Fantasy NASCAR Race Previews

Which fantasy NASCAR drivers have the upper hand during each race? Which NASCAR drivers should fantasy NASCAR players look to depend on in their various fantasy NASCAR leagues? Each race, KFFL breaks down the latest fantasy NASCAR news, information and trends to bring you up-to-speed with the latest fantasy NASCAR news you need to be aware of.

2011 Sprint Cup Series: Fantasy NASCAR Race Previews

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Ford 400 (11/16) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Ford 400

    It took several makeovers to get the racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway just right. After a failed attempt to produce 1.5-mile version of the rectangular Indianapolis Motor Speedway, track officials would finally settle on a more traditional oval design with progressive corner banking and flat straightaways.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Kobalt Tools 500 (11/09) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Kobalt Tools 500

    Following the second race of the season, Phoenix International Raceway underwent a repave and several modifications to enhance the quality of racing. The front straightaway has been widened and the famed dogleg has been reconfigured to eventually allow side-by-side racing. While the corners remain similarly shallow to the old setup, variable banking has been installed to also open things up.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: AAA Texas 500 (11/02) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: AAA Texas 500

    Texas Motor Speedway is one of three 1.5-mile cookie-cutter tracks on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule. The two others, Atlanta Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway, share the same length and corner banking. The wear of the racing surface on each track is unique, which causes the speeds to vary somewhat.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Tums Fast Relief 500 (10/26) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Tums Fast Relief 500

    Shaped like a paperclip, Martinsville Speedway is among the oldest and most unique tracks on the circuit. The flat straightaways and sharp turns led to extreme braking conditions, as drivers come screaming into the corners. Patience and timing are the keys to making passes at Martinsville. Drivers who can set someone up and out-brake their rivals going through the turns will find it easiest to get to the front.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Good Sam Club 500 (10/19) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Good Sam Club 500

    The new two-car draft style of racing seen recently at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway is already under siege from NASCAR. This week's race will see a larger opening in the restrictor plate to give the cars a bit more horsepower in hopes of allowing more passing opportunities.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Bank of America 500 (10/12) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Bank of America 500

    Charlotte Motor Speedway is one of three quad-oval, 1.5-mile tracks that feature 24 degrees of corner banking. Fantasy owners can review results from the other two cookie-cutter venues, Atlanta Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway, the former coming just six races ago.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Hollywood Casino 400 (10/05) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Hollywood Casino 400

    Kansas Speedway will host its second of two Sprint Cup Series races this Sunday. While the track is 1.5 miles in length, like many others on the circuit, Kansas features a shallow amount of corner banking. Those looking for the best comparison should turn to Chicagoland Speedway, which opened the Chase.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: AAA 400 (09/28) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: AAA 400

    With high-banked concrete racing surface with wide corners and narrow straightaways, Dover International Speedway has earned its nickname, The Monster Mile. It is considered by drivers to be among the most difficult tracks to race on; finding a setup that will allow the car to handle well in multiple grooves, not just at the bottom, is a challenge.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Sylvania 300 (09/21) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Sylvania 300

    The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will make the second of its two stops this season at the Magic Mile known as New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Geico 400 (09/14) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Geico 400

    Like so many other tracks on the schedule, Chicagoland Speedway is a 1.5-mile D-shaped oval, but is slightly different from most cookie-cutter tracks. In terms of corner banking, Chicagoland has the least amount any 1.5-mile track other than Kentucky Speedway and Kansas Speedway. The unique element of the track is the curved back stretch.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Wonderful Pistachios 400 (09/07) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Wonderful Pistachios 400

    Among the most popular venues with both drivers and fans, Richmond International Raceway, is a short, flat track with tight quarters that can lead to aggressive driving. The track allows for side-by-side racing and numerous passing opportunities. Like most flat tracks, brakes are among the most important pieces of equipment to monitor at Richmond.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: AdvoCare 500 (08/31) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: AdvoCare 500

    As of this year, Atlanta Motor Speedway has been reduced to just this single date. Owners facing prequalifying deadlines will get the benefit of a Friday night practice session prior to final practice and qualifying on Saturday. Checking these results is a huge benefit in order to see what drivers have unloaded with an early edge and are most likely to score a prime starting position.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Irwin Tools Night Race (08/24) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Irwin Tools Night Race

    Resurfaced in 2007, Bristol Motor Speedway added new variable banking and remained one of the steepest tracks on the schedule. The added room allows cars to run one of several lines but has reduced the physical racing that has made the track so beloved.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Pure Michigan 400 (08/17) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Pure Michigan 400

    Michigan International Speedway is a long, wide track which allows the action to spread out. This produces long green flag runs and a lot of tough decisions to make in the late stages of the race. Several winners have received an assist from the leader running out of fuel in the closing moments.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen (08/10) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen

    Watkins Glen International in the second and final road course track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. The first, Infineon Raceway, is a more technical track and requires more finesse to get around. The straightaways at The Glen allow for more speed and passing zones.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Good Sam RV Insurance 500 (08/03) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Good Sam RV Insurance 500

    Pocono Raceway is one of the few independently owned tracks on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule and hosts two events per season. Pocono's three distinct turns are all banked differently and inspired by other race tracks. Finding a setup that will play well in all three turns can be a quite a challenge.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Brickyard 400 presented by BigMachineRecords.com (07/27) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Brickyard 400 presented by BigMachineRecords.com

    Starting position is very important at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but here is an early look at which drivers have promising fantasy NASCAR outlooks for this weekend.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Lenox Industrial Tools 301 (07/13) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Lenox Industrial Tools 301

    After an extended absence of flat track races, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will make the first of two stops this season at the Magic Mile known as New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

  • Fantasy NASCAR preview: Quaker State 400 (07/06) Fantasy NASCAR preview: Quaker State 400

    After years of legal wrangling, Kentucky Speedway has finally landed on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule. Even though there are no previous Cup races to extract data and trends from, fantasy owners have plenty of opportunities to get fully prepared for the inaugural race.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Coke Zero 400 (06/29) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Coke Zero 400

    The newly repaved track at Daytona International Speedway has led to big changes to the style of restrictor plate racing. The long packs of cars drafting in line are gone. The field will break into pairs of drivers working together to form a two-car aerodynamic advantage. In the past, the two-car breakaway has been successful but never for extended runs and in such high numbers like this.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Toyota/Save Mart 350 (06/22) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Toyota/Save Mart 350

    Located in California's wine country, Infineon Raceway is the first of only two road courses on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule. When compared to the other, Watkins Glen International, Infineon is the more technical of the two. Built on the hilly landscape at Sears Point, several blind turns are created by the changes in elevation. Pit strategy is huge, as there are a limited number of pit stops required to run the entire race.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 (06/15) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400

    Michigan International Speedway is a long, wide track which allows the action to spread out. Several recent winners have received an assist from the leader running out of fuel in the closing moments.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: 5-hour Energy 500 (06/08) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: 5-hour Energy 500

    Pocono Raceway is one of the few independently-owned tracks on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule and hosts two events per season. Known as the Tricky Triangle, Pocono's three distinct turns are all banked differently and inspired by other race tracks: the defunct Trenton Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and The Milwaukee Mile. Finding a setup that will play well in all three turns can be a quite a challenge.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: STP 400 (06/01) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: STP 400

    Kansas Speedway will hold two Sprint Cup Series events per season starting this year. While the track is 1.5 miles in length, like many others on the circuit, Kansas features the least amount of corner banking. Those looking for the best comparison should turn to Chicagoland Speedway, which will open the Chase in mid-September.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Coca-Cola 600 (05/25) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Coca-Cola 600

    Considered one of the "majors" in NASCAR, the Coca-Cola 600 is the longest Sprint Cup Series race on the schedule. With the longer format, endurance is key for the drivers behind the wheel and the equipment in which they are piloting.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks (05/11) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks

    With high-banked concrete racing surface with wide corners and narrow straightaways, Dover International Speedway has earned its nickname, The Monster Mile. It is considered by drivers to be among the most difficult tracks to race on; finding a setup that will allow the car to handle well in multiple grooves, not just at the bottom, is a challenge.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Showtime Southern 500 (05/04) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Showtime Southern 500

    The "Lady in Black" is known to leave marks along the sides of the numerous cars that brush against its walls, outfitted with trademark red and white stripes. Unlike other sites, tackling Darlington requires the drivers to race the track while giving and taking with those around them. It is indeed "The Track Too Tough to Tame."

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Crown Royal presents the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400 (04/27) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Crown Royal presents the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400

    Among the most popular venues with both drivers and fans, Richmond International Raceway, is a short, flat track with tight quarters that can lead to aggressive driving. The track allows for side-by-side racing and numerous passing opportunities. Like most flat tracks, brakes are among the most important pieces of equipment to monitor at Richmond.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Aaron's 499 (04/13) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Aaron's 499

    The often unpredictable racing at Talladega Superspeedway could reach new heights this week. Which drivers should you target?

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Samsung Mobile 500 (04/06) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Samsung Mobile 500

    As was the case last week, fantasy owners facing a pre-qualifying deadline will get a practice session to observe before locking in their roster. The first practice will be held Thursday with Happy Hour practice and qualifying on Friday. The race itself will be held under the lights, for the first time at Texas Motor Speedway.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Goody's Fast Relief 500 (03/30) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Goody's Fast Relief 500

    Shaped like a paperclip, Martinsville Speedway is among the oldest and most unique tracks on the circuit. The flat straightaways and sharp turns led to extreme braking conditions, as drivers come screaming into the corners. Patience and timing are the keys to making passes at Martinsville.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Auto Club 400 (03/23) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Auto Club 400

    Don't be fooled if Jamie McMurray's qualifies well at Fontana.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Jeff Byrd 500 presented by Food City (03/16) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Jeff Byrd 500 presented by Food City

    Which drivers should you target as early favorites and avoid at Bristol?

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Kobalt Tools 400 (03/02) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Kobalt Tools 400

    Greg Biffle is a great boom-or-bust candidate this week, while Denny Hamlin should be saved for future races. Read on for more strong and weak plays at the Kobalt Tools 400.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Subway Fresh Fit 500 (02/23) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Subway Fresh Fit 500

    Jimmie Johnson may be the king of Phoenix International Raceway, but A.J. Allmendinger is on an ascending path.

  • Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Daytona 500 (02/16) Fantasy NASCAR race preview: Daytona 500

    Which drivers should you start in the Great American Race?

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