Thursday, March 20, 2014

NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Auto Club Speedway (Fontana)

Track Classification: Superspeedway
Similar Tracks: Daytona International Speedway • Indianapolis Motor Speedway 
Michigan International Speedway • Pocono Raceway • Talladega Superspeedway
Distance: 2 Miles

Drivers with Most Top 10s :
By Race
All with 4 - Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle and Kurt Busch
All with 3 -  Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick and Ryan Newman

By Track
All with 4 - Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson and Ryan Newman
All with 3 - Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards. Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer, Kasey Kahne and Greg Biffle

Recent Pole Winners: 
2013 & 2012 Denny Hamlin

The Likely Suspects: Superspeedway racing may not possess the nail-biting, anxiety-producing brand of racing that short tracks create, but they sure are fast. Don't be surprised if you find these drivers taking the high line and finishing well: Jimmie Johnson, Greg Biffle, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Newman, Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards.

My 2 Cents: When pondering your picks this week, think Hendrick Motorsports, Roush Fenway Racing and Michigan International Speedway. Hendrick drivers as well as the "Roushateers" reign supreme here and MIS is most similar to this track. 

The no-brainer pick this week is once again a tie between Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch. My next choices are Joey Logano, Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle and Denny Hamlin. I will complete my team with Kyle Larson and Danica Patrick. Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth are also decent picks this week. 

When doing your final picks keep in mind that in nearly 60% of the races here the winner has come from the top 10 positions.

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