Fantasy NASCAR at Pocono 2014: Picks, Top Drivers for 400

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Fantasy NASCAR at Pocono 2014: Picks, Top Drivers for 400
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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to Long Pond, Pennsylvania, this weekend for the 400.

Pocono is a difficult race track for drivers to figure out because of its odd shape. The Tricky Triangle should be easier for teams to figure out this weekend, though, because the Sprint Cup Series competed at the track less than two months ago and the race last week at Indianapolis required the same type of setup.

Brad Keselowski had the car to beat in the June race at Pocono. He started the race from the second row and led 95 of the 160 laps.

Keselowski was leading the race when he got debris on the grill of his car. Instead of taking a chance of having his car overheat, he decided to slow down and use Danica Patrick’s car to help remove the debris. When he slowed down, Dale Earnhardt Jr. raced past him for the win. The victory was Earnhardt’s second win of the season.

Fantasy teams this week should consider not only which driver to select, but also which crew chief will be leading that driver to Victory Lane. The races at Pocono usually come down to which team has the best strategy to win the race. Five crew chiefs to consider this week are Chad Knaus (Jimmie Johnson), Paul Wolfe (Brad Keselowski), Steve Letarte (Dale Earnhardt Jr.), Darian Grubb (Denny Hamlin) and Alan Gustafson (Jeff Gordon).

Here are my picks for the 400 at Pocono.

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