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What tires my team buys all comes down to sponsorship dollars. Any financial help I receive goes to my racing. Composite race cars weigh less, which is always good. At a road course, less weight is easier for the turns. Coming into this season, I had no road course experience. Watkins Glen, Zippo , was my first road course. There, my first real experience was qualifying. Because it rained during practice, whereas the forecast for the race called for dry conditions, my laps during practice were nowhere near full speed.

During that race, we lost laps due to brake issues. So I wanted to build off my laps at Watkins Glen. For most of the race, I fought for 25thth place. At one point I ran as high as 22nd or 23rd, I believe.

On the last lap, I raced hard for 25thth place. Yet a driver braked hard and I lost a spot. I ended up racing my teammate Tim Cowen. As I tried to pass him, I hooked the curb with the right front and spun out. So I finished as the last car on the lead lap. To not spin out! Not really having practice time on these tracks definitely affects my race. The practice at Mid-Ohio were my first laps on the track. I just need more experience, more seat time at this track.

We are a hard-working team. Which then will help me to qualify better. If I qualify better, I can race better, and hopefully gain those extra positions. Having a teammate is so helpful. Tim obviously has experience at Mid-Ohio. So I can ask him questions so I can race better, especially because it was my first time there.

Experience at tracks is so beneficial. The new Stage racing format is the biggest change, but…. The Daytona is almost here and this is a great time to start looking at which drivers dominate on the Superspeedways. There are three drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. The days of riding in the back of the pack to avoid the big wreck may soon be coming to an end. The sanctioning body of NASCAR decided to implement new rules that include breaking down each race into three segments and awarding points for the top performers in each segment.

You can read more about the rule changes here: The best way to select your fantasy team…. NASCAR decided to make drastic changes to the scoring system in and this should make choosing your fantasy team more difficult. Whenever you add more variables to an equation, finding the solution to the problem gets harder. Finding a fantasy expert to help with your picks may be more important this year than it has been in the past.

Fantasy Racing Tips is here to help. Points will be awarded to the top 10 finishers in the…. It is that time of year again. I am sure some fans will hate the changes, while others will embrace it. However in recent weeks, we have seen the Big 3 lose a bit of their dominance which makes the start of the Chase very intriguing to see who will peak when it matters most in the march towards a championship.

As we prepare for racing in Vegas, we take this time to discuss the drivers that are coming into form and those that should challenge for a victory on Sunday as we provide our South Point race picks.

Luckily the Chase field of 12 is pretty much locked in based on points unless we have a huge surprise winner from deep in the field. So hopefully we put the Chase drama on the back burner for at least another week and can put all focus towards our betting predictions. It has been 3 weeks since the wild finish at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park where teammates Noah Gragson and Todd Gilliland tangled on the final lap which allowed Justin Haley to score the win.

The victory for Haley has already secured the 24 team a spot in the Round of 6 and perhaps another driver will secure their advancement at the end of miles tomorrow night. As we prepare for 3 straight days of racing in Sin City, we take this time to provide our World of Westgate race picks! The official name for the race is the Big Machine Vodka at the Brickyard.

However, I will always refer to this race as the Brickyard because of its prestigious history.