Fantasy NASCAR rankings: Sylvania 300

by Brian Polking on September 24, 2011 @ 18:30:32 PDT

 


Tony Stewart

For the second time in 2011, Ryan Newman will start a race from the pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In July, Newman not only started first, but he finished first as well. The three-time winner at the track wasn't on the short list of title favorites entering the Chase, but completing a season sweep at NHMS Sunday would certainly put him in the thick of things. Even if he doesn't win, Newman looks like one of several Chasers that should provide plenty of help for fantasy owners Sunday.

Hendrick teammates Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon are on the list of potential fantasy stars as well. They are two of the best flat tracks drivers in the series, and both have piled up excellent numbers at New Hampshire. Not to mention the fact that the two have combined for nine championships. The two were strong throughout practice Saturday, and both will be looking to gain ground after running out of fuel last weekend at Chicagoland.

Making up a lot of ground could be easier said than done, considering both point-leader Kevin Harvick and second-place Tony Stewart were strong on the practice charts as well. In fact, owners shouldn't be surprised if all the Chasers run well Sunday. Since the inception of the playoff format in 2004, the fall race at the track has never been won by a non-Chaser.

Rk
Driver
Car No.
Make Sponsor Team
Starting Pos
1
Jimmie Johnson
48
Chevrolet Lowe's Home Improvement Hendrick Motorsports
10
2
Jeff Gordon
24
Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger Hendrick Motorsports
7
3
Kyle Busch
18
Toyota M&M's Joe Gibbs Racing
8
4
Tony Stewart
14
Chevrolet Office Depot Stewart-Haas Racing
38
5
Ryan Newman
39
Chevrolet U.S. Army Stewart-Haas Racing
1
6
Kurt Busch
22
Dodge Shell/Pennzoil Penske Championship Racing
5
7
Clint Bowyer
33
Chevrolet Cheerios Richard Childress Racing
11
8
Denny Hamlin
11
Toyota FedEx Joe Gibbs Racing
28
9
Kevin Harvick
29
Chevrolet Budweiser Richard Childress Racing
6
10
Carl Edwards
99
Ford Aflac Roush Fenway Racing
23
11
A.J. Allmendinger
43
Ford Best Buy Richard Petty Motorsports
13
12
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
88
Chevrolet Mountain Dew AMP Energy Hendrick Motorsports
12
13
Matt Kenseth
17
Ford Crown Royal Roush Fenway Racing
27
14
Kasey Kahne
4
Toyota Red Bull Red Bull Racing
2
15
Jeff Burton
31
Chevrolet Caterpillar Richard Childress Racing
18
16
Brad Keselowski
2
Dodge Miller Lite Penske Championship Racing
16
17
David Reutimann
00
Toyota Aaron's Michael Waltrip Racing
19
18
Martin Truex Jr.
56
Toyota NAPA Michael Waltrip Racing
9
19
Joey Logano
20
Toyota Home Depot Joe Gibbs Racing
24
20
Juan Pablo Montoya
42
Chevrolet Target Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing
31
21
Marcos Ambrose
9
Ford Stanley Black & Decker Richard Petty Motorsports
29
22
Greg Biffle
16
Ford 3M Roush Fenway Racing
4
23
Mark Martin
5
Chevrolet GoDaddy.com Hendrick Motorsports
21
24
Jamie McMurray
1
Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing
25
25
David Ragan
6
Ford UPS Roush Fenway Racing
26
26
Brian Vickers
83
Toyota Red Bull Red Bull Racing
3
27
Bobby Labonte
47
Toyota Bush's Baked Beans JTG Daugherty Racing
15
28
Paul Menard
27
Chevrolet Menard's Richard Childress Racing
14
29
Regan Smith
78
Chevrolet Furniture Row Furniture Row Racing
17
30
J.J. Yeley
38
Ford Long John Silver's Front Row Motorsports
32
31
Mike Bliss
32
Ford U.S. Chrome FAS Lane Racing
40
32
David Stremme
30
Chevrolet Inception Motorsports Inception Motorsports
34
33
Casey Mears
13
Toyota GEICO Germain Racing
37
34
Dave Blaney
36
Chevrolet Golden Corral Tommy Baldwin Racing
22
35
Travis Kvapil
55
Ford Front Row Motorsports Front Row Motorsports
20
36
Landon Cassill
51
Chevrolet Phoenix Construction Phoenix Racing
30
37
David Gilliland
34
Ford Taco Bell Front Row Motorsports
33
38
Robby Gordon
7
Dodge SPEED Energy Robby Gordon Motorsports
36
39
Andy Lally
71
Ford TRG Motorsports TRG Motorsports
42
40
Josh Wise
37
Ford Bradley University Front Row Motorsports
41
41
Scott Speed
46
Ford RetakeOurGov.com Whitney Motorsports
43
42
Michael McDowell
66
Toyota James Fund HP Racing
35
43
Joe Nemechek
87
Toyota NEMCO Motorsports NEMCO Motorsports
39
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About Brian Polking

Racing has been part of Brian's life ever since he can remember, and he spent his childhood at dirt tracks throughout Ohio and Kentucky watching his father race. NASCAR naturally became his favorite sport, and he has been following the Cup, Nationwide and Truck Series for most of his life. Brian majored in journalism and economics at Ohio State University and becoming a sports writer has always been his dream. Although he has covered everything from minor league baseball to the NCAA tournament, his passion has always been NASCAR. Brian has served as a NASCAR writer for a variety of sites, eventually becoming head editor of the NASCAR section for Fanball.com. His knowledge of NASCAR comes from his life-long love of racing, and he tries to add a personal touch to every article he writes. Brian is always up for talking NASCAR with anyone that wants to. Brian joined KFFL's team in 2011.

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