Thursday, September 6, 2012

NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Richmond International Raceway




Track Classification: Short Track
Similar Tracks: Bristol Motor Speedway • Dover International Speedway 
Martinsville Speedway •  Phoenix International Raceway 

Distance: .75 Miles

Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
By Race
Both with 5 - Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick
Both with 4 - Jeff Gordon and Kurt Busch

By Track
Kyle Busch - 8
All with 6 - Denny Hamlin, Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards, Mark Martin, Kevin Harvick, and Jeff Gordon

Recent Pole Winners:
2011 David Reutimann
2010 Carl Edwards

The Likely Suspects: Short-track racing is fast and furious with lots of mayhem. These drivers have a stellar reputation at Richmond and will be a factor when the green flag drops: Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin, Kurt Busch, Clint Bowyer, Ryan Newman, and Carl Edwards.

My 2 Cents: This, the last race in the regular season and a "do or die" for the wild card standings, will make this race particularly exciting and anxiety-producing. My no-brainer pick this week is a three-way tie: Denny Hamlin, Mark Martin and Kyle Busch.

Ryan Newman has to run well this week and Kasey Kahne and Kyle Busch have to run poorly for Newman to have a real chance. That's why I am going with Kasey Kahne and Ryan Newman. I am rounding out my team with Clint Bowyer, Sam Hornish and Aric Almirola. Hold on tight this is going to be a great race. Enjoy!

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