Friday, October 23, 2015

NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Round 2 Closer at Talladega

Track Classification: Superspeedway
Similar Tracks: Daytona International Speedway •  Auto Club Speedway (Fontana) •
Indianapolis Motor Speedway • Michigan International Speedway • Pocono Raceway
Distance: 2.66 Miles

Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
By Race
Both with 4 - Clint Bowyer and Brad Keselowski
Both with 3 - Martin Truex Jr. and Ryan Newman

By Track
Clint Bowyer - 6
All with 4 - Martin Truex Jr., Dale Earnhardt Jr., Greg Biffle, Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenneth, Brad Keselowski, Ryan Newman and David Ragan

Recent Pole Winners:  
2014 Brian Vickers
2013 Rained Out

The Likely Suspects: OK, fantasy fans, get that dart board out and get ready to make your picks. Yes, there are definitely restrictor-plate greats like Clint Bowyer, Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr.,  Brad Keselowski and Jamie McMurray, but this week could be exceptionally wild. Anything can happen and usually does at Talladega, but after last week's final lap drama where Joey Logano basically dumped Matt Kenseth for the win, we just don't know how this Chase round will end.

I will go with past performance and look at these drivers to finish well after the dust clears: Clint Bowyer, Ryan Newman, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Greg Biffle, Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson.

My 2 Cents: My no-brainer pick this week is a tie between Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Matt Kenseth. I will be rounding out my team with Kurt Busch, Clint Bowyer, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Jamie McMurray. I will complete my team with Ryan Blaney and Danica Patrick.

My final four: Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, Jamie McMurray and Ryan Blaney.

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