The talk around the garage the past week has been the budding rivalry between Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch. The two are used to going head-to-head in the Nationwide Series, but the two have been battling more and more in the Cup Series lately as well. Things got physical at Phoenix earlier this year when Busch wrecked Edwards, and Edwards has vowed that payback will be coming at some point.
In the meantime, fantasy owners should enjoy the benefits of the rivalry. Both drivers were tabbed as two potential candidates to dethrone Jimmie Johnson, and they enter Sunday's race at Auto Club Speedway having won the last two races. Busch and Edwards are both running at an elite level, and while they might care who wins and who runs second, fantasy owners can use both drivers and get the best of both worlds.
Although Edwards isn't likely to deliver his payback this weekend with the high speeds seen at Fontana, that doesn't mean there won't be some fireworks Sunday. The race that was 500 miles one year ago is just 400 miles this year, and drivers will be pushing for track position early and often with fewer laps to work with. It could be another rough afternoon for fantasy owners if drivers start getting too aggressive.
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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