Wednesday, October 10, 2012

NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Charlotte






Track Classification: Intermediate
Similar Tracks: Atlanta Motor Speedway • Chicagoland 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
Kyle Busch - 5
Kasey Kahne - 4
All with 3 - Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, and Matt Kenseth

By Track
Kyle Busch - 8
Matt Kenseth - 7
Kasey Kahne - 6
Both with 5 - Jeff Gordon and  David Reutimann

Recent Pole Winners:  
2011 Tony Stewart
2010 Jeff Gordon

Likely Suspects: When I crunch the Charlotte statistics the 2012 Chasers reign supreme. Among the stand-outs are: Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, and Brad Keselowski.

My 2 Cents: My no-brainer pick this week is a tie: Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne. Don't tell Jimmie that the track is not named "Lowe's" anymore. Old 5-Time runs here like it is, and he is in "no-mistakes Chase" zone these days, so watch out. And Kasey has won here four times including the last fall race. This past spring he finished fourth.

My next pick is Kyle Busch who not only performs well here, but also is coming off a great finish at Talladega. I will round out my team with Joey Logano, Marcos Ambrose, Martin Truex Jr.,
Aric Almirola, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. If you have any Greg Biffle starts left I'd be attempted to play him and pull Martin Truex Jr. Enjoy the race!

Post your comments here or email me at ssfantasyracing@skirtsandscuffs.com.

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