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Top 10 Fantasy NASCAR Drivers For 2013 Auto Club 400

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Top 10 Fantasy Drivers For Auto Club 400

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Race: Auto Club 400

Location: Auto Club Speedway – Fontana, California

Date: Sunday, March 24, 2013

Time: 3:00 PM ET

Past Winners: Tony Stewart (2012), Kevin Harvick (2011), Jimmie Johnson (2010), Matt Kenseth (2009), Carl Edwards (2008), Matt Kenseth (2007), Matt Kenseth (2006), Greg Biffle (2005), Jeff Gordon (2004), Kurt Busch (2003), Jimmie Johnson (2002), Rusty Wallace (2001), Jeremy Mayfield (2000), Jeff Gordon (1999), Mark Martin (1998), Jeff Gordon (1997)


The Auto Club 400, formerly the California 500, has always been a race for the big names to grab the checked flag. Stars like Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, and Mark Martin have all won the race in recent years, so expect them all to be extremely popular fantasy picks this week.

Matt Kenseth has shockingly won this race three times and has dominated the track. He will easily be one of the top picks this weekend, so don’t sleep on the #20 car on one of his favorite speedways.

There will also be some great sleepers to watch for, like Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Joey Logano, Casey Mears, and Jamie McMurray. Most fantasy owners will be focusing on the big names, but there will always be value once the superstars comes off the board.

To help you in drafts this week, here are the top 10 fantasy NASCAR drivers for the 2013 Auto Club 400:

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10. Greg Biffle

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Greg Biffle – Biff has cracked the top-17 in all four races this season and is currently ranked fifth in Sprint Cup points. He finished sixth at the AC400 last year, so expect another top-10 finish from Biff this weekend.

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9. Kasey Kahne

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Kasey Kahne – Kahne won the Food City 500 last weekend and is racing better than he ever has before.

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8. Tony Stewart

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Tony Stewart – Stewart won the Auto Club 400 last year, but he has severely struggled to stay on the track this year.

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7. Carl Edwards

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Carl Edwards – Edwards has two top-five finishes this season and his past success at this track will make him a popular pick this weekend.

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6. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Junior is driving like a man on a mission this season. He has finished inside the top-seven in all four races and is finally living up to his enormous hype.

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5. Kyle Busch

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Kyle Busch – Busch finished second last weekend at Bristol and fourth the week before that at Las Vegas. He led 80 laps at last year's AC400 on his way to a second place finish, so expect a similarly strong showing this weekend.

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4. Denny Hamlin

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Denny Hamlin - Hamlin will begin the race on the pole, so expect him to easily finish within the top-five this Sunday.

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3. Jimmie Johnson

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Jimmie Johnson – Johnson won here in 2010 and has cracked the top-10 in nine straight races in California.

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2. Brad Keselowski

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Brad Keselowski – Keselowski has not won a race this year, but the defending Sprint Cup Champion has finished inside the top-four in all four races.

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1. Matt Kenseth

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Matt Kenseth – Kenseth has won this race three times in the last seven years. He is having a very strong season and will easily be the number one driver off the board this weekend.