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!
The website here will be on hiatus until Talladega. I'll be unavailable the next two weekends (Richmond and Martinsville) and don't to the dirt race at Bristol. Gonna be back as strong as ever come Dega Week.
Good luck to all in the meantime.
Lots of very good options in play this week, so I'm going to break down each tier and let you know what I'm thinking--
$9k and up
Two slates, so right to the point here--
I'm skipping Xfinity and Trucks for Atlanta. There's too much uncertainty about what these races are going to look like and I'm not going to be able to watch practice on Saturday morning, so I've got no edge. I'm hoping to catch up on Cup practice and post something for the Cup race late Saturday night.
Cup Update--After watching practice and Saturday's races, I'm still at a point where I really don't like this race from a DFS (or real life) perspective. My advice is to play very light and try to do something a little different. Don't just play all the real chalky guys. I wouldn't go full super speedway/stack the back strategy, but I do think it's best to focus on position difference guys. I probably won't use anyone starting higher than 15th. Trying to guess lap leaders is tough and fastest laps were all spread throughout the field on Saturday. Good luck. Looking forward to a more normal race next week.
Here are my favorite options for Sunday--
The scope of Kyle Larson's domination last year at the 1.5 mile lower wear tracks was just amazing. There was no one even close to him. So, for cash games this week, I'm going with Kyle and as many position difference guys as I can fit in. I just don't see things changing a whole lot.
Who are the position difference guys? Most are obvious, but here's my list of top plays--
On the cheap end of things, I like Justin Haley, Corey LaJoie and Todd Gilliland.
Some H2H bets I like:
Saturday Update -- Just a couple of bets I like
OK, let's get some better luck and results in this Xfinity race.
I like six guys in the $9k+ range, so you can mix and match these guys--
Myatt Snider and Jeb Burton are solid position difference plays in the $7-8k range. Lean Burton.
Salary saver options:
Quick Update - Spencer Boyd slower then expected. OK with Busch and JHN since there are a number of cheap options. I'd be surprised if anyone else leads a lap other then some random one off thing. OK with Matt Mills as well.
The key question for this slate is whether to use Kyle Busch. He's obviously the favorite and is going to lead laps and run fastest laps no matter where he starts. A lot will come down to how decent a lineup you can make with cheaper guys if using Kyle. So, for now, here's a list of some cheaper options I trust the most (all relative considering it's the Trucks Series) at this point:
A couple of bets that look good to me:
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