Thursday, March 29, 2012

NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Martinsville Short Track Mania

Track Classification: Short Track
Similar Tracks: Bristol Raceway * Dover International Speedway  
Phoenix International Raceway * Richmond International Raceway
Distance: .526 Mile

Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
By Race 
Jeff Gordon - 5
All with 4: Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Clint Bowyer, and Jamie McMurray

By Track
All with 7: Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson, and Jeff Gordon
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. - 6
All with 5: Kevin Harvick; Clint Bowyer; and Carl Edwards 

Recent Pole Winners: 
2011 Jamie McMurray
2010 Qualifying not held 

The Likely Suspects: Some drivers have racing styles that are well suited for short track racing. These drivers should really shine at Martinsville: Greg Biffle, Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer, Jimmie Johnson, Ryan Newman, and Carl Edwards.

My 2 Cents: My top shelf guys these week will be selected from this intimate grouping: Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson, and Kevin Harvick. I'm learning toward Denny Hamlin and Jeff Gordon though. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Clint Bowyer, Ryan Newman, and Jamie McMurray are due for some serious consideration. But don't count out Joey Logano who races well at Martinsville. Brian Vickers and David Reutimann should have decent runs this week. 

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