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After a week off to recharge themselves, the Sprint Cup Series drivers return to action this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. The 1.5-mile track is always one of the fastest on the schedule; with the record-setting lap times being seen in 2012, Saturday's Samsung Mobile 500 should satisfy any race fan's need for speed. This weekend's event is also the first scheduled night race of the year, and when the sun goes down and the track gets cool, the speed will only increase that much more.

Not surprisingly, the high speeds at Texas have led to some vicious wrecks over the years, as well as some thrilling finishes. Clean air is important at any track these days, but at least the multiple grooves at Texas allow for frequent passing in the middle of the pack. Restarts can be scary, especially for fantasy owners, but overall, Texas tends to be an opportunity for owners to put up a big score. The elite drivers in the sport have done well at the 1.5-mile tracks over the years, with familiar names getting to Victory Lane.

Drivers listed in this article:
  1. Tony Stewart, Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1
  2. Matt Kenseth, Husky/Dollar General
  3. Carl Edwards, Fastenal/Aflac/UPS/Subway
  4. Greg Biffle, 3M/Bondo
  5. Denny Hamlin, FedEx
  6. Jimmie Johnson, Lowe's/Kobalt Tools
  7. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., National Guard/Diet Mountain Dew
  8. Kevin Harvick, Budweiser/Jimmy Johns
  9. Clint Bowyer, 5-Hour Energy
  10. Jeff Gordon, Drive to End Hunger/Axalta
  11. Martin Truex, Jr., Furniture Row
  12. Kyle Busch, Mars Brands/Interstate Batteries
  13. Mark Martin, Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1
  14. Paul Menard, Menards
  15. Kasey Kahne, Farmers Insurance/Quaker State
  16. Marcos Ambrose, Stanley/Dewalt Power Tools
  17. A.J. Allmendinger, Kingsford/Clorox
  18. Ryan Newman, Caterpillar
  19. Trevor Bayne, Motorcraft/Quick Lane
  20. Brad Keselowski, Miller Lite
  21. Jeff Burton, PEAK BlueDEF
  22. Joey Logano, Shell-Pennzoil
  23. Kurt Busch, Haas Automation
  24. Aric Almirola, Smithfield Foods
  25. Juan Montoya, Target
  26. Jamie McMurray, McDonald's/Cessna
  27. David Ragan, CSX Transportation/Peanut Patch
  28. Regan Smith, Guy Roofing
  29. Bobby Labonte, TBA
  30. Casey Mears, GEICO
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