NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Exploring the Phoenix Unknown

Track Classification: Short Track
Similar Tracks: Richmond International Speedway
Distance: 1 mile

Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
By Race:
Jimmie Johnson - 5
Kurt Busch - 4
Kevin Harvick - 4
Jeff Burton - 4

By Track:
Jimmie Johnson - 9
Kyle Busch - 6
Mark Martin - 5
Denny Hamlin - 5
Jeff Gordon - 5
Kurt Busch - 5
Kevin Harvick - 5
Carl Edwards - 5

Recent Pole Winners:
Spring 2011: Carl Edwards
Fall 2010: Carl Edwards
Spring 2010: A.J. Allmendinger
Fall 2009: Martin Truex Jr.
Spring 2009: Mark Martin

The Likely Suspects:
Carl Edwards
Jimmie Johnson
Tony Stewart
Kevin Harvick
Kurt Busch

My 2 Cents:
There are many unknowns on this newly reconfigured track, which will now closely resembles Richmond International Speedway. Drivers and teams who have tested at this new Phoenix track and who run well at Richmond will have an advantage on Sunday. Tony Stewart spent four days testing at Phoenix so "Smoke" and Ryan Newman should have some pretty good notes to share.

Non-Chasers to Watch:
A.J. Allmendinger
Clint Bowyer
Jeff Burton
Kasey Kahne
Marcos Ambrose

Check back after qualifying for my final picks. Post your comments here or email me at
NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Exploring the Phoenix Unknown NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Exploring the Phoenix Unknown Reviewed by Carol D'Agostino on Friday, November 11, 2011 Rating: 5