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Frontstretch Fantasy Insider: Expect to See Roush Fenway Up Front at Dover

When it comes to Dover, you can pretty much pick any combination of Roushkateers and be assured of piling up the fantasy points. They’ve got poles, they’ve got wins, they’ve got more top 10s then you can shake a stick at and lets face it, the law of averages says one of them is gonna break through and take a checkered flag at some point in 2010. So read on to see which of the Cat in the Hat’s drivers are most likely to win and why NASCAR’s hottest driver is about to turn cold!


With all due respect to Carl Edwards, who has a fine history at Dover, we’re gonna put our money on Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth. Kenseth has posted a career finishing average of 13th at the Monster Mile and also has put up top-10 finishes in eight of the last nine events there. Of those eight runs, six are top fives, including a win. His only blemish during that time was due to a blown engine. The Biff has put up a streak of 11 consecutive top-15 runs with wins in 2005 and 2008. Look for top 10s from both of these competitors.

Who Will Carry You

Some names not normally found here are going to pay dividends for you this weekend. When the checkered flag waves Sunday afternoon you’ll find David Ragan, David Reutimann and Sam Hornish Jr. all in the top 20. Ragan, another out of the Roush Fenway stable, has six straight top-25 finishes here. Couple that with top 20s in five of his last six events and the stars look aligned for this young driver.

Reutimann has a decent history here with top 20s in three of his five races he’s run. He’s also on a bit of a roll with three consecutive top-15 finishes and a top 20 this Sunday looks like a sure thing for him too.

Hornish isn’t quite the lock like the previous two drivers are but hey, God hates a coward right? Sam has run at Dover four times and finished top 20 twice. His luck lately has been kinda crappy though, resulting in back-to-back finishes worse than 30th. So I am thinking he’s due for a decent run, is a cheap driver to pick up in most leagues and at the very least is gonna beat the start-and-park guys, Bobby Labonte, Travis Kvapil and Denny Hamlin, so why not grab him this week?

Who Will Bury You

Hamlin‘s run is about to come to a screeching halt. He’s finished better than 22nd in just one of the last six races at Dover. Of those five others, four are worse than 30th and his career-average finish is just 25th. His value now is way too high to keep him on your team this week. Sell him and buy him back next week when his value drops a bit.

So there you have it, your fantasy preview for Dover. Now you’ve got plenty of information to go set your lineups with confidence once again. And don’t forget to check out the Frontstretch fantasy racing Game of Tomorrow. It’s up and running and the standings are posted! We’ll see you in two weeks when we preview NASCAR’s 24 hours of Charlotte, also known as the Coca-Cola 600.

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