Thursday, March 13, 2014

NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Bristol stompin' in 2014

Track Classification: Short Track
Similar Tracks: Dover International Speedway • Martinsville Speedway
Phoenix International Raceway •  Richmond International Raceway
Distance: .533 Miles

Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
By Race
Both with 4 - Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch
All with 3: Kurt Busch, Ryan Newman, Paul Menard, Jeff Burton, Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray and Kasey Kahne

By Track
Matt Kenseth - 6
All with 5: Jamie McMurray, Kasey Kahne, Paul Menard and Jimmie Johnson
All with 4: Greg Biffle, Brian Vickers, Ryan Newman, Kurt Busch and Clint Bowyer

Recent Pole Winners: 
2013 Kyle Busch
2012 Greg Biffle

The Likely Suspects: If you follow this column in any regularity you know that short track racing is a favorite of mine. The action is non-stop and frenzied. However, in order to win you have to finish, so my fantasy picks fall in two categories: powerfully patient and downright crazy. Focus on these drivers this week: Jimmie Johnson, the Busch brothers, Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, Brad Keselowski and dark horse Paul Menard.

My 2 Cents: My no-brainer pick this week is a two-way tie between Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch with Brad Keselowski nipping at their heels. The powerfully patient Matt Kenseth is also a fine choice. I will round out my team with Greg Biffle, Paul Menard, Denny Hamlin, Austin Dillon and Kyle Larson. If you feel like Ryan Newman has some momentum coming off a strong finish last week you can put him in your lineup and pull Paul Menard. 

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