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The No. 19 Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) Ford F-150, led by new crew chief Chad Kendrick, will have multiple drivers as it competes for the 2013 NCWTS owners' championship.

Brad Keselowski and his NSCS Penske Racing teammate, Joey Logano, are scheduled to run multiple races. NSCS veteran and World of Outlaws champion Dave Blaney, will race the No. 19 in the NCWTS' first ever dirt race at Eldora Speedway on July 24th.-Brad Keselowski Racing
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 03:57:00 PM

Brad Keselowski posted the second fastest single lap in final practice for the Crown Royal 400. His top speed was 188.494 mph.

Keselowski’s speed was more than two-tenths of a second slower than Jimmie Johnson, but race trim is a great equalizer. Kevin Harvick (188.363) with Hendrick Motorsports power under his hood, Jeff Gordon (187.856), and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (187.758) rounded out the top five, which suggests Sunday’s race could come down to a battle between these teams.
Jul 26 - 11:23 AM

Only three drivers ran 10 or more laps in final practice for the Crown Royal 400, but Brian Vickers posted the quickest average speed. He went 182.549 mph during his first 10 laps on the track.

Most drivers and teams worked primarily on qualification trim in the abbreviated final session, so Vickers effort is significant not only for its speed but also because it suggests this team might be better prepared for long runs on Sunday.
Jul 26 - 11:16 AM

Rain delayed the start of final practice by an hour and a half and shortened it to only about 30 minutes, but Jimmie Johnson made the most of the abbreviated session to log the fastest single lap with a speed of 189.298 mph.

This speed eclipsed Ryan Newman’s track record set last year by more than a mile and half. Grip levels will fall off some before qualification, but look for several drivers to beat the previous record. Qualifying on the front row is important at Indy. Last year Newman and Johnson finished first and second in the Crown Royal 400 after starting in those same positions.
Jul 26 - 11:10 AM

Kevin Harvick and at least 13 other drivers will compete in brand new chassis this week. The list of drivers includes Brad Keselowski, Austin Dillon, Kasey Kahne, Tony Stewart, Clint Bowyer, Greg Biffle, Joey Logano, Jeff Gordon, Paul Menard, Ryan Newman, Kurt Busch, AJ Allmendinger, and Jimmie Johnson. Many teams have not reported which chassis they will be using.

Teams want to bring their freshest and strongest car to this race because of its high visibility. For most of these drivers, the new car should be expected to contain the best tricks they have learned in the first 19 races of the season and their fantasy odds are positively impacted.
Source: Jayski.com
Jul 26 - 9:54 AM

Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, and Kevin Harvick could all clinch spots in the Chase at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend. The magic number leaving the Crown Royal 400 is 289 points ahead of 31st-place in the points. Any driver ahead of that mark will be in the playoffs.

The fantasy impact for these seven drivers depends on their willingness to gamble for a victory. Last week at New Hampshire, Gordon and Harvick finished badly after rolling the dice on fuel and coming up snake eyes. They will be risky propositions on several occasions leading up to the Chase. If one of these drivers finish badly in back-to-back races, however, look for them to change strategies to gain some momentum.
Source: NASCAR.com
Jul 26 - 9:37 AM

On Sunday, Brian Vickers will make his first Indy start since finishing 15th in the 2011 Brickyard 400.

He also missed the 2010 edition of this race, but finished fifth in 2009. Those two top-15 finishes are countered somewhat by his 2014 flat track record with only one top-15 finish in five starts. He finished 19th at Pocono, which is the track most comparable to Indy. Fantasy owners should expect another result in that same general range.
Jul 26 - 9:16 AM

Danica Patrick hopes that her second Brickyard 400 start goes better than her first. She qualified 33rd in this race last year, lost two laps, and finished 30th.

Increased competition in this marquee race limits her usefulness to fantasy players. She should be watched for signs of strength and if they are present owners might consider starting her at Pocono or New Hampshire later in the year.
Jul 26 - 9:14 AM

Rain will delay or cancel final practice on Saturday. If rain continues throughout the day and qualification is canceled, Juan Pablo Montoya, Trevor Bayne, and Matt Crafton would be the drivers who fail to make the show.

Bobby Labonte in a third Tommy Baldwin Racing car would make the show based on owner points, which would elevate him to the most favored dark horse status.
Jul 26 - 9:04 AM

Justin Allison finishes 13th in Friday night's ARCA Racing Series race at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana.

He started the No. 88 HaVaCoSales.com Ford 5th on the grid for the SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 presented by Federated Car Care.
Jul 26 - 9:01 AM

Justin Allgaier showed rapid improvement in the unrestricted oval races from June’s FedEx 400 at Dover through the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona. In five races he finished with a best of 16th at Michigan and a worst of only 27th at Pocono.

A late-race accident derailed his New Hampshire Motor Speedway effort and sent him home 37th, but he was running respectably before that. Another solid finish in the 20s in one of NASCAR’s biggest races of the year will go a long way to restoring his confidence before the taxing 17-race grind to the end of the season.
Jul 26 - 8:59 AM

Thomas Praytor finishes 16th in Friday night's ARCA Racing Series race at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana.

He started the No. 2 DK LOK Ford 19th on the grid for the SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 presented by Federated Car Care.
Jul 26 - 8:59 AM




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