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With just three races remaining before the Chase begins, the Cup Series returns to Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend. The half-mile bullring used to be one of the tougher tracks on the schedule because of all the bumping, banging and physical racing it took to get the front and stay there. These days, the short track is still tough, but for a different reason. Bristol has undergone two separate layout changes in recent years, and the preferred line has gone from the bottom of the surface to the top to somewhere in between. Needless to say the frequent changes have kept the teams guessing as far as setups are concerned, and while this weekend's night race at the track remains one of the more popular, it has certainly taken on a different feel.

From a fantasy standpoint, the changes made to Bristol are a double-edged sword. On one hand, moving the racing groove up the track a bit has made side-by-side racing possible and eliminated many of the wrecks that used to doom a fantasy lineup. On the flip side, the changes continue to shift the balance of power, and some of the drivers that were great on the original track configuration have struggled with the new layout and vice versa. In the long run, a calmer Bristol is a plus for fantasy owners, but in the meantime, owners should expect a few disappointments and surprises as drivers get a feel for the current track with the new Gen-6 car.

Drivers listed in this article:
  1. Kyle Busch, M&M's
  2. Brad Keselowski, Miller Lite/Discount Tires
  3. Matt Kenseth, DeWalt
  4. Clint Bowyer, Mobil 1
  5. Kasey Kahne, Procore
  6. Jimmie Johnson, Lowe's/Kobalt Tools
  7. Kurt Busch, Monster Energy/Haas Automation
  8. Brian Vickers, TBA
  9. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Nationwide Insurance/Mountain Dew
  10. Martin Truex, Jr., Furniture Row
  11. Jeff Gordon, Nationwide Insurance
  12. Kevin Harvick, Jimmy Johns/Busch Beer
  13. Greg Biffle, KFC
  14. Ryan Newman, Caterpillar
  15. Carl Edwards, Arris/Stanley
  16. Paul Menard, Menards/Motorcraft
  17. Denny Hamlin, FedEx
  18. Mark Martin, Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1
  19. Joey Logano, Shell-Pennzoil
  20. Jamie McMurray, McDonald's/Cessna
  21. Jeffrey Earnhardt, Hulu
  22. Marcos Ambrose, Stanley/Dewalt Power Tools
  23. Juan Montoya, Target
  24. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Fastenal/Fifth Third Bank
  25. Aric Almirola, Smithfield Foods
  26. Casey Mears, TBA
  27. Ryan Truex, Burger King/Dr. Pepper
  28. David Ragan, Snap Fitness
  29. David Gilliland, Carquest Auto Parts
  30. David Stremme, Swan Energy/Nutrition 53
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Some really good insight here. Thanks for spelling out each drivers strengths. Hope you can become a fan of my fb fan page /nascarfever

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