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!
Saturday Night Cup Update: From an overall approach standpoint, I really don't like the extreme uncertainty we have about how this new package is going to race. I will be playing a much lighter bankroll this week because I think the chance for chaos is way too high. I also think we'll see a lot of driver overlap in lineups meaning your outcome is going to come down to the 1 or 2 different drivers in lineups. Given the chaos theory, I'll be sticking firmly to using only guys starting 20th or worse for cash games. Here are the guys I'm focusing on right now:
Back to a super speedway this weekend. I tend to find those races boring and often stupid. I don't like the wrecks and think it's dumb that cars get smashed up for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. But, if done right and with a little luck, there's lots of money to be won in fantasy games at these tracks. Here are my Cup and Xfinity Series notes heading into the weekend:
This strikes me as a somewhat tricky slate to figure out which way to go. The biggest decision from the get go is whether or not to use Kyle Busch. He won both Richmond races last year and is on a tear in all three national series. That said, his salary is all the way up to $13K on Draft Kings. And, he really didn't dominate either of the races here last year -- although that's largely because he started pretty far back both times. In Spring, he started 32nd and led 32 laps. In Fall, he started from the rear for unapproved adjustments and climbed through the field to lead 92 laps in the Fall. So, while he did not lead even one-quarter of the 400 laps run in either race, his wins were both very impressive. He also was on top of the 10 lap average chart during Friday's lone practice. With all this background, I'm leaning towards using Kyle because he just seems like a man on a mission right now, but that's not set in stone.
A very compressed Xfinity schedule this week with everything on Friday -- one practice, qualifying and the race all in one day. Here are my drivers of note heading into Friday:
500 laps means a ton of fastest lap and laps led points will be available this week. You'll need to focus on those dominators in order to bring home a Fantasy Nascar victory on Sunday.
There will be 300 laps of Xfinity Series madness at Bristol on Saturday. I'm going about a lineup backwards at this time. Here's the way I'm building things up pending qualifying results in the morning:
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