Friday, October 18, 2013

NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Chase race #6 at Talladega



Track Classification: Superspeedway
Similar Tracks: Daytona International Speedway •  Auto Club Speedway (Fontana) •
Indianapolis Motor Speedway • Michigan International Speedway • Pocono Raceway
Distance: 2.66 Miles

Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
By Race
Both with 4 - Brad Keselowski and Jeff Burton 
Both with 3 - Clint Bowyer and Jimmie Johnson  

By Track
Brad Keselowski - 6
All with 5 - Clint Bowyer, Greg Biffle and Jeff Burton
All with 4 -  David Ragan, Jimmie Johnson and Joey Logano 

Recent Pole Winners:  
2012 Kasey Kahne
2011 Mark Martin

The Likely Suspects: Restrictor-plate racing is the perfect pre-Halloween activity. It may be scary-good with fast-paced excitement, but it can wreak real havoc on your fantasy team. Don't spend a lot of time picking your team this week. You might as well put the names of your best bets on a dartboard and shoot. Pick purely by past performance. The only good news is everybody else is in the same position.

This track attracts two types of drivers who really enjoy it and perform well: patiently-skillful or down-right crazy. Among the 'Dega' notables are Clint Bowyer, Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr.,  Brad Keselowski, Jeff Burton and Jimmie Johnson.

My 2 Cents: Pack tandem-racing may make an appearance at the end of the race so choose your final pairs by thinking in twos. 

My no-brainer pick this week is a a four-way tie among Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Dale Earnhard, Jr. and Jeff Burton. I will be rounding out my team with Clint Bowyer, Greg Biffle, Michael Waltrip and David Ragan. I don't have any Kyle Busch starts left so I'm finishing my team with Aric Almirola. If you have Jimmie Johnson starts left I'd swap out Clint Bowyer and go with Jimmie.

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

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