Jeff Gordon Fantasy NASCAR 2013
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Jeff Gordon – In August Jeff Gordon started in 11th, had the third best average running position (8th) and finished 3rd. If it wasn’t for segments of the race where others used pit strategy he likely would’ve driven in the top five the entire race. In the Food City 500 I think Jeff Gordon should be strong but I’m ranking him just short of being a Top Tier Elite” pick. Gordon’s always good at this half mile oval under any circumstance. One particular performance even though it was a while ago that really stands out is the spring race of 2007. That was the first race in the COT (Bristol). In that event he started on the pole and finished 3rd. This race will be won by a quick learner and Jeff Gordon certainly fits that billing. (Yahoo! A Driver)

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Martin Treux jr. – The Bristol track changes last year were to Treux Jr.’s benefit. The fast lane around Thunder Valley is the high line and Truex can excel at venues where that comes into play. Last summer Truex Jr. was impressive. On lap #364 he took the lead and paced the field for 44 laps. Also in the race he earned the 4th best driver rating and finished 11th. If pit strategy wasn’t such a crucial element in that race then he would’ve been a contender for the win. Before the recent track changes Treux Jr. was pretty good here thanks to the high line. His last two finishes on the old surface were 2nd and 3rd. (Yahoo! B Driver)

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Clint Bowyer – Clint Bowyer is a driver who I could envision in victory lane. The last time the series raced at Bristol he had a  hot rod under him. He finished 7th and had a 10th place average running position. Also in the night race last year the whole MWR organization was good and those notes will help in the second trip to the reconfigured Bristol. One attribute I like about Bowyer is his short track prowess. He can get the job done on this track type. Last year at these venues he scored the most points in the series and was also the only driver who finished in the top ten every race. (Yahoo! A Driver)

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