TOP TEN DRIVERS by TRACK TYPE

TOP 10: FLAT TRACKS

  1. KEVIN HARVICK #4
  2. BRAD KESELOWSKI #2
  3. JOEY LOGANO #22
  4. DENNY HAMLIN #11
  5. DEAR EARNHARDT #88
  6. MATT KENSETH #20
  7. KYLE LARSON #42
  8. KYLE BUSCH #18
  9. JAMIE McMURRAY
  10. KURT  BUSCH #41

 

Top 10 drivers on Flat tracks, Wednesday we rank the Top 10 teams and Thursday look for our Top 30 rankings for Sunday’s Camping World 500 from Phoenix Int Speedway.

RACE PREVIEW

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PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

CAMPING WORLD 500

March 19th, 3:30 PM CHARLOTTE TIME FOX TV

1 MILE, TURNS 1&2 12 DEGREES, TURNS 3&4 10 DEGREES of BANKING

What a place to be for the first flat-track race of the year: a one mile flat-track where every turn is slightly different. There is no such thing as “get your car right and cruise around.” Most drivers have a good set-up for turns 1 & 2 or for turns 3 & 4. Some try to get a compromise in between both, and some drivers are simply trying to find any set-up that gets them fast and keeps them off the wall. No matter what your strategy is, this track can be very, very tough. Rookies typically struggle here. This will be the twelfth race run on this new configuration – it has been slightly re-banked and widened with the backstretch increased.  From 1988 to 2002 Ford won eleven of the fifteen races, since then Chevrolet has won 20 out of 24 races and nine of those wins were Hendrick Motorsports. Speaking of Hendrick Motorsports, they build the engines for Stewart Haas Racing. Their driver Kevin Harvick won four consecutive races starting in Nov 2013, that streak was broken last November with a 2nd place finish. Over his career he has won here eight times, six on the new configuration. His last win here was this race last year. He is coming off a tough first three races of the year including an early exit last week at Las Vegas, Bakersfield’s Kevin Harvick NEEDS to turn things around.

Tuesday look for our Top 10 Drivers on a flat track.