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The early-season scheduling carousel continues this weekend as the series shifts from the massive 2.0-mile Auto Club Speedway to the smallest track on the schedule. Martinsville Speedway will host Sunday's STP 500, and in addition to the track's tiny half-mile layout, its flat corners and paperclip-shaped layout makes it a unique challenge for drivers and teams. Martinsville is particularly rough on brakes, and when you throw in a narrow pit road that can be just as treacherous as the track itself, a promising day can go in the wrong direction in a hurry.

The track's unique layout also has some fantasy implications as a trio of drivers have absolutely mastered Martinsville and stand head and shoulders above the rest of the competition. The three have combined to win 12 of the last 15 races at the track, including three straight. As a result, you pretty much have to build your fantasy roster around at least one of those three drivers if you have any hope of having a successful week. You still have to round out your roster with some solid sleeper additions, but the clear separation between the top three options and everyone else makes a few your selections no-brainers.

Drivers listed in this article:
  1. Jimmie Johnson, Lowe's/Kobalt Tools
  2. Jeff Gordon, Nationwide Insurance
  3. Denny Hamlin, FedEx
  4. Brad Keselowski, Miller Lite/Discount Tires
  5. Clint Bowyer, Mobil 1
  6. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Nationwide Insurance/Mountain Dew
  7. Kevin Harvick, Jimmy Johns/Busch Beer
  8. Kyle Busch, M&M's
  9. Matt Kenseth, DeWalt
  10. Tony Stewart, Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1
  11. Greg Biffle, KFC
  12. Ryan Newman, Caterpillar
  13. Kasey Kahne, Procore
  14. Carl Edwards, Arris/Stanley
  15. Joey Logano, Shell-Pennzoil
  16. Brian Vickers, TBA
  17. Jamie McMurray, McDonald's/Cessna
  18. A.J. Allmendinger, Kroger
  19. Aric Almirola, Smithfield Foods
  20. Kyle Larson, CreditOne/DC Solar
  21. Kurt Busch, Monster Energy/Haas Automation
  22. Marcos Ambrose, Stanley/Dewalt Power Tools
  23. Martin Truex, Jr., Furniture Row
  24. Austin Dillon, Dow Chemical
  25. Paul Menard, Menards/Motorcraft
  26. Danica Patrick,
  27. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Fastenal/Fifth Third Bank
  28. Casey Mears, TBA
  29. Justin Allgaier, Brandt
  30. David Gilliland, Carquest Auto Parts
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Has Hamlin beeen cleared to race? (vision) There's been no official NASCAR statement on his status. Surprised you make no mention of this, especially because Hamlin did not drive last week.

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mptrevino 03/26/14 09:06 AM Writer

Joe Gibbs Racing announced earlier today that Hamlin is good to go for Sunday's race. He had a piece of metal in his eye that was causing the vision issues and headaches, but doctors removed it and he is good to go.

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Brian Polking 03/26/14 08:44 PM

Who comes up with these picks? You or KFFL? Or are you affiliated?

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Acooper12 03/27/14 07:25 PM Writer

I come up with the picks for both FFToolbox and KFFL. The rankings here at FFToolbox include my expanded commentary for my top 30 picks each week.

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Brian Polking 03/28/14 05:38 AM

Cool thanks Brian. Doing the lord's work here, making me money in our homemade fantasy league.

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Acooper12 03/28/14 03:13 PM
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