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Fantasy NASCAR Recommendations for 2011 Good Sam RV Insurance 500 at Pocono Raceway

Posted by chadmusselman on August 1, 2011

Pocono is hosting its second race of the season this weekend for the Good Sam RV Insurance 500.  We all know Pocono Raceway is the huge triangle-shaped track.  The chasers do well here with seven of them in the top ten for best average finish and seven of them having a win here.  What chaser will you choose?

This Week’s Recommendations:

Chaser: Denny Hamlin
Hamlin has the best average finish at the track along with 4 wins, 7 top five, and 8 top ten finishes in 11 races.  No one is better at the track than him.  There is no reason Hamlin shouldn’t be on your team.

Alternate Chaser: Jeff Gordon
Gordon’s 10.3 place average finish at Pocono is 3rd best among active drivers, and his five wins are tied with Bill Elliott.  In 37 career races Gordon has 26 to ten and 17 top five finishes to go with those wins.  He is also the hottest driver on the circuit averaging a 6.2 place finish over the last five races.

Mark Martin
Martin is the non-chaser with the best average finish at Pocono (11.2) and should be on your team this week.  He hasn’t won here yet, but does have 19 top five and 33 top ten finishes in 49 career races.  Martin finished 18th here in the first race and should do better this go-around.

Ryan Newman
1 win, 6 top five, and 8 top ten finishes in 19 career races doesn’t sound too impressive, but a 13.1 place average finish is pretty good.  Even when Newman doesn’t finish in the top ten he’s usually lingering and within the top 15, only finishing outside the top 15 five times.  It’s not a sure bet that Newman will win the race, or even finish in the top ten, but he should be able to get you some good points this week with at least a top 15 finish. 

Dark Horse: Juan Montoya
Montoya has fared very well in Pocono over the past few years.  Since 2009 he has finished in the top ten 4 times in 5 races.  In that span Montoya is averaging an 8.2 place finish.  He finished 7th here in the race earlier in the season.  Put him on your team and collect some points.

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