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NASCAR Barometer: Truex Sweeps Kentucky

Martin Truex Jr. started Saturday night’s race from pole and swept the stage victories and took the checkered flag of the Quaker State 400.

NASCAR Barometer: Jones Avoids Carnage, Captures Maiden Win

With most of the favorites knocked out of the Coke Zero Sugar 400, Erik Jones was able to battle Martin Truex Jr. for his first series win.

NASCAR Barometer: Busch Bumps and Runs for Chicago Victory

C.J. Radune describes a wild Overton’s 400 for Kyle Busch that ended with him victorious over Kyle Larson after an exciting battle between the two.

NASCAR Barometer: Truex Perfects Strategy for Third Season Win

C.J. Radune describes Martin Truex Jr. and his crew using flawless pit strategy to grab the Toyota/Save Mart 350 victory at Sonoma Raceway.

NASCAR Barometer: Bowyer Holds on to Win Rain-Shortened Race

C.J. Radune describes Clint Bowyer using a two-tire stop to gain track position, which he held onto to win the rain-shortened FireKeepers Casino 400.

NASCAR Barometer: Truex Weathers Late Cautions to Win in Pocono

By winning the Pocono 400, Martin Truex Jr. joins Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch as the only multirace winners so far this season.

NASCAR Barometer: Busch Dominates at Charlotte

Kyle Busch took the checkered flag at the Coca-Cola 600 Sunday after dominating the entire race to capture his first win of the season.

NASCAR Barometer: Harvick Wins His Second All-Star Race

In what has become a broken record, C.J. Radune recaps Kevin Harvick’s dominance at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

NASCAR Barometer: Harvick Speeds to Kansas Win

The domination of Kevin Harvick continues as he was able to hold off Martin Truex Jr. in the KC Masterpiece 400 in Kansas for his fifth win of the season.

NASCAR Barometer: Harvick Sweeps Stages, Claims Dover Victory

Kevin Harvick continues his impressive season by dominating the AAA 400 Drive for Autism and claiming his fourth win of the year.

NASCAR Barometer: Logano’s Commanding Talladega Win

Joey Logano ended a 36-race winless streak by taking the checkered flag at the Geico 500 and establishing himself as a contender for the first time this season.

NASCAR Barometer: Three Consecutive Wins for Busch

C.J. Radune describes another dominating weekend for Joe Gibbs Racing and Kyle Busch, with a victory at the Toyota Owner’s 400 at Richmond Raceway.

NASCAR Barometer: Busch Wins Two in a Row in Bristol Saga

In a rain-delayed two-day event, Kyle Busch won the Food City 500, besting Kyle Larson and taking the checkered flag two weeks in a row.

NASCAR Barometer: Busch Breaks Through in Texas

Kyle Busch secured his first 2018 victory by holding off Kevin Harvick in the final miles of the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

NASCAR Barometer: Bowyer Snaps Winless Streak

After snow delayed the STP 500, Stewart-Haas Racing’s Clint Bowyer ended his 190-race winless streak by capturing the checkered flag at Martinsville.

NASCAR Barometer: Truex Completes California Sweep

Martin Truex Jr. knocked Kevin Harvick off his pedestal by winning every segment of the Auto Club 400 and showing he’s not done dominating.

NASCAR Barometer: Harvick Takes Three In A Row

Kevin Harvick won his third race in a row at Phoenix and becomes the first driver over the age of 40 to win three consecutive races since Harry Gant won four straight in 1991.

NASCAR Barometer: Harvick's Domination Continues In Las Vegas

C.J.Radune describes Kevin Harvick’s easy victory at the Pennzoil 400, at which he swept every stage and cruised to his 13th win on a 1.5-mile oval.

NASCAR Barometer: Harvick Dominates Atlanta

It was a good weekend for Kevin Harvick as he won both the Xfinity race Saturday and the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Sunday.

NASCAR Barometer: Victory Lane for Dillon’s No. 3

C.J. Radune recaps Austin Dillon’s win at Daytona, a race at which avoiding the wrecks that befelled other drivers was the challenge of the day.

NASCAR Barometer: The Cup Belongs to Truex

Martin Truex Jr. won the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway to capture the championship after a dominating season.

NASCAR Barometer: Kenseth Signs Off With Phoenix Win

With only one week left of racing, C.J. Radune describes Matt Kenseth’s Can-Am 500 victory in his final season at Joe Gibbs Racing.

NASCAR Barometer: Harvick Wins in Texas

Kevin Harvick’s first career win in Texas at the AAA Texas 500 has him sailing into the championship finale in Miami, while a handful of other drivers have their work cut out for them, says C.J. Radune.

NASCAR Barometer: Busch Wins Wild One

Kyle Busch edged out several drivers, including Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr., to win the First Data 500 and advance to the finale.

NASCAR Barometer: Truex Wins His Second Round of 12 Race

C.J. Radune describes Martin Truex Jr.’s Hollywood Casino 400 victory, his second of the round, which also eliminated four other drivers from the championship fight.

NASCAR Barometer: Keselowski’s Talladega Win Ends Toyota Dominance

C.J. Radune discusses Brad Keselowski managing to survive a wild, accident-riddled Alabama 500 to clinch a spot in the next round of the playoffs.

NASCAR Barometer: Truex Wins to Advance in Chase

C.J. Radune recaps Sunday's race at Charlotte where Martin Truex Jr. came from behind to win and advance to the final eight in the Chase for the Cup.

NASCAR Barometer: Busch Wins 42nd Race

C.J. Radune describes Kyle Busch’s second playoff victory in the first three races, which cements his status as the man to beat in the Chase.

NASCAR Barometer: Busch Scores Third Win of the Season

Kyle Busch edges closer to a championship win with his victory at the ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

NASCAR Barometer: Truex Wins at Chicagoland, Advances

Martin Truex Jr. won his fifth race of the season and cemented himself as the favorite to win the 2017 the Chase.

NASCAR Barometer: Larson Wins Final Regular Season Race

C.J. Radune discusses the playoff landscape beginning with Kyle Larson, whose Federated Auto Parts 400 victory has him a favorite to win the championship.

NASCAR Barometer: Hamlin Recovers to Win Southern 500

C.J. Radune says that despite missing the entry to pit road early in the race, Denny Hamlin took advantage of Martin Truex Jr.’s late blown tire to secure the victory.

NASCAR Barometer: Busch Completes Second Bristol Sweep

Kyle Busch won the Camping World Truck and Xfinity series races before taking the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, for a weekend trifecta.

NASCAR Barometer: Larson Wins Third Consecutive Michigan Race

Kyle Larson beat out teammates Martin Truex Jr. and Erik Jones to win the Pure Michigan 400, his third Michigan victory in a row.

NASCAR Barometer: Truex Extends Fuel for Win

C.J. Radune describes the nail-biting finish at the I love New York 355 at Watkins Glen where Martin Truex Jr. conserved fuel to hold off Matt Kenseth for the win.

NASCAR Barometer: Busch Scores Breakthrough Victory

Pole sitter Kyle Busch outraced runner-up Kevin Harvick for his first win of the season at the Overton 400 at Pocono Raceway.

NASCAR Barometer: Kahne Takes Surprise Brickyard Win

Kasey Kahne won the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 in a race that saw rain delays, multiple accidents and double overtime.

NASCAR Barometer: Hamlin Earns Season’s First Joes Gibbs Win

C.J. Radune says that Denny Hamlin’s mistake-free Sunday at the Overton's 301 earned him his first win of the season, taking pressure off both himself and his team.

NASCAR Barometer: Truex Jr. Wins Third Race of Season

C.J. Radune checks in with his NASCAR Barometer this week, recapping the Quaker State 400 in Kentucky before turning his focus to the upcoming race in New Hampshire.

NASCAR Barometer: Stenhouse Triumphs in Wild Daytona Race

C.J. Radune recaps Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s survival of the Coke Zero 400 carnage at Daytona and his second victory of the season.

NASCAR Barometer: Sonoma Victory for Harvick

C.J. Radune describes Kevin Harvick’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 win, his first of the season, and highlights drivers who he expects will do well this weekend in the Daytona Coke Zero 400.

NASCAR Barometer: Larson Scores Another Michigan Win

Pole sitter Kyle Larson became the fourth multi-race winner of the season with his FireKeepers Casino 400 victory.

NASCAR Barometer: Blaney Scores First Cup Series Win

Ryan Blaney held off a charge from Kevin Harvick to win the Pocono 400, his first Monster Energy Cup victory.

NASCAR Barometer: Johnson Captures Record 11th Dover Victory

By winning the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway, his third win this season, Jimmie Johnson ties Cale Yarborough at sixth on NASCAR's all-time wins list.

NASCAR Barometer: Dillon Wins Charlotte Fuel Mileage Battle

Austin Dillon held off Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. at the Coca-Cola 600 to win his first NASCAR race and the second win of the season for Richard Childress Racing.

NASCAR Barometer: Busch Wins All-Star Race

Another NASCAR All-Star race is in the books, and winner Kyle Busch now sets his sights on Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

NASCAR Barometer: Truex Wins in Kansas

By winning the Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway, his second win on this track type, Martin Truex Jr. is becoming the 1.5 mile oval master.

NASCAR Barometer: Stenhouse Survives to Win

Talladega Superspeedway has a new victor in Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who took the Geico 500 checkered flag by overtaking Kyle Busch in a late restart.

NASCAR Barometer: Logano’s Richmond Breakthrough

It was a big day for Joey Logano, who got his first victory of 2017, as well as team Penske Racing, whose drivers finished one and two.

NASCAR Barometer: Johnson Takes Second Bristol Win

C.J. Radune notes that everything came together for Jimmie Johnson to grab his second win of the season at the rain delayed Food City 500.

NASCAR Barometer: Johnson Prevails in Texas

Defending champion Jimmie Johnson grabbed his first victory of 2017 with his come from behind win at the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500.

NASCAR Barometer: Second Win This Season for Keselowski

Brad Keselowski became this season’s first repeat winner when he battled Kyle Busch in the final laps of the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway to take the checkered flag.

NASCAR Barometer: Larson Claims Top Spot

Points leader Kyle Larson took home the checkered flag at the Auto Club 400 in Southern California and could already be cementing his place as a favorite to win it all at the end of the season.

NASCAR Barometer: Newman Upsets in Phoenix

Ryan Newman surprised the Camping World 500 field by taking his first win since 2013 giving Richard Childress Racing an overdue victory.

NASCAR Barometer: Truex Wins for Toyota in Las Vegas

Martin Truex Jr. grabbed his first win of the season in a dramatic finish that saw him overtake Brad Keselowski in the laps of the race, after which a melee broke out between two other drivers and their crews.

NASCAR Barometer: Keselowski Snatches Atlanta Win

Though completely dominant throughout the race, Kevin Harvick saw a speeding penalty derail his victory, and in the end, it was Brad Keselowski who took home the checkered flag.

NASCAR Barometer: Busch Strikes First Blood in Daytona

C.J. Radune describes Kurt Busch’s first restrictor-plate victory at the Daytona 500, the first race on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup schedule and the first to feature NASCAR’s new points system.

NASCAR Barometer: Johnson Scores Seventh Sprint Cup

By winning the Ford EcoBoost 400 in Homestead, Jimmie Johnson joins an elite group of seven-time NASCAR cup champions.

NASCAR Barometer: Logano Snatches Victory in Phoenix

With Joey Logano’s Can-Am 500 victory in the books, the final four drivers for the 2016 Sprint for the Cup are set and ready for the Ford EcoBoost 400 finale at Homestead.

NASCAR Barometer: Edwards Wins to Advance

Carl Edwards won the rain-shortened AAA Texas 500 to earn one of the three remaining Chase for the Sprint Cup spots.

NASCAR Barometer: Johnson Scores Ninth Martinsville Win

By winning the Goody’s Fast Relief 500, Jimmie Johnson secured his spot in the final four for the the Sprint Cup Championship.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NASCAR Barometer: Logano Sweeps Eliminator Round

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NASCAR Barometer: Kyle Stays Hot

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NASCAR Barometer: Johnson Rules Dover

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NASCAR Barometer: Edwards Survives Bristol

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

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.

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: 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.

NASCAR Barometer: The Jimmie Johnson Show

Jimmie Johnson has again taken over NASCAR as he's on the brink of yet another championship.

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.

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.

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: Fight at the Bull Ring

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

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.

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.

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.