Feb 28, 2014; Avondale, AZ, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch during practice for the The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Power Rankings Bristol-Fantasy Insider

If you think last weeks race was exciting, Bristol will have you on the edge of your seat.

This little half mile track has produced some to the best side by side racing over the years but it has produced some of the best feuds to last a life time.

Witness last years spring race when Denny Hamlin tapped Logano out the way at Bristol only to see Logano end Hamlin’s season the following week at Fontana.

You see what I’m getting at here, it’s a wild card race at its finest as patience often gives as the laps wind down.

We could very well see the same players from last week to decide the race on Sunday, even Paul Menard.

Dale Earnhardt Jr and Kyle Busch have the best average finish under 10.0 over the last ten years at Bristol but only Jr has no wins which says a lot for his patience.

Kyle Busch leads all active drivers with five wins followed by Matt Kenseth with three wins.

Kasey Kahne won last years spring race while Matt Kenseth won last years Saturday Night Special.

Manufacturer with the most wins during the last five years is Toyota with two followed by Chevy with two and Ford with one.

For those of you thinking of your bottom picks, Dave Blaney, David Ruetimann and J.J. Yeley have to qualify their way into the race.

Here’s the top ten over the last five years at Bristol:

 

10 Jimmie Johnson – avg finish 14.0, 1 win, 4 top 5s and 5 top 10s.

9 Martin Truex Jr- avg finish 13.6, 0 wins, 2 top 5s and 2 top 10s.

8 Paul Menard- avg finish 13.6, 0 wins, 1 top 5 and 5 top 10s.

7 Kasey Kahne- avg finish 13.5, 1 win, 3 top 5s and 5 top 10s.

6 Brian Vickers- avg finish 13.3, 0 wins, 3 top 5s and 4 top 10s.

5 Greg Biffle- avg finish 12.9, 0 wins, 1 top 5 and 4 top 10s.

4 Jamie McMurray- avg finish 11.3, 0 wins, 2 top 5s and 5 top 10s.

3 Dale Earnhardt Jr- avg finish 11.3, 0 wins, 3 top 10s.

2 Matt Kenseth- avg finish 11.0, 1 win, 4 top 5s and 6 top 10s.

1 Kyle Busch- avg finish 9.5, 2 wins, 3 top 5s and 5 top 10s.

 

For those of you visiting for the first time my Power Rankings are for the past five years at Bristol only. This is what sets my Power Rankings a part from everyone else. Join me for Ice Picks after qualifying.

Tags: Bristol Motor Speedway Matt Kenseth NASCAR Paul Menard

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