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Fantasy Rankings For IRWIN Tools Night Race

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Race: IRWIN Tools Night Race

Location: Bristol Motor Speedway

Date: Saturday, August, 24 2013

Past Winners: Denny Hamlin (2012), Brad Keselowski (2011), Kyle Busch (2010), Kyle Busch (2009), Carl Edwards (2008), Carl Edwards (2007), Matt Kenseth (2006), Matt Kenseth (2005), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2004), Kurt Busch (2003), Jeff Gordon (2002), Tony Stewart (2001), Rusty Wallace (2000)

2012 Results: 1. Denny Hamlin 2. Jimmie Johnson 3. Jeff Gordon 4. Brian Vickers 5. Marcos Ambrose 6. Kyle Busch 7. Clint Bowyer 8. Joey Logano 9. Kasey Kahne 10. Paul Menard 11. Martin Truex Jr. 12. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 13. Juan Pablo Montoya 14. Bobby Labonte 15. Kevin Harvick 16. Regan Smith 17. Jamie McMurray 18. Travis Kvapil 19. Greg Biffle 20. David Gilliland 21. Casey Mears 22. Carl Edwards 23. Michael McDowell 24. Landon Cassill 25. Matt Kenseth 26. Dave Blaney 27. Tony Stewart 28. Kurt Busch 29. Danica Patrick 30. Brad Keselowski 31. Jason Leffler 32. David Ragan 33. Jeff Burton 34. Sam Hornish Jr. 35. Aric Almirola 36. Ryan Newman 37. David Stremme 38. Josh Wise 39. Joe Nemechek 40. Stephen Leicht 41. Ken Schrader 42. Mike Bliss

To help you draft this weekend, here are the top-20 fantasy NASCAR drivers for the 2013 IRWIN Tools Night Race.

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20. Jeff Gordon

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Jeff Gordon – Gordon is another veteran that will start at the back of the field this Saturday. Gordon’s 32nd place start will make him a risky fantasy option.

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19. Aric Almirola

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Aric Almirola – Doulbe-A will start the Night Race in 10th place. He may not be the biggest name on the circuit, but he can certainly be a worthy sleeper to look for.

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18. Greg Biffle

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Greg Biffle – Biffle will start all the way back in 29th place, but the veteran can still make some noise on Saturday night. Earlier this year at Bristol, Biffle started back in 24th and still managed to finish in 11th.

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17. Jamie McMurray

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Jamie McMurray – McMurray has finished inside the top-16 in six of his last seven races.

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16. Mark Martin

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Mark Martin – Martin is racing in the #14 car with Tony Stewart still on the mend. The car has run great this week and the veteran should do well with an 11th place start.

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15. Juan Pablo Montoya

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Juan Pablo Montoya – JPM heads to Bristol having finished inside the top-11 in three of his last four races.

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14. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Earnhardt Jr. started 32nd in this year’s earlier race in Bristol and he still managed to climb all the way up to sixth place. Junior will start the Night Race in 19th and another top-10 finish isn’t farfetched.

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13. Kevin Harvick

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Kevin Harvick – Harvick’s second place finish last week in Michigan was his first top-10 finish in three weeks. He will start in 15th this weekend, though, so expect him to have another strong showing.

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12. Marcos Ambrose

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Marcos Ambrose – Ambrose finished fifth here in 2012 and is in the middle of a breakout season.

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11. Martin Truex Jr.

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Martin Truex Jr. – MTJ has cracked the top-12 in four straight races on this track.

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10. Kurt Busch

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Kurt Busch – Busch has cracked the top-nine in three straight races. He will start this Saturday night in second, so a fourth consecutive top-10 finish seems very likely.

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9. Brian Vickers

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Brian Vickers – Vickers will start this year in fourth, and considering that he finished last year in fourth, I would consider him a pretty solid fantasy option this weekend.

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8. Joey Logano

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Joey Logano – J-Lo has cracked the top-17 in four consecutive trips to Bristol.

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7. Kasey Kahne

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Kasey Kahne – Kahne won the race at Bristol earlier in the year and has now cracked the top-11 in five of his last six races.

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6. Clint Bowyer

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Clint Bowyer – Bowyer has three straight top-seven finishes at Bristol, despite not starting inside the top-15 in any race.

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5. Matt Kenseth

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Matt Kenseth – In his last 16 races at Bristol, Kenseth has 11 top-10 finishes and two victories.

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4. Carl Edwards

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Carl Edwards – Edwards is the two-time winner of the Night Race. He will start this year in third and will be near the front of the pack all evening.

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3. Denny Hamlin

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Denny Hamlin – After winning the Night Race last year, Hamlin finds himself on top of the pole this year. He should easily be one of the top drivers selected this week.

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2. Brad Keselowski

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Brad Keselowski – Keselowski has dominated at Bristol lately. He has a third place finish and two wins in his last four trips to Bristol.

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1. Jimmie Johnson

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Jimmie Johnson – Johnson has five top-nine finishes in his last seven races at Bristol.