has been having a career year, and the good times kept coming for the point leader at Darlington Raceway Friday. He grabbed his second pole of the season, and he will be looking to parlay it into his second trip to Victory Lane in 2012. Biffle is a two-time winner at the track, and it's also worth noting that he started inside the top 10 in both of his previous victories. He has been a fantasy stud from the drop of the green at Daytona, and he isn't likely to slow down Saturday night.
Biffle isn't the only strong fantasy option starting near the front of the field. Joining Biffle on the front row will be fellow two-time Darlington winner Jimmie Johnson, and his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne will start third. Kahne may be the hottest driver in the series. After a slow start, he has four straight top-10s, including back-to-back top-five finishes. Former Darlington winners Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin are also starting in the top 10, along with Ryan Newman and Martin Truex Jr. Newman has finished in the top 10 in all three races at the track with Stewart-Haas Racing, and Truex has finished in the top 15 in five of his
six career start at the track.
In terms of sleeper picks, Regan Smith and Jamie McMurray appear to be the top options. Smith qualified ninth, and he is the defending winner of this weekend's race. Meanwhile, McMurray will start 11th Saturday night, and he has finished second and ninth in his last two starts at Darlington.
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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