Hamlin, Stewart fantasy studs heading into Pocono
From the concrete monster of Dover, the Sprint Cup Series tackles another beast this weekend -- Pocono Raceway. With its long straightaways and three unique turns, Pocono is a unique monster that get the best of even the best drivers. The crew chiefs will be earning their pay this weekend as they try to walk the fine line between horsepower and fuel mileage. The long straights beg for horsepower, while the track's layout and tendency for long green flag runs have crew chiefs treating this race almost like a road course, pitting once their fuel window opens.
Another new wrinkle this week is the introduction of the new double-file restart rule. Starting this week, lead lap cars will line up double file on all restarts; making staying on the lead lap paramount since lap cars won't be allowed to start on the inside line to try and regain their lap. This new shootout-style format seems to be a positive move for the drivers, and the fans will surely eat it up, but how will it play on your fantasy team if your driver falls down a lap early? That's something we'll all have to evaluate as the next few races unfold.
But to find out who should help you stay out of the doghouse this weekend at Pocono, read on to find out this week's favorites, sleepers and longshots.