Carl Edwards will lead the field to the green for the second time this season, and he will be joined in the top-five by two other Roush Fenway Racing drivers. The Ford teams are clearly blossoming after struggling throughout the first half of last season, and Edwards is leading the charge. A lot of the success has been credited to the FR9 engine, but Sunday's race at Bristol will be a true test.
Short track racing is less about horsepower and more about handling in the corners. Passing is difficult, and the straightaways certainly aren't long enough for drivers to take advantage of a little extra power under the hood. If Edwards and the rest of the Ford drivers run well again Sunday, fantasy owners have to consider the top Ford drivers legitimate powers going forward.
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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