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Radune covers NASCAR, Formula 1 and soccer for RotoWire. He was named the 2015 Racing Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

Fantasy sports articles written by C.J. Radune

NASCAR Barometer: Logano Wins Alabama 500 as Field Narrows

Joey Logano’s hard-fought victory came after a disastrous pit stop during which he left pit road with a jack still attached to his car.

DraftKings NASCAR: Alabama 500

C.J. Radune says that Brad Keselowski earns the right to lead Talladega’s lower-risk lineup by virtue of his four wins at the track and three top-fives in the last four visits there.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: Alabama 500

C.J. Radune is going with clutch Chase winner Kevin Harvick as his top choice in this week’s lower-risk lineup for Talladega. Harvick hasn’t finished lower than 15th in any of the last six Talladega races.

NASCAR Barometer: Clutch Win Keeps Harvick in Chase

C.J. Radune talks about Kevin Harvick’s mistake-free race at the Hollywood Casino 400, at which Harvick not only won but also took his spot as one of the final eight drivers still in Chase contention.

DraftKings NASCAR: Hollywood Casino 400

As the defending winner of this week’s race and a driver who always seems to do well on the Kansas track, Joey Logano is a key component of C.J.’s lower-risk lineup.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: Hollywood Casino 400

Is Kyle Busch’s trouble with Kansas Sprint Cup races well behind him after his win there earlier this spring? That’s what C.J. Radune is banking on with his higher-risk lineup.

NASCAR Barometer: Johnson Shakes Monkey Off His Back

C.J. Radune describes Jimmie Johnson breaking his losing streak at the Bank of America 500 in Charlotte and advancing to the final eight in the Chase.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: Bank of America 500

C.J. Radune’s higher-risk lineup for Charlotte’s night race puts more emphasis on drivers who haven’t been to Victory Lane in a while but show signs of scoring breakthroughs, with Kyle Busch at the top of this list.

DraftKings NASCAR: Bank of America 500

Defending his win in last year’s Bank of America 500 is Joey Logano, who hasn’t finished worse than 11th in any of the last eight races and is a solid choice for C.J. Radune’s lower-risk lineup.

NASCAR Barometer: Truex Goes Two for Three

C.J. Radune describes Martin Truex Jr.’s victory at the Citizen Soldier 400 in Dover and his domination of the three-race first round of the Chase by winning two of three.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: Citizen Soldier 400

C.J. Radune says that Kevin Harvick, as the defending champion of last year’s race, deservedly leads the lower-risk lineup for Dover.

DraftKings NASCAR: Citizen Soldier 400

Although Jimmie Johnson has had a streak of bad luck this season, there’s still hope that he could pull off an upset at Dover, as he has a history of doing well there.

NASCAR Barometer: Harvick Advances in Chase with Win

C.J. Radune reviews Sunday's Sprint Cup race as Kevin Harvick guaranteed himself a spot among the final 12 contenders with a win at New Hampshire.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: New England 300

With a fantastic start to his Chase for the Sprint Cup in Chicago and two New Hampshire wins, Joey Logano makes the cut for C.J. Radune’s higher-risk lineup.

DraftKings NASCAR: New England 300

C.J. Radune’s lower-risk lineup features Kevin Harvick, who’s been threatening to visit Victory Lane for a number of weeks and who has three top-fives from his last four New Hampshire races.

NASCAR Barometer: Truex Captures First Chase Win

Martin Truex Jr. took advantage of a late restart to win the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle 400 in the first round of the Chase.

RaceDayScore IndyCar: GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma

Simon Pagenaud is unsurprisingly at the top of C.J. Radune’s lower-risk lineup, as, with a 43-point lead over second place Will Power, Pagenaud is the favorite to win the championship and Sunday’s race at Sonoma Raceway.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400

C.J. Radune says strategy, tire management and clean work on pit road will be factors in winning at Chicagoland. Can two-time track winner Tony Stewart put aside his temper to secure a victory?

DraftKings NASCAR: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400

It’s the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup and Kyle Busch sits atop C.J. Radune’s higher-risk lineup with four consecutive top-10s at Chicagoland Speedway.

NASCAR Barometer: Hamlin Has Perfect Richmond Night

C.J. Radune describes Denny Hamlin’s flawless race to win the Federated Auto Parts 400, the final race of the regular season.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: Federated Auto Parts 400

C.J. Radune’s higher-risk lineup for Richmond is lead by Denny Hamlin and offers more balance between high- and low-priced drivers, but also takes some risks on folks who haven’t had the greatest luck recently.

DraftKings NASCAR: Federated Auto Parts 400

The last four races at Richmond have all been won by a driver who started in the first two rows, which means raw speed is crucial. Brad Keselowski has excelled at this track in recent years.

NASCAR Barometer: Truex Wins Second Race

C.J. Radune explains that despite Kevin Harvick having the best car of the night, it was Martin Truex Jr. who came away with the Bojangles’ Southern 500 victory after a mistake-free race.

DraftKings NASCAR: Bojangles' Southern 500

NASCAR takes to the Lady in Black on Sunday as just two races remain before the Chase begins. Brad Keselowski fronts C.J. Radune’s higher-risk line up for the 1.36-mile oval.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: Bojangles' Southern 500

C.J. Radune’s higher-risk lineup includes some drivers who have struggled in 2016, but have historically been successful at Darlington, including Kevin Harvick, who has three top-fives from the last three races at Darlington.

RaceDayScore IndyCar: IndyCar Grand Prix at the Glen

For the first time in six years, IndyCar heads back to Watkins Glen. The new pavement laid at the facility makes it a completely different challenge for contenders like front runner Simon Pagenaud.

NASCAR Barometer: Larson Claims His First Win

Rookie Kyle Larson secured his spot in the Chase for the Spint Cup by winning the Pure Michigan 400, while Jimmy Johnson broke out of a slump with his sixth place finish.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: Pure Michigan 400

For the second week in a row, Joey Logano leads C.J. Radune’s lower-risk lineup. He’s collected four top-10 finishes in the last five races and will try to score back-to-back Michigan wins.

RaceDayScore Indycar: Firestone 600

Simon Pagenaud has been the strongest driver so far this season, so C.J. Radune expects him to be a contender this week at Texas

DraftKings NASCAR: Pure Michigan 400

Hometown driver Brad Keselowski leads C.J. Radune’s lower-risk lineup this week. He has been one of the hottest drivers in the series recently and hopes to grab his first win at his home track.

NASCAR Barometer: Harvick Wins a Wet One

C.J. Radune describes Kevin Harvick’s second win of the season at the rain soaked Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, which ended up finishing on Sunday afternoon.

DraftKings NASCAR: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

With the Chase drawing near, C.J. Radune thinks that the pressure's on Chris Buescher, who will be working hard to score a top 20 this weekend.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

C.J. Radune’s lower-risk lineup offers some of the best drivers at Bristol as well as some drivers currently on hot streaks, including Joey Logano who has two of the last four wins.

RaceDayScore IndyCar: ABC Supply 500

Scott Dixon heads C.J. Radune’s higher-risk lineup at Pocono he hasn’t finished worse than ninth at this 2.5 mile oval and won the 2013 edition of this event.

NASCAR Barometer: Hamlin Wins His First Road Course Race

C.J. Radune describes Denny Hamlin’s Cheez-It 355 win, which is his second victory of the season and puts him fourth in the Chase grid with just four races remaining before the Chase begins.

DraftKings NASCAR: Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

C.J. Radune has 2013 winner Kyle Busch in the top spot of his lower-risk lineup for the final road course race of the season.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: Cheez-It 355 at the Glen

C.J. Radune believes that Tony Stewart, who’s won at Watkins Glen five times in his career, is priced well below his potential for this road course.

NASCAR Barometer: Buescher Scores Unlikely Win

C.J. Radune discusses rookie Chris Buescher’s victory in the rain-delayed Pennsylvania 400, which was cut short on Monday once fog rolled in.

RaceDayScore IndyCar: Honda Indy 200

C.J. Radune says that with five wins at Mid-Ohio in his last nine visits, Scott Dixon is the man to beat this weekend and is second in Radune’s lower-risk lineup.

RaceDayScore Nascar: Pennsylvania 400

Second in C.J. Radune’s higher-risk lineup is rookie Chase Elliott, who led the most laps at Pocono earlier this year and finished in fourth position.

DraftKings NASCAR: Pennsylvania 400

According to C.J. Radune, Pocono’s spring winner Kurt Busch has an excellent history at this long, flat tri-oval track and could have another great race.

NASCAR Barometer: Busch Wins Second Brickyard in a Row

C.J. Radune's describes Kyle Busch’s complete dominance of the Brickyard this weekend, which included Busch grabbing pole position, winning the Xfinity race on Saturday and the 400 on Sunday.

DraftKings NASCAR: Brickyard 400

Defending Brickyard champion Kyle Busch heads C.J. Radune’s higher-risk lineup for this prestigious race in Indianapolis.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: Brickyard 400

With Kevin Harvick back to his winning ways, C.J. Radune's picks him for the lead-off slot in the safe roster for Indianapolis.

NASCAR Barometer: Kenseth Bags Another Win

C.J. Radune's describes Matt Kenseth taking advantage of a late restart to earn his second victory of the season in the New Hampshire 301.

DraftKings NASCAR : New Hampshire 301

C.J. Radune’s lower-risk lineup at this short, difficult track spreads the dollars across a number of good drivers including last year’s winner Kyle Busch.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: New Hampshire 301

Passing on New Hampshire’s one mile oval is notoriously difficult, says C.J. Radune, whose lower-risk lineup is headed by Kevin Harvick.

RaceDayScore IndyCar: Honda Indy Toronto

Simon Pagenaud leads C.J. Radune’s lower-risk lineup at Exhibition Place because of his brilliance on these types of circuits in 2016.

NASCAR Barometer: Keselowski Stretches Fuel for Quaker State 400 Win

In a race in which many drivers struggled with tire wear, Brad Keselowski managed to hang on in the end for his fourth victory of the season.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: Quaker State 400

C.J. Radune notes that with new renovations to Kentucky Speedway, this year’s race, where Kyle Busch is a favorite to win, could've extremely unpredictable.

RaceDayScore IndyCar: Iowa Corn 300

Scott Dixon tops C.J. Radune’s Lower-Risk lineup because of his skills on ovals. He won on the Phoenix oval earlier this season and finished eighth in the Indy 500.

DraftKings NASCAR: Quaker State 400

Joey Logano heads C.J. Radune’s higher-risk lineup at Kentucky Speedway’s newly reconfigured oval where predictability could be thrown out the window.

NASCAR Barometer: Keselowski Wins Penske Racing’s 100th

C.J. Radune analyzes Penske driver Brad Keselowski’s Saturday night Coke Zero 400 victory, who won the race with a little help from his teammate Joey Logano.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: Coke Zero 400

C.J. Radune says that drafting and aerodynamics will once again be the main talking points as Sprint Cup returns to Daytona, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be the man to beat.

DraftKings NASCAR: Coke Zero 400

Jimmie Johnson, with his experience and three Daytona wins, is the anchor of C.J. Radune’s Higher-Risk lineup this week.

NASCAR Barometer: Stewart Leaves Sonoma on Top

Tony Stewart broke his winless streak and looked like his old self as he edged Denny Hamlin to take the victory in the Toyota/Save Mart 350.

DraftKings NASCAR: Toyota Save Mart 350

At Sonoma Raceway, where track position is key, C.J. Radune likes 2010 winner Jimmy Johnson for his lower-risk lineup.

RaceDayScore IndyCar: Kohler Grand Prix

Scott Dixon, with one win this season, sits atop C.J. Radune’s higher-risk lineup for the first IndyCar race at Road America since 2007.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: Toyota Save Mart 350

C.J. Radune notes that passing is at a premium at Sonoma, which means qualifying is an important exercise for the drivers this week, including previous winner Kyle Busch.

NASCAR Barometer: Logano Rules the FireKeepers Casino 400

Joey Logano grabbed his first victory of the season at Michigan International Speedway and will try to keep the momentum going as NASCAR takes a one-week break.

RaceDayScore IndyCar: Firestone 600

Simon Pagenaud has been the strongest driver so far this season, so C.J. Radune expects him to be a contender this week at Texas.

DraftKings NASCAR: FireKeepers Casino 400

Michigan has been a good track for Carl Edwards throughout his career, which is why he leads C.J. Radune’s higher-risk lineup this week.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: FireKeepers Casino 400

According to C.J. Radune, a win at the always exciting Michigan International Speedway is long overdue for Kevin Harvick.

NASCAR Barometer: Busch Saves Fuel, Wins at Pocono

C.J. Radune’s discusses Kurt Busch’s gamble to conserve his fuel and take the victory in Monday’s rain-delayed Axalta 400, plus who’s currently got the best chances to be in the Chase at the end of the season.

DraftKings NASCAR: Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400

Joey Logano, who won at Pocono Raceway in 2012 and has driven well the last few weeks, is at the top of C.J. Radune’s higher-risk line up this week.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: Axalta 400

C.J. Radune thinks that Denny Hamlin, with four Pocono wins to his name, might be the best value in his lower-risk lineup this week.

RaceDayScore IndyCar: Chevrolet Dual in Detroit

As a former Detroit winner and the only non-Penske driver to win a road course race this season, Scott Dixon is important to C.J. Radune’s lower-risk lineup this week.

NASCAR Barometer: Truex Outruns Bad Luck in Charlotte

C.J. Radune describes Martin Truex Jr.’s dominating performance in the Coca-Cola 600, which set new records in a couple of categories.

RaceDayScore NASCAR : Coca-Cola 600

C.J. Radune says, in what should be one of the most exciting races of the year, Jimmie Johnson could have an edge.

DraftKings NASCAR: Coca-Cola 600

It’s the longest race on NASCAR’s schedule, which means drivers have to be prepared for anything to happen. C.J. Radune thinks three-time Charlotte winner Kevin Harvick is up for the challenge.

RaceDayScore IndyCar: Indianapolis 500

In this 100th running of the Indy 500, C.J. Radune says that Frenchman Simon Pagenaud, winner of three straight races, is the man to beat.

NASCAR Barometer: Logano Scores Million-Dollar Payday

In an All Star race affected by weather and chaos, Joey Logano battled Kyle Larson in the final 13-lap sprint to bring home the victory.

NASCAR Barometer: Kenseth Strikes Monster Mile Gold

With misfortune in his rear view mirror, Matt Kenseth takes his first win of the season at Dover’s AAA 400 Drive for Autism.

DraftKings NASCAR: AAA 400 Drive for Autism

With 10 Dover victories, Jimmie Johnson is the man to beat this weekend and sits atop of C.J. Radune’s lower-risk lineup.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: AAA 400 Drive for Autism

C.J. Radune thinks Matt Kenseth might be Dover's bargain of the week, as Kenseth finished in the top 10 here four of his last five races.

NASCAR Barometer: Busch Banishes Bad Luck

Kyle Busch wins the Go Bowling 400 at the Kansas Speedway, a track, says C.J. Radune, that has alluded Busch throughout his career.

RaceDayScore NASCAR : Go Bowling 400

C.J. Radune believes that if Matt Kenseth can shake his bad luck this week, he might end up in Victory Lane at the Kansas Speedway.

DraftKings NASCAR: Go Bowling 400

Hendricks Motorsports driver Kasey Kahne has three top-15 finishes in five races at Kansas Speedway, which makes him a solid pick for C.J. Radune's higher-risk lineup.

NASCAR Barometer: Keselowski Tames Wild Talladega

C.J. Radune describes Brad Keselowski’s GEICO 500 win in what looked more like a demolition derby than a NASCAR race.

DraftKings NASCAR: Geico 500

In C.J. Radune’s higher-risk lineup, Joey Logano leads the pack of several potential front-runners who could earn points this week.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: Geico 500

According to C.J. Radune, a low-risk lineup doesn’t really exist when it comes to unpredictable Talladega, but six-time winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a favorite.

NASCAR Barometer: Edwards Goes Back-to-Back With Richmond Win

C.J. Radune discusses Carl Edward’s move to overtake Kyle Busch in the final lap of the Toyota Owners 400, plus who should be on your fantasy radar for this Sunday.

DraftKings NASCAR: Toyota Owners 400

Another short track is on the schedule this week and C.J. Radune likes Kyle Busch for the top of his lower-risk line up at RIR.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: Toyota Owners 400

C.J. Radune has short-track expert Joey Logano at the top of his lower-risk lineup for this three-quarter-mile track at Richmond International Raceway.

NASCAR Barometer: Edwards Dominates for 4th Bristol Win

C.J. Radune recaps Carl Edward’s impressive victory in the Food City 500, a trouble-filled race for other drivers.

DraftKings NASCAR: Food City 500

Matt Kenseth has had a run of bad luck so far this season, but C.J. Radune’s not counting him out for this week’s race in Bristol.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: Food City 500

With momentum on his side, Kyle Busch is C.J. Radune’s clear No. 1 pick in his lower-risk lineup for Bristol.

NASCAR Barometer: Busch Sweeps Back-to-Back Weekends

C.J. Radune recaps the Duck Commander 500, in which Kyle Busch battled Martin Truex Jr. for his second consecutive victory.

DraftKings NASCAR: Duck Commander 500

Jimmie Johnson reigns at Texas Motor Speedway, but leading C.J. Radune’s higher-risk lineup, Kevin Harvick could take the crown.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: Duck Commander 500

Casey Mears enters C.J. Radune's higher-risk lineup this week as an undervalued pick at the Texas Motor Speedway's 1.5 mile quad oval.

NASCAR Barometer: Busch Sweeps Weekend at Martinsville

C.J. Radune talks Kyle Busch’s first Sprint Cup win of the season, which came one day after his Camping World Truck victory.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: STP 500

For his higher risk lineup, C.J. Radune likes Joey Logano, who’s lead more than 100 laps in both of his last two stops at this tricky paperclip-shaped track.

DraftKings NASCAR: STP 500

C.J. Radune says that the low Draft Kings pricing scheme this week allows for plenty of top driver options to fill rosters, including Matt Kenseth.

Auto Club 500 Recap: Johnson's Superman Persona Triumphs

C.J. Radune analyzes the Auto Club 400 where Jimmy Johnson put on his cape and raced to victory to become the first multi-race winner in 2016.

DraftKings NASCAR: Auto Club 400

C.J. Radune picks his ideal lineups, including bargain Ryan Newman, for this race where equipment preservation and fuel mileage could come into play.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: Auto Club 400

C.J. Radune chooses Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson among others for his lower-risk lineup this week, as both drivers excel at Fontana.

NASCAR Barometer: Harvick’s Unsurprising Victory

C.J. Radune recaps Kevin Harvick’s thrilling Good Sam 500 win in what was the closest finish in Phoenix history.

DraftKings NASCAR: Good Sam 500

With two wins already this season, Jimmie Johnson, tops C.J. Radune’s higher-risk lineup for this challenging one-mile oval in Phoenix.

RaceDayScore: Good Sam 500

C.J. Radune says Kevin Harvick is a no-brainer for his lower-rick lineup, simply because of Harvick's dominance at this track.

NASCAR Barometer: Keselowski Hits the Las Vegas Jackpot

C.J. Radune discusses Keselowski's Vegas victory, and makes some predictions for Sunday's Good Sam 500.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: Kobalt 400

C.J. Radune is looking for a winner this week in Jimmie Johnson, who has shown the speed that can win at Las Vegas.

DraftKings NASCAR: Kobalt 400

C.J. Radune picks Kyle Busch, who's had back-to-back top-three finishes so far this season, as a top choice for riskier lineups.

NASCAR Barometer: Johnson Scores Consecutive Atlanta Wins

C.J. Radune says that in this race with few cautions, Johnson took advantage of NASCAR’s new low downforce package to take the win.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: Folds of Honor 500 Picks

C.J. Radune likes Matt Kenseth, who looks like a huge bargain for the RaceDayScore game this week at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

DraftKings NASCAR: Folds of Honor 500 Picks

C.J. Radune chooses his optimal lineup, which includes Kevin Harvick, for this very fast 1.5-mile oval.

NASCAR Barometer: Hamlin Wins a Daytona Photo Finish

C.J. Radune talks about the closest Daytona finish ever and analyzes which drivers are most geared up for Atlanta.

DraftKings NASCAR: Daytona 500

C.J. Radune picks the Daytona 500 where Kevin Harvick will enter his high-risk lineup.

RaceDayScore NASCAR: Daytona 500

C.J. Radune picks his RaceDay Score lineup for Daytona, including 2015 Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch.

NASCAR Barometer: Hamlin Takes Third Sprint Unlimited

C.J. Radune is back and ready to delve into 2016’s races and top drivers, starting with Hamlin’s Sprint Unlimited win.

NASCAR Barometer: Kyle Busch Hoists the Cup in Homestead

C.J. Radune recaps Kyle Busch's Sprint Cup victory and discusses what's in store for next season's drivers.

DraftKings NASCAR: Ford EcoBoost 400

C.J. Radune is all about Jeff Gordon as he battles for his fifth championship in his final race in Sprint Cup competition in this week's title event.

NASCAR Barometer: Earnhardt Does the Rain Dance in Phoenix

C.J. Radune writes about Earnhardt's victory in Phoenix and the other three drivers still alive in the Chase.

DraftKings NASCAR: Quicken Loans 500 Picks

C.J. Radune picks this week's drivers to watch, and on the top of the list is Brad Keselowski, who narrowly missed out on last week's win.

NASCAR Barometer: Jimmie Johnson Is Bigger in Texas

C.J. Radune discusses Johnson's come-from-behind Texas win in a race plagued with tire failures.

DraftKings NASCAR: AAA Texas 500 Picks

C.J. Radune breaks down this week's DraftKings picks with Jimmie Johnson, who has one of the best records at Texas, at the top.

NASCAR Barometer: Gordon Takes Home Ninth Grandfather

C.J. Radune talks about Jeff Gordon's fitting final win at Martinsville Speedway and his chances of winning the cup.

DraftKings NASCAR: Goody’s 500 Picks

C.J. Radune will pay for Jimmie Johnson, who is one of the most successful drivers at this week's track at Martinsville.

NASCAR Barometer: Logano Sweeps Eliminator Round

C.J. Radune discusses about Joey Logano's win after the 500's crazy, controversial finish.

DraftKings NASCAR: 500 Picks

C.J. Radune makes his picks for this week's race and weighs the advantages of taking Dale Earnhardt Jr., who likely will be in most lineups.

NASCAR Barometer: Two for Two for Logano

C.J. Radune discusses Joe Logano's hot streak of back-to-back wins in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

DraftKings NASCAR: Hollywood Casino 400 Picks

C.J. Radune expects Jimmie Johnson to return to form this week at Kansas Speedway in the next leg of the Chase.

NASCAR Barometer: Logano Takes First Win in Contender Round

C.J. Radune likes Joey Logano's chances in the Contender Round of the Chase, but there's plenty of competition.

DraftKings NASCAR: Bank of America 500 Picks

C.J. Radune breaks down this week's Chase race and likes Kyle Busch, who is coming off a runner-up finish in last week's race.

NASCAR Barometer: Harvick Delivers in Dover

C.J. Radune talks about Kevin Harvick's dominating run at Dover and Jimmie Johnson's surprising elimination from the Chase.

DraftKings NASCAR: AAA 400 Picks

C.J. Radune analyzes Sunday's race at Dover International Speedway where Jimmie Johnson is always the top option at that track.

NASCAR Barometer: Kenseth Outlasts Leaders to Take the Win

C.J. Radune discusses Kenseth's crucial victory in Sunday's Sylvania 300, as the Chase for the Championship heats up.

DraftKings NASCAR: Sylvania 300 Picks

C.J. Radune analyzes the second leg of the Chase and likes Kevin Harvick in his higher-risk lineup.

NASCAR Barometer: Hamlin Overcomes Injury to Advance

Hamlin overcomes a torn ACL and an early spin to win at Chicagoland and put the Sprint Cup Chase in gear.

DraftKings NASCAR: 400 Picks

As the Chase begins, C.J. Radune likes Brad Keselowski, who has won two of the last three races at Chicagoland.

NASCAR Barometer: Kenseth Commands Field at Richmond

C.J. Radune notes that after Matt Kenseth's win at the Federated Auto Parts 400, he's primed to be a top contender for the Chase.

DraftKings NASCAR: Federated Auto Parts Picks

C.J. Radune likes Kyle Busch this week at Richmond International Raceway where he has solid driver rating.

NASCAR Barometer: Edwards Steals Win

C.J. Radune recaps the weekend's Sprint Cup race where Carl Edwards stole a victory with a lightning-fast final pit stop.

DraftKings NASCAR: Bojangles' Southern 500 Picks

C.J. Radune breaks down this week's Sprint Cup race and is optimistic Kyle Busch can continue his red-hot form.

NASCAR Barometer: Who Makes the Chase?

C.J. Radune handicaps the field as we get closer to the Chase, and Jimmie Johnson still has some work to do gather momentum for the season-ending championship races.

NASCAR Barometer: Logano Hits the Trifecta

C.J. Radune breaks down this week's Sprint Cup race where Joey Logano dominated in the closing miles at Bristol Motor Speedway to win his third race of the season.

DraftKings NASCAR: Irwin Tools Night Race Picks

C.J. Radune likes Kevin Harvick at this week's Sprint Cup race after a solid second-place finish last week.

NASCAR Barometer: Kenseth Dominates Michigan

C.J. Radune breaks down Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Michigan where Matt Kenseth dominated from the pole, leading 146 of 200 laps.

DraftKings NASCAR: Pure Michigan 400 Picks

C.J. Radune picks this week's race and warns fantasy owners not to be fooled by Kevin Harvick's 29th-place finish in his last visit to Michigan International Speedway.

NASCAR Barometer: Logano Fuels his Way to Victory

C.J. Radune breaks down the weekend's Sprint Cup race where Joey Logano outlasted Kevin Harvick on fuel mileage to win at Watkins Glen.

DraftKings NASCAR: Cheez-It 355 Picks

C.J. Radune likes Brad Keselowski at Watkins Glen where his record includes three top-5s in five starts.

NASCAR Barometer: Kenseth Gasses to Victory at Pocono

C.J. Radune recaps this week's Sprint Cup race where Matt Kenseth leveraged fuel mileage to power home to victory after others ran out of gas.

DraftKings NASCAR: Windows 10 400 Picks

C.J. Radune breaks down this week's race at Pocono where Brad Keselowski has had recent success.

NASCAR Barometer: Kyle Stays Hot

C.J. Radune recaps the Brickyard 400 where Kyle Busch captured his fourth victory in the last five races.

DraftKings NASCAR: Crown Royal 400 Picks

C.J. Radune breaks down this week's race at the Brickyard where Jimmie Johnson is a four-time winner.

NASCAR Barometer: Busch Charges through N.H.

C.J. Radune recaps the Sunday's Sprint Cup race where Kyle Busch extended his hot streak in New Hampshire with his third win in four races.

DraftKings NASCAR: New Hampshire 301 Picks

C.J. Radune breaks down this week's Sprint Cup race and is content to ride the wave of Joe Gibbs Racing and Denny Hamlin.

NASCAR Barometer: Busch Wins Again

C.J. Radune breaks down the Quaker State 400 where Kyle Busch put together the fastest machine for the final laps to grab his second win of the season.

DraftKings NASCAR: Quaker State 400 Picks

C.J. Radune is confident enough with Jimmie Johnson's results at Kentucky Speedway even though he's never won at the track.

NASCAR Barometer: Earnhardt Dominates Daytona

C.J. Radune recaps Sunday's wild race at Daytona where Dale Earnhardt Jr. survived the carnage to post his second victory of the season.

DraftKings NASCAR: Coke Zero 400 Picks

C.J. Radune likes the price on Jimmie Johnson this week at Daytona where he should be a relatively safe option for daily gamers.

NASCAR Barometer: Busch Takes Sonoma

C.J. Radune recaps Sunday's race at Sonoma where Kyle Busch came from behind to capture his second victory at the road-course track.

DraftKings NASCAR: Toyota/Save Mart 350 Picks

The NASCAR circuit hits its first road course race of the season, and RotoWire's C.J. Radune thinks Martin Truex Jr., who won there in 2013, could be in line for another solid finish.

NASCAR Barometer: Right Place, Right Time

C.J. Radune recaps a rain-soaked event at Michigan International Speedway where Kurt Busch was gifted a win thanks to Mother Nature.

DraftKings NASCAR: Quicken Loans 400 Picks

C.J. Radune likes the floor of Jimmie Johnson this week in Michigan even though he has lacked consistency this season.

NASCAR Barometer: Harvick Can't Hold on at Pocono

C.J. Radune recaps Sunday's race where Kevin Harvick appeared to have the dominant car but couldn't close the deal.

DraftKings NASCAR: Axalta 400

C.J. Radune is willing to roll with Kurt Busch this week at Pocono as he continues to run strong each and every week.

NASCAR Barometer: Johnson Rules Dover

C.J. Radune recaps the FedEx 400 where Jimmy Johnson roared to his 10th win at Dover International Speedway.

DraftKings NASCAR: FedEx 400

C.J. Radune isn't afraid to roll this week with Kevin Harvick, who has never won at Dover but has two top-10s in the last four races at the Monster Mile.

NASCAR Barometer: Edwards Stretches Fuel to Victory

C.J. Radune recaps the Coca-Cola 600, where Carl Edwards stretched his final fuel stop enough to take home the victory.

DraftKings NASCAR: Coca-Cola 600

C.J. Radune likes Kevin Harvick in this week's DFS Nascar game as he continues to be the class of the Sprint Cup field.

NASCAR Barometer: Hamlin Outshines All-Stars

C.J. Radune recaps the Sprint Cup circuit's All-Star race where Denny Hamlin's star burned brightest of all.

NASCAR Barometer: Johnson Makes the Right Call

C.J. Radune recaps the SpongeBob SquarePants 400, where a crucial decision by Jimmy Johnson proved the difference as he grabbed his third win of the season.

NASCAR Barometer: Earnhardt Takes Talladega

C.J. Radune recaps the Geico 500 where Dale Earnhardt Jr. lived up to his favorite status Sunday with another restrictor-plate victory at Talladega.

NASCAR Barometer: Busch Drives Away in Richmond

C.J. Radune runs down the domination by Kurt Busch at Richmond International Raceway on Sunday.

NASCAR Barometer: Kenseth Survives Bristol Gauntlet

C.J. Radune recounts how Matt Kenseth survived rain and the fireworks of Bristol to claim the Food City 500 after not winning a race in 2014.

NASCAR Barometer: Jimmy Johnson is Bigger in Texas

C.J. Radune looks back at Jimmie Johnson's domination Saturday at the Duck Commander 500 where he was the fastest at the Texas fast track.

NASCAR Barometer: Hamlin Stakes his Claim

C.J. Radune recaps the STP 500 and Denny Hamlin's big win Sunday at the Martinsville short track.

NASCAR Barometer: Keselowski Steals the Show

C.J. Radune recaps Sunday's Auto Club 400 where Brad Keselowski stole the victory right out from under the noses of Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick.

NASCAR Barometer: Two In a Row for Harvick

C.J. Radune recaps Sunday's 500 when Kevin Harvick won his second consecutive race.

NASCAR Barometer: Harvick Hits Jackpot in Vegas

C.J. Radune recaps the fallout from Las Vegas where Kevin Harvick finally captured the checkered flag after consecutive runner-up finishes to start the season.

NASCAR Barometer: Johnson Takes Atlanta

C.J. Radune recaps Sunday's race in Atlanta where Jimmie Johnson captured his first checkered flag of 2015.

NASCAR Barometer: Logano Wins First Daytona 500

C.J. Radune looks at whether Joey Logano can use his win at Daytona to springboard him to a Sprint Cup title.

NASCAR Barometer: Saturday Night Showdown

C.J. Radune recaps Saturday night's Sprint Unlimited at Daytona that saw Matt Kenseth lead Joe Gibbs Racing to victory.

NASCAR Barometer: Harvick Wins First Championship

Kevin Harvick drove like a champion all season, and Sunday he conquered Miami to win his first Sprint Cup title.

Race Summary: Harvick Wins First Championship

Race Summary: Harvick Wins to Advance

NASCAR Barometer: Harvick Advances with Win

Kevin Harvick's domination at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday was nothing short of amazing.

NASCAR Barometer: JJ Wins Wild One at Texas

Jimmie Johnson won the AAA Texas 500 on Sunday but avoided the post-race fisticuffs at Texas Motor Speedway.

Race Summary: JJ Wins Wild One at Texas

Race Summary: Earnhardt Wins at Martinsville

NASCAR Barometer: Earnhardt Wins at Martinsville

Dale Earnhardt Jr. held off teammate Jeff Gordon for his first career victory at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday.

NASCAR Barometer: Talladega Win and In for Keselowski

Brad Keselowski faced a must win Sunday at the Geico 500 if he wanted to advance to the Eliminator round of the Chase and keep his championship hopes alive.

Race Summary: Talladega Win and In for Keselowski

Race Summary: Harvick Takes Charlotte Pressure Cooker

NASCAR Barometer: Harvick Takes Charlotte Pressure Cooker

Kevin Harvick rose above the pressure and the competition to win the Bank of America 500 and advance to the elimination round of the Chase.

NASCAR Barometer: Logano Advances with Kansas Win

Joey Logano celebrated another victory in the Chase with a dominating performance at Kansas Speedway.

Race Summary: Logano Advances with Kansas Win

Race Summary: Gordon Scores 5th Dover Win

NASCAR Barometer: Gordon Scores 5th Dover Win

Jeff Gordon captured his fourth victory of the season, demonstrating his capability to win yet another championship.

NASCAR Barometer: Logano Wins to Advance

Joey Logano made all the right adjustments Sunday to secure his spot in the next round of the Chase.

Race Summary: Logano Wins to Advance

Race Summary: Keselowski Takes Round One

NASCAR Barometer: Keselowski Takes Round One

Brad Keselowski took the first leg of the Chase on Sunday by picking up his second win in as many weeks.

NASCAR Barometer: Keselowski Reigns in Richmond

Brad Keselowski started from pole Saturday night and only got better on his way to winning at Richmond.

Race Summary: Keselowski Reigns in Richmond

Race Summary: Kahne Wins, He's In

NASCAR Barometer: Kahne Wins, He's In

Kasey Kahne took NASCAR's new

NASCAR Barometer: Logano Makes it Three

Joey Logano held off teammate Brad Keselowski to become the season's fifth three-time victor after winning at Bristol.

Race Summary: Logano Makes it Three

Race Summary: Gordon Claims Third Win

NASCAR Barometer: Gordon Claims Third Win

Jeff Gordon streaked away to his third victory of the season in Michigan on Sunday as his car was the class of the field.

NASCAR Barometer: Ambrose Comes Up Short

Marcos Ambrose played his cards well at Watkins Glen, but all of his efforts could not topple A.J. Allmendinger on Sunday.

Race Summary: Allmendinger Takes Watkins Glen

Race Summary: Junior Hits the Trifecta

NASCAR Barometer: Junior Hits the Trifecta

Dale Earnhardt Jr. flexed his muscle Sunday Pocono Raceway and won his third race of the Sprint Cup season.

NASCAR Barometer: Gordon's Drive for Five

Jeff Gordon captured his fifth victory Sunday at the Brickyard as he had one of the fastest cars all weekend.

Race Summary: Gordon's Drive for Five

Race Summary: Keselowski Dominates New Hampshire

NASCAR Barometer: Keselowski Dominates New Hampshire

Brad Keselowski had the fastest car in New Hampshire and heads to the brickyard as the man to beat.

NASCAR Barometer: Washed Out

After a rain-shortened Daytona race, Kurt Busch and crew are looking ahead to New Hampshire where he has three winner's trophies.

Race Summary: Daytona Wash Out

Race Summary: Keselowski Wins in Kentucky

NASCAR Barometer: The K-Man Does It

Brad Keselowski turned in a stellar performance at Kentucky, and he cannot be ignored in the Chase for the Championship.

NASCAR Barometer: Perfection in Sonoma

Carl Edwards had a perfect week at Sonoma, culminating in Sunday's victory in the Toyota/Save Mart 350.

Race Summary: Perfection in Sonoma

Race Summary: Johnson Finally Conquers Michigan

NASCAR Barometer: Johnson Finally Conquers Michigan

Jimmie Johnson won his third race in four weeks Sunday and first of his career at Michigan International Speedway.

NASCAR Barometer: A Pocono First for Junior

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his second race of the season Sunday and first in his career at Pocono Raceway.

Race Summary: A Pocono First for Junior

Race Summary: Johnson Tames the Monster

NASCAR Barometer: Johnson Tames the Monster

Jimmie Johnson showed why he's the master at Dover, dominating the Monster Mile to win his second consecutive race.

NASCAR Barometer: Johnson Posts 7th Win at Charlotte

Jimmie Johnson survived 600 miles to claim a record seventh win at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday night.

Race Summary: Johnson Wins 7th at Charlotte

Race Summary: Stars Shine Bright on Saturday Night

NASCAR Barometer: Stars Shine Bright on Saturday Night

Jamie McMurray finally broke the seal on his victory bottle Saturday night in the Sprint All-Star race.

NASCAR Barometer: An Overdue Breakthrough

An overdue Jeff Gordon found Victory Lane Saturday night in Kansas after being close to a win multiple times so far this season.

Race Summary: An Overdue Breakthrough

Race Summary: Restrictor-Plate Chess Match at Talladega

NASCAR Barometer: Restrictor-Plate Chess Match

Denny Hamlin only led 12 laps Sunday at Talladega, but they were the most important ones as he finally found the victory he looked destined for earlier this season.

NASCAR Barometer: Smoke, Fire and Fisticuffs

Joey Logano captured his second victory of the season Saturday at Darlington, all but securing a spot in this season's Chase for the Championship.

Race Summary: Smoke, Fire and Fisticuffs

Race Summary: Collecting Darlington Stripes

NASCAR Barometer: Collecting Darlington Stripes

Kevin Harvick avoided stripes and collected only a win at Darlington on Saturday.

NASCAR Barometer: Even the Rain is Bigger in Texas

Rain forced a Monday running of the Duck Commander 500, and Joey Logano took the Sprint Cup race by the scruff of the neck.

Race Summary: Even the Rain is Bigger in Texas

Race Summary: Busch Takes Martinsville

NASCAR Barometer: Another One Slips Away

Jimmie Johnson had the car to beat at Martinsville, and after coming agonizingly close to victory the last two weeks, he could finally find the winner's circle in Texas.

NASCAR Barometer: Survival of the Fittest

When the competition started falling one by one, Kyle Busch used a gutsy pit call and a solid restart to take advantage at the Auto Club 400.

Race Summary: Auto Club 400: Survival of the Fittest

NASCAR Barometer: Edwards Survives Bristol

Carl Edwards and crew finally gave Roush Fenway Racing something to cheer Sunday in Bristol.

Race Summary: Edwards Navigates Bristol to Victory

Race Summary: Keselowski Wins Vegas Gamble

NASCAR Barometer: Keselowski Wins Vegas Gamble

Brad Keselowski's contrarian strategy came up aces Sunday when Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s luck, and fuel, ran out.

NASCAR Barometer: A Weekend of Domination

Kevin Harvick simply dominated Sunday's race at Phoenix and heads into this week's race at Las Vegas with momentum.

Race Summary: Phoenix Domination

Daytona 500: A Wet and Wild Start

NASCAR Barometer: A Wet and Wild Start

After a six-hour rain delay, the NASCAR season finally launched Sunday at Daytona with Dale Earnhardt Jr. capturing his second career Daytona 500.

NASCAR Barometer: Racing Revs Up with Daytona

Denny Hamlin hopes to ride last year's late-season momentum into Victory Lane at the Daytona 500.

NASCAR Barometer: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Jimmie Johnson wrapped up the 2013 season Sunday with his sixth Sprint Cup championship.

NASCAR Barometer: It's JJ's World

Jimmie Johnson may not have the greatest record at Homestead, but this is a man on the verge of collecting his sixth Sprint Cup title.

NASCAR Barometer: In the Driver's Seat

After Sunday's performance it is hard to see anyone other than Jimmie Johnson taking this year's championship.

NASCAR Barometer: Timely Driving

Jeff Gordon wasn't the most dominant car Sunday in Martinsville, but he made his move at just the righ time to capture the victory.

NASCAR Barometer: The Chase Heads to Martinsville

Martinsville and Jimmie Johnson are becoming synonymous with one another. The championship contender won two of the last five races at the paperclip track.

NASCAR Barometer: Still the Leader

A late caution helped Matt Kenseth extend his lead in the Chase on Saturday, and now he heads to Talladega, which has been good to him lately.

NASCAR Barometer: The Chase Revs Up

Kevin Harvick scored his third win of the season Sunday at Kansas Speedway, notching his second top-10 finish in a row in the process.

NASCAR Barometer: Now it's a Race

The Chase just got a little tighter as Jimmie Johnson asserted his dominance in Dover and looks to do the same this week in Kansas.

NASCAR Barometer: Kenseth Keeps Rolling

Matt Kenseth has had an amazing first season with Joe Gibbs Racing so far, and may just bring the Sprint Cup back to that team in his first try.

NASCAR Barometer: Kenseth Looking Strong

The Chase started with controversy but Matt Kenseth emerged as the early leader Sunday, giving fantasy owners plenty of confidence.

NASCAR Barometer: Let the Chase Begin

Jimmie Johnson's recent troubles make him a big wild car entering NASCAR's Chase for the Championship. Should fantasy owners back the No. 48 or stay away?

NASCAR Barometer: Busch Secures Chase Bid

Kyle Busch's win Sunday night clinched a spot in the Chase, and now he can aim squarely on victory in Atlanta.

NASCAR Barometer: Kenseth Eyes the Chase

Matt Kenseth's win last Saturday landed him a spot in this year's Chase, but first is a stop in Atlanta where he has a strong resume.

NASCAR Barometer: The K-Man Does It

Brad Keselowski scored three top-10s in the four races leading to Michigan last week and has a wonderful record at Bristol, the site of this week's race.

NASCAR Barometer: Busch Burns Bright

Kyle Busch claimed another Sprint Cup road course win in an impressive display through the final laps Sunday, and his prospects look even brighter this week at Michigan.

NASCAR Barometer: Kahne Breaks Through

Kasey Kahne has been knocking on victory's door much of the season and finally broke through Sunday. Now he hopes to keep it going at Watkins Glen.

NASCAR Barometer: Knockin' on Victory's Door

After Ryan Newman's performance in Indianapolis last week, Pocono could present further opportunity for fantasy owners to capitalize this week.

NASCAR Barometer: Midseason Review

As the Sprint Cup series heads into its second half, Matt Kenseth and his new team are partnering as if they'd been together his entire career.

NASCAR Barometer: King of Indy

The winner of three of the last five races at the Brickyard, Jimmie Johnson is NASCAR's king of Indianapolis.

NASCAR Barometer: Johnson and Johnson

Jimmie Johnson swept Daytona and is heating up just in time for a run at a strong Chase position.

NASCAR Barometer: Back to Daytona

A win and three top-5s in the last five Daytona races, coupled with last week's win at Kentucky, prove that Matt Kenseth should be a strong competitor this week.

NASCAR Barometer: Next Stop, Kentucky

A top-5 finish at Sonoma propels Jeff Gordon into Kentucky where the veteran driver has also had success.

NASCAR Barometer: Racing in Wine Country

Tony Stewart is one of NASCAR's best road-course drivers and heads to Sonoma this week looking to dominate.

NASCAR Barometer: Riding the Hot Car

It is hard to look away from Jimmie Johnson this week after he dominates a race like he dominated the 400 miles at Pocono Raceway on Sunday.

NASCAR Barometer: Bump and Run

Tony Stewart rekindled his championship flame with a nearly perfect 400 miles at Dover amid a lot of bumping and banging.

NASCAR Barometer: Harvick Looks for Dover Domination

Kevin Harvick is a top driver at Dover, the site of this week's race, and last week's win gives him plenty of momentum.

NASCAR Barometer: Star of All-Stars

Superlatives are the only way to describe Jimmie Johnson, and with his record-setting fourth All-Star victory under his belt, he is the favorite heading into this week's Coca-Cola 600.

NASCAR Barometer: Hamlin Owns Charlotte

Joe Gibbs Racing is on top of the world, and Denny Hamlin will be gunning for his slice of the pie at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

NASCAR Barometer: Lady in Black

Jimmie Johnson's numbers at Darlington are so impressive that it makes it hard for fantasy owners not to select him this week.

NASCAR Barometer: The Right Choice

Kevin Harvick has momentum and scored two top-5s in the last three lead-lap finishes at Talladega.

NASCAR Barometer: Crowning Kenseth

Matt Kenseth is settled into this team and appears to be one of the strongest drivers on the circuit heading into this week's race at Richmond.

NASCAR Barometer: Maturity Paying Off for Busch

Kyle Busch has matured as a driver in recent seasons, and this could be the year everything comes together for the super quick fighter.

NASCAR Barometer: The Champ Rides Again

The first driver to score a repeat victory in 2013, Jimmie Johnson is looking every bit as strong as he has in each of his championship seasons.

NASCAR Barometer: Early Season Report

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has dominated the early part of the sprint schedule and might be in store for his best season yet.

NASCAR Barometer: Busch Swipes the Checkered Flag

Sprint Cup rests its engines this week following one of the season's most exciting races Sunday at Fontana as Kyle Busch stole the victory.

NASCAR Barometer: Riding the Wave

Kasey Kahne should be able to ride his wave of momentum upward to another top 10 finish this week.

NASCAR Barometer: The Bristol Bullring

With two wins in the last five Bristol races, Brad Keselowski should certainly be at the top of fantasy rosters this week.

NASCAR Barometer: Back in the Winner's Circle

His losing streak broken, Carl Edwards heads into one of his best tracks this week at Las Vegas.

NASCAR Barometer: Johnson Asserts his Superiority

After capturing the Daytona 500, Jimmie Johnson looks to take a huge Sprint Cup lead this week at one of his best tracks in Phoenix.

NASCAR Barometer: Can Danica Take Daytona?

Danica Patrick won the Daytona 500 pole. So, that makes her an automatic Upgrade, right? Wrong.

NASCAR Barometer: Championship Run

Brad Keselowski closed 2012 with the Chase title, setting up himself for domination next season.

NASCAR Barometer: A New Chase Leader

Jimmie Johnson captured Sunday's race at Martinsville and stole the Chase points lead along with it.

NASCAR Barometer: Bound for the Paperclip

Matt Kenseth scored his second Chase win Sunday and heads to Martinsville paperclip where he's also found success.

NASCAR Barometer: The Chase Continues

After a third-place finish at Charlotte, Jimmie Johnson heads to one of his best tracks at Kansas.

NASCAR Barometer: The Big One Strikes

Matt Kenseth survived Sunday's Talladega mashup and heads to Charlotte looking for another Chase victory.

NASCAR Barometer: The Wild Card of Talladega

After a strong run at Dover, Denny Hamlin will be confident heading into Talladega this week.

NASCAR Barometer: Hamlin's Chasing the Title

After a dominating performance at New Hampshire, Denny Hamlin takes aim at Dover as the Chase continues.

NASCAR Barometer: The Chase Heads to NHIS

After a tough sixth-place finish in Chase race No. 1, Tony Stewart looks to score a victory at one of his favorites, New Hampshire.

NASCAR Barometer: The Chase Begins

Despite his sketchy statistics at Chicago, Denny Hamlin is still the driver to beat in the Chase.

NASCAR Barometer: Speeding Toward the Chase

Denny Hamlin won his fourth race of the season Sunday and heads to Richmond as the favorite.

NASCAR Barometer: Hamlin Finally Conquers Bristol

Denny Hamlin turned the tables on his Bristol career Saturday night winning his first race at the track.

NASCAR Barometer: Biffle's Bristol Bet

Greg Biffle is coming off his first win in 15 races and might be the best fantasy pick this week at Bristol.

NASCAR Barometer: Biffle's on the Upswing

Greg Biffle is racing well lately, and he heads to one of his better tracks this week at Michigan.

NASCAR Barometer: Headed to the Hills

After a washout at Pocono, the series heads to the hills of Watkins Glen where Jeff Gordon has found considerable success.

NASCAR Barometer: No Stopping this Train

After picking up his fourth career victory at Indy, Jimmie Johnson heads to another friendly track at Pocono.

NASCAR Barometer: Here Comes Indy

The series heads to the famed Indianapolis track after Kasey Kahne took a big win at New Hampshire.

NASCAR Barometer: Summer Sizzle

The series heads to New Hampshire just in time for Tony Stewart's annual summer hot streak.

NASCAR Barometer: Midseason Report

All is well at the midseason point for Tony Stewart. He wasted no time starting his title defense, and now he enters his usual strongest part of the schedule.

NASCAR Barometer: Hot Summer Nights

Daytona is Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s house, and he's the favorite for this week's Saturday night race.

NASCAR Barometer: Turn on the Afterburners

This time of year is when Tony Stewart tends to turn on the afterburners, and with two victories already under his belt this season it might get tough for anyone to compete.

NASCAR Barometer: Junior Ends Drought

NASCAR hits the road in Sonoma after Dale Earnhardt Jr. breaks his winless streak.

NASCAR Barometer: Hamlin Owns Michigan

Denny Hamlin has won two of the last three races at Michigan International Speedway.

NASCAR Barometer: Still the Favorite

Jimmie Johnson looks to be on another championship run.

NASCAR Barometer: Big Win on Big Weekend

Kasey Kahne topped the field in racing's biggest weekend, winning at Charlotte.

NASCAR Barometer: Johnson's Still the Man

After back-to-back wins, Jimmie Johnson is the man for the longest race on the Sprint Cup circuit, this week's Coca-Cola 600.

NASCAR Barometer: Fast and Smooth

Jimmie Johnson drove fast and smooth on his way to victory at Darlington.

NASCAR Barometer: Lady in Black

Jeff Gordon is hoping his luck will change when he visits the Lady in Black.

NASCAR Barometer: Back-to-Back Busch?

Kyle Busch is coming off a big win, but that doesn't make him a great choice for Talladega this week.

NASCAR Barometer: Denny's Grand Slam

After grabbing his first victory of the season at Kansas, Denny Hamlin has one of his favorite tracks on tap this week at Richmond.

NASCAR Barometer: Biffle Doesn't Whiffle at Texas

Greg Biffle's win at Texas sets him up for a strong run at Kansas.

NASCAR Barometer: Hello, Newman

Ryan Newman captured his first victory of 2012 and now heads to a Texas track where he's found success.

NASCAR Barometer: Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'

Tony Stewart's on a roll, and now he heads to Martinsville, where he won last time out.

NASCAR Barometer: Can't Keep Him Down

Jimmie Johnson's off-track issues shouldn't prevent him from a strong finish this week.

NASCAR Barometer: Biffle's in a Groove

Greg Biffle is off to a tremendous start in 2012 and this week heads to one of his best tracks at Bristol.

NASCAR Barometer: Denny's Grand Slam

After his Phoenix win, Denny Hamlin brings a ton of momentum to a Las Vegas at which he excels.

NASCAR Barometer: Off to a Blazing Start

After surviving a wild Daytona 500 that was delayed by rain and fire, Matt Kenseth heads to Phoenix looking for back-to-back wins.

NASCAR Barometer: Here Comes Daytona

Tony Stewart is the reigning Sprint Cup champion, but he's never captured Daytona.

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NASCAR Barometer: A Champion is Crowned

Tony Stewart took the Sprint Cup title and heads into next year still in his prime.

NASCAR Barometer: One More for the Title

The Sprint Cup crown comes down to Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart this weekend in Miami.

NASCAR Barometer: Chasing a Championship

Tony Stewart remains the hottest driver on the Sprint Cup circuit, with an eye on the Chase crown.

NASCAR Barometer: Riding Big Mo

Tony Stewart won his third Chase race Sunday and has his eye on the Sprint title.

NASCAR Barometer: Next Stop, Martinsville

Denny Hamlin's hopes for winning the Chase continue to fade, but this week could provide some redemption.

NASCAR Barometer: Kenseth's Big Mo

Matt Kenseth's second career victory at Charlotte boosted him to third in the Chase standings as the circuit heads to Talladega.

NASCAR Barometer: The Chase Continues

Jimmie Johnson conquered Kansas and should have another quick car this week at Charlotte.

NASCAR Barometer: The Chase Rolls On

Contact with the wall doomed Greg Biffle's chances Sunday, but he's the strongest fantasy option heading to Kansas Speedway.

NASCAR Barometer: Back to Back

Tony Stewart is only the second driver to start a Chase with back-to-back wins.

NASCAR Barometer: Chasing a Championship

Tony Stewart reedemed an otherwise disappointing season with a huge win in the rain-delayed opener of the Chase.

NASCAR Barometer: Let the Chase Begin

Jeff Gordon's legendary status at Chicagoland makes him the favorite in the first race of the Chase this week.

NASCAR Barometer: Flash Gordon

Few can wheel a NASCAR stock car like Jeff Gordon, and Tuesday's race was a shining example of what the California native is capable.

NASCAR Barometer: The Chase is Coming

Matt Kenseth has a good recored at Atlanta and has shown the consistency fantasy owners covet.

NASCAR Barometer: The Bristol Bullring

NASCAR goes under the lights at the Bristol bullring where the Busch brothers have dominated recently.

NASCAR Barometer: Hamlin's on his Horse

Not only did Hamlin win at Michigan in June, but he also has the best recent finishing average at the track.

NASCAR Barometer: On the Road Again

The Sprint Cup series heads to Watkins Glen where Tony Stewart hopes to conquer the second road race of the year.

NASCAR Barometer: The Giant Triangle

NASCAR Barometer: Smoke at the Brickyard

Tony Stewart is usually a safe play for any race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

NASCAR Barometer: Busch Breakthrough at NH

Kurt Busch has been in contention in recent races at New Hampshire International Speedway, making him extra motivated for this week's race.

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NASCAR Barometer: Mighty Matt

Fantasy owners would do well to select any of the Roush drivers this weekend, but Matt Kenseth may be even more distinguished.

NASCAR Barometer: Busch Proves Best

Coming off a big win, Kurt Busch is the ideal pick for Daytona, which also happens to be one of his best tracks.

NASCAR Barometer: On the Road Again

Jimmie Johnson is coming off a disastrous race, but he's the favorite at the Sonoma road course.

NASCAR Barometer: Back-to-Back?

Coming off his second win of the season, Jeff Gordon is the one to watch this weekend at Michigan.

NASCAR Barometer: Stewart Heats Up in Summer

As usual, Tony Stewart is getting hot just as the weather warms up.

NASCAR Barometer: Running a Little Too Hot

Greg Biffle had a dissapointing finish Sunday, but he's a strong pick for this week's race at Kansas.

NASCAR Barometer: Star of All-Stars

Carl Edwards took Saturday's All-Star event, and now he'll try to keep the momentum rolling at this week's race.

NASCAR Barometer: All-Star Week

Kyle Busch is a logical favorite at the All-Star race as he has great stats at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

NASCAR Barometer: The Monster Mile

The No. 48 team was not on the same page Saturday night, but Jimmie Johnson is still a strong fantasy selection this week.

NASCAR Barometer: Saturday Night Fever

Denny Hamlin not only won the last race at Darlington Raceway, but he also was one of the two most dominant cars at Richmond on Saturday.

NASCAR Barometer: The Ruler of Richmond

Kyle Busch smacked the wall at Talladega, but this week at Richmond should be another story.

NASCAR Barometer: Shining Bright at Night

Matt Kenseth landed in the winner's circle Saturday night, but that doesn't make him the favorite this week at Talladega.

NASCAR Barometer: Back-to-Back

Kevin Harvick is the first multi-race winner of the 2011 season and heads into Texas looking for three in a row.

NASCAR Barometer: Hamlin's Homecoming

Denny Hamlin is the defending champion and hopes to score his fourth consecutive Martinsville win.

NASCAR Barometer: California Sunshine

Jimmie Johnson is coming off a third-place finish, and his team has best record at Fontana in the last five races.

NASCAR Barometer: Earnhardt Rising

Dale Earnhardt is certainly finding his comfort zone this season, and that comfort and perseverance is starting to pay dividends.

NASCAR Barometer: Win No. 1 in the Books

Carl Edwards captured his first victory of the season Sunday at Las Vegas, and he's a good play this week at Bristol.

NASCAR Barometer: Back on Top

Jeff Gordon is finally back on top after winning at Phoenix. He's not a shabby play this week at Las Vegas, either.

NASCAR Barometer: Upgrades, Downgrades

Trevor Bayne took the checkered flag at Daytona, but Carl Edwards has the momentum heading to Phoenix and one of his favorite tracks.

NASCAR Barometer: Drafting at Daytona

Kevin Harvick picked where he left off in 2010 Saturday night at Daytona, and heads into the weekend's race as one of the favorites.

NASCAR Barometer: Gearing Up for Daytona

Five-time Sprint Cup champ Jimmie Johnson heads into Daytona as the favorite.

NASCAR Barometer: The Drive for Five

Jimmie Johnson struggled at the season's onset, but he rallied when it matter most for this fifth consecutive championship.

NASCAR Barometer: Down the Stretch They Come

Jimmie Johnson has one more race to defend his title from the likes of Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick in what has become the most competitive Chase for the Championship in history.

NASCAR Barometer: New Leader

Denny Hamlin came home a winner Sunday after a strong run with a number of competitors.

NASCAR Barometer: Costly Collision

A late crash cost Kevin Harvick a shot at victory at Talladega on Sunday.

NASCAR Barometer: Big Hand for Hamlin

Denny Hamlin led the opening laps of Sunday's race but had to overcame a poor handling car to win earn the victory.

NASCAR Barometer: The Fight Is On

Greg Biffle won his second race of the 2010 season Sunday with an impressive Kansas effort.

NASCAR Barometer: Roaring Back

Jimmie Johnson revived his hopes of a fifth championship with Sunday’s victory and is now 35 points behind in second position.

NASCAR Barometer: The Chase Continues

Denny Hamlin may be the Chase driver to beat after overcoming some severe adversity last weekend.

NASCAR Barometer: Get Ready to Chase

Denny Hamlin needs his dominant consistency from earlier in the season to take root now if he wants to win his first championship.

NASCAR Barometer: Upgrades, Downgrades

Tony Stewart historically runs well at Atlanta, and Sunday night was no different. Will the same hold true for Richmond where Stewart has five straight top-five finishes?

NASCAR Barometer: Sprint to the Finish

Consistency is key to winning a championship, and Kevin Harvick has been a model of consistency in 2010.

NASCAR Barometer: Sweeping to Victory

Kyle Busch swept Bristol, but he might not be the best bet at the next race.

NASCAR Barometer: Upgrades, Downgrades

NASCAR Barometer: Roaring on the Road Course

Kurt Busch posted a career-best road-course finish at Watkins Glen and is posed to play a big part in the Chase.

NASCAR Barometer: Upgrades, Downgrades

Greg Biffle's first victory in 2010 was a great gift to team owner Jack Roush who was in an airplane accident earlier in the week.

NASCAR Barometer: Upgrades, Downgrades

Tony Stewart was not the fastest car at the Brickyard 400, but he put himself into a solid position through hard work and diligence throughout the day.

NASCAR Barometer: Downgrade Jimmie?

Johnson has had a significant amount of good luck in his career, and it looks like he is trying to get rid of any bad luck for 2010 prior to the Chase.

NASCAR Barometer: Wild Nights

Kevin Harvick won a crazy race in Daytona and should be factor this week in Chicago.

NASCAR Barometer: Back to Back

Jimmie Johnson scored his fifth win of the season with back-to-back wins on the California roadcourse and New Hampshire oval.

NASCAR Barometer: A Gift in Sonoma

Marcos Ambrose's mistake allowed Jimmie Johnson to cruise to victory on Sunday.

NASCAR Barometer: Heading for the Top

Denny Hamlin is quickly becoming the most dominant driver in NASCAR Sprint Cup.

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