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Fantasy NASCAR Recommendations for 2011 AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway

Posted by chadmusselman on September 26, 2011

Tony Stewart certainly knows when to kick it in high gear winning the opening two races of the chase.  Can he continue the hot streak when he hits Dover?  All of the chasers are pretty hot of late; the top ten drivers that have the best average finish over the past five races are all chasers.  They’re closing the door on the non-chasers and showing everyone how good they really are.

One chaser that needs to start cranking out top ten finishes is Jimmie Johnson.  His run of consecutive championships will be in serious jeopardy if he doesn’t get a top five or ten finish in Dover and climb a few positions in the standings.  Johnson is currently 10th, 29points out of first.  He has a lot of ground to make up, but if anyone can do it Jimmie can.  Johnson can’t be counted out until the season is over.

This Week’s Recommendations

Chaser: Carl Edwards
Carl Edwards is my recommended chaser this week for two reasons.  1. He has the best average finish at Dover among active drivers (7.6).  2. He is the 2nd hottest driver in NASCAR averaging a 5.6 place finish over the last 5 races.  Put those two stats together and it seems like an easy pick.  Edwards only has one win at the track but has 6 top five and 10 top ten finishes in 14 career races.  You know he’s a really good driver, and this week he should be able to get you a lot of points for your fantasy team.

Alternate Chaser: Brad Keselowski
You could put Brad Keselowski on your team for the simple fact that he’s the hottest driver NASCAR.  The kid has been amazing over the last 9 races.  Since Brickyard 400 (a span of 9 races) where he finished 9th, Keselowski has 8 top ten and 6 top five finishes with two wins.  His worst finish in that stretch is 12th!  I don’t know how long this run can last for Keselowski, but I wouldn’t bet against him until you know for sure it is over.

Greg Biffle
Biffle missed the chase, but had a strong run last weekend finishing 3rd.  Dover is a track that Biffle has performed well, averaging an 11.4 place finish in 18 career races.  Along with that he has also won here twice with 6 top five and 10 top ten finishes.   Biffle is still a quality driver that can earn you a lot of points.  He’s had some tough patches this season, but he did well last weekend and with his history at Dover it looks like Biffle could go on a mini hot streak and get you more points this week.

A.J. Allmendinger
Allmendinger was my pre-season pick to be the most surprising driver of 2012.  Although I think Brad Keselowsi took that honor, Allmendinger wasn’t too far off.  He’s currently 15th in points, only four away from 12th.  Allmendinger has shown consistent improvement over the past few years and is quietly becoming a good driver that can be counted on week in and week out to have good finishes.  He’s not flashy, but gets the job done.  Allmendinger has had recent success in Dover finishing 10th and 7th in two of the last four races at the track.  He should be able to contend for a top ten finish this weekend and get some points for your team.

Dark Horse: Jeff Burton
I think we all know that Jeff Burton is a way better driver than being 24th in points.  Last year at both Dover races Burton finished 2nd.  For his career he has a win, 8 top five and 15 top ten finishes at the track.  He’s better than what’s been shown this season and he should be good for your team this weekend.


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