Track Classification: Superspeedway
Similar Tracks: Daytona International Speedway • Auto Club Speedway (Fontana)
Indianapolis Motor Speedway • Pocono Raceway • Talladega Superspeedway
Distance: 2 Miles
Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
Carl Edwards - 4
All with 3 - Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth and Clint Bowyer
Both with 7 - Tony Stewart and Clint Bowyer
Both with 6 - Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards
All with 5 - Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin
Recent Pole Winners:
2012 Mark Martin
2011 Greg Biffle
The Likely Suspects: When the laps wind down, look for these drivers to be running upfront: Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin and Jimmie Johnson.
My 2 Cents: If you want to blindly pick this week, you can't go wrong selecting your drivers from either the Roush Fenway or Hendrick Motorsports garages. My "no brainer" pick is a a three-way tie between Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle and Clint Bowyer. Bowyer has taken a firm second spot in the standings despite being winless. This race could reveal his true Chase chances.
My next picks are Carl Edwards, Mark Martin and Martin Truex Jr. I will round out my team with Austin Dillon, filling in for Tony Stewart this week, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Enjoy the race!
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