NASCAR Challenge Forecast

Fantasy NASCAR returns on Valentine’s Day, and is there a better way to spend the most romantic of holidays than sitting in front of your television watching the preeminent NASCAR race? We didn’t think so. And just think of how happy your loved one will be when you tell them you’re on your way to making a tidy sum of money after the drivers you selected in the NASCAR Challenge have taken the top spots! And who knows, maybe that will lead to an even bigger reward later that evening. To help you accomplish that, here is our forecast for the initial fantasy NASCAR contest of the season.(Note: Fantasy NASCAR contest covers three races – Daytona on Feb. 14, Fontana on Feb. 21 and Las Vegas on Feb. 28).Driver 1
- Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Tony StewartGordon has 33 Sprint Cup wins to his name since 2000, but just one of those has come in the last two seasons. He does have six career wins at various Daytona International Speedway events, which is five more than Johnson and three more than Stewart. Johnson, the reigning four-time Sprint Cup champion, finished 31st in the Daytona 500 last year, which was his fifth-worst finish of the season. Stewart finished eighth in that race and had the lead for 15 laps while Gordon had a third-place finish and led 14 laps. As for Fontana (California), Gordon has three career wins and two poles at the track, Johnson has been in the winner’s circle four times with one pole, but Stewart has never won a race or held a pole position there. Stewart hasn’t had better luck in Las Vegas, either, coming up blank on that racetrack as well. However, Johnson has three career victories at the track, and Gordon has one.Driver 2
- Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Mark MartinMartin is on the pole for the Daytona 500, qualifying for that position with speeds over 191 miles per hour. He started second in last year’s race only to finish 16th, but Martin’s 2009 season was highly successful overall, as he placed second to Jimmie Johnson in the final Sprint Cup standings. Martin has never won a race at Daytona, but he does have victories in Fontana and Las Vegas. Kyle Busch has won a race at Daytona International Speedway, as well as one at Fontana and two in Las Vegas, including last season, in a race he also took the pole position in. Kurt Busch started second in that race but finished 23rd, and though he’s never won at the tracks in Daytona or Las Vegas, he does have a win in Fontana, a place where he also has started in the pole position a career-high three times.Driver 3
- Greg Biffle, Denny Hamlin, Kasey KahneBiffle had 16 top-10 finishes last season, and two of those came in the season’s first three races, as he placed fourth at Fontana and seventh in Las Vegas. For his career, he has one victory at the Auto Club Speedway in California, and one at Daytona. And though he’s never won in Vegas, he has taken the pole position there once in his career. Hamlin has not won at any of these tracks in his career, and his only pole at any of the upcoming locations was in Fontana. He finished sixth there in the race last season, but that was sandwiched between two finishes outside the top-20 in Daytona and Vegas. Kahne didn’t finish in the top-10 at any of these events last season, but for his career he has one win and one pole in Fontana, and two poles in Las Vegas.Driver 4
- Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, Juan Pablo MontoyaEdwards was on the pole for the Budweiser Shootout, and led 41 laps, but crashed and finished 17th, 10 places behind where he finished last season in the same race. Edwards doesn’t have any career wins in Daytona, but he has one each at Fontana and Las Vegas. Kenseth has been much more successful at these tracks, with three wins at the Auto Club Speedway, two in Las Vegas, and one in Daytona, which was last season when he found himself taking a victory lap in both the Daytona 500 and in the next race at Fontana. He won those races despite never having claimed the pole position at any of the three tracks. Montoya’s resume is shorter, so as you might expect, he doesn’t have the history of the others in this group, and has just one career win. That said, he did finish eighth last season in the final Sprint Cup standings.Driver 5
- Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Ryan NewmanThe most popular racer in the sport, Earnhardt was a major disappointment last season and failed to win a race, but his Hendrick Motorsports team took steps to try and correct that for the 2010 season, and Junior has made that paid off, at least in the short term, as he qualified to start in the No. 2 position in the front row for the Daytona 500. He did claim his first top-10 last season at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, one of just five such finishes for him on the year. Bowyer started off well at these tracks last season, placing fourth in the Daytona 500 and second in Las Vegas, and a quarter of his 16 top-10 finishes came in the season’s first six races. Newman, on the other hand, had a miserable start to his year, and finished no better than 25th in any of the three races to start the year.Driver 6
- Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Brian VickersHarvick has already gotten off to a solid start this season, winning the Budweiser Shootout after starting in the second position. He won the same event in 2009, and went on to take second place in the Daytona 500. Young Mr. Logano will be in just his second Daytona 500, and it was a rough one for him last year, as he wound up in 43rd place after starting ninth. He progressively got better, even in the next two races, with a finish of 26th in Fontana and 13th in Las Vegas. Vickers, whose six poles in 2009 was the second-most among Sprint Cup drivers, improved on his 39th-place finish at Daytona last year in the next two races as well, taking the pole and finishing 10th in California, followed by an eighth-place finish in Vegas.Driver 7
- Marcos Ambrose, David Reutimann, Martin Truex Jr. Truex has won four pole positions during his career, and one of those came last season at the Daytona 500, though he promptly 11th, followed by two finishes outside of the top-25 in Fontana and Las Vegas. Reutimann finished in the top-15 at each of these races last season, including a fourth-place finish at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, one of the five times he was in the top-five. Ambrose didn’t have quite the same success last season at these tracks, finishing inside the top-20 only once despite starting in the fifth position in Vegas.Driver 8
- Jeff Burton, Jamie McMurray, Casey MearsBefore the final two races of the season in which he placed second, Burton’s best finish in 2009 was third place in Las Vegas, a track where the veteran has won twice in his career. McMurray finished ninth in that race, one of his five top-10 finishes for the season. He did start in the third position in Fontana, which was his best starting spot all year. Mears is the only driver in this group who did not have a top-five to his name in 2009, and his four top-10 finishes were the lowest as well.Driver 9
- A.J. Allmendinger, Sam Hornish Jr., Elliott SadlerSadler is the only driver in this group with a victory at any of the three tracks this fantasy NASCAR contest covers – one win in Fontana – but his racing career has been longer, so that is to be expected. Sadler finished fifth in last season’s Daytona 500, and it was the only top-five of his entire season. Curiously, Allmendinger had just a single top-five finish in 2009 as well, and that was also at the Daytona 500, as he finished third. Hornish had two top-fives for the year, but none of them came on these tracks, as he didn’t even finish in the top-15 at these tracks.Driver 10
- Brad Keselowski, Bobby Labonte, David RaganLabonte is 20 years older than either Keselowski or Ragan, and he’s got 20 more wins than Keselowski and Ragan combined, but interestingly, he’s never taken the checkered flag at Daytona, California or Las Vegas. He did have his only top-five of last season in Vegas, however, whereas Keselowski finished 38th and Ragan finished 42nd. Ragan did have some success at the Daytona 500, coming in sixth, which wound up as his highest finish of the year.Driver 11
- Robby Gordon, Reed Sorenson, Michael WaltripBoth Sorenson and Waltrip had their best finishes of the 2009 season at the Daytona 500. Waltrip’s seventh-place finish was one of his two top-10′s, while Sorenson came in ninth place for his only top-10 of the year. Gordon had one top-five finish, but they didn’t come at any of these tracks. He finished 34th at Daytona, 30th in California and 15th in Vegas.Driver 12
- Paul Menard, Joe Nemechek, David StremmeNone of these racers had even one top-10 finish in the 2009 Sprint Cup season, and looking at their respective starts to the season, you could see why. Menard didn’t finish better than 35th at Daytona, California or Las Vegas. Nemechek’s best finish at the tracks was 41st, though Stremme at least had a top-15 at Fontana and top-20 in Vegas. On the bright side, Menard’s only career pole position came at Daytona International, and the veteran Nemechek also has taken one pole there, as well as one in Fontana.

Get Fit and Healthy With a Home Health Monitor

Health is wealth, the old cliche goes. With environmental degradation at its peak and the number of communicable diseases on the rise, the need to care for our health has become even more important. We may have doctors almost everywhere, but caring for our health is not a task for other people – it must start from home.This is the idea behind the different health software we find today. With the world becoming ever more chaotic, most health software takes advantage of the advances in technology so patients can have the required information at their fingertips. Whether you are suffering from diabetes, obesity or hypertension, through a home health monitor, you can now keep track of your own well being without worrying of the additional cost!Several health software monitor a person’s blood pressure, blood glucose, body cholesterol and temperature, among others. Most of these health monitor are designed for both young and old people, are very easy to use. They are geared towards a person’s heightened self awareness and they hope to avoid serious diseases by taking preemptive steps. If you are experiencing hypertension and your health monitor can read your blood pressure, then you know if your lifestyle is already affecting your health and that it is time to make changes.Other kinds of health software monitors your fitness level including your body fat, body mass index, weight and many others. They may also have the capability of tracking your progress with your diet and exercise regimen. On the other hand, some health monitor keeps a record of your medical history, as well as your family’s health ailments.There are several people who might also want to ensure that they are taking the right amount of nutrients. Some health software can help a person in monitoring his diet. This is especially important for people who are suffering from specific medical conditions such diabetes, heart diseases, kidney trouble, obesity, and hypertension. Also, people who are on strict diet such as those with ketogenic diet, Atkins diet and many others can benefit from this kind of health monitor.In many cases, a person will have to purchase different health software in order to monitor a different component of health. With the release of Health Reviser, one doesn’t need to 3 or more devices in order to perform instant health evaluation!Now you can do assessments of your fitness level, discover hidden diseases or keep track of your health changes using just one health monitor. Whether you are a personal trainer, an athlete, a pregnant woman or a military contingent, then you would want to ensure that you are in the best of health. Get a Health Reviser to help you maintain your good health! On the other hand, if you are living a sedentary lifestyle, then you are very much prone to getting a serious disease, the Health Reviser can guide you in the necessary changes you need to do.

Identifying the Automotive Market: The Different Types of Customers

When you enter any industry then one of the most important things that you need to do is to identify your customers. Since the products and services that you manufacture are directed at them, it is essential that you reach out to them and inform them about the same. So in case you are entering the automotive market then again it is very important that you identify your target consumers and then reach out to them. For this you can refer to a good consulting firm that can help you learn about the target consumer of automotive consulting.Every market has different kinds of customers and therefore one need to use different kinds of approach so that they may be able to cater to them. So in an automotive market also you would come across different consumers and you need to use different methods that can help you to catch their attention and attract them to your product and services. The most important thing is to market your brand according to the different customers so that you can catch their attention and pull them to your product and services.The best thing about hiring an experience automotive consulting company is that the consultants can help you with everything that you need for your market. They can help you understand how you can enter the market and reach out to the target consumers. The consultants can also help you to understand the market dynamics and pave your growth path. They can help you get relevant market reports and consumer surveys that can surely help you understand the market situation and the consumer’s expectation from your company.Referring to automotive market reports is another way to understand the market and to ensure that your business does well. It is not possible for any company to conduct to prepare a flawless market report as that requires a lot of experience. The best option is to buy the market report from a good consultant. The automotive consulting firm deals with the market regularly and therefore they know how to prepare an efficient market report.These days, the good consulting firm not only helps you prepare your growth plan but also helps you to execute the same. The help you procure the best machines and staff which can ensure that your business does well. They plan market entry strategy, look after recruitment, product innovation and various other features that ensure that you do well in your industry. Apart from automotive industry, the consultants handle other kinds of industries also and can help you with its growth.

Herbal Nutrition Supplements: The 5W’s

Herbal nutrition supplements are everywhere these days. So should you be taking them? To help you decide for yourself, here are the whos, whats, whens, wheres and whys on herbal nutrition.Herbal Nutrition Supplements: What Are They?The National Library of Medicine gives this definition: “Herbal supplements are a type of dietary supplement… that contain herbs, either singly or in mixtures”.Herbal nutrition supplements come in a variety of different forms, however, and some are better and safer than others. The Mayo Clinic advises you to “select products that have been scientifically tested”.Quality Herbal Supplements: Why Take Them?There is a good chance that quality herbal supplements may be a healthy choice for you. Herbal nutrition supplements are excellent for people who are unable to meet their nutritional requirements because of food allergies, medical conditions, or busy schedules that don’t leave enough time to control and monitor nutrient intake.Quality Natural Supplements: Who Should Take Them?Herbal nutrition supplements can be very beneficial for a wide range of people who need to fill in the nutritional gaps left by an incomplete diet.However, there are also people who should not take herbal nutrition supplements. Check with your doctor first if you have:
High blood pressure
Thyroid problems
Parkinson’s disease
An enlarged prostate gland
Blood clotting problems
Heart disease
History of stroke
Liver problems
Or, if you are pregnant or nursing
Herbal Nutrition Supplements: When Should You Take Them?Herbal nutrition supplements can serve as a great complement to your diet or as an addition to conventional medicine. It’s important to note, however, that in some cases, combining herbal nutrition supplements with other medicine can be lethal. If you’re currently taking any doctor prescribed or over-the-counter medicine, be sure to consult your doctor before taking any herbal nutrition supplements.Quality Herbal Supplements: Where Do You Find Them?Herbal nutrition supplements are not all created equal. The Mayo Clinic warns that you “be extremely cautious about taking herbs manufactured or purchased outside the United States.” They add that, “toxic ingredients and prescription drugs have been found in some herbal supplements manufactured in other countries.” Your best bet is to stick to well-known products with wide usage and a popular history.Herbal nutrition supplements, when used by the right person, at the right time can have incredible health benefits. If you think herbal nutrition supplements might be right for you and you’d like to learn more, click here to take a nutrition survey.