #10)

The practice schedule this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway was similar to what we’ve had for the last few weeks, except for the fact that the first session on Saturday wasn’t televised. What’s unfortunate is that was when the most action occurred, with Denny Hamlin and Greg Biffle getting together and collecting pole-sitter Joey Logano. All […]

Post Practice Fantasy NASCAR Predictions: Phoenix 2 – Advocare 500 (2012 Chase Race #9)

Advantage Blue Deuce Track position is going to be a key element as to who visits victory lane at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday afternoon; the newly reconfigured track really has just one lane and passing will be difficult. Also, add into the mix that the tires aren’t falling off at all, and we have […]

Average Practice Speeds: Phoenix 2 – Advocare 500 (2012 Chase Race #9)

Phoenix was re-configured and re-paved during the 2011 season and this Sunday’s Advocare 500 will be just the third event on the new surface. The Cup cars were on track for two different sessions on Saturday, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Happy Hour was the practice that had the conditions closest […]

Post Practice Fantasy NASCAR Predictions: Martinsville 2 – TUMS Fast Relief 500 (2012 Chase Race #7)

Overtaking the Lead Once the TUMS Fast Relief 500 on Sunday, we may be looking at a new championship leader, and this race could easily end up being the turning point in the Chase. Jimmie Johnson looks awesome (as usual) and Denny Hamlin looks good, but points leader Brad Keselowski seems to be struggling a […]

Average Practice Speeds: Martinsville 2 – TUMS Fast Relief 500 (2012 Chase Race #7)

The cars have already logged a bunch of practice laps at Martinsville Speedway this weekend in preparation for the 500-lap event on Sunday afternoon. The good news is that instead of just looking at the one fast lap statistic that NASCAR gives you, ifantasyrace has you covered not only with ten-lap averages but also average […]

Post Practice Fantasy NASCAR Predictions: Kansas 2 – Hollywood Casino 400 (2012 Chase Race #6)

The Week of the Non-Chasers One thing we’ve heard hundreds of times already this weekend and I’m sure we’ll hear again is the repaving of Kansas Speedway. This Sunday will be the first Sprint Cup race on the new surface at this track and with it brings a lot of unknown variables that are hard […]

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, […]