NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Chicagoland

Track Classification: Intermediate
Similar Tracks: Atlanta Motor Speedway • Charlotte Motor 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
Tony Stewart - 5
Both with 4 - Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman
All with 3 - Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson

By Track
Tony Stewart - 4
All with 3 - Clint Bowyer, Jimmie Johnson and Ryan Newman

Recent Pole Winners:
2011 Matt Kenseth
2010 Jamie McMurray 

The Likely Suspects: The 12 Chase drivers will definitely be featured on the post-race highlight reel, but don't count out the non-Chase spoilers who need to shine for their team owners, sponsors, and, of course, the fans. Look for the following drivers to run well this week: Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick, and Matt Kenseth.

My 2 Cents: This race should be a good indication of which Chase drivers have a fire in their bellies and which don't. As with any of the Chase races the non-Chase drivers are sure to make things interesting, so hold onto your belts this will definitely be an interesting 10 weeks. My no-brainer pick this week is Tony Stewart. He not only runs well here, but as the 2011 champion he needs to demonstrate that his lack-luster and inconsistent regular season is not an indication of his determination or the team's ability to produce good finishes.

I will be rounding out my team with Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin, Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kasey Kahne, Sam Hornish Jr., and Aric Almirola. Enjoy the race!

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NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Chicagoland NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Chicagoland Reviewed by Carol D'Agostino on Thursday, September 13, 2012 Rating: 5