Thursday, September 10, 2015

NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Federated Auto Parts 400 Season Finale



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):
By Race
All with 4 - Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick and Ryan Newman  
All with 3 - Carl Edwards, Clint Bowyer and Kurt Busch  

By Track
All with 6 - Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer 
All with 5 - Kevin Harvick, Ryan Newman, Kurt Busch and Matt Kenseth
All with 4 - Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson

Recent Pole Winners:
2014 Brad Keselowski
2013 Jeff Gordon

The Likely Suspects: With at least five drivers vying for a coveted place on the Chase roster, the racing will be wild on this final weekend in the regular season. Look for these drivers to run well: Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, Brad Keselowski, Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, Kurt Busch and Joey Logano.

My 2 Cents: My no brainer pick this week is a tie between Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski. 
My next picks are Clint Bowyer, Kurt Busch, Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson. I will complete my team with Justin Allgaier and Landon Cassill.

My final four: Brad Keselowski, Clint Bowyer, Jamie McMurray and Justin Allgaier.

Points to ponder:
  • Petty Enterprises has the most wins at Richmond in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with 15, followed by Hendrick Motorsports with 10. Joe Gibbs Racing and Richard Childress Racing each have nine.
  • The pole starting position is the most proficient starting position in the field, producing more winners than any other starting position at Richmond (23).  
  • About three-fourths (92 of the 118) NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Richmond International Raceway have been won from a top-10 starting position.
  • Greg Biffle leads the series among active drivers with the most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts (26) at Richmond without visiting Victory Lane.
  • Kyle Busch leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in average finishing position at Richmond International Raceway with a 7.350. 
I'll be covering the race weekend at Richmond for Skirts and Scuffs. Check here on the blog for my articles and visit our Facebook page to see my photos.

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