Comments: NASCAR Picks for Auto Club


Comments: NASCAR Picks for Auto Club

Additional article: Auto Club Practice Recap: Drivers to Watch

Just when you think the early obstacles are out of the way, something new comes along to doom a perfectly good afternoon of racing for your fantasy team. Last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, a rash of blown tires saddled many big names with bad finishes and even knocked out a few drivers that appeared to be well on their way to top-five finishes. Between the wrecks at Daytona, some early engine issues for various teams and now the Bristol tire issue, a nice normal race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California this weekend would be a welcomed change.

The 2.0-mile oval is a sister track of Michigan International Speedway, and while a wide track surface allows for comfortable side-by-side racing, the high speeds often make clean air and track position the trump card. Not to mention the fact that fuel mileage often becomes the deciding factor because of lack of cautions and extended green flag, which can lead to some tense moments in the closing laps as drivers try to stretch their fuel to the finish. Heck, last year's race even rain shortened. With the way things have gone so far, who knows what to expect Sunday.

Drivers listed in this article:
  1. Kyle Busch, Mars Brands/Interstate Batteries
  2. Kasey Kahne, Farmers Insurance/Great Clips
  3. Jimmie Johnson, Lowe's/Kobalt Tools
  4. Brad Keselowski, Miller Lite
  5. Carl Edwards, Arris/Stanley
  6. Kevin Harvick, Busch Beer/Jimmy Johns
  7. Matt Kenseth, Dolllar General/DeWalt
  8. Clint Bowyer, 5-Hour Energy
  9. Tony Stewart, Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1
  10. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., National Guard/Diet Mountain Dew
  11. Greg Biffle, KFC
  12. Denny Hamlin, FedEx
  13. Jeff Gordon, Drive to End Hunger/3M
  14. Ryan Newman, Caterpillar
  15. Kurt Busch, Monster Energy
  16. Mark Martin, Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1
  17. Martin Truex, Jr., Furniture Row
  18. Paul Menard, Menards
  19. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Zest/Fastenal
  20. A.J. Allmendinger, Kroger
  21. Joey Logano, Shell-Pennzoil
  22. Jamie McMurray, McDonald's/Cessna
  23. Aric Almirola, Smithfield Foods
  24. Jeffrey Earnhardt, Can-Am
  25. Juan Montoya, Target
  26. Marcos Ambrose, Stanley/Dewalt Power Tools
  27. Casey Mears, GEICO
  28. David Reutimann, Burger King/Doctor Pepper
  29. David Ragan, Dr. Pepper
  30. David Stremme, Swan Energy/Nutrition 53
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