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Last week was the last off week of the season, providing us ample opportunity to catch our breath and prepare for the 14-race dash to the end of the season. Stitched Nike NFL Jerseys .This week, the race to the Chase takes us to Bristol Motor Speedway for a half-mile, high-banked Saturday-night affair. The length (500 laps) and style of racing at this track gives us plenty to keep an eye on.First, keep following the pole sitter. Fantasy-wise, this has been a smart play all season, but in the 23 Bristol races since NASCAR began tracking all the statistics used in daily fantasy NASCAR scoring, the pole sitter has stood out as the best race-to-race play, averaging 65.8 points per race. The next-best position averages 44.7.Thats not surprising, as the advantages of starting out front are heightened here. You get the best pit stall, which with the tight quarters of pit road could help avoid those pesky collisions.Plus, with the large number of available laps to lead here -- 500 ties for the most we run in a race all season -- taking the driver with the advantage off the start of the race provides a boatload of fantasy points right away, points that cannot be lost with a drop through the field.Each of the last four pole sitters at Bristol have finished with more than 70 points, headlined by Carl Edwards earlier this year, when he started first, finished first and led 276 laps along the way for 157.5 points.Side note: the race earlier this year was the sixth time in the last seven Bristol races that a Joe Gibbs Racing driver has sat on the pole.Going back to 2005, the pole sitter has averaged 94.5 laps led and 35.4 fastest laps per race. But starting in the front two rows can still offer high laps-led potential. Second averages 57.8 laps led, third 45.6 and fourth 46.7. The next-best value is 30.4.So, lets apply these numbers to this weeks race and go about picking a winning lineup.Heres my picks to get you started this week. But check back after qualifying for my final picks and fades.Im starting my team with...I mentioned Carl Edwards above, and Ill start my team with a driver who not only dominated this race earlier this year, but has led more than 70 laps in four of the last five Bristol races. In the three Bristol races hes run at the track since joining Joe Gibbs Racing, the preeminent short-track racing organization, hes led 145.3 laps per race.Overall, Joe Gibbs Racing has won eight of the last 15 races at the track, and the teams 2,747 total laps led in those races is nearly 1,200 more than any other team in that time.Keep an eye on these fourMatt Kenseth: Finishing position can be partially decided by luck. Laps led and fastest laps are often a better indicator of who could dominate the race and put up the huge numbers that lead to sweet paydays. Kenseth finished 36th and 42nd in the last two Bristol races, but led 142 laps earlier this season. Hes led more than 100 laps in three of the last six Bristol races, and more than 60 in six of the last 10.Joey Logano: You can usually count on Logano starting well here. He has nine straight top-10 finishes dating back to his time before joining Team Penske, and hes won this race each of the last two years. For some reason, he clicks in this race better than the spring race, run in the daytime. His last four Bristol night races, hes averaged 85.2 DraftKings points per race. His last four Bristol day races (run early in the season), hes averaged 10.6.Kyle Larson: Larson needs good runs to make the Chase (NASCARs version of the playoffs) for the first time, and hes shown the ability to race his way through the field at Bristol. Last year in this race, he led 90 laps and had 57 fastest laps from the 14th starting position (he finished seventh) for 95 points. Earlier this year, he had another 18 fastest laps, but finished 41st. But thats the only time in four Bristol races that hes finished with fewer than 50 points.Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: Value-wise, Stenhouse usually fits nicely on your roster, and strategy-wise, hes a great Bristol play. He has three finishes in the top six over the last four races at the track. In his Sprint Cup Series career, Stenhouse has just three other top-six finishes at all other tracks combined. Signed Nike NFL Jerseys . PETERSBURG, Fla. Discount Nike NFL Jerseys . -- The Bishops Gaiters are showing they belong among the countrys top varsity football teams. http://www.cheapnfljerseyssigned.com/ . -- Linebacker Myles Jack ran for four touchdowns, defensive end Cassius Marsh caught a scoring pass, and No. AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Matt Kenseth figured he would be in good shape even after a caution with two laps to go. Stay in the lead or at least ahead of the other Chase drivers and he would be one of four drivers in the final round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.A mistake on the restart cost Kenseth his shot at the championship.Thinking he was clear heading into the first turn, Kenseth tried to get the inside line and was clipped from behind, sending him into the wall and out of the Chase playoffs.Disappointing would be the way to put it lightly, Kenseth said Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway. Finish that race five minutes before, looked like we had a chance to go race for a championship.Kenseths misfortunes capped a topsy-turvy day for Joe Gibbs Racing.The team had hoped to get all four of its Toyotas into the final at Homestead, but Hendrick Motorsports Jimmie Johnson claimed one spot with his victory at Martinsville two weeks ago for a shot at his seventh series title.JGR already had one driver in the final after Carl Edwards, who had been last in the standings, won at Texas to claim the second spot with Johnson.Kenseth, Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin all had legitimate shots at joining Edwards, entering Phoenix with two points separating them. Busch, the reigning series champion, was tied with Joey Logano entering Sunday.Only one more got in.Logano won the Phoenix race to earn a spot in the final and Busch joined him after finishing second, though wasnt exactly thrilled about the circumstances that got him there.Thats because Busch believed he triggered the collision that took out Kenseth.Its really unfortunate and devastating to have the race come down like that, he said. Thats so frustrating and aggravating, and I feel horrible.The twist of events came when the race went to overtime after Michael McDowell spun his car into the wall. Needing to stay ahead of Logano and Busch, Kenseth appearedd to be in good shape, taking the lead on the restart from the outside. Nike NFL Jerseys From China. As Kenseth reached the first turn, his spotter said the coast was clear, so he started to drive toward the inside.Only the coast wasnt clear.Alex Bowman, who started on the inside, appeared to spin his tires on the restart and was bumped from behind by Busch. Thinking Bowman was farther back, Kenseth started to drop to the inside and was clipped, sending him into the wall.In a matter of seconds, his championship chase was over.Apologies to EVERY (at)mattkenseth fan out there for ending our chase hopes today! Kenseths spotter, Chris Osborne, said on Twitter. Obviously this 1s on me!!Kenseth refused to blame his spotter, despite his disappointment.Its a team effort. Win as a team, lose as a team, he said. I cant blame Chris. I didnt see what happened. He said I was clear, so I started looking toward the corner and got turned around. Things happen in a hurry.Hamlins bid to make the final came down to a pit decision that backfired.It came during a caution with 55 laps left. While all the leaders came into the pits to get gas and tires, Hamlin stayed out, figuring his No. 11 Toyota had enough fuel to make it to the end.It didnt, thanks to the late caution, but that wasnt the problem.Tires were what hurt Hamlin. He had old ones, the leaders had four fresh ones and they started passing him. Hamlin still managed to finish fifth, but it wasnt enough to get him into the final four.I still thought we were OK, Hamlin said. We got the second caution and got caught on the bottom and just got shuffled from there. I knew it was going to be an uphill climb. 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