NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: The Monster Mile

Track Classification: Short Track
Similar Tracks: Bristol Raceway •  Martinsville Speedway 
Phoenix International Raceway •  Richmond International Raceway
Distance: 1 Mile

Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
By Race
Both with 5 - Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards
Greg Biffle - 4
All with 3 - Kyle Busch, Martin Truex, Jr., Jimmie Johnson, and Mark Martin

By Track
All with 7 - Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson, and Carl Edwards
Kyle Busch - 5
All with 4 - Jeff Burton, Mark Martin, Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick

Recent Pole Winners:  
2011 Rained out
2010 Martin Truex, Jr.

The Likely Suspects: Just as is the case for restrictor-plate racing there are drivers who simply excel at short tracks, and then there is a pedigree that is simply awesome at Dover International Speedway.  These elite drivers include: Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards, Mark Martin and Kyle Busch. I'd also look for Jeff Burton and Ryan Newman to run well this week as well.

My 2 Cents: It is important to note that Hendrick Motorsports has 13 Sprint Cup wins at Dover. So my no-brainer pick this week is Jimmie Johnson. I'll pair him up with Matt Kenseth. Carl Edwards is also a good pick, but Matt's record is just a tad better, so Matt gets the nod.

My next four drivers have definitely mastered the Monster Mile. They are: Greg Biffle, Jeff Burton, Mark Martin and Martin Truex Jr. Ryan Newman and Clint Bowyer were very tempting, but I thought Martin and Truex had a stronger record overall. I topped off my team with Casey Mears and David Ragan. Since Dover is my home track maybe I'll see you there. Enjoy the race!

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NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: The Monster Mile NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: The Monster Mile Reviewed by Carol D'Agostino on Thursday, May 31, 2012 Rating: 5