Kevin Harvick

NASCAR Numbers Game: 6 Amazing Stats for Charlotte Motor Speedway

Have yourself a day, Kevin Harvick.

The lame-duck, beer-and-sandwich-stealing vulture turned NASCAR’s Chase on its head when he tamed the unpredictable Kansas Speedway last weekend, , by leading over half of the race as his competition spent the weekend executing more triple axels than you’d see at a figure-skating event.

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Harvick wins a wild one in Kansas; Busch's NASCAR Chase hopes take hit

Kevin Harvick won from the pole at Kansas Speedway on Sunday. It was clear he and sixth-place finisher Jimmie Johnson had the fastest cars. But for half the race, they were battling mid-pack, stuck in traffic and on restart roller coasters while the rest of the field took delight in seeing them trapped.

It didn’t have to be that way. Correct that, it should never have been that way.

Fantasy NASCAR Picks for Richmond International Raceway

Geoffrey Miller breaks down the best fantasy options for the Federated Auto Parts 400
Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch top the list of fantasy picks for NASCAR's trip to Richmond for the Federated Auto Parts 400.

To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be offering his best predictions for each race. And because Yahoo's Fantasy Auto Racing game is arguably the most popular, he’ll break down the picks according to its NASCAR driver classes — A-List, B-List, C-List. The main picks are designed to make optimal use of Yahoo!’s 9-start maximum rule over the course of the season.

NASCAR Numbers Game: 5 Amazing Stats for Richmond

David Smith crunches the numbers for the Federated Auto Parts 400
David Smith crunches the numbers to reveal some revealing NASCAR stats for the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

 “Momentum” is an overused buzzword in sports. Writers, commentators and athletes are quick to drop it into conversation, but, at best, it’s a myth created to build one’s confidence.

NASCAR Numbers Game: 6 Amazing Stats for Atlanta

David Smith crunches the numbers to reveal some telling stats for the AdvoCare 500
David Smith crunches the numbers to reveal some revealing NASCAR stats for the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Sports, especially auto racing and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series genre, has a way of handing success to those who make news for other reasons. Or at least that is the perception.

Kahne takes a pass; Kenseth wins NASCAR night race at Bristol

Through the Gears: Four things we learned in the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol.
Post-race reaction from Matt Kenseth's win in the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Kasey Kahne, by his own admission, is NASCAR’s version of “Mr. Clean.” What else can you say after Bristol’s big fireworks show that never exploded? He had several prized opportunities Saturday to turn Matt Kenseth’s Dollar General Toyota and skate by for the win and a season sweep at the half-mile track. No one would have blamed him, either. All season, the No. 5 car has been swung into SAFER Barriers like clockwork by Kenseth and his teammates; they’ve made the old Allstate cougar accidents seem minor by comparison.

Fantasy NASCAR Picks for Daytona International Speedway

Geoffrey Miller breaks down the best fantasy options for the Coke Zero 400
Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth lead the contenders for your NASCAR Fantasy squad at the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be offering his best predictions for each race. And because Yahoo's Fantasy Auto Racing game is arguably the most popular, he’ll break down the picks according to its NASCAR driver classes — A-List, B-List, C-List.

Fantasy NASCAR Picks for Kentucky Speedway

Geoffrey Miller breaks down the best fantasy options for the Quaker State 400
Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch lead the way in tips for your NASCAR Fantasy squad at the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Geoffrey Miller will be offering his best predictions for each race. And because Yahoo's Fantasy Auto Racing game is arguably the most popular, he’ll break down the picks according to its NASCAR driver classes — A-List, B-List, C-List. The main picks are designed to make optimal use of Yahoo!’s nine-start maximum rule over the course of the season.

Greg Biffle, Ford snag Father's Day NASCAR win in Michigan

Biffle earns Ford's 1,000th NASCAR victory; Hendrick Motorsports falters late
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<p> Greg Biffle wins the Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.</p>

At no point in the last decade has winning a Sprint Cup Series race at the Michigan International Speedway been of more importance in the NASCAR ranks. A renewed emphasis on “manufacturer” over “car number” or “driver” — largely at the behest of Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota, the Cup Series’ three auto makes — has placed a premium on home field bragging rights near America’s automotive capital.

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