TOP 150 NASCAR ARTICLES Latest 150 NASCAR articles Sat, 28 Nov 2015 12:13:05 -0500 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Cheez-It 355 at The Glen The Cup Series heads to Watkins Glen International for the second and final road course event of the 2014 season. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 17:42:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR: Polking's Picks for Watkins Glen's-Picks-for-Watkins-Glen?source=campaign-rss Brian Polking shares his vast insight after making setting his lineups for the upcoming race at Watkins Glen. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:29:00 -0500's-Picks-for-Watkins-Glen?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR Sleepers and Busts: Cheez-It 355 at The Glen Watkins Glen International is the second and final road course on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. While success at one road course doesn't automatically mean success at the other, reviewing the results from Sonoma is certainly useful. (Eric McClung) Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:52:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: 400 Brad Keselowski was so close to victory last time at Pocono. It's hard to count him out for this return trip. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 11:40:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR: Polking's Picks for Pocono's-Picks-for-Pocono?source=campaign-rss Don't ignore trends that were established in June's Pocono race, Brian Polking says. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:45:00 -0500's-Picks-for-Pocono?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR Sleepers and Busts: 400 Denny Hamlin is down a crew chief this weekend but still should do well at Pocono. (Eric McClung) Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:45:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at The Brickyard Jeff Gordon is among those who have kissed the bricks before, and he should be good to go this weekend once again in Indianapolis. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:44:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR: Polking's Picks for Indianapolis's-Picks-for-Indianapolis?source=campaign-rss Ryan Newman's great history at Indy makes him a fine choice for this weekend. Brian Polking has more selections inside. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:23:00 -0500's-Picks-for-Indianapolis?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR Sleepers and Busts: Crown Royal presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Which drivers will stand out and fail to rise to the occasion at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend? (Eric McClung) Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:41:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Camping World RV Sales 301 As the Sprint Cup series speeds into New Hampshire, remember to go conservative with your roster. Denny Hamlin should be in there. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:00:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR: Polking's Picks for New Hampshire's-Picks-for-New-Hampshire?source=campaign-rss New Hampshire's field should be dominated by the typical big names, says Brian Polking. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:41:00 -0500's-Picks-for-New-Hampshire?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR Sleepers and Busts: Camping World RV Sales 301 Eric McClung gives some undervalued and overvalued options for this weekend's New Hampshire race. (Eric McClung) Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:06:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Coke Zero 400 The holiday weekend brings NASCAR back to Daytona, where the unpredictable nature of this track has Brian Polking thinking about wildcard selections. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 20:19:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR: Polking's Picks for Daytona's-Picks-for-Daytona?source=campaign-rss Junior is one of the "safest" picks at the wild Daytona track. Who else is Brian clicking for the holiday weekend? Thu, 03 Jul 2014 07:48:00 -0500's-Picks-for-Daytona?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR Sleepers and Busts: Coke Zero 400 This weekend could be a fine holiday for Austin Dillon. The fireworks in store for Kasey Kahne probably won't be as enjoyable. (Eric McClung) Wed, 02 Jul 2014 07:54:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Quaker State 400 A trip to the seldom-used Kentucky Speedway makes for a tougher assessment heading into the Quaker State 400. Don't fret, however, because Brian Polking has the answers to give you confidence. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 01:30:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR: Polking's Picks for Kentucky's-Picks-for-Kentucky?source=campaign-rss Matt Kenseth is one of Brian Polking's favorites for this Sunday at Kentucky, where a small sample size should convince you to be conservative with values. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:14:00 -0500's-Picks-for-Kentucky?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR Sleepers and Busts: Quaker State 400 After years of legal wrangling, Kentucky Speedway finally landed on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule in 2011. Even though there are only three Cup races from which to extract data, fantasy owners can look to the other intermediate tracks that have already held races this season. (Eric McClung) Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:45:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Toyota/Save Mart 350 Marcos Ambrose will be a fantasy darling at this weekend's Sonoma road course. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 19:22:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR: Polking's Picks for Sonoma's-Picks-for-Sonoma?source=campaign-rss Jeff Gordon is a safe pick 'em option at most tracks, and this weekend's Sonoma race-course tilt is no different. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:31:00 -0500's-Picks-for-Sonoma?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR Sleepers and Busts: Toyota/Save Mart 350 Time to take a different approach to your fantasy lineup as you head to Sonoma. One includes ringing the bell. (Eric McClung) Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:09:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Quicken Loans 400 Kevin Harvick's recent success at Michigan isn't slowing down anytime soon. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:50:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR: Polking's Picks for Michigan's-Picks-for-Michigan?source=campaign-rss Brian Vickers will reinvigorate your fantasy NASCAR performance this weekend at Michigan. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 08:01:00 -0500's-Picks-for-Michigan?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR Sleepers and Busts: Quicken Loans 400 Clint Bowyer has been a mainstay near the top of Michigan standings of late. You could do worse than picking him for your fantasy team. (Eric McClung) Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:45:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Pocono 400 The calendar has flipped to June. That's good news for Tony Stewart, especially with his history recently at Pocono. Sat, 07 Jun 2014 12:10:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR: Polking's Picks for Pocono's-Picks-for-Pocono?source=campaign-rss In the first race of NASCAR's second half, Brian Polking goes with consistency. Tony Stewart's history plays well for him at Pocono. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:28:00 -0500's-Picks-for-Pocono?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR Sleepers and Busts: Pocono 400 Don't mess with The Biff, butthead. He's primed to finish near the top at Pocono. (Eric McClung) Wed, 04 Jun 2014 08:06:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Jimmie Johnson finds himself in a familiar spot in the rankings for Dover after qualifying and practice. Sat, 31 May 2014 03:04:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR: Polking's Picks for Dover's-Picks-for-Dover?source=campaign-rss Brian Vickers is one of Brian Polking's recommendations for Dover selections this weekend. Thu, 29 May 2014 11:33:00 -0500's-Picks-for-Dover?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR Sleepers and Busts: FedEx400 benefiting Autism Speaks You'll be surprised how well Clint Bowyer has run at Dover in recent years. Who else will surprise -- positively and negatively -- this weekend? (Eric McClung) Wed, 28 May 2014 08:43:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Coca-Cola 600 Updated with qualifying and practice results: Coming off the All-Star race, what does the field look like as the drivers stay in Charlotte? For one, Joey Logano's performance there is nearly unparalleled. Sat, 24 May 2014 05:15:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR: Polking's Picks for Charlotte's-Picks-for-Charlotte?source=campaign-rss Kasey Kahne was a popular selection across NASCAR games for Brian Polking this week in the second Charlotte race. Thu, 22 May 2014 11:03:00 -0500's-Picks-for-Charlotte?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR Sleepers and Busts: Coca-Cola 600 North Carolina and fantasy players should say helloooooo to Ryan Newman. (Eric McClung) Wed, 21 May 2014 08:05:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: 5-Hour Energy 400 Benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation Kevin Harvick is one of a few drivers ready to roll into to Kansas, and he kept up the momentum during qualifying. Fri, 09 May 2014 21:00:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR: Polking's Picks for Kansas's-Picks-for-Kansas?source=campaign-rss Forget a 5-Hour Energy shot ... Brian Polking's analysis of his fantasy choices will have you amped for Kansas! Thu, 08 May 2014 10:52:00 -0500's-Picks-for-Kansas?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR Sleepers and Busts: 5-Hour Energy 400 Benefiting Special Operations Warrior ... Eric McClung says Paul Menard is a near lock to have a big weekend in Kansas. (Eric McClung) Wed, 07 May 2014 08:05:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Aaron's 499's-499?source=campaign-rss The schedule's return to Talladega means Dale Earnhardt Jr. likes his chances for a big day. Sat, 03 May 2014 16:44:00 -0500's-499?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR: Polking's Picks for Talladega's-Picks-for-Talladega?source=campaign-rss As he does every week, Brian Polking runs through his teams in NASCAR fantasy formats. Thu, 01 May 2014 13:45:00 -0500's-Picks-for-Talladega?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR Sleepers and Busts: Aaron's 499's-499?source=campaign-rss Jamie McMurray should build on his unheralded Talladega success. (Eric McClung) Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:13:00 -0500's-499?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Toyota Owners 400 Brian Polking talks about Richmond's best and worst options, with Kevin Harvick at the top. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 19:14:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR: Polking's Picks for Richmond's-Picks-for-Richmond?source=campaign-rss A.J. Allmendinger presents a fine value grab for Toyota Owners 400 games. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:21:00 -0500's-Picks-for-Richmond?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR Sleepers and Busts: Toyota Owners 400 Joey Logano's up-and-down early-season run could hit another bump at Richmond. What drivers should you trust more? (Eric McClung) Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:15:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Bojangles' Southern 500'-Southern-500?source=campaign-rss Denny Hamlin is the headliner for fantasy owners that must navigate The Lady in Black. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:49:00 -0500'-Southern-500?source=campaign-rss Polking's Picks: Bojangles' Southern 500's-Picks--Bojangles'-Southern-500?source=campaign-rss Find out which drivers Brian Polking has chosen to ride to the fantasy finish line at Darlington. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:24:00 -0500's-Picks--Bojangles'-Southern-500?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR Sleepers and Busts: Bojangles' Southern 500'-Southern-500?source=campaign-rss Don't overlook the Darlington success of Brian Vickers, others. More importantly, is Joey Logano primed to continue his hot start? (Eric McClung) Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:42:00 -0500'-Southern-500?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Duck Commander 500 The Sprint Cup circuit heads to Texas for the Duck Commander 500. Familiar names headline the rankings, and you can find ample sleeper value down the list. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:10:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR: Polking's Picks for Texas's-Picks-for-Texas?source=campaign-rss Brian is ready to dive deeper into the driver pool now that his data sample size has increased. Who'll be bigger at Texas? Thu, 03 Apr 2014 07:22:00 -0500's-Picks-for-Texas?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR Sleepers and Busts: Duck Commander 500 Texas Motor Speedway hosts the Duck Commander 500 this week. Eric McClung brings you the top sleepers to start and busts to avoid. (Eric McClung) Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:07:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: STP 500 The series heads to Martinsville Speedway this weekend, and the flat paperclip-shaped track holds the distinction of being both the smallest and slowest on the schedule. However, the track also has a reputation for being brutal on brakes, and a narrow pit road is often as dangerous as the bumping and banging that occurs on the track. Martinsville may be the small and slow, but it can pack a punch. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 12:30:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR: Polking's Picks for Martinsville's-Picks-for-Martinsville?source=campaign-rss The Sprint Cup circuit, for the STP 500, heads to Martinsville, where a few drivers historically have lapped the competition. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:15:00 -0500's-Picks-for-Martinsville?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR Sleepers and Busts: STP 500 Jamie McMurray heads a list of surprising sleepers in this week's NASCAR race at Martinsville. (Eric McClung) Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:19:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Auto Club 400 After Mother Nature made for a seemingly never-ending race at Bristol last weekend, the Cup Series will head back out West for Sunday's Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. Find out which drivers you need to focus on and avoid in fantasy leagues. Sat, 22 Mar 2014 20:00:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR: Polking's Picks for Fontana's-Picks-for-Fontana?source=campaign-rss Brian has a rainbow of flavors -- errr, reasons to like Kyle Busch at the Auto Club 400 this week. The Joe Gibbs driver may hit Beast Mode. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:26:00 -0500's-Picks-for-Fontana?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR Sleepers and Busts: Auto Club 400 Ryan Newman has run well at Fontana's Auto Club Speedway, but it hasn't shown up in the results. Is this the weekend he changes that? (Eric McClung) Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:15:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Food City 500 After opening the 2014 season with trips to fast tracks like Daytona and Las Vegas, things will slow down a bit this weekend in Thunder Valley. Bristol Motor Speedway will host Sunday's Food City 500. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 14:10:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR: Polking's Picks for Bristol's-Picks-for-Bristol?source=campaign-rss The Food City 500 is the Sprint Cup Series' first short track race of the season, making Brian Vickers one of Polking's top Picks this week. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:24:00 -0500's-Picks-for-Bristol?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR Sleepers and Busts: Food City 500 Martin Truex Jr. leads a quartet of bargain-type racers whom fantasy owners should consider for this weekend in Bristol. (Eric McClung) Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:39:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: KOBALT 400 UPDATED: Fantasy racing stays in the desert this week with the KOBALT 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Which drivers have to be on your short list? Sat, 08 Mar 2014 15:00:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR: Polking's Picks for Las Vegas's-Picks-for-Las-Vegas?source=campaign-rss KFFL NASCAR guru Brian Polking can't quit Carl Edwards, at least not this week. And Polking has a few more tricks up his sleeve for his picks. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:48:00 -0500's-Picks-for-Las-Vegas?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: KOBALT 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway is next on the docket, and fantasy owners have to take notice of this track's results for help with future race prognostication. (Eric McClung) Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:05:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: The Profit on CNBC 500 UPDATED -- The Cup Series heads to Phoenix International Raceway, and while the flat, 1.0-mile oval is tame compared to Daytona, the second race of the 2014 season isn't a guarantee to be any easier than the season opener. This early in the year, it is impossible to tell which drivers and teams are ahead of the game and which have some catching up do. Sat, 01 Mar 2014 13:50:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR: Polking's Picks for Phoenix's-Picks-for-Phoenix?source=campaign-rss Heading from Florida to Phoenix, fantasy NASCAR becomes a little more predictable this week. Brian Polking knows which drivers you should start and explains why. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:27:00 -0500's-Picks-for-Phoenix?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: The Profit on CNBC 500 NASCAR's Sprint Cup circuit heads to the desert this weekend. These drivers will impact fantasy owners' success in the second week of the season. (Eric McClung) Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:08:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Daytona 500 After an eventful offseason filled with plenty of drive movement and major rule changes, the 2014 Sprint Cup season officially begins this weekend with the 56th running of the Daytona 500. Few races can match the history and reputation of season opener, but while the Daytona 500 is the most anticipated race of the year for many drivers, the "Great American Race" poses a tough test for fantasy owners right out of the box. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 17:05:00 -0500 Four fantasy NASCAR sleepers for the 2014 season Brian Polking shares his four favorite sleeper drivers for the upcoming fantasy NASCAR season. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:38:00 -0500 2014 Fantasy NASCAR Preseason Rankings Brian Polking details the top fantasy NASCAR drivers in his 2014 preseason draft guide rankings. Jimmie Johnson is king, but is there a legitimate threat to his throne? Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:05:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR: Polking's Picks for Daytona's-Picks-for-Daytona?source=campaign-rss KFFL fantasy racing rockstar Brian Polking gives you his weekly choices for league challenges that you play in and is kind enough to give in-depth explanations as to why he made each particular selection. Don't miss out! Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:59:00 -0500's-Picks-for-Daytona?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: Daytona 500 The Great American Race is back, and it kicks off the 2014 fantasy NASCAR season. We know which drivers you should start and avoid this week. (Eric McClung) Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:10:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Silly Season Review: Part II A follow-up analysis to Eric McClung's Silly Season Review, this release examines some of the low-tier fantasy choices. (Eric McClung) Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:14:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Silly Season Review: Part I As it pertains to NASCAR, the Silly Season refers to hectic activity that goes on during the second half of each season and spills into the offseason. How does this affect fantasy owners? (Eric McClung) Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:15:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR: Understanding and utilizing loop data Beyond the standard statistics, like average finish and laps led, more and more fantasy NASCAR owners are digging through loop data statistics for an edge in making driver selections. Sabermetrics changed the way we look at baseball and, in turn, the fantasy game. Think of loop data as the gasoline-powered equivalent for stock cars. (Eric McClung) Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:30:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR: 8 rookie drivers to watch Find out which racers from this deep rookie class have fantasy NASCAR potential for the 2014 season. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:30:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR: Top comeback drivers for the 2014 season Are you looking for a sneaky fantasy NASCAR target who your leaguemates may have passed on? These players are poised to return to form and should come on the cheap. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:50:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR: Biggest busts for the 2014 season Avoid these drivers, unless you manage to get them at a bargain price. Knowing busts is almost as effective as knowing sleepers. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:00:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Practice Recap: Ford EcoBoost 400 Greg Biffle won't win the Chase, but he may very well win the race. It wouldn't be the first ... or even third ... time. Sat, 16 Nov 2013 18:51:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Ford EcoBoost 400 All eyes will be on Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick this weekend at Homestead, but Martin Truex Jr. could steal their thunder. Sat, 16 Nov 2013 16:30:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: Ford EcoBoost 400 Among others, Matt Kenseth needs a near-miracle to overcome Jimmie Johnson. At least Kenseth is at the right track for it, based on history.... (Eric McClung) Thu, 14 Nov 2013 15:48:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Practice Recap: AdvoCare 500 Jeff Gordon definitely has the experience to put up a good showing at Phoenix this weekend. Sat, 09 Nov 2013 18:54:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: AdvoCare 500 We all know Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth are in the thick of things, but don't sleep on Kevin Harvick this weekend. Sat, 09 Nov 2013 14:45:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: AdvoCare 500 Brad Keselowski is set to play spoiler against those competing for the title he's about to lose. (Eric McClung) Thu, 07 Nov 2013 11:59:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Practice Recap: AAA Texas 500 Outside of the big names, Martin Truex Jr. was without question the most impressive driver in practice Saturday. What else did we learn from the practice sessions? Sat, 02 Nov 2013 18:39:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: AAA Texas 500 The Biff will look to go back in time to recapture his Texas success. But Great Scott, the Matt Kenseth-Jimmie Johnson battle is heating up, too! Sat, 02 Nov 2013 15:39:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: AAA Texas 500 Jeff Gordon has made quite a bit of his Chase chance. Will he make the best of choices for fantasy owners at Texas this weekend? (Eric McClung) Wed, 30 Oct 2013 18:25:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Practice Recap: Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500's-Headache-Relief-Shot-500?source=campaign-rss Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth may look like the favorites to win the title, but Kyle Busch doesn't appear to be ready to concede. Sat, 26 Oct 2013 14:22:00 -0500's-Headache-Relief-Shot-500?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500's-Headache-Relief-Shot-500?source=campaign-rss Looks like it'll be a Hendrick-dominated weekend at Martinsville. Who should fill out your lineup? Sat, 26 Oct 2013 16:25:00 -0500's-Headache-Relief-Shot-500?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500's-Headache-Relief-Shot-500?source=campaign-rss Hard to bet against Jeff Gordon and some others at Martinsville. Who should you choose for your fantasy Chase? (Eric McClung) Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:06:00 -0500's-Headache-Relief-Shot-500?source=campaign-rss Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Camping World RV Sales 500 As the Chase tightens, a few restrictor-plate wheelmen should revisit their excellent history. Count Matt Kenseth among them. Sat, 19 Oct 2013 15:58:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Practice Recap: Camping World RV Sales 500 Dale Earnhardt Jr. is as strong as any other favorite at Talladega this weekend. His practice sessions only confirmed that. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 20:35:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: Camping World RV Sales 500 Everyone knows that Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson are good bets. Greg Biffle, on the other hand, is an overlooked driver at Talladega. (Eric McClung) Wed, 16 Oct 2013 18:38:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Practice Recap: Bank of America 500 Which driver will own Charlotte's web? Kurt Busch's times have done him favors. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 18:29:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Bank of America 500 Kyle Busch looked good in practice Friday and is a solid bet to finish inside the top 10 at Charlotte. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 18:01:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: Bank of America 500 Kevin Harvick has hardly slipped up at Charlotte. Who else deserves a lineup spot this weekend? (Eric McClung) Wed, 09 Oct 2013 18:52:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Practice Recap: Hollywood Casino 400 Jimmie Johnson yet again reminds us of his Kansas success, but the field looks competitive for this weekend after what Brian Polking saw in the trials. Sat, 05 Oct 2013 16:14:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Hollywood Casino 400 Who can compete with Chase leader Matt Kenseth at Kansas Speedway? Based on recent data, not many. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 14:35:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: Hollywood Casino 400 Kevin Harvick has finished outside the top 12 at Kansas Speedway only once in nine starts since 2007. Does that make him a top threat? (Eric McClung) Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:27:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Practice Recap: AAA 400 Of course, one driver that always seems to be in the mix whenever the series visits Dover is Jimmie Johnson, and he didn't disappoint in practice Saturday. He posted the sixth-fastest lap and second-best 10-lap average speed in the first session, and he jumped to second on the charts in Happy Hour, while recording the best 10-lap average speed. Sat, 28 Sep 2013 23:27:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: AAA 400 Unsurprisingly, Matt Kenseth is on a roll to open the Chase. He could very well keep it going in Dover this weekend. Sat, 28 Sep 2013 14:20:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: AAA 400 Kyle Busch has finished second to Matt Kenseth in the first two Chase races. Rowdy is determined to flip flop those results at Dover. (Eric McClung) Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:56:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Practice Recap: Sylvania 300 Clint Bowyer could be making headlines for the right reasons at New Hampshire this weekend. Sat, 21 Sep 2013 17:12:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Sylvania 300 Brad Keselowski may not be in the Chase for the Sprint Cup title, but he's the best of the rest, and he should be in contention this weekend. Sat, 21 Sep 2013 14:13:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: Sylvania 300 Jeff Gordon snuck into the Chase as the 13th driver. Don't put it past him to sneak in a win at Loudon, a track that he's very familiar with, to say the least. (Eric McClung) Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:05:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR practice recap: GEICO 400 Joey Logano posted the eighth-fastest lap in the opening session and jumped to third on the charts in Happy Hour. Meanwhile, Logano finished in the top 10 at Chicagoland last year, and he has scored more points than any other driver in the series in the last seven races. He is already starting on the pole, and with his car looking just as quick in race trim, he has a ton of upside this weekend. Sat, 14 Sep 2013 20:18:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: GEICO 400 Chase participants usually dominate the 10-race playoff for the Sprint Cup. That means you'd be foolish not to start Jimmie Johnson, right? Sat, 14 Sep 2013 12:18:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: GEICO 400 Carl Edwards has momentum on his side as the 10-race playoff begins. He's also been pretty consistent at Chicagoland lately. What more do you want? (Eric McClung) Thu, 12 Sep 2013 10:33:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Practice Recap: Federated Auto Parts 400 Fantasy owners may be overlooking Jeff Gordon at Richmond, where a spot in The Chase is on the line. Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:00:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Federated Auto Parts 400 Clint Bowyer is among a few favorites at Richmond International Raceway, but he's not the biggest. Ready for Sprint Cup's final regular season race? Fri, 06 Sep 2013 18:03:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: Federated Auto Parts 400 Kevin Harvick among the best plays at Richmond this weekend. (Eric McClung) Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:01:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Practice Recap: AdvoCare 500 Kasey Kahne is one of the best plays at Atlanta on Sunday. Sat, 31 Aug 2013 20:57:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: AdvoCare 500 While it remains unclear which drivers will end up making the Chase, the choice for the top spot in the driver rankings to open the week is obvious. Matt Kenseth has been the picture of consistency at Atlanta, and he has finished in the top 12 in his last 10 races at the track. During the stretch, he has finished fourth or better four times while compiling a series-leading 7.4 average finish. Sat, 31 Aug 2013 18:31:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: AdvoCare 500 Kyle Busch seeks to cash in on his qualifying record at Atlanta Motor Speedway. This week's race has more than a few dark horses. (Eric McClung) Thu, 29 Aug 2013 07:44:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Practice Recap: IRWIN Tools Night Race Kyle Busch is riding high coming off a Nationwide Series victory Friday night. Can he make it back-to-back Saturday night? Fri, 23 Aug 2013 20:01:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: IRWIN Tools Night Race Kyle Busch has won a Sprint Cup race at Bristol five times in his career, but he'll need to overcome a big obstacle to snatch his sixth. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 19:00:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: IRWIN Tools Night Race Matt Kenseth is looking for his third visit to Victory Lane at Bristol. Who else should you watch for this weekend? (Eric McClung) Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:07:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Practice Recap: Pure Michigan 400 The good news for Jimmie Johnson is that he was blazing fast in practice at Michigan Saturday, posting the third-fastest lap in the early session and topping the charts in Happy Hour. The bad news is that his run of bad luck at the track continued, and he will start from the rear of the field in a backup car after a late crash in final practice. Sat, 17 Aug 2013 13:45:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Pure Michigan 400 Greg Biffle has been king of the mountain at Michigan recently. Which drivers appear to be poised to challenge him? Sat, 17 Aug 2013 13:35:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: Pure Michigan 400 Clint Bowyer is a pretty consistent performer at Michigan International Speedway. He leads the list of drivers to watch this week. (Eric McClung) Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:35:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Practice Recap: Cheez-It 355 at The Glen Carl Edwards isn't necessarily known for his exploits at Watkins Glen, but his results have been good. He's poised to let 'em know. Sat, 10 Aug 2013 01:00:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Cheez-It 355 at The Glen No driver touches Marcos Ambrose at road courses. But some Sprint Cup circuit regulars should make it interesting at Watkins Glen. Sat, 10 Aug 2013 16:35:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: Cheez-It 355 at The Glen Clint Bowyer has improved his record at Watkins Glen to the point that he's a prime fantasy choice. How about the rest of the field? (Eric McClung) Wed, 07 Aug 2013 17:20:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Practice Recap: 400 With practice sessions rained out, fantasy owners turn to historical and other data -- which should urge them to consider Tony Stewart. Sat, 03 Aug 2013 16:00:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: 400 Denny Hamlin is one of the few drivers whose resume compares to Jimmie Johnson's. He was No. 2 to open the week and stayed there, but others were on the move. Sat, 03 Aug 2013 13:20:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: 400 Based on results in June -- and recent history, period -- there's no doubt that fantasy fav Jimmie Johnson is the man this week. (Eric McClung) Thu, 01 Aug 2013 14:00:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Practice Recap: Brickyard 400 Juan Pablo Montoya is looking for some serious redemption this weekend. Will he be kissing the bricks when it's all said and done? Sat, 27 Jul 2013 18:00:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Brickyard 400 Indy is where the champs usually dominate. It's no surprise, then, that Jimmie Johnson leads the list of favorites this weekend. Sat, 27 Jul 2013 16:10:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: Brickyard 400 Jeff Gordon has had his share of disappointments at Indy, but he also has plenty of success to speak of at the Brickyard. (Eric McClung) Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:06:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Practice Recap: Camping World RV Sales 301 A recent hot stretch that includes four straight finishes of seventh or better has Clint Bowyer sitting second in the standings, and the only thing missing from his 2013 resume is a trip to victory lane. After posting the fourth-fastest lap in both practice sessions at New Hampshire Saturday to go along with the second-best 10-lap average speed in Happy Hour, it looks like he could get the monkey off his back as early as this weekend. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 15:10:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Camping World RV Sales 301 Denny Hamlin hasn't exactly put together a memorable season, but one track always treats him right, no matter how low he gets. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 14:01:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: Camping World RV Sales 301 Clint Bowyer is charging up the Sprint Cup standings and could laugh it up for a productive weekend at Loudon. (Eric McClung) Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:42:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Coke Zero 400 Will Matt Kenseth's rule -- relatively speaking -- at Daytona live on? The "Big One" often has more say than the drivers do. Sat, 06 Jul 2013 01:00:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Practice Recap: Coke Zero 400 Greg Biffle (along with a teammate of his) had a quality practice run this week, a good sign as NASCAR prepares for its second event at Daytona. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 15:30:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: Coke Zero 400 Carl Edwards' restrictor-plate success should continue this weekend. Who else is set for a Daytona bash? (Eric McClung) Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:10:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR strategy: most dangerous Sprint Cup tracks AutoInsurance.US released statistics regarding the dangers of NASCAR tracks, and Brian Polking applies this info to fantasy leagues. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 14:15:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Practice Recap: Quaker State 400 Kyle Busch has already claimed victory once at Kentucky. How likely is he to do so again? A lot of drivers look like good plays after their practice sessions. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:20:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Quaker State 400 The Cup Series heads to Kentucky Speedway this weekend, and while drivers are very familiar with the 1.5-mile layout of the oval, many of them aren't that familiar the track itself. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:45:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: Quaker State 400 Kyle Busch has ruled some roost in Kentucky. Will he keep that up? Plenty of drivers could have fine races there this weekend. (Eric McClung) Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:50:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Practice Recap: Toyota-Save Mart 350 Since joining the Cup Series in 2008, no driver has been more productive at the road courses than Marcos Ambrose, and he appears more than ready to continue the trend. He topped the charts in the opening practice at Sonoma and ranked eighth in Happy Hour. Sat, 22 Jun 2013 10:49:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Toyota Save Mart 350 The Cup Series takes a break from the traditional ovals this weekend to pay a visit to Sonoma Raceway. The 10-turn, 1.99-mile road course combines elevation changes, snaking corners and hard left- and right-hand turns that test a driver's ability to hit their marks, braking points and shifting points properly. Sat, 22 Jun 2013 14:35:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: Toyota Save Mart 350 Located in California's wine country, Sonoma Raceway is the first of only two road courses on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule. When compared to the other, Watkins Glen International, Sonoma is the more technical of the two. The track features several blind turns that are created by the changes in elevation over the hilly landscape of Sears Point. Pit strategy is huge, as there are a limited number of pit stops required to run the entire race. (Eric McClung) Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:20:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Practice Recap: Quicken Loans 400 Owners willing to sacrifice a little bit of consistency for a chance at a win may want to consider Kasey Kahne. After ranking sixth on the charts in the first practice, he jumped to second in Happy Hour. He also posted the best 10-lap average speed in both sessions. Sat, 15 Jun 2013 16:06:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Quicken Loans 400 The Cup Series heads to Michigan International Speedway this weekend, and while the 2.0-mile, D-shaped oval and its wide surface are known for producing high speeds and side-by-side racing, the main storylines so far this week have been happening off the track. Sat, 15 Jun 2013 11:45:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: Quicken Loans 400 Clint Bowyer's improved performances at Michigan International Speedway may lead him to smile this weekend. Who else will have a good run? (Eric McClung) Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:45:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Practice Recap: Party in the Poconos 400 Nobody was happier after Happy Hour than Kurt Busch. Is his practice performance enough to net a victory, though? Sat, 08 Jun 2013 13:55:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Party in the Poconos 400 Some drivers had to be content with the weather's rain-out of qualifying on Friday. Tony Stewart may not be one of them. Sat, 08 Jun 2013 13:05:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: Party in the Poconos 400 Jimmie Johnson's error in last week's race turned another top run into a rare disappointment. He should bounce back in Pennsylvania. (Eric McClung) Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:25:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Practice Recap: FedEx 400 Check out the practice results to help formulate your winning fantasy NASCAR lineup at Dover. Sat, 01 Jun 2013 19:34:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: FedEx 400 The series heads to Dover International Speedway this weekend, and the concrete oval nicknamed the "Monster Mile" has a reputation for tearing up cars with its unforgiving layout and treacherous pit road. However, Jimmie Johnson has had no problem dealing with the Dover, and he opens the week atop the driver rankings. He is a seven-time winner at the track, and in the last 10 races, he leads all drivers with nine top-10s and four wins. Sat, 01 Jun 2013 14:11:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: FedEx 400 Carl Edwards' dominance at Dover rivals Jimmie Johnson's. Can Edwards keep up his momentum? (Eric McClung) Thu, 30 May 2013 15:26:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Practice Recap: Coca-Cola 600 How did the drivers do prepping for Sunday's Charlotte showdown? Sat, 25 May 2013 13:52:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Rankings: Coca-Cola 600 Coming off the All-Star race, Charlotte hosts the Coca-Cola 600, where Matt Kenseth and a few other big names have history on their side. Who's up to the challenge those extra 100 miles present? Sat, 25 May 2013 12:10:00 -0500 Fantasy NASCAR Race Preview: Coca-Cola 600 Carl Edwards disappointed in the All-Star Race, but he and several others look like good bets at Charlotte this weekend. (Eric McClung) Thu, 23 May 2013 11:00:00 -0500