The Frontstretch: Old Time Racing- Fantasy Insight Martinsville 2 by Dennis Michelsen -- Wednesday October 19, 2005

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Old Time Racing- Fantasy Insight Martinsville 2

Dennis Michelsen · Wednesday October 19, 2005


Turn back the clock and take a trip to Martinsville with me. This place has that old time NASCAR feeling about it. Maybe the stands are not as comfy. Perhaps the garage area is a bit cramped. But this place oozes charm! Grab a Martinsville hot dog, a cold drink and unwind. Get away from the rat race of the big city. Mingle with the locals that make you feel welcome in their hometown as if you belonged there all the time. That’s a trip to Martinsville and some good old-fashioned fender-banging racing. Better hurry up and book your trip back in time before the future makes this place a history lesson instead of a great race.

Subway 500 by the Numbers

Horses for Courses (Top Drivers at Martinsville)
1 Jeff Gordon
2 Ryan Newman
3 Dale Earnhardt Jr
4 Rusty Wallace
5 Jimmie Johnson

Consistency Ratings (Top Drivers in Last Five Races)
1 Ryan Newman
2 Jimmie Johnson
3 Carl Edwards
4 Tony Stewart
5 Mark Martin

Overall Power Ratings (Our Exclusive Forecasting Model)
1 Ryan Newman
2 Jimmie Johnson
3 Rusty Wallace
4 Jeff Gordon
5 Tony Stewart

The complete statistics for this week can be found at [[RaceTeamUSA]]the exclusive statistical web site for Frontstretch.

Fearless Forecast

Top Pick
Tony Stewart
Smoke is in championship form

Strong Picks
Mark Martin
Mr. Consistency is on a mission

Matt Kenseth
Pit crew might make the difference

Rusty Wallace
Old veteran could go out with another win here

Hunch Bet
Kevin Harvick
Drives this place tough with three top five finishes in the last four starts

Longshot Bet
Bobby Labonte
In worst slump of his great career…but he has won here and is very tempting at 40-1 odds

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