NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Overton 400 at Pocono

By Carol D'Agostino
Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
By Race
Brad Keselowski - 4
All with 3 - Dale Earnhardt Jr., Ryan Newman, Clint Bowyer and Kasey Kahne  

By Track
Kurt Busch - 7
All with 6 - Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick
All with 5 - Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano
All with 4 - Kyle Larson, Ryan Newman, Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson

Recent Pole Winners:
2016 Martin Truex Jr.
2015 Kyle Busch

Last Year's Race Winner: Chris Buescher

The Likely Suspects: The "Tricky Triangle" has nothing on these Pocono masters: Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Ryan Newman, Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano.

My 2 Cents: My no-brainer pick this week is a tie between Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski. My next picks are Ryan Newman, Kurt Busch, Kyle Larson, and Ryan Blaney. I will complete my team with Erik Jones and Ty Dillon.

My Final Four: Kyle Busch, Ryan Newman, Ryan Blaney and Erik Jones.

Points to Ponder:
  • Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin lead all active drivers at Pocono with three Coors Light poles each.
  • Denny Hamlin leads all active series drivers in wins at Pocono with four.
  • Five active drivers have multiple wins at Pocono: Denny Hamlin (four), Jimmie Johnson (three), Kurt Busch (three), Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (each have two).   
  • The first starting position is the most proficient starting position in the field, producing more winners (15) than any other starting position at Pocono Raceway.   
  • 56 of the 79 (70.9%) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup races at Pocono have been won from a top-10 starting position. 
  • Kyle Larson leads all active drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in average finishing position at Pocono with an 8.571.
Remember, if you're playing Yahoo! Fantasy Auto Racing, your pick deadline is Sunday, July 30 at 5 a.m. EDT.

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NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Overton 400 at Pocono NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Overton 400 at Pocono Reviewed by Carol D'Agostino on Thursday, July 27, 2017 Rating: 5