Thursday, July 6, 2017

NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts

By Carol D'Agostino

Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 3 Years):
By Race
Matt Kenseth - 5
All with 4 - Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson
All with 3 - Kurt Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Joey Logano 

By Track
Both with 4 - Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick
All with 3 - Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Jimmie Johnson
    
Recent Pole Winners:
2016 Rained Out
2015 Rained Out
2014 Brad Keselowski

Last Year's Race Winner: Brad Keselowski

The Likely Suspects: My fantasy team took a hit last week at Daytona, but I am looking to these drivers to help me regain my mojo (and pile on some points!): Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Matt Kenneth, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr. 

My 2 Cents: My no-brainer pick this week is a tie between Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski. I will round out my team with Kurt Busch, Ryan Newman, Kasey Kahne. and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.. I will complete my team with Erik Jones and Ty Dillon.

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

Points to Ponder:
  • Three different MENCS drivers have won at Kentucky Speedway: Brad Keselowski (06/30/2012, 6/28/2014 and 07/09/2016), Kyle Busch (07/09/2011 and 7/11/2015) and Matt Kenseth (6/30/2013).
  • Five of the six (83.3%) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races at Kentucky have been won from a top-10 starting position.
  • Three different manufacturers have won in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Kentucky: Toyota (2011, 2013 and 2015), Ford (2014, 2016) and Dodge (2012). Kentucky is the only active track Chevrolet does not have a win.
  • Team Penske leads the series in wins at Kentucky with three (2012, 2014 and 2016).
  • Brad Keselowski leads the series in wins at Kentucky with three; Kyle Busch is only other driver with multiple wins at Kentucky.  
  • 16 different drivers have posted top-five finishes at Kentucky; led by Kyle Busch with four; followed by Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman, Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski with three.
  •  21 different drivers have posted top-10 finishes at Kentucky; led by Matt Kenseth with six; followed by Brad Keselowski, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch with five each.
  • Kyle Busch leads the series in average finishing position at Kentucky with a 5.167.
  • Brad Keselowski leads all active drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in laps led at Kentucky with 483 laps led in six starts.
Remember, if you're playing Yahoo! Fantasy Auto Racing, your pick deadline is Friday, July 7th at 5 a.m. EDT.

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