Track Classification: Intermediate
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Distance: 1.5 Miles
Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
Jimmie Johnson - 5
Both with 4 - Carl Edwards and Jeff Gordon
All with 3 - Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Greg Biffle, Paul Menard, Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne
Jimmie Johnson - 8
Matt Kenseth - 7
Carl Edwards - 6
All with 5 - Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne and Jeff Gordon
Recent Pole Winners:
2013 Kevin Harvick
2012 Kasey Kahne
The Likely Suspects: Welcome to the Contender Round! Look for these drivers to shine this week at Kansas Speedway: Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne, Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth.
My 2 Cents: My no-brainer pick this week is a tie between Kevin Harvick and Jeff Gordon. Harvick is last year's winner and has had great speed all year. Gordon, last week's winner, has had a tremendous year, and momentum is definitely on his side. If you are low on Gordon starts, then Matt Kenseth is also a fine pick, and Jimmie Johnson should also be a good pick (emphasis on "should!").
My next picks are: Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart, Greg Biffle and Denny Hamlin. If you are concerned about Biffle's lack of speed, swap him out for Paul Menard, who has been running well. I will complete my team with Danica Patrick and Austin Dillon. However, if you have Kyle Larson starts left, pull Dillon and go with Larson.
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