|12/03/15||The Champion By NHMS Numbers|
|11/20/15||The Championship Four Preview|
|11/13/15||Phoenix: Three To Watch|
|10/30/15||Martinsville: Three To Watch|
|10/18/15||Kansas: Three To Watch|
|10/05/15||Charlotte: Three To Watch|
CHASE FANTASY: New Hampshire
It's race week here in New Hampshire, and that means it's time to experience the new Chase Grid first-hand. Some fans immediately embraced this setup, while others were more hesitant, but the hype around NASCAR this fall is undeniable.
We saw it when ESPN college basketball experts Dick Vitale and Joe Lunardi visited our Chase Grid Party with Kasey Kahne in Boston last Wednesday. This championship-style format is designed to interest more than just the hardcore NASCAR fan base, and it seems to be doing just that. Offices across the country have grid pools going, and our "Fans of NH Motor Speedway" Grid Battle league on NASCAR.com drew over 250 participants.
Now, it's time to see this beast in action. Win and you move on, that's the one guarantee. Here's a look at which Chase drivers could impact fantasy NASCAR teams this Sunday:
Green Flag - Brad Keselowski
NHMS has seen a record-tying 13 different winners in the last 13 races, but that could come crashing down in a big way this Sunday. Brad Keselowski collected his first NHMS Cup win in July, and enters the SYLVANIA 300 with back-to-back wins in the series. He could snap the NHMS winners streak with an impressive season-sweep if he arrives with the same speed he used to dominate in July.
Caution Flag - Joey Logano
Two of the last three races at NHMS have ended in identical finishes of 40th for Logano due to involvement in two crashes. So, why consider starting him? Well, for one, Morgan Shepherd isn't entered in Sunday's race, so Logano won't need to contend with his multi-lap-down car. The No. 22 was running second late in the race in July when Shepherd cleaned him out on what should have been a routine pass of a lap car. The Magic Mile is also the site of Logano's first career Cup win back in 2009.
Red Flag - Carl Edwards
It seems like every time the Granite Stripe preview comes out about NHMS, Carl Edwards is on the "park" list. He'll be the first one to admit that while he really likes the track, he has yet to figure it out. He has just two top-fives in 20 attempts, so the stats support that sentiment. He's finished between eighth and 13th in six of the last eight NHMS races, so he likely won't wreck his Chase hopes on Sunday, but probably won't punch an automatic ticket to the next round either.