FANTASY: Phoenix's Resurrection

Subway Fresh Fit 500 Fantasy Preview
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

If your fantasy team didn't have a great week at Daytona International Speedway, fear not, that's Daytona; it's time to recollect and move on.


Hello Generation-Six No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet,

My name is Jimmie Johnson.  My friends call me "Five-Time," because I once won five consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup championships.  I'd recommend that you not get too used to referring to me by the number of championships I've won, as that number is continually increasing.  If it's okay, I'd like to call you "Gen-6."


On the first episode of the Granite Stripe Podcast, I made my predictions for the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup's final standings.  Here's a written look at my picks and my reasoning.

Non-Chase Driver of Interest

Marcos Ambrose - It's unlikely he'll make the Chase, but he's a road course expert and he seems to be developing on the ovals.  If he can win both road course races at Sonoma Raceway and Watkins Glen, it's possible he could sneak one of the Chase's wild card spots with those two wins, because he should finish the season in the top-20.


FANTASY: Rolling the Daytona Dice

Daytona 500 Fantasy Preview
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

It's that time of year again. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is just days away from kicking off its 2013 season, and with that comes the start of a new year with Yahoo! Fantasy Auto Racing.  For the second year, we are running the "Fans of NHMS" league and I encourage you to follow the link to sign up and play in our league.


I like sports and the action that pertains to it.

I don't care about an athlete's personal life anymore than I do that of Kim Kardashian's (which makes sense when you consider that she basically only dates professional athletes).

I don't care where an athlete dines, parties, or in whose bed an athlete spends the night.  I personally don't think it's a good idea to bunk up with a competitor, but so long as it doesn't affect the sporting event I watch on Sundays, I really don't care what Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., or the collective two of them do in their time away from competition.


The car's been covered in the garage all winter, the cover's been collecting dust, but it's time to prepare for spring.

It's time to put away any boxes of Christmas decorations that might have been lazily placed on the hood in early January.  It's time to pick up the jackets and gloves that were using the roof as a coat rack.  It's time to move the sled that the kids leaned against the back bumper ... It's time to prepare the car to get back out on the race track.