Fantasy NASCAR rankings: Hollywood Casino 400

by Brian Polking on October 8, 2011 @ 18:58:36 PDT

 


Matt Kenseth

Heading into Sunday's Cup race at Kansas Speedway Jack Roush has to be smiling. The owner of Roush Fenway Racing has four cars starting in the top 15 and three cars starting in the top four spots, including a sweep of the front row. Roush's organization has performed well at the 1.5-mile tracks in 2011, and if qualifying was any indication, fantasy owners may want to lead up on the Roush drivers when setting their fantasy lineups.

Chasers Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth have to be considered the top options out of the Roush stable. Edwards will start second, while Kenseth will roll off fourth. Both drivers have a win at a 1.5-mile track in 2011, and both have been strong at Kansas in the past. Not to mention the fact that Kenseth always seems to run well when he happens to qualify up front.

Pole-sitter Greg Biffle is a particularly interesting option. Unlike his teammates Edwards and Kenseth, Biffle hasn't won a race this season, and he didn't make the Chase. Despite being a major disappointment for the most part, Biffle could deliver some big results for fantasy teams this weekend. He is a two-time winner at Kansas, and he has finished third or better on six occasions. Biffle may have been written off by a lot of owners, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see him in Victory Lane Sunday.

Rk
Driver
Car No.
Make Sponsor Team
Starting Pos
1
Carl Edwards
99
Ford Aflac Roush Fenway Racing
2
2
Jeff Gordon
24
Chevrolet Drive to End Hunger Hendrick Motorsports
10
3
Jimmie Johnson
48
Chevrolet Lowe's Home Improvement Hendrick Motorsports
19
4
Matt Kenseth
17
Ford Crown Royal Roush Fenway Racing
4
5
Tony Stewart
14
Chevrolet Office Depot Stewart-Haas Racing
23
6
Kevin Harvick
29
Chevrolet Budweiser Richard Childress Racing
14
7
Greg Biffle
16
Ford 3M Roush Fenway Racing
1
8
Kyle Busch
18
Toyota M&M's Joe Gibbs Racing
3
9
Brad Keselowski
2
Dodge Miller Lite Penske Championship Racing
12
10
Denny Hamlin
11
Toyota FedEx Joe Gibbs Racing
7
11
Kurt Busch
22
Dodge Shell/Pennzoil Penske Championship Racing
17
12
David Ragan
6
Ford UPS Roush Fenway Racing
13
13
Clint Bowyer
33
Chevrolet Cheerios Richard Childress Racing
24
14
Paul Menard
27
Chevrolet Menard's Richard Childress Racing
6
15
Kasey Kahne
4
Toyota Red Bull Red Bull Racing
5
16
A.J. Allmendinger
43
Ford Best Buy Richard Petty Motorsports
22
17
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
88
Chevrolet Mountain Dew AMP Energy Hendrick Motorsports
18
18
Mark Martin
5
Chevrolet GoDaddy.com Hendrick Motorsports
9
19
Brian Vickers
83
Toyota Red Bull Red Bull Racing
15
20
Ryan Newman
39
Chevrolet U.S. Army Stewart-Haas Racing
11
21
David Reutimann
00
Toyota Aaron's Michael Waltrip Racing
27
22
Juan Pablo Montoya
42
Chevrolet Target Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing
34
23
Martin Truex Jr.
56
Toyota NAPA Michael Waltrip Racing
8
24
Jamie McMurray
1
Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing
29
25
Marcos Ambrose
9
Ford Stanley Black & Decker Richard Petty Motorsports
21
26
Jeff Burton
31
Chevrolet Caterpillar Richard Childress Racing
31
27
Joey Logano
20
Toyota Home Depot Joe Gibbs Racing
20
28
Regan Smith
78
Chevrolet Furniture Row Furniture Row Racing
39
29
Bobby Labonte
47
Toyota Bush's Baked Beans JTG Daugherty Racing
33
30
Casey Mears
13
Toyota GEICO Germain Racing
37
31
Mike Bliss
32
Ford U.S. Chrome FAS Lane Racing
42
32
Dave Blaney
36
Chevrolet Golden Corral Tommy Baldwin Racing
38
33
Landon Cassill
51
Chevrolet Phoenix Construction Phoenix Racing
41
34
David Gilliland
34
Ford Taco Bell Front Row Motorsports
30
35
David Stremme
30
Chevrolet Inception Motorsports Inception Motorsports
32
36
J.J. Yeley
38
Ford Long John Silver's Front Row Motorsports
28
37
Robby Gordon
7
Dodge SPEED Energy Robby Gordon Motorsports
16
38
Travis Kvapil
55
Ford Front Row Motorsports Front Row Motorsports
36
39
Andy Lally
71
Ford TRG Motorsports TRG Motorsports
35
40
Austin Dillon
98
Chevrolet Camping World Richard Childress Racing
26
41
Scott Speed
46
Ford RetakeOurGov.com Whitney Motorsports
25
42
Michael McDowell
66
Toyota James Fund HP Racing
40
43
Joe Nemechek
87
Toyota NEMCO Motorsports NEMCO Motorsports
43
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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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