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Aric Almirola – Bristol ranks as one of Aric Almirola’s best tracks. Over the last seven races minus the two he had major trouble (spring 2016 and summer 2014) he has a 12.4 average finish and a 15.6 average running position. Last summer Almirola had a respectable afternoon and when the checkered flag waved he finished 14th. It should be noted he was aided by heavy attrition and his average running position was 22nd. In spring 2016 he might’ve had teens potential but with 64 laps to go while he was running in 19th he got into the wall hard. That caused him to finish 34th. In summer 2015 he had an OK showing. He finished 17th, had a 20th place average running position and earned the 19th best driver rating. In spring 2015 he was solid throughout the event. He finished 13th, had a 13th place average running position and earned the 14th best driver rating. Heading into Bristol it should be noted Almirola has five straight results between 14th and 19th. (Yahoo B Driver)

Further Recommended Reading – Asterisk Mark Report, PROS Rankings, PROS Extended  Rankings, DraftKings Summer 2016 Points, DraftKings Driver Average Points Rankings, Scouting Report

Paul Menard – Bristol ranks as one of Paul Menard’s better tracks. In 7 of the last 10 races he’s finished between 6th and 15th. If you’re looking for a mid-tier driver he isn’t a bad option. Last August he ran well but finished a misleading 32nd after getting collected in a wreck around lap 370. At the time of that incident he was running in 11th. Last spring he avoided trouble and had a solid afternoon. He started 14th, finished 15th and had a 15th place average running position. In August 2015 he had a very disappointing performance, he finished 24th, had a 27th place average running position and earned the 31st best driver rating. In spring 2015 he ran well and the number you need to know about him is 11. He finished 11th, had an 11th place average running position and earned the 11th best driver rating. In 5 of the 6 Bristol races prior to that he finished between 6th and 10th. This year in incident free races Menard has typically been about a 20th place driver. (Yahoo B Driver)

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