Track Classification: Short Track
Similar Tracks: Bristol Motor Speedway • Dover International Speedway
Martinsville Speedway • Phoenix International Raceway
Distance: .75 Miles
Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
All with 4 - Jeff Gordon, Ryan Newman and Kevin Harvick
All with 3 - Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Kurt Busch and Clint Bowyer
Carl Edwards- 8
Kyle Busch - 6
All with 5 - Kevin Harvick, Ryan Newman, Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer
Recent Pole Winners:
2013 Jeff Gordon
2012 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
The Likely Suspects: The last race of the season is always an exciting one. However, this year's Chase format is turning the heat up a notch. "Win it and be in it" will certainly be on the minds of drivers in those last closing laps. Look for these driver to run well: Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Ryan Newman, Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer.
My 2 Cents: My no brainer pick this week is a tie between Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick. Keep in mind that even though Matt Kenseth has clinched a spot in the Chase, he runs decently at Richmond, and will be motivated for the win this week. If you used up your Harvick starts, go with Kenseth.
My next picks are Ryan Newman, Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart. I will complete my team with Danica Patrick and Kyle Larson.
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