Fantasy NASCAR Picks for Poconos 400

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Fantasy NASCAR Picks for Poconos 400
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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will head to Pocono Raceway for the Party in the Poconos 400.

The racetrack was repaved last year and made the Tricky Triangle a little trickier. With only one grove in the new surface, drivers had to fight for position. This year the racetrack will have more wear in it which will provide for some better racing.

The challenge for NASCAR teams this week will be navigating the three corners of the racetrack. Teams who can balance their cars in each corner will dominate the race. Usually those teams consist of drivers from Hendrick Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing.

Two NASCAR teams traveled to Pocono for a two-day test session last week. Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman and Danica Patrick from Stewart Haas Racing tested with Kevin Harvick, Jeff Burton and Paul Menard from Richard Childress Racing. Each of these drivers will have a jump on the competition this week. Stewart made his test at Dover pay off last week and could do it again.

The strategy for the Fantasy Live game should be to select as many drivers from Hendrick Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing as possible. These two teams have dominated the 2013 season and each have a history of being very good at Pocono.  

Unlike the Fantasy Live game where fantasy players have until the drop of the green flag to select their team, people playing the Yahoo Fantasy Auto Racing game must have their lineups selected early on Friday morning. The first practice and qualifying will begin after your team has been selected, so players will not have any data to use when selecting their team. Have no fear, I can help.

Here are my picks for the Yahoo! Fantasy Auto Racing game…

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