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The Cup Series heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend, and the flat, 1.0-mile oval poses a number of challenges for drivers. While the track itself resembles Martinsville Speedway doubled in size, the longer straightaways create much higher speeds, and the longer corners pose a different challenge. As with any flat track, passing can be difficult and track position is crucial. Expect drivers to get on different pit strategies on the first available opportunity, and late in the race, don't be surprised if the action on the track starts to get a little physical.

For fantasy owners, a trip to New Hampshire will require a much different strategy than the one used last weekend at Daytona. While just about any driver can run well at the superspeedway, a select core of drivers has been dominant at the 1.0-mile oval. As a result, fantasy owners should be able to build their roster around a group of reliable drivers, which should hopefully lead to a much better weekend.

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