Thursday, August 9, 2012

NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: At the Glen

Track Classification: Road Course
Similar Track: Infineon Raceway (Sonoma)
Distance: 2.428 Miles

Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
By Race
Kyle Busch - 5
All with 4 - Marcos Ambrose, Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart, and Juan Pablo Montoya
All with 3 - Martin Truex, Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, and Denny Hamlin

By Track
All with 4 - Marcos Ambrose, Kyle Busch, and Juan Pablo Montoya
All with 3 - Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart, and Kurt Busch

Recent Pole Winners:
2011 Kyle Busch
2010 Carl Edwards

The Likely Suspects: Good road racers tend to fall into two categories: 1) those with open wheel racing experience and 2) those who can simply drive well at any track - lots of versality and more than a little of a wild side. Looks for these drivers to run well at Watkins Glen: Marcos Ambrose (2.2 average finish in four starts), Tony Stewart (7.0 average finish in 13 starts), Carl Edwards (8.7 average finish in seven starts), and Kyle Busch (9.2 average finish in seven starts).

My 2 Cents: There are three drivers that fall into the no-brainer category this week: Tony Stewart; Kyle Busch; and Marcos Ambrose. My next picks are Juan Pablo Montoya, Kurt Busch and Martin Truex., Jr. Kasey Kahne is also worth thinking about. My teams is completed by Brian Vickers and Casey Mears.

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