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Richmond International Raceway: Saturday race alert! Kevin Harvick looks to defend his 2013 win. Toyota Owners 400 Picks. - 4/26

Note: NASCAR takes a week off and will return on 4/26. Our Toyota Owners 400 race preview and pick will be posted on Wednesday, April 23rd! See you then!

Kevin Harvick Wins! The number 4 car dominated the race as he led 238 laps. Earnhardt, Johnson, Kenseth and Biffle rounded out the top 5. - 4/14

Darlington Raceway: Matt Kenseth looks to defend his 2013 Championship. Be sure to remember that the race is on SATURDAY this week! Check out V's take on this weekend's race right here: Bojangles Southern 500 Picks. - 4/12

Texas Motor Speedway: Kyle Busch looks to defend his 2013 win. Duck Commander 500 Picks. - 4/6

Martinsville Speedway: Jimmie Johnson looks to defend his 2013 Championship. STP 500 Picks. - 3/30

Kyle Busch Wins! This makes it back to back wins at Auto Club Speedway for the 18 car! Kyle Larsen, Kurth Busch, Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart rounded out the top 5. - 3/24

Auto Club Speedway: Kyle Busch looks to defend his 2013 win. Note: We're sorry, but due to some unforeseen issues, we're passing this week. - 3/23

Carl Edwards Wins! The 99 car took the checkers followed by Stenhouse Jr, Almirola, Stewart and Ambrose. - 3/17

Bristol Motor Speedway: Kasey Kahne looks to defend his 2013 win. Check out V's take on this weekend's NASCAR race! Food City 500 Picks. - 3/16

Brad Keselowski Wins! The 2 car took the checkers followed by Earnhardt, Mendard, Logano and Carl Edwards. 3/10

Las Vegas Motor Speedway: Matt Kenseth looks to defend his 2013 title. Kobalt 400 Picks. - 3/9

Kevin Harvick Wins! The number 4 car led 226 laps to take the checkers! Earnhardt Jr, Keselowski, Logan and Gordon rounded out the top 5. Jimmie Johnson finished in 6th. - 3/3

Phoenix International Raceway: The Profit on CNBC 500 Picks. - 3/2

Big Changes! V breaks down the big changes made that affect how the Sprint Cup Championship is determined. Format Changes.

Daytona International Speedway: V is rip roarin' ready to go with 2014 NASCAR previews and picks! Daytona 500 Picks. - 2/23

Congratulations to Jimmie Johnson who claimed his 6th Sprint Cup Title! - 11/17

Homestead-Miami Speedway: Jeff Gordon looks to defend his 2012 title. Ford Ecoboost 400 Picks. - 11/17

Phoenix International Raceway: Kevin Harvick looks to defend his 2012 title. Our AdvoCare 500 preview and picks will be posted by late Thursday night! - 10/10

Jimmie Johnson Wins! He absolutely dominated in Texas Sunday as he led 255 laps of the race. Earnhardt Jr., Logano, Kenseth and Kahne rounded out the top 5. - 11/3

Texas Motor Speedway: Jimmie Johnson looks to defend his 2012 title. AAA Texas 400 Picks. - 11/3

Jeff Gordon Wins! The 24 car led 78 laps to take the checkers! Kenseth, Bowyer, Keselowski and Johnson rounded out the top 5. - 10/28

Martinsville Speedway: Jimmie Johnson looks to defend his 2012 title. Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 Picks. - 10/27

Jamie McMurray Wins! The number 1 car led only 16 laps but it was good enough to take the checkers. Earnahrdt Jr, Stenhouse Jr., Menard and Kyle Busch rounded out the top 5. - 10/20

Talladega Speedway: Matt Kenseth looks to defend his 2012 Camping World RV Sales 500 title. Camping World RV Sales 500 Pick. - 10/20

Brad Keselowski Wins! In a stealth effort, the number 2 car won the race despite only leading 11 laps of the race. Kasey Kahne (2nd) led 138 and Jimmie Johnson (4th) led 130. - 10/13

Charlotte Motor Speedway: (Saturday race!) Clint Bowyer looks to defend his 2012 title. Bank of America 500 Predictions. - 10/12

Kevin Harvick Wins! The 29 car dominated the race leading 138 laps. Kurt Busch, Gordon, Logano and Edwards rounded out the top 5. - 10/6

Kansas Speedway: Matt Kenseth looks to defend his 2012 championship. Hollywood Casino 400 Predictions. - 10/6

New Hampshire Motor Speedway: Denny Hamlin looks to defend his 2012 title. Sylvania 300 Predictions. - 9/22

Matt Kenseth Wins! The 20 car led 89 laps of the race to take the checkers! Kyle Busch, Harvick, Kurt Busch and Johnson rounded out the top 5. - 9/15

Chicagoland Speedway: Geico 400 Picks. - 9/15

Richmond International: Federated Auto Parts 400 Predictions. - 9/7

Atlanta Motor Speedway: Advocare 500 Picks. - 9/1

Bristol Motor Speedway: Irwin Tools Night Race Picks. - 8/24

Ugh! We apologize for last week's blunder in posting the 2012 Pure Michigan race preview rather than the 2013 version. We inserted the wrong filename onto this page which caused last year's preview to show up. Ugh! If ya'll ever see that or any dead links ever happen, please drop us a line so that we can fix it. We're sorry!

Michigan International Speedway: Pure Michigan 400 Picks - 8/18

Watkins Glen International: Cheez It 355 Picks. - 8/11

Pocono Raceway: GoBowling.com 400 Picks. - 8/4

Indianapolis Motor Speedway: Samuel Deeds 400 Picks. - 7/28

New Hampshire Motor Speedway: Kasey Kahne looks to defend his 2012 title. Check out V's preview and predictions for the race here: Camping World RV Sales 301 Picks. - 7/14

Kentucky Speedway: Heads up! Saturday race! Brad Keselowski looks to defend his 2012 title! Check out V's preview and picks for the Quaker State 400! - 6/29

Martin Truex Jr. Wins! The 56 car led 51 laps of the race. Gordon, Edwards, Kurt Busch and Bowyer rounded out the top 5. - 6/24

Sonoma Raceway: Clint Bowyer looks to defend his 2012 title. Save Mart 350 Picks. - 6/23

Greg Biffle Wins! The 16 car led 48 laps of the race and took the checkers. Harvick, Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Stewart rounded out the top 5. - 6/16

Michigan International Speedway: Dale Earnhardt Jr. looks to defend his 2012 title! Check out V's Quicken Loans 400 Picks before placing your bets! - 6/16

Jimmie Johnson Wins! The 48 car absolutely DOMINATED leading 128 laps of the race. Biffle, Earnhardt Jr., Stewart and Newman rounded out the top 5. Interesting note: Newman (19) and Keselowski (4) were the only other 2 drivers to lead a lap in the race. - 6/10

Pocono Raceway: Joey Logano looks to defend his 2012 title! Party in the Pocono's 400 Picks. - 6/9

Tony Stewart Wins! The 14 car only led 3 laps of the race but they were the most important ones! Montoya, Gordon, Kyle Busch and Keselowski rounded out the top 5. - 6/2

Dover International Speedway: Jimmie Johnson looks to defend his 2012 title. Fedex 500 Benefiting Autism Picks. - 6/2

Indianapolis Motor Speedway: Indy 500 Betting Odds. - 5/26

Charlotte Motor Speedway: Coca Cola 600 Picks. - 5/26

Charlotte Motor Speedway: Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson look to defend their titles. Sprint Showdown and Sprint All Star Race Picks. - 5/18

Matt Kenseth Wins! The 20 car edged out Denny Hamlin for the win. Gordon, Johnson and Harvick rounded out the top 5. - 5/12

Darlington Raceway: Jimmie Johnson looks to defend his 2012 title. Check out V's take on this weekend's race right here: Bojangles Southern 500 Picks. - 5/11

David Ragan Wins! The 34 car held off David Gillland for the win. Edwards, Waltrip and J.J. rounded out the top 5. - 5/6

Talladega Superspeedway: Brad Keselowski looks to defens his 2012 title. Check out V's take on this weekend's NASCAR event right here: Aaron's 499 Picks. - 5/5

Kevin Harvick Wins! He only led 3 laps of the race but they were the most important ones! Boyer, Logana, Montoya and Burton rounded out the top 5. - 4/28

Richmond International Raceway: Kyle Busch looks to defend his 2012 title. Toyota Owners 400 Picks. - 4/27

Matt Kenseth Wins! The number 20 car dominated, leading 163 laps of the race. Kahne, Johnson, Truex Jr. and Bowyer rounded out the top 5. - 4/21

Kansas Speedway: STP 500 Picks. - 4/21

Texas Motor Speedway: Greg Biffle looks to defend his 2012 title. Check out V's take on this week's race right here: NRA 500 Picks. - 4/13

Jimmie Johnson Wins! He displayed total dominance at the STP Gas Booster 500 leading 346 laps of the race! Bowyer, Gordon, Kahne and Kyle Busch rounded out the top 5. - 4/8

Martinsville Speedway: Ryan Newman looks to defend his 2012 title. Check out V's take on this week's race right here: STP Gas Booster 500 Picks - 4/7

Auto Club Speedway: Tony Stewart looks to defend his 2012 title. Auto Club 400 Picks. - 3/23

Bristol Motor Speedway: Brad Keselowski looks to defend his title. Food City 500 Picks. - 3/17

Matt Kenseth Wins! Kasey Kahne led most of the race but the 20 car pulled out the win. Kahne, Keselowski, Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards rounded out the top 5. - 3/12

Las Vegas Motor Speedway: Tony Stewart looks to defend his 2012 title! Kobalt Tools 400 Picks. - 3/10

Carl Edwards Wins! The 99 car dominated the race, leading 122 laps. Johnson, Hamlin, Keselowski and Earnhardt Jr. rounded out the top 5. - 3/4

Phoenix International Raceway: Denny Hamlin looks to defend his 2012 title. Subway Fresh Fit 500 Picks. - 3/3

Jimmie Johnson Wins! He only led 17 laps of the race but they were the most important ones. Earnhardt Jr., Martin, Keselowski and Newman rounded out the top 5. Danica Patrick finished in 8th place and became the first woman to lead a lap at the Daytona 500. - 2/25

Daytona International Raceway: Daytona 500 Picks. - 2/24

Congrats to Brad Keselowski for winning the 2012 NASCAR Championship, Penske's first Sprint Cup championship 40 years. - 11/19

Jeff Gordon Wins! The 24 car only led 14 laps but they were the most important ones! Bowyer, Newman, Busch and Biffle rounded out the top 5. - 11/19

Homestead-Miami Speedway: Tony Stewart looks to defend his 2011 title. Ford EcoBoost 400 Picks. - 11/18

Kevin Harvick Wins! The 29 car only led 15 laps of the race but they were the most important ones! Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Kahne and Newman rounded out the top 5. - 11/12

Phoenix International Raceway: Kasey Kahne looks to defend his 2011 title. AdvoCare 500 Picks. - 11/11

Jimmie Johnson Wins! The 48 car led 168 laps of the race to take the checkers! Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Kenseth and Stewart rounded out the top 5. - 11/5

Texas Motor Speedway: Tony Stewart looks to defend his 2011 title. AAA Texas 500 Picks. - 11/4

Jimmie Johnson Wins! The number 48 car was dominant leading 193 laps of the race. Kyle Busch, Kasey Kahne, Aric Almirola and Clint Bowyer rounded out the top 5. - 10/28

Martinsville Speedway: Tony Stewart looks to defend his 2011 title. TUMS Fast Relief 500 Picks to Win - 10/28

Matt Kenseth Wins! The 17 car dominated the race leading 78 laps. Truex Jr., Menard, Kahne and Stewart rounded out the top 5. - 10/22

Kansas Speedway: Jimmie Johnson looks to defend his 2011 title. Check out V's Hollywood Casino 400 Picks. - 10/21

Clint Bowyer Wins! The number 15 Toyota led 39 laps of the race to take home over 251K! Hamlin, Johnson, Biffle and Ky. Busch rounded out the top 5. - 10/15

Charlotte Motor Speedway: Matt Kenseth looks to defend his 2011 title. Bank of America 500 Picks. - 10/13

Matt Kenseth Wins! The 17 car was fortunate enough to be out in front of the massive pileup that resulted in absolute chaos. Gordon, Kyle Busch, Ragan and Smith rounded out the top 5. - 10/7

Talladega Superspeedway: Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 Picks. - 10/7

Brad Keselowski Wins! He only led 14 laps, but they were the most important ones! Gordon, Martin, Johnson and Edwards rounded out the top 5. Kyle Busch, who led a whopping 302 laps of the race finished 7th. - 10/1

Dover International Speedway: AAA 400 Picks. - 9/30

New Hampshire Motor Speedway: Tony Stewart looks to defend his 2011 title. Sylvania 300 Picks. - 9/23

Brad Keselowski Wins! Jimmie Johnson led most of the race (172 laps) but the number 2 car was in first place in the most important one. Johnson, Kahne, Kyle Busch and Ryan Newman rounded out the top 5. - 9/17

Chicagoland Speedway: Geico 400 Picks. - 9/16

Clint Bowyer Wins! The 15 car led 88 laps to take the checkers. Gordon, Stewart, Martin and Kenseth rounded out the top 5. Denny Hamlin who led 202 laps of the race finished 18th. - 9/10

Richmond International Raceway: Federated Auto Parts 400 Picks - 9/8

Atlanta Motor Speedway: Jeff Gordon looks to defend his 2011 title. Advocare 500 Picks. - 9/2

Denny Hamlin Wins! The number 11 car led 70 laps of the race and edged out Jimmie Johnson for the victory. Gordon, Vickers and Ambrose rounded out the top 5. - 8/25

Bristol Motor Speedway: Irwin Tools Night Race Picks - 8/25

Greg Biffle Wins! He only led 26 laps of the race but they were the important ones! Keselowski, Kahne, Earnhardt Jr. and Ambrose rounded out the top 5. - 8/20

Michigan International Speedway: Pure Michigan 400 Picks - 8/19

Watkins Glen International: Fingers Lake 355 Picks. - 8/12

Pocono Raceway: Pennsylvania 400 Picks. - 8/5

Indianapolis Motor Speedway: Curtiss Shaver 400 Picks. - 7/29

New Hampshire Motor Speedway: Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Picks. - 7/15

Daytona International Speedway: Coke Zero 400 Picks. - 7/7

Kentucky Speedway: (Saturday Night Race) Quaker State 400 Picks. - 6/30

Sonoma: Toyota Save Mart 350 Picks. - 6/24

Pocono Raceway: Pocono 400 Picks. - 6/10

Dover International Speedway: Fedex 400 Picks. - 6/3

Charlotte Motor Speedway: Coca Cola 600 Picks. - 5/27

Charlotte Motor Speedway: Sprint Showdown and All Star Race Picks. - 5/20

Darlington Raceway: Bojangles Southern 500 Picks. - 5/12

Talladega Superspeedway: Jimmie Johnson looks to defend his 2011 title! Aarons 499 Picks. - 5/6

Richmond International Raceway: (Saturday Race) Capital City 400 Picks - 4/28

Denny Hamlin Wins! He held off Martin Truex Jr. (who led 173 laps of the race) to take the checkers. Johnson, Kenseth and Biffle rounded out the top 5. - 4/22

Kansas Speedway: We're sorry, but we won't have an STP 400 preview this week. We're back in action next week. - 4/22

Texas Motor Speedway: Matt Kenseth looks to defend his 2011 title! Check out V's Samsung Mobile 500 picks before you bet the race! Note: Don't forget that this is a SATURDAY race! - 4/14

Martinsville Speedway: Kevin Harvick looks to defend his 2011 title. Goody's Fast Relief 500 Picks - 4/1

Tony Stewart Wins! The 14 car led around 30% of the race to take the checkers! Kyle Busch, Earnhardt Jr, Harvick and Edwards rounded out the top 5. - 3/25

Auto Club Speedway (Fontana) Kevin Harvick looks to defend his 2011 title. Auto Club 400 Picks - 3/25

Brad Keselowski Wins! The 2 car DOMINATED the Food City 500 leading 232 laps of the race. Kenseth, Truex Jr, Bowyer and Vickers rounded out the top 5. - 3/19

Bistol Motor Speedway: Kyle Busch looks to defend his 2011 title. Food City 500 Picks. - 3/18

Tony Stewart Wins! The 14 car dominated the race leading 127 laps. Johnson, Biffle, Newman and last year's winner Carl Edwards rounded out the top 5. - 3/11

Las Vegas Motor Speedway: Carl Edwards looks to defend his 2011 title. Kobalt Tools 400 Picks - 3/11

Denny Hamlin Wins! The 11 car led 61 laps of the race to take the checkers. Harvick, Biffle, Johnson and Keselowski rounded out the top 5. - 3/5

Phoenix International Raceway: Jeff Gordon looks to defend his 2011 title. Subway Fresh Fit 500 Picks. - 3/4

Daytona International Speedway: Daytona 500 Picks - 2/27 (Rain forces race to move to Monday night!)

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