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!
I mentioned last week, I won't have full coverage this weekend because of personal obligations. This will be my only write-up for Chicago. I've focused on the Trucks and Xfinity Series races because that information is harder to come by from other sources.
Had a great Truck Series race and made a ton of money. Honestly, I don't have a real good handle on how the Sonoma race is going to play out, so I'm likely to play light and just bank some of the recent winnings to use in future weeks.
There's a lot of variables that add unpredictability to this race on Sunday:
So who am I looking at the most? Here's my primary target list right now:
200 miles, 160 laps under the lights at Gateway on Saturday night. It's a big hit for Johnny Sauter to be suspended for this race because he's finished in the Top 4 in all seven Truck Series races at Gateway. It's by far his best track for average finishing position and he's been by far the best Truck Series regular at this track.
Here are some other notes to keep in mind as you build your lineups Saturday evening:
Just wanted to post some schedule notes for the articles I'll be posting for the next two weekends:
We don't have a whole lot to go on here because they had only one rain shortened practice on Saturday. I'll give you the rundown on who I'm most interested in pending their qualifying spot on Sunday:
A few Friday night updates in bold type:
200 laps of action for the Trucks Series on Saturday night from Iowa Speedway. It is a really compressed schedule with two practice sessions, qualifying and the race all on Saturday. I'm not going to be able to get you much information on Saturday so I'm posting these notes of some thoughts heading into the weekend:
I've got a lot of uncertainty going into this Michigan race. We don't really have good historical data because this package is so different then anything they've run at Michigan in recent years. And we don't have a lot to go on with the new package at a 2-mile track. Add it all up, and I'll probably be a little lighter then normal on Sunday because of got a lower level of confidence in my analysis of how things are most likely to play out. That said, here's how I'm currently thinking about my cash game lineup:
Pricing got a lot tighter in the Draft Kings truck contests this week. Some of the reliable mid-priced guys like Austin Hill, Tyler Dippel and Jordan Anderson got pretty sizable salary increases. On the flip side, we don't have Kyle Busch consuming a $15K salary spot, so that opens up some things for the rest of the roster.
Here's who I'm looking at following three practice sessions on Thursday and heading into qualifying and the race Friday night:
Hopefully we get all 160 laps of racing at Pocono on Sunday. It looks like there's a decent chance for rain and it's a huge track to dry with no lights. So it might be a challenge if wet weather does hit. Here's where I'm focused coming into 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. I'm also a NASCAR writer at the motor sports website slicksandsticks.com