Track Classification: Superspeedway
Similar Tracks: Daytona International Raceway • Auto Club Speedway (Fontana)
Indianapolis Motor Speedway • Michigan International Speedway • Talladega Superspeedway
Distance: 2.5 Miles
Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
Jeff Gordon - 5
All with 4 - Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson and Mark Martin
All with 3 - Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer
Jimmie Johnson - 8
Both with 6 - Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon
Both with 5 - Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin, and Mark Martin
Recent Pole Winners:
2011 Joey Logano
2010 Tony Stewart
The Likely Suspects: These drivers have mastered the Tricky Triangle with lots of finesse: Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin, Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin, Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman, Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch.
My 2 Cents: My no-brainer pick is a tie this week. Both Jimmie Johnson and Mark Martin get that dubious distinction. Kurt Busch has a respectable average at this track so he'll be on my team this week along with Clint Bowyer, Ryan Newman, Tony Stewart, Sam Hornish Jr. and Bobby Labonte. Joey Logano and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are also worthy of consideration for this race.
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