If you're like me, you can't wait for this Sunday's race at Pocono. Not that Pocono is one of my favorite tracks, even though its unique shape does make it stand out; but I'm sure I speak for many fans out there when I say I'm ready to get the bad taste that Indianapolis left out of my mouth.
From a fantasy standpoint, Indy could have been a good week for you if you were able to put your lineup in after qualifying. With limited racing and passing, if your driver qualified up front; he likely finished there. But if you were gambling on your picks working their way through the field during one of the biggest races of the year; you were likely doubly disappointed with how last weekend transpired.
But it's time to start fresh and work to erase the memories from last week's nightmare. With a race under their belts in the new car at this track, expect things to be much smoother and racier this weekend. In the June race, several drivers were able to make their way through the field to post top finishes; including race winner
The ability for drivers to pass opens up the fantasy field a bit wider; but as always there are favorites, sleepers and longshots. Let's find out who they are for this Sunday's final trip to Pocono for 2008.
Last week my pinch hitter put in some pretty decent sleeper picks with
"Pocono has been one of my favorite tracks for years. Anytime you can have success somewhere, you look forward to going back. It can solidify a strong season, or it can help you turn your season around. We've had some good races this year, but we could use a spark to propel us to a strong second half of the year. That could happen this weekend. We've had good cars and strong motors and that's what it takes to be successful at Pocono."
We stay with the big tracks, but this one has more twists and turns. Next week the Cup Series makes its final road course stop with a trip to Watkins Glen.