Thursday, November 1, 2012

NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: At Texas Motor Speedway





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 • New Hampshire Motor Speedway


Distance: 1.5 Miles

Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):

By Race

Matt Kenseth - 5
All with 4 - Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, and Greg Biffle
Both with 3 - Jeff Gordon and Martin Truex Jr.

By Track 

Both with 8 - Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle 
All with 6 - Jimmie Johnson, Mark Martin, Clint Bowyer, and Carl Edwards
Kevin Harvick - 5

Recent Pole Winners: 

2011 Greg Biffle
2010 Elliott Sadler

The Likely Suspects: With three races left to the NASCAR season every lap and every point can literally make the difference between winning a championship or not. Denny Hamlin's mechanical issue at Martinsville has most likely eliminated him from championship contention, but I don't see him going out with a whimper. I also don't see Brad Keselowski handing Jimmie Johnson, now sitting pretty in first place, the championship. Kyle Busch though not in the championship hunt seems to have a lot to prove on the track as of late. Needless to say this race should be quite exciting to say the least.
So who will be in the mix? My prediction is the we'll see these drivers toward the front come Sunday: Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch, Greg Biffle and Clint Bowyer.

My 2 Cents: My no-brainer this week is Matt Kenseth. If I had any Jimmie Johnson starts left I'd go with him, but since I don't I think Denny Hamlin will not disappoint. If you don't have any Denny Hamlin starts left Kyle Busch is also a great pick. I will round out my team with Mark Martin, Martin Truex Jr., Marcos Ambrose, and Ryan Newman, Sam Hornish Jr. and Trevor Bayne. However, if I had Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer or Aric Almirola starts left, I'd substitute them for Marcos Ambrose, Ryan Newman, and Trevor Bayne. Enjoy the race!

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