While few readers will notice, I'm swapping the order of my two posts this week. I'll start with the Fantasy NASCAR preview and complete the more feature-based column once we have the opportunity to spend Thursday with Sam Hornish Jr., as he tours a few local schools.
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had a lot of success at Dover. (Getty, 2009)
However, the similarities end there and the racing tends to be far different. The banking of Dover is noticeably higher than the flat track here. We also pave our track with asphalt, where as the "Monster Mile" races on concrete.
The differences are clear when you compare a driver like Carl Edwards. Nicknamed "Concrete Carl" for his strong performances on such tracks, Edwards will be the first to admit that he just hasn't figured out how to succeed at NHMS.