If Jimmie Johnson is going to make a charge and win his seventh straight Sprint Cup title, it could start this weekend at Dover. He has won six times at the “Monster Mile” in his career, and he qualified sixth for Sunday’s race. Johnson has also won two consecutive Chase events at the track. Fantasy owners should keep in mind that whenever people start to doubt Johnson, he seems to make a major statement.
Johnson wasn’t the only big name to qualify near the front. Former Dover winners Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch will roll off inside the top five. Edwards is among the most consistent options at the track, while Busch has reeled off three straight finishes of sixth or better.
There are also plenty of sleeper options starting up front, including pole-sitter Martin Truex Jr. He has won just a single race in his Cup career, but that victory came in dominating fashion at Dover. Seventh-place qualifier A.J. Allmendinger nearly won his first race at the track in this race one year ago. He led 143 laps before cutting a tire and falling two laps off the pace. Incredibly, Allmendinger rallied to finish 10th that afternoon.
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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