I started this blog to provide a casual, recreational level of fantasy NASCAR advice and discussion. I've been playing these contests for a number of years and am annoyed by lineup sellers and groups of players using the same lineup. I'm hoping to give the casual player some help in building solid lineups that can beat that annoying crowd most of the time. I'm not a "tout" and don't do this for a living, so proceed accordingly. I hope you enjoy the discussion here and Good Luck!
All of my notes for the Championship races at Phoenix are in the three posts below this one. For this one, I just wanted to take a few minutes to let you all know how my season long leagues have gone.
I'll post my notes for the Cup Series on Saturday night after we get through Friday practice and Saturday qualifying. Please check back here before finalizing your lineups.
I'll post my Xfinity Series notes late Friday night after we get through Friday practice. We won't have qualifying until shortly before the race, so things will be somewhat limited. But check back here before you finalize your lineups.
I think it's a stars and scrubs approach this week. Let's go through the best options for cash games.
I won't have too much to say about the Trucks Series because practice, qualifying and the race all happen on Friday. Here's a couple of general thoughts on the slate to help you out --
My DFS notes--
Kicked some ass in the Xfinity race. Here are some Cup notes. I'm in the Final 8 in the playoffs in one of my season long leagues, so I can't be quite as open as I otherwise would be--
A couple of quick notes for you--
As I worked through lineup combinations, I found myself leaving some salary on the table. We normally would never do that outside a superspeedway, but I think it's just fine to leave up to $1k on the table for Saturday.
See the Trucks/Xfinity post below for general comments. No need to go higher than 25th starting spot for cash games. Also would avoid Rick Ware cars and David Starr due the speed/reliability concerns. Driver pool in rough order of preference--
I don't usually say a whole lot about the superspeedway races. The strategy of using guys starting near the back to avoid a lot of negative points when the big one(s) happen is pretty well known. In the Trucks and Xfinity series, I prefer guys who have some plate track experience and I'm willing to inch up a little further in the field to get it if necessary.
I don't think you need to go past 28th for Trucks and I think it's best to avoid Willie Allen, Jennifer Jo Cobb and Norm Benning. So that leaves ten options listed roughly in my preferred order based on plate track experience, starting position and overall truck and driver reliability.
Plenty of options starting 30th on back. Ferrucci, Bacarella and Graf would worry me the most. Rough order--
Lastly, a quick bet to mention for the Cup Series race on Sunday. A Ford has won 10 of the last 12 Talladega races and Ford has generally been the manufacturer that has its drivers work together the best at the plate tracks. Ford is +145 to be the winning manufacturer Sunday and I think that's a pretty good play.
My name is Steve and I've won thousands playing NASCAR fantasy racing games. This blog will share my advice for enjoying and winning your fantasy racing games. I'm also a NASCAR writer at the motor sports website slicksandsticks.com