Thursday, September 20, 2012

NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: At the Magic Mile



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 • Texas Motor Speedway

Distance: 1.058 Miles

Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
By Race
All with 3 - Jeff Gordon, Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Ryan Newman
All with 2 - Carl Edwards, Martin Truex, Jr., Juan Pablo Montoya, Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Matt Kenseth

By Track
Jimmie Johnson - 7
Both with 6 - Denny Hamlin and Kurt Busch
Both with 5 - Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart

Recent Pole Winners:  
2011 Ryan Newman
2010 Brad Keselowski

The Likely Suspects: This flat short-track, nicknamed "The Magic Mile", has seen great results from the following drivers: Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman,
Kevin Harvick, Jeff Burton, Kurt Busch, Kasey Kahne and Kyle Busch. 

My 2 Cents: My no-brainer pick this week is Kasey Kahne, who won at this track in July and has the potential to score me some extra points in qualifying. My next picks are Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin. Tony won this race last year plus Denny always runs well here and desperately needs to rebound after last week's disappointing finish. Brad Keselowski is also worthy of consideration.

I don't have any Clint Bowyer nor Greg Biffle starts left but if I did I'd put them on my fantasy team. I will round out with Ryan Newman, Brian Vickers (who will be driving the No. 55 car this week) and Sam Hornish, Jr.

Enjoy the race! Post your comments here or email me at ssfantasyracing@skirtsandscuffs.com.

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