Start your engines
Well race fans, it's finally here -- the long awaited Sharpie 500. The last three weeks drivers and fantasy owners have been tested on a wide array of tracks. From the Long Pond straightaway of Pocono, to the twists and turns of Watkins Glen and the wide open spaces of Michigan, each track has posed a unique challenge. But none of those tracks will prepare the teams for what lies ahead Saturday night as the series takes to the high-banked Bristol Motor Speedway.
While the tight confines of Bristol under the lights are a fan's dream, it can be a nightmare for fantasy team owners. With laps run in a matter of seconds, your team's success can change in the blink of an eye. That being said, don't hang up the towel and resign yourself to defeat just yet. It's important to be out front and to have a good pit stall, so qualifying will be key this week. Make sure to keep a close eye on Friday's results. And as always, having the right mix of drivers on your roster will help you succeed.
So without further ado, let's take a look at the favorites, sleepers and longshots heading into Saturday night's Sharpie 500.
"I'm looking forward to Bristol because I've had some success there, and it's good short track racing. Although I like racing at the Michigans and Atlantas because they are fast and you can choose your groove, I've grown up racing at short tracks and just like them. We did good last time at Bristol so hopefully we can be consistent and finish next weekend out from start to finish."
From the hottest ticket on the circuit, to one of the ... well, less popular tickets in town. After the bumping and banging in Bristol, the series heads west for it's final trip to Fontana for a Labor Day celebration.
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