Comments: NASCAR Picks for Texas

Comments: NASCAR Picks for Texas

After slowing things down with a trip to Martinsville Speedway, the Cup Series gets back up to speed so to speak this weekend with a trip to Texas Motor Speedway. The 1.5-mile oval is usually among the fastest tracks on the schedule with drivers routinely topping 200 mph down the straightaways. The high speeds also make for some wild restarts as well as some heart-stopping moments on the exit of the corners. Not to mention the fact that there have been some violent, multi-car wrecks at Texas in the past that have produced the carnage that is usually reserved for superspeedways. If you watched the 2010 spring race, you already know what I'm talking about.

On the plus side, a lot of NASCAR's big names have enjoyed a lot of success at the track, and there opportunity exists for fantasy owners to have a big day. That being said, engine issues, tire issues, fuel mileage and the aforementioned Texas-style "Big One" could all throw a wrench in those plans in a hurry. In other words, fantasy owners should be cautiously optimistic about this weekend's race.

Drivers listed in this article:
  1. Matt Kenseth, Dolllar General/DeWalt
  2. Jimmie Johnson, Lowe's/Kobalt Tools
  3. Kyle Busch, Mars Brands/Interstate Batteries
  4. Greg Biffle, Ortho
  5. Brad Keselowski, Miller Lite
  6. Kasey Kahne, Farmers Insurance/Great Clips
  7. Carl Edwards, Arris/Stanley
  8. Clint Bowyer, 5-Hour Energy
  9. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., National Guard/Diet Mountain Dew
  10. Jeff Gordon, Drive to End Hunger/3M
  11. Tony Stewart, Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1
  12. Brian Vickers, Aaron's Dream Machine
  13. Kevin Harvick, Budweiser/Jimmy Johns
  14. Mark Martin, Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1
  15. Martin Truex, Jr., Furniture Row
  16. Kurt Busch, Haas Automation
  17. Paul Menard, Menards
  18. Joey Logano, Shell-Pennzoil
  19. Aric Almirola, Smithfield Foods
  20. Ryan Newman, Caterpillar
  21. Jamie McMurray, McDonald's/Cessna
  22. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Zest/Fastenal
  23. Jeff Burton, PEAK BlueDEF
  24. Marcos Ambrose, Stanley/Dewalt Power Tools
  25. Juan Montoya, Target
  26. Casey Mears, GEICO
  27. Trevor Bayne, AdvoCare
  28. Austin Dillon, Dow Chemical/Cheerios
  29. David Ragan, CSX Transportation/Peanut Patch
  30. Danica Patrick,
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