Track Classification: Intermediate
Similar Tracks: Atlanta Motor Speedway • Charlotte Motor Speedway • Chicagoland Speedway Darlington Raceway • Homestead-Miami Speedway • Kansas Speedway • Kentucky Speedway
Las Vegas Motor Speedway • New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Distance: 1.5 Miles
Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
Both with 5 - Matt Kenseth and Clint Bowyer
Both with 4 - Greg Biffle and Kevin Harvick
All with 3 - Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Greg Biffle - 8
Both with 7 - Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson
Both with 6 - Clint Bowyer and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Recent Pole Winners:
2013 Carl Edwards
2012 Jimmie Johnson
The Likely Suspects: Last week's win by Dale Earnhardt Jr. creates only two "win and you're in" opportunities this round, if other non-Chasers don't spoil the party. This week I'm still licking my wounds from picking Jimmie Johnson last week, so pardon me if I don't express much enthusiasm for six-time. However, I am feeling the love for these drivers I expect to run well at Texas: Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer, Greg Biffle, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Jeff Gordon, Joey Logano, Carl Edwards and Ryan Newman.
My 2 Cents: My no-brainer this week is a tie between Kenseth and Bowyer. My next picks are Biffle, Tony Stewart, Martin Truex Jr. and Newman. I will round out my team with Trevor Bayne and Danica Patrick. Enjoy the race!
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