Greg Biffle – Greg Biffle has a streak of four straight top 8 finishes at Indy. This feat is matched by no other. In these four races he has the fourth best driver rating (104.5), the third best average running position (8.8) and the best average finish (5.5). Last season Biffle finished 7th but his performance was that of a mid pack projected driver. His average running position was 16th and he didn’t even run in the top fifteen for half the race. This season at Pocono (similar track) Biffle had a fast car. He led 19 laps but had motor problems about two-thirds through the race. (Yahoo! B Driver)
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Mark Martin – Last year at Indy Mark Martin finished 8th. He didn’t have an 8th place car though. He was a hyper mileage driver just like Paul Menard, Regan Smith, and Jamie McMurray. If fuel mileage didn’t come into the equation he likely would’ve finished in the mid to high teens. Mark Martin has been very consistent at the Brickyard. Since 2005 his average finish is 7.1 and he hasn’t finished lower than 11th. Pocono is a similar track and earlier this year Mark Martin was one slight bump away from victory lane. Mark Martin will be very rested for this race. Our last sighting of him was at Michigan in June. I predict Martin will finish in the top ten. (Yahoo! B Driver)
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Kyle Busch – Last season Kyle Busch finished 10th at Indianapolis. I think it’s remarkable he finished that well. He had an eventful race last year. He started in 29th, had contact with Tony Stewart on pit road and also rubbed the outside wall. Kyle Busch has been in seven races at the Brickyard and one thing no one can argue about him is that he’s been consistent. He’s only finished outside the top ten twice. One finish outside the top ten was in 2008 (15th, tire debacle year) and the other was in 2009 (38th, blew right front tire). With the amount of problems Kyle Busch has had since June I would consider him a high risk pick. (Yahoo! A Driver)