Wednesday, April 11, 2012

NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Because everything is bigger in Texas

Track Classification: Intermediate

Similar Tracks: Atlanta Motor Speedway • Charlotte Motor Speedway • Chicagoland Speedway • Darlington Raceway • Homestead-Miami Speedway • Kansas Speedway • Kentucky Speedway 
Las Vegas Motor Speedway • New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Distance: 1.5 Miles

Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):

By Race

All with four Top 10s: Matt Kenseth; Jimmie Johnson; Mark Martin; and Greg Biffle
All with three Top 10s: Jeff Burton; Denny Hamlin: Kurt Busch; and Carl Edwards

By Track

Both with seven Top 10s: Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle
Clint Bowyer - 5

All with five Top 10s: Jimmie Johnson, Mark Martin and Carl Edwards

Recent Pole Winners:

2011 David Ragan
2010 Tony Stewart

The Likely Suspects: Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Jeff Burton, Carl Edwards, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Clint Bowyer, Kurt Busch, and Mark Martin.

My 2 Cents:

Since Tony Stewart has won the last four consecutive intermediate tracks he would be a great pick this week along with teammate Ryan Newman who runs pretty well at Texas. Matt Kenseth is "the man" at Texas though so he is a must along with Clint Bowyer; Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Greg Biffle, who not only is having an awesome year, but also is a strong contender at Texas. I am toying with substituting Mark Martin or Jeff Burton for Greg Biffle since they have slightly better records at Texas, but Greg's consistency this year won me over. I think I'll finish up my picks with David Ragan and Aric Almirola although I am rooting for Trevor Bayne to make the race!

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