Comments: NASCAR Picks for New Hampshire

Comments: NASCAR Picks for New Hampshire

After another crash-filled trip to Daytona, this weekend's race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway should be a welcomed break for fantasy owners. After all, the flat, tight corners of the 1.0-mile oval make side-by-side racing difficult, let alone allow for the three-wide racing that led to several big wrecks at Daytona. Of course, fuel mileage, rain and pit strategy are waiting to jumble up the running order this weekend, but at the very least, fantasy owners shouldn't have to worry about seeing their entire roster leveled in a matter of seconds.

In general, New Hampshire is one of the more unique tracks on the schedule. It's shaped very similarly to Martinsville, but it is the same length as Dover. The longer straightaways produce higher speeds, and drivers need to conserve their brakes to make sure they can maneuver the flat corners in the later stages. Passing tends to be difficult, but from a fantasy perspective, the drivers that tend to run well at the flat tracks have a lot of success at New Hampshire. As long as Mother Nature cooperates and doesn't produce a rain-shortened race, Sunday's race could provide a good opportunity for fantasy owners to pile up some points.

Drivers listed in this article:
  1. Tony Stewart, Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1
  2. Jimmie Johnson, Lowe's/Kobalt Tools
  3. Jeff Gordon, Drive to End Hunger/3M
  4. Denny Hamlin, FedEx
  5. Kasey Kahne, Farmers Insurance/Great Clips
  6. Kevin Harvick, Budweiser/Jimmy Johns
  7. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., National Guard/Diet Mountain Dew
  8. Ryan Newman, Caterpillar
  9. Kyle Busch, Mars Brands/Interstate Batteries
  10. Brad Keselowski, Miller Lite
  11. Clint Bowyer, 5-Hour Energy
  12. Matt Kenseth, Dolllar General/DeWalt
  13. Greg Biffle, Ortho
  14. Carl Edwards, Arris/Stanley
  15. Martin Truex, Jr., Furniture Row
  16. Jeff Burton, PEAK BlueDEF
  17. Joey Logano, Shell-Pennzoil
  18. Brian Vickers, Aaron's Dream Machine
  19. Marcos Ambrose, Stanley/Dewalt Power Tools
  20. Kurt Busch, Haas Automation
  21. Juan Montoya, Target
  22. Jamie McMurray, McDonald's/Cessna
  23. A.J. Allmendinger, Kingsford/Clorox
  24. Regan Smith, Haas Automation
  25. Paul Menard, Menards
  26. Aric Almirola, Smithfield Foods
  27. Bobby Labonte, C&J Energy Services
  28. David Ragan, Mars Brand
  29. David Reutimann, Burger King/Doctor Pepper
  30. Casey Mears, GEICO
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