Fantasy Picks/Pans: Loudon
After the left and right turns of the wine country, it's back to somewhat more prosaic matters with a first trip of the season to New Hampshire Motor Speedway. A one-mile flat track (well, 1.058 miles to be precise) Loudon is also the host to the critical first race of the Chase. Hitting your marks at Loudon on Sunday afternoon can be a harbinger of good things to come in the first race of the Chase. Sunday's race is the 17th of the 2010 season which means we have exactly 10 races to go before the cut-off point after the second trip to Richmond. So, while it's not exactly a case of desperation stakes for those on the outside, the pressure will ratchet up a notch each week as the scrum for the final Chase spots becomes more intense. And without further ado, let's take a look at who to back for your Fantasy line-ups this weekend.