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With the push to make the Chase in full swing, the Cup Series makes a stop at Watkins Glen International this weekend. The seven-turn road course is definitely a wild card leading up to the playoffs, and although it isn't as technically demanding as the other road course in Sonoma, it is a challenge for teams nonetheless. Crew chiefs need to have the perfect pit strategy, and drivers need to hit their marks and take care of their brakes. Nobody is going to clinch a Chase spot this weekend, but someone could certainly blow their chance.

For fantasy owners, a trip to a road course is always somewhat of a curveball. Certain big name drivers just never seem to run well when right-hand turns come into play, forcing major adjustments to be made to fantasy rosters. That being said, sticking with series regulars instead of road course ringers seems to be the way to go. The road racing skills of Cup drivers as a whole has improved, and with the new cars being tougher to driver, the ringers are having a harder and harder time making the same impact that they used to. It can be tempting to try to make up ground by loading up on road ringers, but recent numbers say the strategy could backfire.

Drivers listed in this article:
  1. Marcos Ambrose, Stanley/Dewalt Power Tools
  2. Tony Stewart, Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1
  3. Kyle Busch, M&M's
  4. Juan Montoya, Target
  5. Jimmie Johnson, Lowe's/Kobalt Tools
  6. Jeff Gordon, Nationwide Insurance
  7. Clint Bowyer, Mobil 1
  8. Carl Edwards, Arris/Stanley
  9. Denny Hamlin, FedEx
  10. Kevin Harvick, Jimmy Johns/Busch Beer
  11. Brad Keselowski, Miller Lite/Discount Tires
  12. Martin Truex, Jr., Furniture Row
  13. Matt Kenseth, DeWalt
  14. Brian Vickers, TBA
  15. Kurt Busch, Monster Energy/Haas Automation
  16. Kasey Kahne, Procore
  17. Ryan Newman, Caterpillar
  18. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Nationwide Insurance/Mountain Dew
  19. Jeffrey Earnhardt, Hulu
  20. Joey Logano, Shell-Pennzoil
  21. Greg Biffle, KFC
  22. Jamie McMurray, McDonald's/Cessna
  23. Sam Hornish, Jr., Twisted Tea
  24. Paul Menard, Menards/Motorcraft
  25. Regan Smith, Smithfield Foods
  26. Bobby Labonte, C&J Energy Services
  27. Aric Almirola, Smithfield Foods
  28. Casey Mears, TBA
  29. Ray Black Jr., Keen's Buildings
  30. Boris Said, C&J Energy Services
  31. J.J. Yeley, Burger King/Dr. Pepper

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