AJ Allmendinger

Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Preview, Odds and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

NASCAR's fastest four have a shot at the title — but are they the freshest faces?
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Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Preview, Odds and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs wind down Sunday, Nov. 18, at Homestead-Miami Speedway with the Ford EcoBoost 400. But after nine races, surprise winners and even a cheating scandal, the usual suspects are the ones competing for the series title.

 

First Data 500 at Martinsville Preview, Odds and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Martinsville mayhem set to ensue once more
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First Data 500 at Martinsville Preview, Odds and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Heading into the First Data 500, the 2018 NASCAR playoffs has been through a miserable stretch. Talladega was a four-car Stewart-Haas Racing freight train that gave us the fewest lead changes since 1973. Then, last Sunday a Kansas elimination race became notable for its unique ability to eliminate people from staying awake. The Round of 8 starts with some sluggish momentum in what’s been another difficult season for stock car racing. Pit road penalties? Pitiful passing? Zzzz.

 

Fantasy NASCAR Picks: The Best 2018 First Data 500 Lineup

Make your moves to master Martinsville
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Fantasy NASCAR Picks: The Best 2018 First Data 500 Lineup

The first race in the Round of 8 for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs resumes Sunday with the First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway. The green flag on Sunday flies at 2:30 p.m. EST on NBCSN.

 

Here are the rules for FanDuel’s new Daily Fantasy NASCAR game.

 

Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Unpredictability the theme of what should be a wild race
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Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

As a NASCAR writer for more than 10 years, I’m supposed to give some sort of expert opinion entering this weekend’s inaugural race on the new Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL. Instead, I offer with a smile one word this sport needs to inject some genuine interest back into stock car racing.

 

Unpredictability.

 

Fantasy NASCAR Picks: The Best 2018 Bank of America ROVAL 400 Lineup

Tackling a first-time track and an unpredictable weekend at Charlotte
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Fantasy NASCAR Picks: The Best 2018 Bank of America ROVAL 400 Lineup

This weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race is the last in the sport's three-week first round of the playoffs. Following Sunday’s (Sept. 30) Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL debut, only 12 of the 16 drivers will transfer to the next round. The green flag flies for the Bank of America ROVAL 400 at 2 p.m. ET on NBC.

 

Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

NASCAR seeks a new direction
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Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

This past Sunday, Chase Elliott became NASCAR’s newest first-time winner in front of a sold-out Watkins Glen crowd. Outlasting Martin Truex Jr. in a thriller, the sport’s likely Most Popular Driver was pushed to Victory Lane by teammate and seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson.

First Data 500 at Martinsville Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

Can NASCAR's young stars, Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney, surprise in the Round of 8?
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First Data 500 at Martinsville Preview and Fantasy NASCAR Predictions

And then there were eight. NASCAR’s group of title contenders has been whittled down to a select group that includes four previous winners: Brad Keselowski (2012), Kevin Harvick (2014), Kyle Busch (2015), and Jimmie Johnson (seven titles, including last season).

 

DraftKings NASCAR Lineup Picks: I Love New York 355 at The Glen

How will right-turn NASCAR racing change your fantasy picks?
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DraftKings NASCAR Lineup Picks: I Love New York 355 at The Glen

The DraftKings daily fantasy NASCAR game goes road racing in New York this weekend as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Watkins Glen International for the I LOVE NEW YORK 355 at the Glen Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.

 

AJ Allmendinger: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview

JTG Daugherty Racing No. 47

There is positive momentum at JTG Daugherty Racing, but there is also significant change afoot at the organization. The end result promises to be more of the same for AJ Allmendinger this season, a topsy-turvy ride of highs and lows as the organization continues its fight just to pull even with NASCAR’s top teams.

AJ Allmendinger 2015 Season Driver Preview

Allmendinger broke through with his first win last season. What does he have in mind for an encore?
2015 driver profile for AJ Allmendinger on the NASCR Sprint Cup circuit.

Telling AJ Allmendinger that things happen for a reason used to get under his skin. The phrase irked him for its simplicity, as he felt there was always more to the story.

 

The last few years changed his mind.

 

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