Heading into Sunday's Cup race at Kansas Speedway Jack Roush has to be smiling. The owner of Roush Fenway Racing has four cars starting in the top 15 and three cars starting in the top four spots, including a sweep of the front row. Roush's organization has performed well at the 1.5-mile tracks in 2011, and if qualifying was any indication, fantasy owners may want to lead up on the Roush drivers when setting their fantasy lineups.
Chasers Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth have to be considered the top options out of the Roush stable. Edwards will start second, while Kenseth will roll off fourth. Both drivers have a win at a 1.5-mile track in 2011, and both have been strong at Kansas in the past. Not to mention the fact that Kenseth always seems to run well when he happens to qualify up front.
Pole-sitter Greg Biffle is a particularly interesting option. Unlike his teammates Edwards and Kenseth, Biffle hasn't won a race this season, and he didn't make the Chase. Despite being a major disappointment for the most part, Biffle could deliver some big results for fantasy teams this weekend. He is a two-time winner at Kansas, and he has finished third or better on six occasions. Biffle may have been written off by a lot of owners, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see him in Victory Lane Sunday.
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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