NEWS & ADVICE
March 3, 2014
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.
February 24, 2014
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.
February 20, 2014
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.
November 18, 2013
NASCAR Barometer: Looking Back, Looking Ahead
Jimmie Johnson wrapped up the 2013 season Sunday with his sixth Sprint Cup championship.
November 12, 2013
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.
November 4, 2013
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.
October 28, 2013
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.
October 21, 2013
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.
October 13, 2013
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.
October 7, 2013
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.
September 30, 2013
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.
September 23, 2013
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.
September 16, 2013
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.
September 9, 2013
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?
September 2, 2013
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.
August 26, 2013
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.
August 19, 2013
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.
August 12, 2013
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.
August 5, 2013
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.
July 29, 2013
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.
July 22, 2013
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.
July 15, 2013
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.
July 8, 2013
NASCAR Barometer: Johnson and Johnson
Jimmie Johnson swept Daytona and is heating up just in time for a run at a strong Chase position.
July 1, 2013
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.
June 24, 2013
NASCAR Barometer: Next Stop, Kentucky
A top-5 finish at Sonoma propels Jeff Gordon into Kentucky where the veteran driver has also had success.
June 17, 2013
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.
June 10, 2013
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.
June 3, 2013
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.
May 27, 2013
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.
May 20, 2013
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.
May 13, 2013
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.
May 6, 2013
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.
April 29, 2013
NASCAR Barometer: The Right Choice
Kevin Harvick has momentum and scored two top-5s in the last three lead-lap finishes at Talladega.
April 22, 2013
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.
April 15, 2013
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.
April 8, 2013
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.
April 1, 2013
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.
March 25, 2013
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.
March 18, 2013
NASCAR Barometer: Riding the Wave
Kasey Kahne should be able to ride his wave of momentum upward to another top 10 finish this week.
March 11, 2013
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.
March 4, 2013
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.
February 25, 2013
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.
February 18, 2013
NASCAR Barometer: Can Danica Take Daytona?
Danica Patrick won the Daytona 500 pole. So, that makes her an automatic Upgrade, right? Wrong.
November 19, 2012
NASCAR Barometer: Championship Run
Brad Keselowski closed 2012 with the Chase title, setting up himself for domination next season.
November 12, 2012
NASCAR Barometer: One Race for All the Marbles
Jimmie Johnson blew a tire and the Chase lead, and Jeff Gordon blew his temper in what's shaping up as a wild finish with one race left.
November 5, 2012
NASCAR Barometer: The Jimmie Johnson Show
Jimmie Johnson has again taken over NASCAR as he's on the brink of yet another championship.
October 29, 2012
NASCAR Barometer: A New Chase Leader
Jimmie Johnson captured Sunday's race at Martinsville and stole the Chase points lead along with it.
October 22, 2012
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.
October 15, 2012
NASCAR Barometer: The Chase Continues
After a third-place finish at Charlotte, Jimmie Johnson heads to one of his best tracks at Kansas.
October 8, 2012
NASCAR Barometer: The Big One Strikes
Matt Kenseth survived Sunday's Talladega mashup and heads to Charlotte looking for another Chase victory.
October 1, 2012
NASCAR Barometer: The Wild Card of Talladega
After a strong run at Dover, Denny Hamlin will be confident heading into Talladega this week.
September 24, 2012
NASCAR Barometer: Hamlin's Chasing the Title
After a dominating performance at New Hampshire, Denny Hamlin takes aim at Dover as the Chase continues.
September 17, 2012
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.
September 10, 2012
NASCAR Barometer: The Chase Begins
Despite his sketchy statistics at Chicago, Denny Hamlin is still the driver to beat in the Chase.
September 3, 2012
NASCAR Barometer: Speeding Toward the Chase
Denny Hamlin won his fourth race of the season Sunday and heads to Richmond as the favorite.
August 27, 2012
NASCAR Barometer: Hamlin Finally Conquers Bristol
Denny Hamlin turned the tables on his Bristol career Saturday night winning his first race at the track.
August 23, 2012
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.
August 13, 2012
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.
August 6, 2012
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.
July 30, 2012
NASCAR Barometer: No Stopping this Train
After picking up his fourth career victory at Indy, Jimmie Johnson heads to another friendly track at Pocono.
July 16, 2012
NASCAR Barometer: Here Comes Indy
The series heads to the famed Indianapolis track after Kasey Kahne took a big win at New Hampshire.
July 9, 2012
NASCAR Barometer: Summer Sizzle
The series heads to New Hampshire just in time for Tony Stewart's annual summer hot streak.
July 3, 2012
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.
July 2, 2012
NASCAR Barometer: Hot Summer Nights
Daytona is Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s house, and he's the favorite for this week's Saturday night race.
June 25, 2012
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.
June 18, 2012
NASCAR Barometer: Junior Ends Drought
NASCAR hits the road in Sonoma after Dale Earnhardt Jr. breaks his winless streak.
June 11, 2012
NASCAR Barometer: Hamlin Owns Michigan
Denny Hamlin has won two of the last three races at Michigan International Speedway.
June 4, 2012
NASCAR Barometer: Still the Favorite
Jimmie Johnson looks to be on another championship run.
May 28, 2012
NASCAR Barometer: Big Win on Big Weekend
Kasey Kahne topped the field in racing's biggest weekend, winning at Charlotte.
May 21, 2012
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.
May 14, 2012
NASCAR Barometer: Fast and Smooth
Jimmie Johnson drove fast and smooth on his way to victory at Darlington.
May 7, 2012
Jeff Gordon is hoping his luck will change when he visits the Lady in Black.
April 30, 2012
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.
April 23, 2012
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.
April 16, 2012
NASCAR Barometer: Biffle Doesn't Whiffle at Texas
Greg Biffle's win at Texas sets him up for a strong run at Kansas.
April 2, 2012
NASCAR Barometer: Hello, Newman
Ryan Newman captured his first victory of 2012 and now heads to a Texas track where he's found success.
March 26, 2012
NASCAR Barometer: Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'
Tony Stewart's on a roll, and now he heads to Martinsville, where he won last time out.
March 19, 2012
NASCAR Barometer: Can't Keep Him Down
Jimmie Johnson's off-track issues shouldn't prevent him from a strong finish this week.
March 12, 2012
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.
March 5, 2012
After his Phoenix win, Denny Hamlin brings a ton of momentum to a Las Vegas at which he excels.
February 28, 2012
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.
February 20, 2012
NASCAR Barometer: Here Comes Daytona
Tony Stewart is the reigning Sprint Cup champion, but he's never captured Daytona.
November 21, 2011
NASCAR Barometer: A Champion is Crowned
Tony Stewart took the Sprint Cup title and heads into next year still in his prime.
November 14, 2011
NASCAR Barometer: One More for the Title
The Sprint Cup crown comes down to Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart this weekend in Miami.
November 7, 2011
NASCAR Barometer: Chasing a Championship
Tony Stewart remains the hottest driver on the Sprint Cup circuit, with an eye on the Chase crown.
October 31, 2011
NASCAR Barometer: Riding Big Mo
Tony Stewart won his third Chase race Sunday and has his eye on the Sprint title.
October 24, 2011
NASCAR Barometer: Next Stop, Martinsville
Denny Hamlin's hopes for winning the Chase continue to fade, but this week could provide some redemption.
October 17, 2011
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.
October 10, 2011
Jimmie Johnson conquered Kansas and should have another quick car this week at Charlotte.
October 3, 2011
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.
September 26, 2011
NASCAR Barometer: Back to Back
Tony Stewart is only the second driver to start a Chase with back-to-back wins.
September 19, 2011
Tony Stewart reedemed an otherwise disappointing season with a huge win in the rain-delayed opener of the Chase.
September 12, 2011
Jeff Gordon's legendary status at Chicagoland makes him the favorite in the first race of the Chase this week.
September 7, 2011
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.
August 29, 2011
NASCAR Barometer: The Chase is Coming
Matt Kenseth has a good recored at Atlanta and has shown the consistency fantasy owners covet.
August 22, 2011
NASCAR goes under the lights at the Bristol bullring where the Busch brothers have dominated recently.
August 15, 2011
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.
August 8, 2011
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.
August 3, 2011
NASCAR Barometer: The Giant Triangle
July 18, 2011
NASCAR Barometer: Smoke at the Brickyard
Tony Stewart is usually a safe play for any race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
July 11, 2011
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.
July 4, 2011
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.
June 27, 2011
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.
June 20, 2011
Jimmie Johnson is coming off a disastrous race, but he's the favorite at the Sonoma road course.
June 13, 2011
NASCAR Barometer: Back-to-Back?
Coming off his second win of the season, Jeff Gordon is the one to watch this weekend at Michigan.
June 6, 2011
NASCAR Barometer: Stewart Heats Up in Summer
As usual, Tony Stewart is getting hot just as the weather warms up.
May 30, 2011
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.
May 23, 2011
Carl Edwards took Saturday's All-Star event, and now he'll try to keep the momentum rolling at this week's race.
May 16, 2011
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.
May 9, 2011
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.
May 2, 2011
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.
April 18, 2011
NASCAR Barometer: The Ruler of Richmond
Kyle Busch smacked the wall at Talladega, but this week at Richmond should be another story.
April 11, 2011
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.
April 4, 2011
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.
March 28, 2011
NASCAR Barometer: Hamlin's Homecoming
Denny Hamlin is the defending champion and hopes to score his fourth consecutive Martinsville win.
March 21, 2011
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.
March 14, 2011
NASCAR Barometer: Earnhardt Rising
Dale Earnhardt is certainly finding his comfort zone this season, and that comfort and perseverance is starting to pay dividends.
March 7, 2011
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.
February 28, 2011
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.
February 21, 2011
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.
February 14, 2011
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.
February 7, 2011
NASCAR Barometer: Gearing Up for Daytona
Five-time Sprint Cup champ Jimmie Johnson heads into Daytona as the favorite.
November 22, 2010
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.
November 15, 2010
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.
November 8, 2010
NASCAR Barometer: New Leader
Denny Hamlin came home a winner Sunday after a strong run with a number of competitors.
November 1, 2010
NASCAR Barometer: Costly Collision
A late crash cost Kevin Harvick a shot at victory at Talladega on Sunday.
October 25, 2010
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.
October 18, 2010
NASCAR Barometer: Fight at the Bull Ring
Denny Hamlin has supplanted Jimmie Johnson's dominance at this small oval the last couple seasons.
October 11, 2010
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.
October 4, 2010
NASCAR Barometer: The Fight Is On
Greg Biffle won his second race of the 2010 season Sunday with an impressive Kansas effort.
September 27, 2010
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.
September 20, 2010
Denny Hamlin may be the Chase driver to beat after overcoming some severe adversity last weekend.
September 13, 2010
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.
September 6, 2010
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?
August 30, 2010
NASCAR Barometer: Sprint to the Finish
Consistency is key to winning a championship, and Kevin Harvick has been a model of consistency in 2010.
August 23, 2010
NASCAR Barometer: Sweeping to Victory
Kyle Busch swept Bristol, but he might not be the best bet at the next race.
August 16, 2010
August 9, 2010
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.
August 2, 2010
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.
July 26, 2010
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.
July 12, 2010
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.
July 5, 2010
NASCAR Barometer: Wild Nights
Kevin Harvick won a crazy race in Daytona and should be factor this week in Chicago.
June 28, 2010
Jimmie Johnson scored his fifth win of the season with back-to-back wins on the California roadcourse and New Hampshire oval.
June 21, 2010
NASCAR Barometer: A Gift in Sonoma
Marcos Ambrose's mistake allowed Jimmie Johnson to cruise to victory on Sunday.
June 14, 2010
NASCAR Barometer: Heading for the Top
Denny Hamlin is quickly becoming the most dominant driver in NASCAR Sprint Cup.
June 7, 2010
NASCAR Barometer: A Happy Hamlin
Denny Hamlin expects to win every weekend and, as he showed at Pocono, he has the car to do it.