Thursday, June 1, 2017

NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: AAA 400 Drive For Autism

By Carol D'Agostino

Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
By Race
Both with 4 - Clint Bowyer and Martin Truex Jr.
All with 3 - Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano, Kasey Kahne, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth 

By Track
Both with 6 - Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth
All with 5 - Brad Keselowski, Clint Bowyer, Martin Truex Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch
All with 4 - Kyle Larson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick 

Recent Pole Winners:  
2016 Rained Out
2015 Denny Hamlin

Last Year's Race Winner: Matt Kenseth

The Likely Suspects: I'm a little biased since it is my home track, but the Monster Mile is an amazing short track. The racing is fast and exciting. These drivers should have good runs on Sunday: Martin Truex Jr., Jimmie Johnson,  lint Bowyer, Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth, Kyle Larson and Denny Hamlin.

My 2 Cents:  My no-brainer pick this week is a tie between Jimmie Johnson and Martin Truex Jr. My next picks are Clint Bowyer, Kyle Larson, Ryan Blaney and Kasey Kahne. I will complete my team with Daniel Suarez and Regan Smith.

My Final Four: Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Larson, Kasey Kahne and Daniel Suarez.

Points to Ponder:
  • Ryan Newman leads all active drivers in Coors Light poles with four.
  • Two active drivers have posted consecutive Coors Light poles at Dover: Ryan Newman (fall 2005 and spring 2006), and Denny Hamlin (fall 2012 and spring 2013).
  • 35 different drivers have won at Dover International Speedway, led by Jimmie Johnson with 10 wins (2002 sweep, fall 2005, 2009 sweep, 2010 fall, spring 2012, fall 2013, spring of 2014 and spring of 2015). 
  • Hendrick Motorsports has the most wins at Dover in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with 18.
  • Nine different manufacturers have won in the MENCS at Dover led by Chevrolet with 38 victories, followed by Ford with 25 and Toyota with four.
  • The second-place starting position is the most proficient starting position in the field, producing more winners (16) than any other starting position at Dover International Speedway. 
  •  Kyle Larson leads all active drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in average finishing position at Dover with a 9.333.
  • Jimmie Johnson leads all active drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in laps led at Dover with 3,093 laps led in 30 starts.
Remember, if you're playing Yahoo! Fantasy Auto Racing, your pick deadline is Friday, June 2nd at 5 a.m. EDT.

Enjoy the race! I'll be at the Monster Mile covering the Cup Series race on Sunday, so check back throughout the weekend for updates and the Skirts and Scuffs Facebook page for photos. Post your comments here or follow me on Twitter @purplecatpr.

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