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!
What a wild Saturday. Before we get into Cup stuff, I wanted to talk for a minute about contest selection. Saturday's Xfinity contests had a great example to help understand why what contests you enter might be even more important then what lineup you use.
Now onto Cup stuff. I've got to think cash lineups are going to be so chalky with a host of good cars starting in the back due to numerous practice and qualifying issues. I really can't argue against playing any of the five guys who will be scored in the 30s - Almirola, Harvick, Chastain, Wallace and Kurt Busch. Kurt will have to do a drive through penalty, but with the number of expected cautions on Sunday, it's pretty likely he can get a lap back even if he does fall off the lead lap serving the penalty. You could conceivably use all five and then pick your favorite with the remaining salary.
A couple of bets I like:
SATURDAY UPDATE -- There are a ton of good position difference plays in the mid tier today. The question you need to ask is who do you trust? Guys like Myatt Snider, Anthony Alfredo and Jeffrey Earnhardt have a good floor and upside because of their starting spot. But do you trust them? Or would you rather take a little less scoring floor and upside with guys like Tommy Joe Martins, Kaz Grala, Jeb Burton and Brett Moffitt. This early in the season with such a short practice, I'm leaning toward the second group. I'll take the risk of fading that first group with eyes wide open that it might burn me because I trust the second group more. (Also, Timmy Hill is out and will not race. It's ridiculous that Graf bought out the ride after missing the race in qualifying.)
Same day qualifying makes it so hard to narrow down the target list in advance. I'll try to add a quick note after qualifying on Saturday. Here's the best I can do for now:
Reminder - I won't be posting anything for the Duels. My stuff will start with Trucks on Friday.
Trucks Series Notes posted below Thursday Night - Friday Update Posted Below
Xfinity Series Notes coming soon - Friday Night Update Posted Below - Post Qual Notes Below
Cup Series Notes posted below Friday Morning
Time to get back to work. All three series are in action this weekend and I'll keep updating this post as necessary until The 500 begins. We'll start with some general comments about my approach for Daytona--
I'll add comments below for each Series after salaries come out and we see some more practice and qualifying runs.
Trucks Series (Friday) -- will update if possible after qualifying
Xfinity Series (Saturday)
Cup Series (Sunday)
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.