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Radune covers NASCAR, Formula 1 and soccer for RotoWire. He was named the 2012 Racing Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

Fantasy sports articles written by C.J. Radune

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

NASCAR Barometer: Harvick Advances with Win

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

Race Summary: Harvick Wins to Advance

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

NASCAR Barometer: Earnhardt Wins at Martinsville

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

Race Summary: Earnhardt Wins at Martinsville

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

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.

Race Summary: Harvick Takes Charlotte Pressure Cooker

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

NASCAR Barometer: Gordon Scores 5th Dover Win

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

Race Summary: Gordon Scores 5th Dover Win

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

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.

Race Summary: Keselowski Takes Round One

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

NASCAR Barometer: Kahne Wins, He's In

Kasey Kahne took NASCAR's new

Race Summary: Kahne Wins, He's In

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

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.

Race Summary: Gordon Claims Third Win

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

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.

Race Summary: Junior Hits the Trifecta

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

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.

Race Summary: Keselowski Dominates New Hampshire

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

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.

Race Summary: Keselowski Wins in Kentucky

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

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.

Race Summary: Johnson Finally Conquers Michigan

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

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.

Race Summary: Johnson Tames the Monster

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

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.

Race Summary: Stars Shine Bright on Saturday Night

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

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.

Race Summary: Restrictor-Plate Chess Match at Talladega

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

NASCAR Barometer: Collecting Darlington Stripes

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

Race Summary: Collecting Darlington Stripes

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

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.

Race Summary: Busch Takes Martinsville

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

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.

Race Summary: Keselowski Wins Vegas Gamble

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

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.

Daytona 500: A Wet and Wild Start

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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