Thursday, October 9, 2014

NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: The Charlotte Showdown -- Round 2, Race 2

Track Classification: Intermediate
Similar Tracks: Atlanta Motor Speedway • Chicagoland Speedway • Darlington Raceway  Homestead-Miami Speedway • Kansas Speedway • Kentucky Speedway 
Las Vegas Motor Speedway •  New Hampshire Motor Speedway • Texas Motor Speedway
Distance: 1.5 Miles

Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
By Race
Kyle Busch - 5
All with 4 - Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne and Denny Hamlin  
All with 3 - Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards

By Track
All with 7 - Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch 
Matt Kenseth - 6
Both with 5 - Carl Edwards and Kasey Kahne 

Recent Pole Winners:  
2013 Jeff Gordon
2012 Greg Biffle

Likely Suspects: Charlotte Motor Speedway used to be Jimmie Johnson's house. Lately though, a small group of drivers have taken charge at Charlotte. Look for these drivers to run well on Saturday: Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne.

My 2 Cents: With so many drivers looking to gain valuable points before going into Talladega, frenzy and daring moves will be the go-to strategies during this Saturday night's special. My no-brainer pick this week is a tie between Harvick and Hamlin. If you are low on Harvick starts, Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon are also fine picks.

My next picks are Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman, Tony Stewart, and Martin Truex Jr. I will complete my team with Trevor Bayne and Danica Patrick.

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