Thursday, July 25, 2013

NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: At the Brickyard



Track Classification: Superspeedway
Similar Tracks: Daytona International Speedway •  Auto Club Speedway (Fontana) 
Michigan International Speedway • Pocono Raceway • Talladega Superspeedway
Distance: 2.5 Miles

Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
By Race
Greg Biffle - 5
Both with 4 - Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon
All with 3 - Jimmie Johnson, Jamie McMurray and Kyle Busch 

By Track
Both with 4 - Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart
All with 3 - Jeff Gordon and Kyle Busch

Recent Pole Winners:
2012 Denny Hamlin
2011 David Ragan

The Likely Suspects: Tony Stewart, the Indy hometown hero, tops the Likely Suspects list this week. Other drivers who excel here include Greg Biffle, Jeff Gordon, Jamie McMurray, Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch.

My 2 Cents: The no-brainer nod this week goes to Tony Stewart because Indy is his home track, it's the summer and Stewart has mastered the Brickyard. Greg Biffle runs a very close second. I will round out my team with Jeff Gordon, Paul Menard, Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman, A.J. Allmendinger and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. If you are feeling a little iffy about Jeff Gordon, taking the Jimmie Johnson route at Indy makes a lot of sense. If you have any Kyle Busch starts left, starting him and pulling Ryan Newman would be the way to go.

Enjoy the race! Post your comments here or email me at ssfantasyracing@skirtsandscuffs.com.

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