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The Cup Series heads to Kentucky Speedway this weekend, and while the 1.5-mile layout is nothing new to the drivers and teams, the track itself is. Kentucky has only been a part of the series schedule since 2011, and Saturday night's Quaker State 400 will mark just the third Cup race ever held at the track. Not surprisingly, there is still a feeling-out process going on, and drivers are still figuring out the best way to get around the track while crew chiefs are trying to figure out the right setup.

For fantasy owners, the small sample size of races can make setting a lineup a little tricky. After all, it is tough to project whether a driver will continue to have success or continue to struggle with just two starts in the books. As a result, looking purely at the results from the past Kentucky races can be a bit misleading in some cases. Of course, there are ways to combat the lack of concrete statistics at Kentucky specifically. Perhaps the most-effective alternative is to look at how drivers have performed at similar tracks in recent years. In this case, examining driver results and trends at 1.5-mile tracks along with the results from the two races at Kentucky can help the cause.

Drivers listed in this article:
  1. Jimmie Johnson, Lowe's/Kobalt Tools
  2. Matt Kenseth, DeWalt
  3. Kyle Busch, M&M's
  4. Kasey Kahne, Procore
  5. Brad Keselowski, Miller Lite/Discount Tires
  6. Denny Hamlin, FedEx
  7. Jeff Gordon, Nationwide Insurance
  8. Martin Truex, Jr., Furniture Row
  9. Kevin Harvick, Jimmy Johns/Busch Beer
  10. Clint Bowyer, Mobil 1
  11. Carl Edwards, Arris/Stanley
  12. Tony Stewart, Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1
  13. Greg Biffle, KFC
  14. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Nationwide Insurance/Mountain Dew
  15. Kurt Busch, Monster Energy/Haas Automation
  16. Juan Montoya, Target
  17. Brian Vickers, TBA
  18. Joey Logano, Shell-Pennzoil
  19. Paul Menard, Menards/Motorcraft
  20. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Fastenal/Fifth Third Bank
  21. Ryan Newman, Caterpillar
  22. Marcos Ambrose, Stanley/Dewalt Power Tools
  23. Jamie McMurray, McDonald's/Cessna
  24. Jeffrey Earnhardt, Hulu
  25. A.J. Allmendinger, Kroger
  26. Aric Almirola, Smithfield Foods
  27. Austin Dillon, Dow Chemical
  28. Casey Mears, TBA
  29. David Reutimann, Burger King/Doctor Pepper
  30. David Ragan, Snap Fitness
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