Track Classification: Short Track
Similar Tracks: Bristol Motor Speedway • Dover International Speedway
Phoenix International Raceway • Richmond International Raceway
Distance: .526 Miles
Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
Jimmie Johnson - 5
All with 4 - Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick
All with 3 - Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Both with 7 - Jimmie Johnson and and Jeff Gordon
Both with 6 - Denny Hamlin and Clint Bowyer
All with 5 - Mark Martin, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Ryan Newman and Kyle Buscch
Recent Pole Winners:
2012 Jimmie Johnson
2011 Qualifying not held
The Likely Suspects: Hendrick Motorsports rules at Martinsville and so does the pole winner. In fact, the pole is the most proficient starting spot at Martinsville producing more wins (21) than any other starting position in the field. Pick well this week and you can not only score some bonus points in qualifying, but also possibly pick the race winner. Look for these Martinsville elites drivers to do well: Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch.
My 2 Cents: The major no-brainer pick this week is Jimmie Johnson. No big surprise there. Since I am out of Jimmie Johnson starts my pick is Jeff Gordon, followed closely by Denny Hamlin. My next picks are Ryan Newman, Jamie McMurray, Jeff Burton and Carl Edwards. If you have any Dale Earnhardt Jr. starts left pick him instead of Jamie McMurray. I will complete my team with David Ragan and Casey Mears. Enjoy the race!
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