Like Group A, Group B is loaded with drivers who could win at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday.
The best advice for picking drivers in Group B this week is to use drivers from Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing, Roush Fenway Racing or Penske Racing.
There are some drivers who have good stats at Auto Club Speedway, but I would avoid selecting them for your team.
Ryan Newman has the fifth-best average finish and the third-best driver ranking over the last two races at Auto Club Speedway. Newman has struggled this year, so I would avoid him this week.
Kurt Busch has been very good in his career at Auto Club Speedway. He has one win, four top-five finishes, nine top-10 finishes and three poles in his 19 career starts at the racetrack. His success came while driving for Jack Roush and Roger Penske. He will not have the same success with Furniture Row Racing.
Here are the four drivers I selected for Group B and stats from the NASCAR Media Center based upon their career stats at Auto Club Speedway.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
It is no secret that Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a much better driver at the beginning of the season than he is at the end. Earnhardt has a tendency to get on a hot streak early in the season. Do not miss a chance to get a top-five finish from Earnhardt this week.
Earnhardt has finished all four races this season in the top-10 and three of the races in the top five. With the horsepower that Hendrick Motorsports will provide him this week, he should have no problem making it five finishes in the top-10 in the first five races.
Although Joe Gibbs Racing has never won a race at Auto Club Speedway, Kyle Busch is still a great selection for your team.
The best-case scenario would be for Busch to win the pole and earn your team 10 bonus points and have your other Group B drivers perform well in practice. Then you can save a start with Busch, but still gain points for his qualifying position.
Busch has one win, six top-five finishes, 10 top-10 finishes and one pole. He has the third-best average running position of 9.6, third-most laps run in the top 15 and the third-best driver rating of 106.4.
After a rough start to the season, Busch is starting to heat up.
Carl Edwards is another driver who is good on the two-mile racetracks. Edwards has one win, seven top-five finishes, 12 top-10 finishes and one pole in his 15 career starts at Auto Club Speedway. He also has the third-fastest average green flag speed of 171.437 mph and the sixth-best driver rating of 98.5.
Edwards had a poor race last week at Bristol, but he will bounce back this week in California.
Greg Biffle has not set the track on fire this season, but he has not been too bad, either. Biffle usually starts the season hot and finishes poorly. Auto Club Speedway is a good racetrack for him to start his hot streak.
Biffle has one win, four top-five finishes and six top-10 finishes in his 18 career starts at Auto Club Speedway. He has the third-most fastest laps run with 215 and the eighth-best driver rating of 95.9.
Biffle will finish in the top-10 this week.
Other good choices: Martin Truex Jr., Mark Martin and Paul Menard