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!

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

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