NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Short trackin' at Martinsville

Track Classification: Short Track
Similar Tracks: Bristol Motor Speedway; Dover International Speedway; Phoenix International Raceway; Richmond International Raceway.
Distance: .526 miles

Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
By Race:
Jimmie Johnson 5
Denny Hamlin 5
Kevin Harvick 5
Jeff Gordon 4

By Track:
Denny Hamlin 8
Jimmie Johnson 8
Jeff Gordon 8
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 6
Clint Bowyer 6

Recent Pole Winners at Martinsville:
Spring 2011: Jamie McMurray
Fall 2010: Denny Hamlin
Spring 2010: Qualifying Rained Out
Fall 2009: Ryan Newman

The Likely Suspects:
Jeff Gordon
Jimmie Johnson
Denny Hamlin
Kevin Harvick
And Kyle Busch who has really picked up his performance at Martinsville

My 2 Cents: There are kings of short track racing so pay attention to consistent performances at Martinsville and similar tracks. Take into consideration solid practice performances and mix in a bit of intuition and driver momentum. Drivers like Matt Kenseth, Mark Martin and Jeff Burton have earned recognition on short tracks.

Non-Chase Drivers to Watch:
Clint Bowyer
Mark Martin
Jeff Burton
Joey Logano

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NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Short trackin' at Martinsville NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Short trackin' at Martinsville Reviewed by Carol D'Agostino on Friday, October 28, 2011 Rating: 5