Thursday, September 25, 2014

NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: First Chase Round Closer at Dover



Track Classification: Short Track
Similar Tracks: Bristol Raceway • Martinsville Speedway
Phoenix International Raceway •  Richmond International Raceway
Distance: 1 mile

Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
By Race
Jimmie Johnson - 5 
Kyle Busch - 4
All with 3 - Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, A.J. Allmendinger, Clint Bowyer, Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman and Joey Logano

By Track
All with 7 - Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano
Both with 6 - Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth
Carl Edwards - 5  

Recent Pole Winners:
2013 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2012 Denny Hamlin

The Likely Suspects: Dover International Speedway always provides exciting racing, however this year this second race is the closer for the first round of the new Chase format, which will eliminate four drivers from championship contention. This race will also tell us if Jimmie Johnson still has it. In addition to Johnson, look for these drivers to run well this week: Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards (aka Concrete Carl), Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano, Greg Biffle and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

My 2 Cents: Johnson and Kenseth are usually my go-to no-brainer picks for Dover. However this time I am going with Johnson and Harvick. If you're not feeling the love for Harvick, just insert Gordon or Earnhardt Jr., and I think you'll be happy.

My next picks are Edwards, Newman, Allmendinger and Stewart. Note that if you have Logano or Keselowski starts left, then pick one and pull Biffle. I will round out my team with Danica Patrick and Austin Dillon. Good luck with your team and enjoy the race!

Post your comments here or email me at ssfantasyracing@skirtsandscuffs.com

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