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 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.
Since I'm in the playoffs and trying to win a couple of fantasy NASCAR leagues, I can't give away all the strategy here. If you have something specific you'd like my thoughts on, you can DM me on Twitter @dfsnascarguy and I'll do my best to respond privately.
These are the cash game plays I'd build around --
I'm taking the Xfinity race off to give myself extra time on the Cup race. In a few playoff tournaments and need to make sure I'm ready.
Getting back close to normal on the COVID front. Thanks for all the well wishes. Still going to be a bit shorter today.
It seems to me there are a few badly mispriced trucks here --
Let's talk about a few other guys who seem tempting --
Cheap guys I'd be willing to consider:
So we've got an ongoing COVID outbreak in our house. Three of five have it. Luckily, everyone is doing well and seems well on the road to full recovery. But it's chaotic. So I'm skipping the Trucks and Xfinity races at Bristol entirely. I'll be playing some in the Cup race, but I'm not sure if I'll have time to post an article Friday night.
Hopefully back to normal soon. Stay safe out there.
For cash games, it's a stars and scrubs week for sure. We've got a number of really good high end plays and some palatable cheaper options to go with them. Here are the guys I'm focusing on:
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.