Fantasy NASCAR rankings: Aaron's 499

by Brian Polking on April 16, 2011 @ 16:14:11 PDT

 


Clint Bowyer

Last weekend, Roush Fenway Racing dominated the action at Texas Motor Speedway from start to finish. After qualifying at Talladega Superspeedway, it appears Hendrick Motorsports is looking to do the same this weekend. The four-car organization swept the top four spots during qualifying with Jeff Gordon grabbing the pole. However, backing up those results in Sunday's race won't be easy.

Qualifying up front doesn't have much correlation on success at Talladega. It is one of the few tracks where drivers can get from the back to the front in a handful of laps. As impressive as the sweep during qualifying was, fantasy owners shouldn't be swayed into loading up on HMS drivers. Talladega is still a roll of the dice, and if you play in a league that limits the number of starts per driver, saving Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon for another race is still the smarter option.

Rk
Driver
Car No.
Make
Sponsor
Team
Starting Pos
1
29
Chevrolet
Budweiser
38
2
22
Dodge
Shell/Pennzoil
8
3
33
Chevrolet
Cheerios
10
4
88
Chevrolet
Mountain Dew AMP Energy
4
5
42
Chevrolet
Target
13
6
48
Chevrolet
Lowe's Home Improvement
2
7
14
Chevrolet
Office Depot
30
8
20
Toyota
Home Depot
36
9
27
Chevrolet
Menard's
5
10
6
Ford
UPS
7
11
24
Chevrolet
Drive to End Hunger
1
12
18
Toyota
M&M's
34
13
2
Dodge
Miller Lite
19
14
11
Toyota
FedEx
29
15
39
Chevrolet
U.S. Army
23
16
31
Chevrolet
Caterpillar
27
17
1
Chevrolet
Bass Pro Shops
21
18
00
Toyota
Aaron's
14
19
99
Ford
Aflac
20
20
78
Chevrolet
Furniture Row
18
21
17
Ford
Crown Royal
25
22
83
Toyota
Red Bull
9
23
16
Ford
3M
17
24
4
Toyota
Red Bull
31
25
5
Chevrolet
GoDaddy.com
3
26
56
Toyota
NAPA
26
27
21
Ford
Motorcraft
11
28
43
Ford
Best Buy
16
29
47
Toyota
Bush's Baked Beans
15
30
9
Ford
Stanley Black & Decker
24
31
15
Toyota
Aaron's
12
32
35
Chevrolet
Unsponsored
33
33
13
Toyota
GEICO
40
34
34
Ford
Taco Bell
39
35
32
Ford
C&J Energy
41
36
09
Chevrolet
Security Benefit
6
37
71
Chevrolet
Eco-Fuel Saver
37
38
7
Dodge
Fast Five
42
39
38
Ford
Long John Silver's
28
40
46
Chevrolet
Red Line Oil
43
41
97
Toyota
Extenze
32
42
36
Chevrolet
Golden Corral
35
43
87
Toyota
AM FM Energy
22
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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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