Similar Track Averages: Phoenix International Raceway

“We’ve been to a short, flat track already this year a few weeks ago in Martinsville. This week, it is another short(ish), flat track at Phoenix International Raceway. Similar Track Concept The theory behind this chart is that there are similar tracks (aka sister tracks) within the NASCAR schedule in terms of banking, distance and […]

L2H (Love Like Hate) plus C-List: Subway Fresh Fit 500

“Following an off-week, the NASCAR Cup Series enters the Valley of the Sun for the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. The track is a low-banked, unique tri-oval with a curved backstretch between turn two and three. Jimmie Johnson swept both races here last year and has won three in a row total. […]

NASCAR Track Facts: Phoenix International Raceway

NASCAR continues it Southwest tour this week with a race in Phoenix, Arizona. Phoenix, by the way, is where my wife and I went on our honeymoon. We had a blast. 1700 miles of driving the beautiful terrain that fills the state of Arizona. I highly recommend it. The only downside is that I am […]

2009 NASCAR Fantasy Preview: Phoenix I

After a week off to celebrate Easter the NASCAR Sprint Cup series returns to the Phoenix desert to continue this years Race to the Chase. Jimmie Johnson has won the last 3 races at Phoenix which is very similar to Martinsville with it’s banking and shape. The only difference is Martinsville is approximately 1/2-mile and […]

Nascar Power Rankings: Phoenix

1 As reported by NASCAR analysts on Sunday Jeff Gordon collected his first win on his 17th attempt at both Phoenix and Texas. Now I predict Jeff Gordon will want to push for a second date at Homestead every year otherwise he won’t win there until 2015. In 2007 Jeff Gordon collected his first win […]

OBW Experts Roundtable: Week Seven

The OBW Experts will get together the day after the Sprint Cup race to discuss the hot topics of the week. This week we chat about Gordon’s championship odds, outside picks for the Chase and ask if Michael Waltrip is better in front of the camera than behind the wheel. In the last six races, […]

The C-List: Samsung 500

What is The C-List? The weekly guide on getting the most out of low-rent fantasy drivers; C-List drivers in the Yahoo! game and/or drivers valued at $20.00 or less in salary cap games. Marcos Ambrose – (last season: 21st @ Samsung 500) At Texas, the Australian has a top-10 in a Nationwide race and finished […]

A Manufacturer’s Best Hope – Texas I

What a great race at Martinsville! Yes, it was dominated by the three guys everyone expected- Johnson, Gordon, and Hamlin. The three combined to lead 485 of the 500 laps, and also as expected, it came down to a closing lap bump to determine the winner. But there was also great racing throughout the field […]