Jimmie Johnson Fantasy NASCAR
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Jimmie Johnson – Since 2008 at Kansas Jimmie Johnson has two wins and has finished 9th or better every race (4.0 average finish). Other impressive stats of his since then are his 123.6 driver rating (best in series), 374 laps led (best in series) and 6.4 average running position (tied for best in series). Last fall Jimmie Johnson visited victory lane and was just .8 away from posting a perfect driver rating. My prediction is that Jimmie Johnson will win the STP 400.

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Greg Biffle – Biffle is so good at Kansas that he can win with a 4th place car (video). Currently Biffle is in the midst of a six race top ten streak at Kansas. In this streak he has two wins and a 4.3 average finish. From a career standpoint Kansas is arguably the Biff’s best track. With the exception of his rookie year all of his finishes have been in the top 12.  Last season Biffle finished 8th and 10th at Kansas. Coming off win at Texas I think Biffle is lock for a top five finish. If you’ve been sticking with the Biff expect another good performance in the STP 400.

Jeff Gordon – Gordon won the first two races at Kansas and as long as he doesn’t have fuel pump or engine problems he’s finished in the top thirteen every race. Last fall Jeff Gordon had a top five car but his motor blew up around lap 220 (Yahoo! race chart). In the five most recent races that he didn’t have problems he’s finished 4th, 5th, 2nd, 4th and 5th. Gordon was good at California (similar track) earlier this year but pit mistakes proved costly.

Matt Kenseth – Kenseth has never won at Kansas but how can you not like his recent 7th, 6th and 4th place finishes. Last fall Kenseth had the second best driver rating (121.3). If your league rewards bonus points for leading laps don’t overlook the #17. He’s led laps in four out of the last five races at Kansas. I’m never afraid to pick Kenseth at an intermediate track and you shouldn’t be either.

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