Thursday, April 24, 2014

NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Night racing at Richmond

Track Classification: Short Track
Similar Tracks: Bristol Motor Speedway • Dover International Speedway 
Martinsville Speedway •  Phoenix International Raceway 
Distance: .75 Mile 

Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
By Race
Both with 4 - Kyle Busch  and Carl Edwards
All with 3 - Tony Stewart, Clint Bowyer, Jeff Burton and Jimmie Johnson

By Track
Carl Edwards - 7
All with 5 - Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Clint Bowyer
All with 4 - Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson 

Recent Pole Winners:
2013 Matt Kenseth
2012 Mark Martin

The Likely Suspects: The good news this week is there are lots of worthy drivers to pick. Richmond is a track that suits these drivers well: Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman, Clint Bowyer, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick.

My 2 Cents: Think 2Ps this week: track position and Phoenix. Nearly 80 percent of the races at Richmond have been won from the top 10 spots. Phoenix is similar to Richmond, so check out their stats before picking your final four drivers.  

Jimmie Johnson is my no-brainer pick this week followed closely by Kevin Harvick and Ryan Newman. My next picks are Joey Logano, Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin. I will finish up my team with Kyle Larson and Austin Dillon.

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