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Captain Thunder's NASCAR POWER Rankings

1 - JEFF GORDON 2 - BRAD KESELOWSKI 3 - KEVIN HARVICK 4 - MATT KENSETH 5 - JOEY LOGANO 6 - DALE JR 7 - CARL EDWARDS 8 - JIMMIE JOHNSON 9 - KYLE BUSCH 10 -  RYAN NEWMAN 11 - KASEY KAHNE 12 - KURT BUSCH 13 - KYLE LARSON 14 - CLINT BOWYER
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Captain Thunder's Legendary TOP-5 Fantasy NASCAR Picks - MARTINSVILLE

JEFF GORDON - WINNER#24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet ·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 108.4 2014 Rundown ·         Four wins, 12 top fives, 20 top 10s; two poles ·         Average finish of 10.3 ·         Led 23 races for 743 laps Martinsville Speedway Outlook: ·         Eight wins, 27 top fives, 34 top 10s; seven poles...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Captain Thunder's Legendary TOP-5 Fantasy NASCAR Picks - TALLADEGA

MATT KENSETH - WINNER#20 Home Depot Husky Toyota ·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 92.2 2014 Rundown ·         11 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole ·         Average finish of 13.9 ·         Led 17 races for 467 laps Talladega Superspeedway Outlook: ·         One win, five top fives, nine top 10s ·         Average...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Captain Thunder's Legendary TOP-5 Fantasy NASCAR Picks - CHARLOTTE

"Captain Thunder's Legendary Top-5"NASCAR'S #1 Fantasy Picks Since 2004 JIMMIE JOHNSON - WINNER#48 Lowe's Chevrolet ·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 98.8 2014 Rundown ·         Three wins, 10 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole ·         Average finish of 14.3 ·         Led 15 races for 1,035 laps Charlotte Motor...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Captain Thunder's Legendary TOP-5 Fantasy NASCAR Picks - DOVER

JIMMIE JOHNSON - WINNER#48 Lowe's/KOBALT Tools Chevrolet ·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 100.1 2014 Rundown ·         Three wins, nine top fives, 17 top 10s; one pole ·         Average finish of 13.8 ·         Led 15 races for 1,035 laps Dover International Speedway Outlook: ·         Nine wins, 13 top fives, 18...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Captain Thunder's Legendary TOP-5 Fantasy NASCAR Picks - NEW HAMPSHIRE

KYLE BUSCH - WINNER#18 M&M's Toyota ·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 89.8 2014 Rundown ·         One win, six top fives, 10 top 10s; two poles ·         Average finish of 17.7 ·         Led 13 races for 411 laps New Hampshire Motor Speedway Outlook: ·         One win, seven top fives, nine top 10s; two poles ...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NASCAR SPRINT CUP CHAMPIONSHIP PREDICTIONS

2014 SPRINT CUP CHAMPION JEFF GORDON #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet ·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 109.1 2014 Rundown ·         Three wins, nine top fives, 17 top 10s; two poles ·         Average finish of 10.0 ·         Led 18 races for 545 laps Chicagoland Speedway Outlook: ·         One win, six top fives, eight...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Captain Thunder's Legendary TOP-5 Fantasy NASCAR Picks - CHICAGOLAND

JIMMIE JOHNSON - WINNER#48 Lowe's Chevrolet ·         Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 99.9 2014 Rundown ·         Three wins, eight top fives, 16 top 10s; one pole ·         Average finish of 14.2 ·         Led 15 races for 1,035 laps Chicagoland Speedway Outlook: ·         Seven top fives, 10 top 10s; two poles ·        ...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Captain Thunder's Legendary TOP-5 Fantasy NASCAR Picks - RICHMOND

CLINT BOWYER - WINNER#15 5-Hour Energy Toyota ·         Two wins, three top fives, nine top 10s ·         Average finish of 12.0 ·         Average Running Position of 10.9, fourth-best ·         Driver Rating of 98.7, fourth-best ·         185 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most ·         857 Green Flag Passes, 15th-most ·       ...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Captain Thunder's Legendary TOP-5 Fantasy NASCAR Picks - ATLANTA

 MATT KENSETH - WINNER#20 Home Depot Husky Toyota ·         Eight top fives, 14 top 10s ·         Average finish of 12.7 ·         Average Running Position of 12.8, seventh-best ·         Driver Rating of 96.5, fifth-best ·         190 Fastest Laps Run, 11th-most ·         1,018 Green Flag Passes, sixth-most ·        ...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Panic Meter Hits Redline For NASCAR Bubble Drivers

With just three races to go before the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup officially begins, a host of NASCAR bubble drivers are hitting the redline on the panic meter. Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman, Clint Bowyer, and Greg Biffle are all currently in position to make the Chase based on points - if the Chase were to start today. But, it doesn't start today. And that's the problem...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Captain Thunder's Legendary TOP-5 Fantasy NASCAR Picks - BRISTOL

MATT KENSETH - WINNER#20 Dollar General Toyota ·         Three wins, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole ·         Average finish of 12.5 ·         Average Running Position of 10.4, third-best ·         Driver Rating of 102.7, second-best ·         508 Fastest Laps Run, second-most ·         Average Green Flag Speed...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Captain Thunder's Legendary TOP-5 Fantasy NASCAR Picks - MICHIGAN

KEVIN HARVICK - WINNER#4 Budweiser Chevrolet ·         One win, six top fives, 11 top 10s; one pole ·         Average finish of 13.4 ·         Average Running Position of 14.8, 10th-best ·         Driver Rating of 88.7, 12th-best ·         138 Fastest Laps Run, 10th-most ·         1,516 Green Flag Passes, second-most...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Might Sound Crass, But Stewart-Ward Accident A 'Racing Deal'

Kevin Ward Jr. made a fateful mistake Saturday night at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. He removed his safety belts from his Sprint dirt-car, he walked on to a dimly lit racetrack, and he stepped in to on-coming traffic while racecars drove by him, just inches away from where he stood. Sadly, it's a sight we see all too often at racetracks all across America. Ward Jr. was attempting...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart Will Not Race At The Glen After Killing Fellow Driver

NASCAR owner/driver Tony Stewart will not race in today's CHEEZ-IT 355 At The Glen (ESPN 1:00pm est) in Watkins Glen, NY at Watkins Glen International after hitting and killing a fellow driver during a dirt-track race in upstate New York, late Saturday night. Stewart was racing his Sprint dirt car Saturday night at the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint at the Canandaigua Motorsports...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart Hits & Kills Driver Under Caution In Dirt Race

NASCAR owner/driver Tony Stewart hit and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race in upstate New York, authorities said early Sunday morning. Stewart was racing his Sprint dirt car Saturday night at the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprint at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park. According to Philip C. Povero of the Ontario County Sheriff's Department, everything started with a caution...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Captain Thunder's Legendary TOP-5 Fantasy NASCAR Picks - THE GLEN

MARCOS AMBROSE - WINNER#9 STANLEY Ford ·         Two wins, five top fives, five top 10s; one pole ·         Average finish of 6.8 ·         Average Running Position of 8.6, second-best ·         Driver Rating of 120.1, second-best ·         Series-high 125 Fastest Laps Run ·         Series-best Average Green Flag Speed...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dale Jr Says 'Paint Ball' Game Helped Team Win Pocono

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and crew chief Steve Letarte credited a game of Paint Ball with the #88 crew for Sunday's big victory in the Go Bowling 400 at Pocono Raceway. Earnhardt Jr. said, "Winning is hard to do.  These races are so, so hard to win.  The cars have come so far, and the competition and speed is it's amazing what you're out there up against.  And everybody...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Dale Jr Joins Iconic List With Pocono Sweep

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Go Bowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway to sweep the season series at the 'Tricky Triangle, and in doing so he added his name to a historic list of NASCAR icons. With his Pocono 'sweep' Earnhardt Jr. joined Hall of Famer's Bobby Allison and Bill Elliott, and legends Tim Richmond and Bobby Labonte, as well as six-time Sprint Cup Series champion...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Captain Thunder's POCONO Race Preview - 'Everything You Need To Know'

RACE INFO NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Next Race: GoBowling.com 400 The Place: Pocono Raceway The Date: Sunday, August 3 The Time: 12 p.m. (ET) TV: ESPN, 1 p.m. (ET) Radio: MRN, Sirius XM Ch. 90 Distance: 400 miles (160 laps)   POCONO RACEWAY DATA Season Race #: 21 of 36 (08-04-14) Track Size: 2.5-miles Banking/Turn 1: 14 degrees Banking/Turn 2: 8 degrees Banking/Turn 3: 6 degrees Frontstretch...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Captain Thunder's TOP-16 NASCAR Power Rankings

Captain Thunder's Top-16 POWER Rankings 1 - JIMMIE JOHNSON 2 - JEFF GORDON 3 - BRAD KESELOWSKI 4 - DALE JR 5 - JOEY LOGANO 6 - KEVIN HARVICK 7 - MATT KENSETH 8 - KYLE BUSCH 9 - CARL EDWARDS 10 - CLINT BOWYER 11 - KASEY KAHNE 12 - KURT BUSCH 13 - KYLE LARSON 14 - DENNY HAMLIN 15 - TONY STEWART 16 - RYAN NEWMAN
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon To Move In To 2nd On All-Time List

Jeff Gordon’s win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in last Sunday's Brickyard 400 was the 5th Brickyard win of Gordon's stellar career. It was also his 445th career top-10 finish in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Gordon's 445 top-10 finishes is fourth on the all-time list. Only Richard Petty (712), Mark Martin (453) and Bobby Allison (447) have more top-10 finishes...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR Bonus Points Critical To Championship Run

At Indianapolis, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards and Joey Logano all either scored a second win (Gordon) or clinched a top 30 points spot (Johnson, Edwards and Logano). Now, those six drivers need only to attempt to qualify for the remaining six races to “officially” earn a spot in the Chase. As a reminder, any driver with multiple wins guarantees himself a spot...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Hottest Driver in NASCAR Needs Win To Make Chase

photo credit: heraldsun.com The hottest driver in NASCAR over the last month and a half is still in desperate need of a race win to make NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup. Over the last six races - beginning with race #15 at Michigan, Kasey Kahne has scored four top-10 finishes. His average finish of 10.5 over this stretch ranks fourth in the series. Only Hendrick Motorsports...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Dale Jr Looks To Add Name To Legendary List

NASCAR's most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., has multiple Sprint Cup wins in a season for the first time in a decade. The Hendrick Motorsport's driver is enjoying his best season in years, and he's currently seeded fourth in the Chase standings. But, this weekend he could make NASCAR history and add his name to an iconic list. Earnhardt Jr. can add his name to a...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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