Thursday, May 24, 2012

NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Coca-Cola 600





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

Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
By Race
David Reutimann - 4
All with 3 - Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

By Track
Kyle Busch - 7
Matt Kenseth - 6
Both with 5 - Kasey Kahne and David Reutimann

Recent Pole Winners:  
2011 Brad Keselowski
2010 Ryan Newman

The Likely Suspects: The drivers who have had successful runs at Charlotte include Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Ryan Newman, Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski.

My 2 Cents: As the longest race of the season, the Coca-Cola 600 takes no prisoners. Equipment has to be superior and each and every race team member, not just the driver, has to perform at the highest level. My picks include Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson, although I seriously toyed with picking Kyle Busch over Jimmie Johnson. Jimmie clearly has the momentum so he got the nod. Sorry Kyle. My next set of drivers are Ryan Newman, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kasey Kahne, and AJ Allmendinger. I am a tad worried about Kahnesince trouble seems to follow him, but he looked pretty good at the All-Star Race and he runs well at this track. If I hadn't gone with Kasey, I would have picked Joey Logano. My final picks go to Aric Almirola and Bobby Labonte. Enjoy the race!

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