NASCAR '09: Atlanta preview
After two straight weeks on the West Coast, the Sprint Cup Series stays closer to home this weekend with the first of two trips to the fast paced Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Kobalt Tools 500. This week marks the 100th Cup race held at Atlanta, and if history is an indicator, we should be in for a wild, close finish. Atlanta isn't for the faint of heart, either as a driver or a fantasy team owner. The frenzied pace and slick track can make for an interesting afternoon and white knuckle moments as you hope that your driver's equipment and nerves can stand up to the 500 -ile test.
Another key to Atlanta is qualifying. If you can hold off setting your lineup until after the field is set, you should definitely gain an advantage. Only four times this decade has the race winner started outside the top 10 (
So which drivers can help give a boost to your fantasy team before the first off weekend of the year? Continue on to read this week's favorites, sleepers and longshots.