Thursday, May 30, 2013

NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Taking on the Monster Mile




Track Classification: Short Track
Similar Tracks: Bristol Raceway •  Martinsville Speedway 
Phoenix International Raceway •  Richmond International Raceway
Distance: 1 mile

Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
By Race
Matt Kenseth - 5
Both with 4 - Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards
All with 3 - Greg Biffle, Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick

By Track
Jimmie Johnson - 7 
Both with 6 - Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards
Kyle Busch - 5
All with 4 - Kevin Harvick, Mark Martin, Kurt Busch, Kasey Kahne and Joey Logano

Recent Pole Winner:  
2012 Mark Martin

The Likely Suspects: Dover International Speedway is my home track, and provides one of the best short-track racing and fan experiences on the NASCAR circuit. Mastering this concrete"Monster Mile" is not easy, but it sure is exciting to watch. A handful of elite drivers excel here, including Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards, Mark Martin and Kyle Busch. Ryan Newman has traditionally run well here as well although this year has been less than stellar for the Rocket Man. 

My 2 Cents: When picking this week, think Hendrick Motorsports. This racing organization boasts 14 Sprint Cup wins at Dover. So my no-brainer pick this week is Jimmie Johnson, followed closely by Matt Kenseth, and Mark Martin. Mark may not close well, but he may just give me some qualifying points.

My next three drivers are Monster Mile classics. They are: Greg Biffle, Martin Truex Jr. and Carl Edwards. I topped off my team with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Look for me at the track this weekend and enjoy the race!

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

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