Fantasy NASCAR Rankings For 2013 Cheez-It 355

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Fantasy NASCAR Rankings For Cheez-It 355

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Race: Cheez-It 355 at The Glen

Location: Watkins Glen International

Date: Sunday, August 11, 2013 – 1:00 PM ET

Past Winners: Marcos Ambrose (2012), Marcos Ambrose (2011), Juan Pablo Montoya (2010), Tony Stewart (2009), Kyle Busch (2008), Tony Stewart (2007), Kevin Harvick (2006), Tony Stewart (2005), Tony Stewart (2004), Robby Gordon (2003), Tony Stewart (2002), Jeff Gordon (2001), Steve Park (2000), Jeff Gordon (1999), Jeff Gordon (1998), Jeff Gordon (1997)

2012 Results: 1. Marcos Ambrose 2. Brad Keselowski 3. Jimmie Johnson 4. Clint Bowyer 5. Sam Hornish Jr. 6. Greg Biffle 7. Kyle Busch 8. Matt Kenseth 9. Regan Smith 10. Martin Truex Jr. 11. Ryan Newman 12. Paul Menard 13. Kasey Kahne 14. Carl Edwards 15. Kevin Harvick 16. Casey Mears 17. Scott Speed 18. Aric Almirola 19. Tony Stewart 20. David Gilliland 21. Jeff Gordon 22. David Ragan 23. Landon Cassill 24. Travis Kvapil 25. Boris Said 26. Stephen Leicht 27. Bobby Labonte 28. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 29. Joe Nemechek 30. Jeff Burton

Preview:

The road course is back!

This week the field heads to Watkins Glen and the road course has notoriously been one of the trickiest courses for fantasy NASCAR fans to judge. There are always tons of wrecks and the big names never seem to grab the checkered flag.

To help you draft this week, here are the top 20 fantasy NASCAR drivers for the 2013 Cheez-It 355.

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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20. Aric Almirola

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Aric Almirola – Double-A has cracked the top-21 in eight of his last nine races.

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19. Denny Hamlin

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Denny Hamlin – Hamlin finished 34th here in 2012, 36th in 2011, and 37th in 2010. He has never fared well on road courses and will be a risky pick this weekend.

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18. Kevin Harvick

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Kevin Harvick – Harvick will start back in 26th and the veteran has always struggled on non-oval tracks.

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17. Joey Logano

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Joey Logano - J-Lo has an average finish of 21.5 in his four trips to the Glen.

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16. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Junior doesn’t have a single top-10 at Watkins Glen seven attempts.

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15. Paul Menard

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Paul Menard – Menard will start in seventh and the veteran should easily crack the top-20 this Sunday on the road course.

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14. Jeff Gordon

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Jeff Gordon – Gordon has four wins at the Glen, but those were all the way back in 2001. He only has one top-nine finish in his last 11 trips to the road course.

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13. Greg Biffle

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Greg Biffle – The veteran finished sixth here last year and will always be worth a sleeper pick.

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12. Jamie McMurray

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Jamie McMurray – McMurray enters the Glen with five straight top-16 finishes. He will start this race in sixth, so expect another solid outing from Old McDonald this Sunday.

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11. Kurt Busch

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Kurt Busch – Busch has four top-six finishes in his last six races. He looked good in practice this week and will be a quality fantasy option starting back in 13th.

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10. Kasey Kahne

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Kasey Kahne – Kahne is red-hot right now, as he finished third at the Brickyard 400 and won the Pennsylvania 400 last weekend. His 19th place start is a little concerning, but a top-10 finish is still highly likely for the #5 car.

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9. Juan Pablo Montoya

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Juan Pablo Montoya – JPM finished 33rd at Watkins Glen last year after an unfortunate accident. Before that, though, Montoya had four straight top-seven finishes at the Glen, including a win in 2010.

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8. Carl Edwards

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Carl Edwards – Edwards may not have any wins at Watkins Glen, but he has finished inside the top-14 in seven straight appearances.

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7. Clint Bowyer

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Clint Bowyer – Bowyer is shockingly second with 695 points, but yet no one is taking about him. He will start in second this weekend, though, so expect him to be near the front of the pack all afternoon.

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6. Matt Kenseth

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Matt Kenseth – Kenseth has six straight top-14 finishes on the road course.

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5. Martin Truex Jr.

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Martin Truex Jr. – MTJ has five top-15 finishes in his last six trips to Watkins Glen.

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4. Jimmie Johnson

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Jimmie Johnson – Johnson has cracked the top-10 at Watkins Glen in two consecutive trips.

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3. Kyle Busch

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Kyle Busch – Busch has finished inside the top-nine in seven of his last eight races at the Glen. He has also claimed two poles and won the race back in 2008.

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2. Brad Keselowski

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Brad Keslowski – Keselowski has back-to-back second place finishes at the Glen.

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1. Marcos Ambrose

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Marcos Ambrose – Ambrose has finished inside the top-three at the Glen in five straight races, including winning the last two. He has proven that he is the true Road Warrior.

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Fantasy NASCAR Rankings For Cheez-It 355

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Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Race: Cheez-It 355 at The Glen

Location: Watkins Glen International

Date: Sunday, August 11, 2013 – 1:00 PM ET

Past Winners: Marcos Ambrose (2012), Marcos Ambrose (2011), Juan Pablo Montoya (2010), Tony Stewart (2009), Kyle Busch (2008), Tony Stewart (2007), Kevin Harvick (2006), Tony Stewart (2005), Tony Stewart (2004), Robby Gordon (2003), Tony Stewart (2002), Jeff Gordon (2001), Steve Park (2000), Jeff Gordon (1999), Jeff Gordon (1998), Jeff Gordon (1997)

2012 Results: 1. Marcos Ambrose 2. Brad Keselowski 3. Jimmie Johnson 4. Clint Bowyer 5. Sam Hornish Jr. 6. Greg Biffle 7. Kyle Busch 8. Matt Kenseth 9. Regan Smith 10. Martin Truex Jr. 11. Ryan Newman 12. Paul Menard 13. Kasey Kahne 14. Carl Edwards 15. Kevin Harvick 16. Casey Mears 17. Scott Speed 18. Aric Almirola 19. Tony Stewart 20. David Gilliland 21. Jeff Gordon 22. David Ragan 23. Landon Cassill 24. Travis Kvapil 25. Boris Said 26. Stephen Leicht 27. Bobby Labonte 28. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 29. Joe Nemechek 30. Jeff Burton

Preview:

The road course is back!

This week the field heads to Watkins Glen and the road course has notoriously been one of the trickiest courses for fantasy NASCAR fans to judge. There are always tons of wrecks and the big names never seem to grab the checkered flag.

To help you draft this week, here are the top 20 fantasy NASCAR drivers for the 2013 Cheez-It 355.

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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20. Aric Almirola

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Aric Almirola – Double-A has cracked the top-21 in eight of his last nine races.

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19. Denny Hamlin

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Denny Hamlin – Hamlin finished 34th here in 2012, 36th in 2011, and 37th in 2010. He has never fared well on road courses and will be a risky pick this weekend.

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18. Kevin Harvick

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Kevin Harvick – Harvick will start back in 26th and the veteran has always struggled on non-oval tracks.

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17. Joey Logano

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Joey Logano - J-Lo has an average finish of 21.5 in his four trips to the Glen.

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16. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Junior doesn’t have a single top-10 at Watkins Glen seven attempts.

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15. Paul Menard

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Paul Menard – Menard will start in seventh and the veteran should easily crack the top-20 this Sunday on the road course.

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14. Jeff Gordon

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Jeff Gordon – Gordon has four wins at the Glen, but those were all the way back in 2001. He only has one top-nine finish in his last 11 trips to the road course.

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13. Greg Biffle

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Greg Biffle – The veteran finished sixth here last year and will always be worth a sleeper pick.

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12. Jamie McMurray

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Jamie McMurray – McMurray enters the Glen with five straight top-16 finishes. He will start this race in sixth, so expect another solid outing from Old McDonald this Sunday.

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11. Kurt Busch

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Kurt Busch – Busch has four top-six finishes in his last six races. He looked good in practice this week and will be a quality fantasy option starting back in 13th.

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10. Kasey Kahne

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Kasey Kahne – Kahne is red-hot right now, as he finished third at the Brickyard 400 and won the Pennsylvania 400 last weekend. His 19th place start is a little concerning, but a top-10 finish is still highly likely for the #5 car.

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9. Juan Pablo Montoya

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Juan Pablo Montoya – JPM finished 33rd at Watkins Glen last year after an unfortunate accident. Before that, though, Montoya had four straight top-seven finishes at the Glen, including a win in 2010.

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8. Carl Edwards

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Carl Edwards – Edwards may not have any wins at Watkins Glen, but he has finished inside the top-14 in seven straight appearances.

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7. Clint Bowyer

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Clint Bowyer – Bowyer is shockingly second with 695 points, but yet no one is taking about him. He will start in second this weekend, though, so expect him to be near the front of the pack all afternoon.

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6. Matt Kenseth

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Matt Kenseth – Kenseth has six straight top-14 finishes on the road course.

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5. Martin Truex Jr.

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Martin Truex Jr. – MTJ has five top-15 finishes in his last six trips to Watkins Glen.

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4. Jimmie Johnson

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Jimmie Johnson – Johnson has cracked the top-10 at Watkins Glen in two consecutive trips.

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3. Kyle Busch

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Kyle Busch – Busch has finished inside the top-nine in seven of his last eight races at the Glen. He has also claimed two poles and won the race back in 2008.

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2. Brad Keselowski

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Brad Keslowski – Keselowski has back-to-back second place finishes at the Glen.

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1. Marcos Ambrose

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Marcos Ambrose – Ambrose has finished inside the top-three at the Glen in five straight races, including winning the last two. He has proven that he is the true Road Warrior.


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