Thursday, August 22, 2013

NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Bristol short-track racing

Track Classification: Short Track
Similar Tracks: Dover International Speedway • Phoenix International Raceway 
MartinsvilleSpeedway • Richmond International Raceway
Distance: .533 Miles

Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
By Race
All with 4 - Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman 
All with 3 - Jeff Gordon, Marcos Ambrose, Clint Bowyer and Jimmie Johnson

By Track
Both with 7 - Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson 
Both with 6 - Ryan Newman and Matt Kenseth 
Both with 5 - Kurt Busch, Jamie McMurray and Kasey Kahne

Recent Pole Winners: 
2012 Qualifying rained out
2011 Ryan Newman
2010 Jimmie Johnson

The Likely Suspects: Short-tracking on a Saturday night will provide both exciting moments for the fans and stressful moments for the drivers who can loop this track in 17 seconds. This is a great track for both the patient drivers as well as the wild ones. When we get to the finish look for these drivers: Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman, Jamie McMurray, Clint Bowyer, Kurt Busch and Kasey Kahne.

My 2 Cents: My no-brainer pick this week is the calm, cool and collected Matt Kenseth. My next choice is Brad Keselowski. Jeff Gordon should also be a good pick, however I just don't trust him to finish well despite good past performances. If you have Busch brothers choose them both this week. I only have Kurt Busch starts left, so I'm picking him. I will round out my team with Ryan Newman, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Greg Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Casey Mears. Enjoy the race!

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