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Fantasy NASCAR Preview: Pocono - 5-Hour Energy 500



This weekend the Sprint Cup Series will visit Pocono Raceway to run the first of two races scheduled for this season.
First, though, some of the drivers will make a stop in little Rossburg, Ohio for the 7th annual Prelude To The… Continue

Added by Jordan McAbee on June 7, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Fantasy NASCAR Preview: Kansas - STP 400



This week the Sprint Cup Series makes its first of two stops at Kansas Speedway. Since this 1.5-mile tri-oval racetrack opened in 2001, the series has ran just one event at the speedway, but this season NASCAR decided to add a second race earlier in the season while keeping the fall race during the Chase. Two practice sessions are set to be…

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Added by Jordan McAbee on June 1, 2011 at 12:37pm — 4 Comments

Fantasy NASCAR Predictions: Charlotte - Coca Cola 600 (Post Qualifying, Post Happy Hour)



A Repeat Of Last Weekend Is Likely

With two practice sessions being held this afternoon between qualifying and the race, it should be a little easier to forecast who will be the best picks for the Coca Cola 600. In case you haven’t checked out my …

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Added by Jordan McAbee on May 28, 2011 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Fantasy NASCAR Preview: Charlotte - Coca Cola 600



The schedule this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway is finally back to normal–in my mind at least. There will be a practice session held on Thursday afternoon and qualifying will be held later that night. Friday will be an off-day for the drivers, but Saturday they will get two practice sessions to perfect their cars for the big race on…

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Added by Jordan McAbee on May 24, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Fantasy NASCAR Predictions: Dover - FedEx 400 (Post Qualifying)



Johnson Should Dominate On Sunday

With qualifying getting rained out this afternoon, the starting lineup will be set according to practice speeds, which means Jimmie Johnson will start from the pole for the race on Sunday. The complete starting lineup can be found by …

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Added by Jordan McAbee on May 14, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Fantasy NASCAR Preview: Dover - FedEx 400



This week the Sprint Cup Series visits Dover International Speedway for the FedEx 400. This will be the first of two races this season at this 1.0-mile racetrack, with the other happening in October. Seven current drivers have at least two…

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Added by Jordan McAbee on May 10, 2011 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Fantasy NASCAR Preview: Darlington - Showtime Southern 500

This will be my only post this week. Catch ya again at Dover!

 

The Sprint Cup and Nationwide series visit Darlington Raceway this week for the first and only time this season. Nicknamed “The Lady In Black,” this track should provide an exciting Saturday night race and possibly even a surprise winner: there is only two regular…

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Added by Jordan McAbee on May 3, 2011 at 3:56pm — No Comments

MID-WEEK MUSINGS: IS AMBROSE A CHASER?

CAN MARCOS AMBROSE JUMP INTO THE CHASE?

 We’re almost one-fifth of the way through the 2011 Sprint Cup series schedule and there have been plenty of good stories thus far. It all started when Trevor Bayne won the Daytona 500,…

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Added by Jordan McAbee on April 13, 2011 at 11:00pm — 20 Comments

Fantasy NASCAR Preview: Talladega - Aaron's 499



If last week’s race at Texas Motor Speedway bored you, I hope you are ready for some intense action this weekend at Talladega SuperspeedwayIn March, NASCAR decided that the size of the restrictor plates for this race would be reduced to slow down the cars and try to prevent the two-car hookups that we saw during theDaytona…

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Added by Jordan McAbee on April 13, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Fantasy NASCAR Predictions: Texas - Samsung Mobile 500 (Post Qualifying)



Can Harvick Make It Three Wins In A Row?

NASCAR is leaving fantasy racers in the dark once again this week, and while I’m not a fan of this practice schedule they have been running, there is nothing I can do about it. I still calculated average speeds and everything as normal, though, and you can … Continue

Added by Jordan McAbee on April 9, 2011 at 11:16am — No Comments

Fantasy NASCAR Preview: Texas - Samsung Mobile 500



The Sprint Cup Series heads to “The Great American Speedway” in Texas this weekend for the first night race of the season. The green flag is set to wave around 7:30 eastern time on Saturday night after a practice session and qualifying is held on Friday afternoon. The first of the two practice sessions this weekend is set to…

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Added by Jordan McAbee on April 5, 2011 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Fantasy NASCAR Predictions: Martinsville - Goody's Fast Relief 500 (Post Qualifying)



Now that qualifying is over, there will be no more track time for the Sprint Cup drivers until the green flag drops Sunday afternoon. I’m not sure how telling average practice speeds will be, butclick here for my practice breakdown for this week. Jamie McMurray…

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Added by Jordan McAbee on April 2, 2011 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Fantasy NASCAR Preview: Martinsville - Goody's Fast Relief 500



After the checkered flag waved at Fontana, I had to sit back and rub my eyes; did Kevin Harvick just beat Jimmie Johnson at one of his best tracks? I think most NASCAR fans–myself included–breathed a sigh of relief that this could possibly be the year that Johnson gets knocked off of his throne. Of course, running second every…

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Added by Jordan McAbee on March 30, 2011 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Fantasy NASCAR Preview: California - Auto Club 400



Auto Club Speedway is a 2-mile “D-shaped” oval that is most similar to Michigan International SpeedwayOne difference between the two is that the track is Michigan has a little bit more banking than the one in California. Two hundred laps are set to be run on Sunday afternoon, making it just 400…

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Added by Jordan McAbee on March 23, 2011 at 9:48am — No Comments

Points After Bristol Under OLD Format

As I said last week, I'm going to post the points standings after each race if NASCAR didn't switch to the new method. There wasn't much change last week when you compared the two, but this week there is more (including a new points leader). It seems like wins actually counted more under the old system, as Edwards would be up one spot, Kyle Busch up three, and Jeff Gordon up three as well if NASCAR didn't make the switch. Below you will find the points standings under the old format with the…

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Added by Jordan McAbee on March 21, 2011 at 1:28am — 2 Comments

Fantasy NASCAR Predictions: Bristol (Jeff Byrd 500)



Edwards Off To A Fast Start In 2011

In case you missed qualifying on Friday, Carl Edwards grabbed his second pole of this young season at Bristol Motor Speedway. The complete starting order can be found by clicking here.…

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Added by Jordan McAbee on March 19, 2011 at 4:15pm — No Comments

NASCAR NATION Now Has A QR Code

 

i added a QR code to NN, left side of the main page, but added it here too as an illustration.

QR code - NASCAR NATION - Where NASCAR Fans UNITE!





what is a QR code you may ask?



A QR (Quick Response) code is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera phones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be text,…

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Added by Dave Norris™ on March 16, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Fantasy NASCAR Preview: Bristol - Jeff Byrd 500



Now that the off-weekend has passed, the Sprint Cup Series will have points-paying races for the next two months straight. In honor of the passing of Bristol Motor Speedway’s long-time president and general manager last October, the event at “The Bullring” this weekend will be named the Jeff Byrd 500 Presented by Food…

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Added by Jordan McAbee on March 16, 2011 at 12:01am — No Comments

The Story Of Nate The Snake

 

FANTASTIC story, I did not write it, and no idea who did, but it's a great life lesson. Enjoy.



So, there's a man crawling through the desert.



He'd decided to try his SUV in a little bit of cross-country travel, had great fun zooming over the badlands and through the sand, got…

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Added by Dave Norris™ on March 12, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

Mid-Week Musings: Studying The Switches

A few major changes went on during NASCAR's off-season if you don't remember. Marcos Ambrose joined Richard Petty Motorsports to drive the car vacated by Kasey Kahne's move to Red Bull Racing. Bobby Labonte jumped into Ambrose's ride, and Paul Menard left Richard Petty Motorsports in favor of Richard Childress Racing. Oh, yeah--one more thing: the Hendrick Motorsports stable was… Continue

Added by Jordan McAbee on March 9, 2011 at 12:24pm — No Comments

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