NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Xfinity 500 at Martinsville

Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
By Race
Martin Truex Jr. - 4
All with 3 - Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, and Ryan Blaney
Both with 2 - Chase Elliott, and Ryan Newman

By Track
Brad Keselowski -10
Kyle Busch - 8
Both with 7 - Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr.
Both with 6 - Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney

Last Year's Race Winner: Chase Elliott

My Final Four: Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, William Byron, and Bubba Wallace

Points to Ponder:
  • 36 of the 141 (25.53%) NASCAR Cup Series races at Martinsville Speedway have been won from the front row: 21 from the first starting position and 15 from the second starting position.
  • Hendrick Motorsports leads the NASCAR Cup Series in wins at Martinsville Speedway with 25 victories. Joe Gibbs Racing ranks second with 13.
  • Nine of the 54 NASCAR Cup Series Martinsville Speedway race winners are active this weekend. 
  • Denny Hamlin leads the NASCAR Cup Series in wins among active drivers at Martinsville Speedway with five victories; followed by Martin Truex Jr. with three wins; Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch and Kyle Busch, each with two wins; and Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Ryan Newman and Kevin Harvick with one win each.
  • Martin Truex Jr. is the most recent driver to win consecutive races at Martinsville (2019 Playoff race / spring of 2020). 
  • Among active drivers Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin are tied in runner up finishes with three each.
  • Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch lead all active Cup drivers with 16 Top 5 finishes each at Martinsville Speedway. 
  • Denny Hamlin leads all active Cup drivers in Top 10s at Martinsville with 22, followed by Kevin Harvick with 20. 
  • Denny Hamlin (31 starts) leads the NASCAR Cup Series among active drivers in average finishing position at Martinsville Speedway with 9.710, followed by Ryan Blaney with 10.7 (11 starts).
  • Denny Hamlin leads all active drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series in laps led at Martinsville Speedway with 1,884 laps led in 31 starts (12.5% of his laps completed at the track).
Remember, if you're playing Driver Group Game, make your picks by 2 p.m. ET on race day Sunday, October 31st.

Enjoy the race!

Carol D'Agostino has been playing Fantasy NASCAR for 15 years. She launched NASCAR Fantasy Fusion for Skirts & Scuffs in October 2011. Each week, Carol pores through statistics and combs through her personal notebooks to arm fans with analysis and picking strategies that will leave their friends wondering how they got so smart. Carol also does race coverage for Skirts & Scuffs at Richmond Raceway and occasionally at her home track, Dover International Speedway. She is also part of the distinguished NASCAR Expert Picks panel at formerly called Fantasy Racing Cheat Sheet.

When she isn’t wielding her fantasy-racing superpowers, you’ll find Carol hammering out a news release or creating a marketing strategy at a small niche public relations firm she founded called Purple Cat or executing downtown revitalization projects for a small town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Xfinity 500 at Martinsville NASCAR Fantasy Fusion: Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Reviewed by Carol D'Agostino on Friday, October 29, 2021 Rating: 5