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Mark Taylor

Taylor covers NASCAR for RotoWire. He is a three-time winner of the FSWA's Racing Writer of the Year award. He is also a military historian, specifically the World War II U.S. Navy in the Pacific.

Fantasy sports articles written by Mark Taylor

Sylvania 300 Preview: Quest for the Championship

Brad Keselowski is fresh off victories at Richmond and Chicago and now set up well heading into the second race of the Chase.

MyAFibStory.com 40 Preview: Let the Chase Begin

Brad Keselowski is out to claim his second Sprint Cup championship as the Chase for the Cup begins this week at Chicagoland.

Federated Auto Parts 400 Preview: Cut to the Chase

Kevin Harvick rides into the regular-season finale with some momentum and is just too good at Richmond International Raceway to ignore.

Oral-B USA 500 Preview: Countdown to the Chase

Jeff Gordon is coming off a poor Bristol outing, but he is one of the top contenders to win at Atlanta as the Chase looms.

Irwin Tools Night Race Preview: The Last Great Colosseum

Carl Edwards enters this week's race at Bristol looking for a sweep at the short track.

Pure Michigan 400 Preview: Johnson Michigan Sweep?

The Sprint Cup returns the scene of Jimmie Johnson's big victory in June with the six-time champ needing another strong finish.

Cheez-It 355k Preview: Road Racing at the Glen

With four career starts at Watkins Glen, Brad Keselowski has some pretty impressive numbers for a short resume at the road course.

GoBowling.com 400 Preview: Pocono Reloaded

The Sprint Cup Series heads to Pocono this week where Jeff Gordon has simply awe-inspiring career numbers.

John Wayne Walding 400 Preview: 20 Years of NASCAR Racing at Indy

Jimmie Johnson heads into Indy looking for his fifth victory at the historic speedway.

Camping World RV Sales 301 Preview: Patience is the Key to Loudon

Jimmie Johnson is a three-time winner at Loudon, including winning this event in 2010.

Midseason Review: Gordon's Surprise Threat

Jeff Gordon has been the surprise of the Sprint Cup season and for the first time in years is a threat to win the championship.

Coke Zero 400 Preview: Back to Daytona

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a three-time winner at Daytona, and he heads back to the large oval this week looking to make his own luck.

Quaker State 400 Preview: Saturday Night Showdown

Jimmie Johnson is on a roll on the intermediate ovals and enters Kentucky looking like the driver to beat under the lights.

Toyota/Save Mart 350 Preview: The Road Course Wild Card

The Spring Cup Series heads to the road course of Sonoma this week, and Marcos Ambrose is nothing short of a road racing expert.

Quicken Loans 400 Preview: NASCAR's Fastest Track

Brad Keselowski's awesome Pocono performance perhaps foreshadowed a major hot streak, which could start this week at Michigan, home to Nascar's fastest track.

Weekly Preview: Can Johnson's Streak Continue?

Jimmie Johnson has won back-to-back races and heads to Pocono where he's collected three victories and 16 Top-10 finishes.

FedEx 400 Preview: Monster Mile Mayhem

Jimmie Johnson is the winner of three of the last seven Dover races and has eight career victories at the Monster Mile.

Coca-Cola 600 Preview: Memorial Day Marathon

Kevin Harvick is a two-time Charlotte winner and the defending champion at the Coca-Cola 600.

Sprint Cup All-Star Race Preview: A Night for the Stars to Shine

It's been a long while between drinks, but Kevin Harvick could again visit the fountain of victory lane this Saturday night.

5-Hour Energy 400 Preview: Heartland Showdown

Matt Kenseth likes his chances of winning his first race of the season this week at Kansas Speedway, where he has won two of the last three events.

Aaron’s 499 Preview: One Wild Ride at Talladega

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is good fantasy play almost every weekend, but on his best tracks he's a near lock for favorite status.

Toyota Owners 400 Preview: Saturday Night Spectacle

Kevin Harvick is coming off a win at Darlington, and he's the defending champ at Richmond, making him the favorite this week.

Bojangles’ Southern 500 Preview: The Darlington Stripe

No driver in the series is hotter on the larger ovals than Brad Keselowski, who could have a career night at the Lady in Black.

Duck Commander 500 Preview: Fast 'n Furious in Fort Worth

Matt Kenseth's success at Fort Worth has been nothing short of amazing, and it's surprising he's only captured two wins at the intermediate oval.

STP 500 Preview: Short Track Survival

After a shocking upset at Fontana it will be good for six-time champion Jimmie Johnson to get back to action on a short track this week.

Auto Club 400 Preview: Trends Begin to Form

Jimmie Johnson will try to extend his recent success at Fontana with another strong outing this Sunday afternoon.

Food City 500 Preview: Short Track, Short Tempers in Bristol

Five-time Bristol winner Kyle Busch is coming off a strong week of racing rolls into this week's race as the man to beat.

Weekly Preview: Racing the Vegas Oval

The track in Las Vegas has produced a lot of repeat winners, but a first-time winner could be waiting in the wings in Kevin Harvick.

The Profit on CNBC 500 Preview: Celebrating 50 Years of PIR

A four-time winner at the track, Phoenix International Raceway is one of Kevin Harvick's top statistical ovals.

Daytona 500 Preview: The Great American Race

Matt Kenseth dominated superspeedways last season and returns to Daytona Beach looking to claim his third career Daytona 500 victory.

2014 Sprint Cup Rankings UPDATE: Still King of the Hill

Jimmie Johnson is the king of the hill until someone knocks him off, but other drivers have move up - and down - in our latest Sprint Cup rankings.

Sprint Unlimited Preview: NASCAR’s Kickoff to 2014

Kevin Harvick has won three of the last five Unlimited races, and that's not by accident.

Sprint Cup Loop Stats: Final 2013 Results

Jimmie Johnson won last year's Sprint Cup title with a consistent run through the loops stats.

2014 Camping World Truck Series: Driver Rankings

Kyle Busch raced a half-season schedule with his No. 51 truck last year and is back for more this season in the truck series.

2014 Nationwide Series: Driver Rankings

Kyle Busch and his comrades absolutely dominated Nationwide Series in 2013 with the powerful No. 54 Toyota team.

2014 NASCAR Preview: What's New for this Season

Among the various changes coming to NASCAR in 2014, Kevin Harvick is jumping to Stewart-Haas Racing.

2014 Sprint Cup Driver Rankings: The Circuit's Top Drivers

Arguably the best driver of the modern era, Jimmie Johnson heads into 2014 with stats that rival any driver in the last generation of the sport.

2014 Sprint Cup Cheatsheet : Driver Projections

Matt Kenseth had a great year of racing last season but fell just short of the championship to Jimmie Johnson. Can Kenseth overcome JJ this season?

2014 Track Specialists: Drivers Who Dominate

Kyle Bush will look to bounce back on small ovals this seaon after struggling on the circuit's short tracks last year.

2014 Top Rookies: Newcomers to Watch

Austin Dillon, the 2011 Camping World Truck Series and 2013 Nationwide Series champion, makes his move into full-time Sprint Cup Series racing this season.

2014 Sleepers & Busts: Undervalued and Overvalued

Brad Keselowski is far from an unknown, but his struggles last season should lead to good draft value this season.

Ford EcoBoost 400 Preview: Crowning the Champion

Will Jimmie Johnson make his usual

AdvoCare 500 Preview: Duel in the Desert

Thanks to his dominant victory at Texas, Jimmie Johnson heads to Phoenix this weekend with a seven-point lead in the championship chase ahead of Matt Kenseth.

AAA Texas 500 Preview: Homestretch to the Championship

Matt Kenseth has his best opportunity in years to win the Sprint Cup Series championship, three races away from realizing that dream.

Goody’s Headache 500 Preview: Bullring Battle

Our five-time Sprint Cup Series champion is an eight-time winner at Martinsville, making Jimmie Johnson the obvious man to beat this week in the Chase.

Camping World 500 Preview: Talladega - Super Speedway Luck

Two-time Talladega winner Brad Keselowski comes to Central Alabama this weekend looking for more checkered flags and visits to victory lane.

Bank of America 500 Preview: Halfway to the Championship

Despite his stumble at Kansas Speedway, Matt Kenseth still leads the Chase championship standings coming to this week's race at Charlotte.

Hollywood Casino 400 Preview: Showdown in the Heartland

Matt Kenseth has owned the intermediate ovals this season and Kansas has been no exception as the Chase continues.

AAA 400 Preview: Taming the Monster

Jimmie Johnson is looking to make up ground in the Chase for the Cup standings as we roll into Dover this weekend.

Sylvania 300 Preview: The Quest for the Championship

Kyle Busch may be in the best position of his career to challenge for the Sprint Cup Series championship.

Geico 400 Preview: Chase Race No. 1 on Tap

With victories this season at Las Vegas, Kansas and Kentucky, Matt Kenseth has to be seen as the favorite this weekend at Chicagoland as the Chase revs up.

Federated Auto Parts 400 Preview: Do or Die Time

Kyle Busch clearly knows how to run up front at Richmond, and a win this week would put him into the driver's seat heading into the Chase.

AdvoCare 500 Preview: Countdown to the Chase

As we head into the Chase, Atlanta Motor Speedway presents a great opportunity for Jimmie Johnson, who already has four wins this season.

Irwin Tools Night Race Preview: World’s Fastest Half-Mile

Brad Keselowski returns to Bristol this week looking to complete the unfinished business he started in March.

Pure Michigan 400 Preview: Biffle Three-Peat?

Three-peat watch falls on Greg Biffle this weekend as he looks to take his second victory of the season and third in a row at Michigan.

Cheez-It 355k Preview: Bruising Battle at the Glen

Kyle Busch has been dealing with a range of inconsistencies this season, but his Glen resume makes him a contender this weekend.

GoBowling.com 400 Preview: Pocono Reloaded

Jimmie Johnson snapped a long drought at Pocono with his dominant victory here in June. So once again all eyes will be on the No. 48 Chevrolet this weekend.

Samuel Deeds 400 Preview: Motor Racing's Field of Dreams

Tony Stewart's two wins and six Top-5s at Indy make him the class of the field this weekend at the iconic Brickyard.

Camping World 301 Preview: Race the Track Not the Competition

A three-time winner at New Hampshire, Tony Stewart comes to New England this weekend in search of his second win of the season.

Coke Zero 400 Preview: Fourth of July Fireworks

A two-time Daytona 500 winner, Matt Kenseth finds himself solidly atop the contenders list this week as the series heads back to Daytona for the Fourth of July.

Quaker State 400 Preview: Showdown in the Heartland

With victories already this season at the Las Vegas and Kansas ovals, Matt Kenseth and the No. 20 Toyota team look to take a third oval this weekend at Kentucky.

Toyota/Save Mart 350 Preview: The Road Course Wild Card

Jimmie Johnson has a four-race Top-10 streak in tow at Sonoma, including a fifth-place finish in this race one year ago.

Quicken Loans 400 Preview: NASCAR's Fastest Track?

Greg Biffle should lead laps, race with the lead pack and contend for the win this weekend at the fast two-mile Michigan oval.

Party in the Poconos 400 Preview: Hamlin's Time to Shine

Denny Hamlin is the statistical leader in a lot of categories at Pocono Raceway and boasts the best driver rating of the field in the last 16 races at the three-turn oval.

FedEx 400 Preview: Mastering the Monster Mile

Jimmie Johnson, the winner of four of the last eight Dover races and a total of seven career victories at the Monster Mile, has to be the top contender entering this event.

Coca-Cola 600 Preview: Longest Race of the Season

Kasey Kahne is a four-time winner at Charlotte Motor Speedway and a three-time Coca-Cola 600 winner. He heads into this week's marathon as the favorite.

Sprint Cup All-Star Challenge Preview: Racing Under the Lights

The top contender for this season's All-Star Challenge is the surging Matt Kenseth and his hot No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing team.

Southern 500 Preview: The Darlington Stripe

Jimmie Johnson rides into this weekend's race as the standings leader by a wide margin - and with the ability to roll the dice for the win at Darlington.

Aaron's 499 Preview: Surviving the Big One

Our most recent Talladega winner, Matt Kenseth, comes into Aaron's 499 weekend looking to continue his superspeedway dominance in 2013.

Toyota Owners 400 Preview: Racing Perfection

Kyle Busch is the star of Richmond International Raceway where he has dominated in recent years.

Weekly Preview: Kansas Speedway -Texas Sequel?

Kyle Busch is on fire coming to the Kansas oval this weekend after conquering Texas in his last start.

NRA 500 Preview: Lone Star Battle at Night

Matt Kenseth's success at Fort Worth has been nothing short of amazing, and it's almost mind-boggling that he's only captured two wins at the track in the last 11 years.

STP 500 Preview: Short-Track Survival

After a shocking performance at Fontana it will be good for Jimmie Johnson to get back to action on a short track this week.

Auto Club 400 Preview: Trends Begin to Form

Matt Kenseth enters the Auto Club 400 looking to regain the momentum that he had two weeks ago when he won at Las Vegas.

Food City 500 Preview: World's Fastest Half-Mile

The winner of four of the last eight Bristol races, Kyle Busch enters this week's event as the heavy odds favorite.

Kobalt Tools 400 Preview: Viva Las Vegas!

Matt Kenseth should bring a fast car to Las Vegas where he has dominated over the years.

Subway Fresh Fit 500 Preview: The Desert Jewel

Kyle Busch was absolutely dominant at the Phoenix oval last season, and this year looks like his time to win.

Daytona 500 Preview: The Great American Race

Matt Kenseth is the 2009 and 2012 Daytona 500 winner and a regular solid performer at this historic 2.5-mile superspeedway.

Sprint Unlimited Preview: NASCAR's Kickoff to 2013

The event has a new name, but Kyle Busch hopes to replicate last year's success when he won the Bud Shootout.

2013 Sprint Cup Series: Gen-6 Car Testing

NASCAR’s new Gen-6 car undoubtedly will have a big impact on driver performance this season. Here's what you should know.

2013 Camping World Truck Series: Driver Rankings

Ty Dillon looks to repeat his success on the truck circuit this year after waltzing to Rookie of the Year honors last season.

2013 Nationwide Series: Driver Rankings

Joe Gibbs Racing, the most dominant team in the last five years, returns for another year of Nationwide racing.

2013 Sprint Cup Driver Rankings: The Circuit's Top Drivers

After consecutive years without a title, can Jimmie Johnson re-claim his Sprint Cup throne in 2013?

2013 Top Rookies: Newcomers to Watch

Two-time Nationwide Series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will make his big move into the Sprint Cup Series this season.

2013 NASCAR Preview: Changes for the NASCAR Season

Changes abound for 2013, including a new car for the Sprint Cup.

2013 Sleepers & Busts: A Look at the Undervalued and the Overvalued

Carl Edwards is coming off a career-worst season, which should make him a cheap fantasy pick this year.

2013 Track Specialists: Finding a Fantasy Edge with Specialists

Sharp fantasy owners can take advantage of the Series' diverse tracks, like superspeedways where Matt Kenseth reigns.

2013 Sprint Cup Cheatsheet : Driver Projections

This season's projections has a familiar driver in the top-ranked spot.

Sprint Cup Loop Stats: Final 2012 Results

Brad Keselowski won last year's Sprint Cup title with a consistent run through the loops stats.

Ford EcoBoost 400 Preview: Championship Weekend

Jimmie Johnson is 20 points behind leader Brad Keselowski entering the season finale at Miami.

AdvoCare 500 Preview: Prelude to the Championship

Thanks to consecutive victories at Martinsville and Texas, Jimmie Johnson heads to Phoenix this weekend with a seven-point lead in the championship chase ahead of Brad Keselowski.

Texas 500 Preview: Homestretch to the Title

Jimmie Johnson's the title hopes are in great shape but in real danger coming to Texas.

Fast Relief 500 Preview: Hamlin’s Home Turf

Denny Hamlin has to have a big performance at the Virginia short track this weekend if he hopes to challenge for the championship.

Hollywood Casino 400 Preview: Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Denny Hamlin has found considerable success at Kansas Speedway recently, and he is set to go for broke this weekend.

Bank of America 500: Halfway to the Title

Kasey Kahne has figured something out about Charlotte in the last few years, and he hopes it pays off this weekend.

Good Sam Club 500 Preview: Talladega - Superspeedway Luck

Jimmie Johnson comes to Talladega second in the overall standings within arm's reach of Brad Keselowski for the Chase.

AAA 400 Preview: Taming the Monster

Jimmie Johnson is atop the Chase for the Cup standings as we roll into the Monster Mile this weekend at Dover.

Sylvania 300 Preview: Quest for the Championship

Jimmie Johnson's quest for a sixth Sprint championship might be his toughest challenge to date.

Geico 400 Preview: Let the Chase Begin

Jimmie Johnson is one of a handful of Chevy drivers to make a strong bid for the win this weekend at Chicago's oval as the Chase for the Cup begins.

Auto Parts 400 Preview: Cut to the 'Chase'

Denny Hamlin was mired in a terrible slump just a couple weeks ago, but after convincing victories at Bristol and Atlanta the last two weeks the Joe Gibbs Racing star is the top contender this week at Richmond.

AdvoCare 500 Preview: Countdown to the Chase

Jimmie Johnson was winless in the first 10 races of the season, but he's racked up three wins in the last 14 events.

Irwin Tools Night Race Preview: The Bristol of Old

Look for Kyle Busch to retake his throne at Thunder Valley this weekend.

Pure Michigan 400 Preview: Earnhardt's House

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s last visit to Michigan resulted in a dominant victory. He's looking for more of the same this weekend.

Finger Lakes Preview: Bruising Battle at the Glen

Tony Stewart has dominated at Watkins Glen much of the last decade. He hopes to do the same this weekend.

Pennsylvania 400 Preview: Pocono Rewind

The series heads back to Pocono where Denny Hamlin has enjoyed considerable success.

Brickyard 400 Preview: Kissing the Bricks at Indy

Jimmie Johnson's luck at Indianapolis has been boom-or-bust over his career. Which way will it break this year at the Brickyard?

Lenox 301 Preview: Patience the Key to Loudon

Tony Stewart comes to New England this weekend in search of his fourth win of the season. Will he Smoke the competition?

Coke Zero 400 Preview: Fourth of July Fireworks

Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth finds himself solidly atop the contenders list this week as the series heads back to Daytona.

Quaker State 400 Preview: Showdown in the Heartland

Tony Stewart might be the favorite this week, but Jimmie Johnson is coming in hot with has two victories and five Top 5s in the last six races.

Toyota 350 Preview: Road Racing Reset

Tony Stewart is a two-time winner at Infineon Raceway and seems to be peaking entering this weekend's road-course race.

Quicken Loans 400 Preview: Toyota's Playground

Two-time Michigan winner Denny Hamlin looks to defend his title in the No. 11 Toyota.

Pocono 400 Preview: The Tricky Triangle

Pocono Raceway isn’t one of Jimmie Johnson’s best tracks, but he still has two victories and 14 Top-10s at the tri-oval.

Coca-Cola 600 Preview: 600-Mile Marathon

It's shaping up to be a Jimmie Johnson Memorial Day weekend in Charlotte.

All-Star Challenge Preview: Let the Stars Shine

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s All-Star resume isn't very impressive, but he is riding some major momentum into Charlotte this weekend.

Bojangles' Southern 500 Preview: The Darlington Stripe

Jeff Gordon is hoping his luck will change this week at the track

Aaron's 499 Preview: Superspeedway Wild Card

Talladega is one of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s best tracks, but can he win this week?

Richmond 400 Preview: Short-Track Shootout

Jimmie Johnson might have better tracks on his resume, but he is a three-time winner at Richmond.

STP 400 Preview: Texas Sequel at Kansas Speedway?

Greg Biffle looks to again dominate the Kansas track after winning last week at Texas.

Samsung Mobile 500 Preview: Fort Worth Rumble

Matt Kenseth's success at Fort Worth has been nothing short of amazing,

Fast Pain Relief 500 Preview: Short Track Survival

With six career wins at the Martinsville oval, Jimmie Johnson is the favorite this week.

Auto Club 400 Preview: Trends Begin to Form

With one win already this season, Tony Stewart should be on fantasy racing radar screens each time he visits the larger ovals like this week in Fontana.

Food City 500 Preview: Mountains, Moonshine and Mayhem

Kyle Busch has won four of the last six Bristol races, but does that make him the odds-on favorite for this week's race?.

Kobalt Tools 400 Preview: What Happens in Vegas Doesn't Stay in Vegas

Four-time Las Vegas winner Jimmie Johnson will look to reignite his dominance at the oval in the Nevada desert this weekend.

Subway Fresh Fit 500 Preview: Racing in the Desert

A two-time victor at the Phoenix oval, Jeff Gordon is the defending champ,

Daytona 500 Preview: The Great American Race

Two-time Daytona winner Kevin Harvick knows how to navigate his way around the huge oval.

Budweiser Shootout Preview: NASCAR's Kickoff to 2012

Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart will be motivated to make a real impression in this first race of the new season.

2012 Nationwide Series: Ranking the Top-35 Drivers

2012 Camping World Truck Series: Ranking the Top-35 Drivers

Sprint Cup Loop Stats: 2011 Totals

2012 Sprint Cup Rankings: Ranking the Drivers

Carl Edwards posted 19 Top-5 finishes last season, yet came away with only one victory. Where does he rank this season?

2012 Sprint Cup Cheatsheet : Driver Projections

2012 Sprint Cup Preview: Changes for the NASCAR Season

2012 Track Specialists : Which Tracks Favor Which Drivers

2012 Sleepers & Busts : Hamlin is Undervalued

2012 Top Rookies: Newcomers to Watch

Ford 400 Preview: Florida Finale

Carl Edwards comes into the season finale in the driver's seat in the Sprint championship quest.

Kobalt Tools 500 Preview: Setup to the Championship

The surging Tony Stewart comes to the desert jewel this weekend seeking yet another Chase victory.

Texas 500 Preview: Homestretch to the Championship

A two-time winner at the Fort Worth, Matt Kenseth looks to get back on track this weekend.

Fast Relief 500 Preview: Surviving the Bull Ring

It's been an incredible season for Kevn Harvick, and he has his eyes on the prize of a championship.

Good Sam Club 500 Preview: Superspeedway Luck

A victory at Talladega is almost a must if Jimmie Johnson hopes to engrave his name on the Sprint Cup for a sixth straight time.

Bank of America 500 Preview: Halfway to the Title

Tony Stewart is trying to stay alive in the Chase, and Charlotte is the perfect place to do it.

Hollywood Casino 400 Preview: Schedule Shake Up

Jimmie Johnson has dominated in 10 career starts at the Kansas intermediate oval.

AAA 400 Preview: Monster Mile Madness

Jimmie Johnson is quickly scrambling in an attempt to find his groove again now that the Chase is underway.

Sylvania 300 Preview: Quest for a Championship

This season could be Kevin Harvick's best chance to win his first Sprint Cup Series championship.

Geico 400 Preview: Here Comes the Chase

Coming off a great performance at Richmond, how can we not like Jeff Gordon this weekend at Chicago?

Wonderful Pistachios 400 Preview: Cut to the Chase

Richmond International Raceway is statistically Kyle Busch's best oval on the circuit.

AdvoCare 500 Preview: Countdown to the Chase

If Edwards hopes to turn around his recent skid, it could all begin with a victory this Sunday at Atlanta.

Irwin Tools Night Race Preview: The Unpredictable Bullring

The winner of four of the last five Bristol races, Kyle Busch is looking to keep his winning streak alive under the lights at the bullring.

Michigan 400 Preview: Save Fuel, Win the Day

Carl Edwards is thick in the middle of the battle to win this season's championship and could cash in this week in Michigan.

Watkins Glen Preview: The Pole is Half the Battle

Kurt Busch is having an incredible season, and he comes to the Glen this week in search of his second victory in 2011.

Good Sam RV 500 Preview: Pocono, The Sequel

Four-time Pocono winner Denny Hamlin has only one victory this season, but the No. 11 Toyota seems to run up front every time the series visits Pennsylvania.

Brickyard 400 Preview: Auto Racing's Field of Dreams

Jimmie Johnson's luck at Indianapolis has really been boom-or-bust over his career. Can he push aside the class of the field, Tony Stewart?

Lenox 301 Preview: Short Track Survival

Denny Hamlin has been one of the more successful Sprint Cup Series drivers on the short track circuit in recent years.

Quaker State 400 Preview: Kentucky's Night to Shine

Kurt Busch is probably the hottest Sprint Cup driver as the series heads to Kentucky Speedway for the first time.

Coke Zero 400 Preview: Fourth of July Fireworks

In his last three Daytona outings Dale Earnhardt Jr. has collected one pole position and a pair of Top-5 finishes. More success should follow this weekend.

Toyota 350 Preview: The House that Gordon Built

Jeff Gordon's five career victories at Sonoma lead all drivers at the California road course.

Michigan 400 Preview: Fuel Mileage, the Key to Victory?

Denny Hamlin looks to defend his title of race winner from this event one year ago.

Weekly Preview: Where Road Meets Oval

Carl Edwards has such a great resume at Pocono that he's nearly a mandatory fantasy racing play this Sunday.

STP 400 Preview: Halfway to the Chase

Greg Biffle is in the midst of a favorable stretch of the Sprint Cup schedule, and another great performance should be in store.

Coca-Cola 600 Preview: Memorial Day Marathon

Kasey Kahne has been hot in May, and this could be a breakthrough weekend for the Enumclaw, Wash., native.

All-Star Challenge Preview: All-Star Fireworks

The reigning Sprint Cup Series champion, Jimmie Johnson is a two-time All-Star race winner.

FedEx 400 Preview: Monster Mile Madness

The winner of three of the last four Dover races, Jimmie Johnson has six career victories at the Monster Mile and has to be considered the top contender this week.

Showtime Southern 500 Preview: The Darlington Stripe

The surging Kyle Busch won this event three years ago, and he's led more than 200 laps in his last three trips to Darlington's oval.

Crown Royal 400 Preview: Short Track Shootout

The three-time Richmond winner has better tracks in his resume than the small Virginia oval, but Jimmie Johnson's been very good at the facility the last few years.

Aaron's 499 Preview: Who's Your Dance Partner?

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is on the upswing and makes a good fantasy racing play this week at one of his best tracks.

Samsung 500 Preview: Blueprint for the Season

Carl Edwards' No. 99 team is a scant five points off the championship lead, so there's no doubt Edwards is on fire coming to Fort Worth this weekend.

Goody's 500 Preview: Short Track Survival

With six career wins at the Martinsville short track, Jimmie Johnson is positioned to upset Denny Hamlin in this weekend's race.

Auto Club 500 Preview: California Drift

Carl Edwards' No. 99 team is the only team with three Top-5 finishes to this point in the season as the circuit rolls into Fontana.

Jeff Byrd 500 Preview: Bull Ring Rumble

The winner of three of the last four Bristol races, Kyle Busch enters this week's event as the odds-on favorite at the Bull Ring.

Kobalt Tools 400 Preview: Trends Begin to Form

Four-time Las Vegas winner Jimmie Johnson looks to continue his dominance at the oval in the Nevada desert this weekend.

Subway Fresh Fit 500 Preview: Racing at the Desert Jewel

Kurt Busch is the biggest threat to break the death grip that Hendrick Chevrolets have had on Phoenix International Raceway in recent years.

Daytona 500 Preview: The Great American Race

Kurt Busch had never won at Daytona until last Sunday's Bud Shootout, but in 20 career starts he's been extremely close to capturing the checkers.

2011 Truck Series: Camping World Rankings

Budweiser Shootout Preview: NASCAR's Kickoff to 2011

Tony Stewart is a three-time winner of the Bud Shootout since it went to a restrictor-plate format.

2011 Nationwide Rankings: Nationwide Driver Rankings

2011 Sprint Cup Track Specialists: Sprint Cup Track Specialists

What’s New in 2011: What’s New in 2011

2011 NASCAR Rookies: Sprint Cup Rookie Profiles

2011 Sprint Cup Projections: Sprint Cup Projections

2011 Sprint Cup Rankings: The Top 45 Drivers

Jimmie Johnson -- who else? -- tops the 2011 driver rankings. But where does he rank all-time?

2011 NASCAR Sleepers & Busts: Drivers to Target and Avoid

Ford 400 Preview: It Comes Down to This

Denny Hamlin comes to Homestead with a narrow 15-point lead over Jimmie Johnson with Kevin Harvick just 31 points behind Johnson, setting up a battle royale for the championship.

Kobalt Tools 500 Preview: Title Still Up for Grabs

Heading into the season's penultimate race this weekend at Phoenix, four-time defending champ Jimmie Johnson has a 33-point deficit in the championship chase behind Denny Hamlin.

Weekly Preview: Dash to the Championship

Considering the momentum that Denny Hamlin is riding entering this event, it would be no surprise to see him pull the season sweep at the Fort Worth oval.

Weekly Preview: Super Speedway Luck

Denny Hamlin has led significant laps in each of his last seven Talladega starts and has three Top 5's during that span.

Fast Relief 500 Preview: Surviving the Bull Ring

Seven-time Martinsville winner Jeff Gordon is looking to get back to victory lane,

NASCAR Barometer: Fight at the Bull Ring

Denny Hamlin has supplanted Jimmie Johnson's dominance at this small oval the last couple seasons.

Bank of America 500 Preview: Midway to the Championship

Tony Stewart is trying to climb back into championship contention, and Charlotte promises to be yet another potential win for the No. 14 Chevrolet.

NASCAR Barometer: A Clearer Picture

After the victory at Dover and three straight Top-3 finishes, Jimmie Johnson rides a tidal wave of momentum to one of his favorite tracks this weekend.

Pepsi Max 400 Preview: Big Oval Duel

Kevin Harvick will make his 17th career start at Auto Club Speedway when the green flag falls on Sunday's Pepsi Max 400.

Price Chopper 400 Preview: Intermediate Ovals Matter

Greg Biffle's success at Kansas has him leading the pack this week.

AAA 400 Preview: Monster Mile Madness

Jimmie Johnson is the active wins leader at the Monster Mile with five, including two of the last three events at the track.

Sylvania 300 Preview: Quest for the Championship

Kyle Busch is finally racing for a championship. For the first time in a couple years the Joe Gibbs Racing star is in position to challenge for the Cup.

Air Guard 400 Preview: The Cut for the "Chase"

Jeff Gordon is second only to Mark Martin among active drivers with 23 Top 10's at Richmond International Speedway, with two career victories.

Atlanta Motor Speedway Preview: Countdown to the Chase

Carl Edwards has been an intermediate oval ace the last few seasons in Sprint Cup racing and has three career victories at Atlanta.

Irwin Tools Night Race Preview: The Unpredictable Bull Ring

Motivation won't be a problem for Kyle Busch this weekend. The winner of two of the last three Bristol races is looking to break back into the win column.

Carfax 400 Preview: Fuel Mileage Festival

The surging Greg Biffle has stepped back into that focal role for Roush Fenway Racing this season.

Watkins Glen Preview: Qualifying is Key

Simply put, Tony Stewart has dominated at Watkins Glen much of this decade.

Pennsylvania 500 Preview: Pocono "The Sequel"

Not only is Denny Hamlin the recent statistical leader at this oval going into this weekend's Pocono race, but he is also getting race-winning cars on a frequent basis this season.

Weekly Preview: Kissing the Bricks

Tony Stewart's two wins and five Top 10's in the last six years at Indy make him the class of the field this weekend.

LifeLock 400 Preview: Racing in the Windy City

The surging Tony Stewart will be hard to stop this weekend at Chicagoland.

Coke Zero 400 Preview: Fourth of July Fireworks

Jamie McMurray lacks the victories to be considered the most dominant driver on ovals, but his efforts for both Jack Roush and now owner Chip Ganassi are hard to ignore.

Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Preview: Short Track Survival

Denny Hamlin is finally living up to his potential and showing the form to win a championship. He won this event in 2007 and finished second in his last race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Weekly Preview: Road Course Racing in Sonoma

The Sprint Cup series pays its first visit to the road course circuit this weekend with a stop at Sonoma, which should sit well with Kyle Busch. He's flexed his muscles at the road course over the years.

Weekly Preview: Dips 400 Preview

Coming off a victory at Pocono, Denny Hamlin should have no trouble carrying that momentum to Michigan International Speedway this weekend

NASCAR Draft Kit: 2010 Nationwide Rankings

NASCAR Draft Kit: 2010 NASCAR Rankings