After starting the Chase with a pair of victories, a bad car at Dover and bad pit strategy at Kansas had his title hopes suddenly on the rocks. However, he could revive his hopes this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Stewart will start on the pole at the 1.5-mile track for the first time in his career Saturday night, and the former Charlotte winner is always dangerous when he qualifies near the front of the field.
Of course, the same can be said about Matt Kenseth. He will join Stewart on the front row Saturday, and a strong qualifying run normally marks Kenseth as a threat to win. The fact that he led the most laps at Charlotte earlier this year only increases her fantasy value further.
Fantasy owners can't forget about five-time champ Jimmie Johnson either. He delivered a top-10 qualifying run, and more importantly, he is a six-time winner at Charlotte. He has led the most laps in the last two races of the Chase, and he has finished first and third in his last two fall starts at Charlotte. No driver is better this time of the year than Johnson.
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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