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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, […]

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 […]