Down and Dirty Fantasy Pix

There are a Gagillion (not a real number) of websites out there doing fantasy analysis. Guys (and gals maybe) looking at every driver, every week .  But if you read them, really really really read them, you are going to see a lot of similarities. They all run together giving you more details than any human knows what to do with. Or has time to deal with.  Add in that none of them seem to agree (math is math…right?) and I myself have 14 “f&# it” moments before Wednesday. You…

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Whenever Penske Expands to a 3rd Car, It Will Be Blaney Not Carl Edwards In It

When Carl Edwards abruptly announced his retirement in January, everyone wondered if this was really it for him. Edwards, 37, looked to still have almost a decade still left in him. He is arguably in better shape than any other driver in the field, was still on top of his game (made the finals at Homestead in November) and driving for a championship contending team in Joe Gibbs Racing. That’s why his shocking announcement that he’d retire came out of left field. Many wondered if he was telling the truth…

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With New Winners, Playoff Bubble Getting Thin, Battles Heating Up

Three of the last time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winners have been first timers. With that being said, four of the last six races have seen a first time victor. That means we’ve had 10 different winners through 14 different races in 2017 so far. All with the exception of Joey Logano (Richmond win was encumbered) can use those victories for a playoff berth. With 12 races still to go in the regular season, and that many different winners, it leaves just seven wildcard spots open. Factor that with…

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Chase Elliott Ready For His Trip to Victory Lane, Maybe It’s This Weekend in Michigan

Who would have thought that Kyle Larson, Austin Dillon, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ryan Blaney and Chris Buescher would all become first time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winners before Chase Elliott? Well, that’s exactly what happened as now Elliott enters his 56th career Cup start this weekend at the Michigan International Speedway. Luckily for him, the odds are favorable and in his favor actually to not just become the next first-time winner, but actually win this weekend at the two-mile track. 

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Kyle Larson Easy Favorite This Weekend at Michigan

If you ask me, go ahead and give Kyle Larson the race winning trophy for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Michigan International Speedway. This is his race to lose. First off, Larson has two straight top 10 finishes heading to Michigan this weekend, including a runner-up at Dover two weeks ago. Also, that runner-up finish two Sunday’s ago at the Monster Mile, well that was his fourth of the season. On top of that, the last time the Cup drivers were at the two-mile track in…

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NASCAR Young Guns Finally Making It To Victory Lane, 3 Of Last 5 Winners 1st Timers

For the last few years, we all knew the changing of the guard was soon coming. Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards, etc, well they were getting up there in age. Their replacements, well they were grooming in ARCA, Trucks and XFINITY just biding their time waiting for their opportunity. Now that three of those drivers on that list are retired, one without a ride and one more retiring at seasons end, those NASCAR young guns are getting a prime opportunity…

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Will IndyCar Return to Texas In 2018 With a “Pack Race” Why I Hope So

INDIANAPOLIS – Now that we’re two days after the thrilling but dangerous Rainguard 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night, my thoughts on this race remain unchanged, this is the type of racing that we need every time the Verizon IndyCar Series visits the 1.5-mile track. The only issue is, will it remain that way? Yes, I get that the 66 cautions laps were way too many. Yes, I also get that the box score says there were just six cars on the lead lap and only nine of…

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