Comments: NASCAR Picks for Kansas

Comments: NASCAR Picks for Kansas

For the second week in a row and the third time in 2013, the Cup Series will visit a 1.5-mile track this weekend. Kansas Speedway will be the site of Sunday's STP 400, and the track is one of the newer additions to the schedule. Kansas didn't host its first Cup race until 2001, and 2013 will mark just the third year that the track will host two events in the same season. That being said, Kansas has already played host to some bizarre moments and been instrumental in shaping several of the championship battles during the Chase. Of course, this weekend's race won't have serious title implications for the drivers, but the same can't be said for fantasy owners.

On the plus side, back-to-back trips to 1.5-mile tracks should give drivers that are running well the chance to stay hot. As a result, fantasy owners may not have to retool their lineups as much prior to Sunday's race as they normally would. With races at Richmond, Talladega and Darlington on the horizon, Sunday's race could be the calm before the storm.

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