Thursday, October 15, 2015

NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Round Two, Race Two at Kansas

Track Classification: Intermediate
Similar Tracks: Atlanta Motor Speedway • Charlotte Motor Speedway • Chicagoland Speedway  Darlington Raceway • Homestead-Miami 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
Both with 4 - Carl Edwards, Paul Menard and Jimmie Johnson
All with 3 - Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon

By Track
Jimmie Johnson - 8
Matt Kenseth - 7
Carl Edwards - 6
All with 5 -  Kevin Harvick, Kasey Kahne, Brad Keselowski, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Martin Truex Jr.

Recent Pole Winners:  
2014 & 2013 Kevin Harvick

The Likely Suspects:  The cookie-cutter 1.5 mile tracks and champions like Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick usually are a good pairing. In addition to these champs, look for these drivers to run well this weekend: Carl Edwards, Joey Logano, Kasey Kahne, Martin Truex Jr., Paul Menard and Kyle Larson.  

My 2 Cents: Hmm. Well this is certainly getting interesting. Do you think it is possible to go three consecutive weekends with mechanical issues with the  No. 48 team? Yikes. My no-brainer pick this week is Kevin Harvick. My next choices are: Matt Kenseth, Kyle Larson, Paul Menard, Aric Almirola and Kasey Kahne. If you have any Edwards and Truex Jr. starts left, pull Kahne and Almirola. I will complete my team with Landon Cassill and Ryan Blaney.

My final four: Kevin Harvick, Kyle Larson, Paul Menard and Ryan Blaney.

Points to ponder:
  • Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr., Kasey Kahne and Ryan Newman are tied for the most runner-up finishes at Kansas Speedway with two each. 
  • Jeff Gordon leads the series in top-five finishes at Kansas Speedway with 11, followed by Greg Biffle and Jimmie Johnson with seven each.
  • Jimmie Johnson leads the series in top-10 finishes at Kansas Speedway with 15, followed by Jeff Gordon (13), Carl Edwards (11) and Matt Kenseth (11).
  • Three active NSCS drivers have an average finishing position at Kansas Speedway inside the top 10 – Jimmie Johnson (9.055), Kyle Larson (9.666) and Jeff Gordon (9.947).   
  • Paul Menard has participated in the most Cup races at Kansas Speedway without posting a DNF (13).
  • Jimmie Johnson leads the Sprint Cup Series in laps led at Kansas Speedway with 596 laps led in 18 starts.
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