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!
SUNDAY UPDATE: TRUEX AND JOHNSON FAIL INSPECTION SO GET OFFICIAL STARTING SPOT IN THE REAR. SQUARELY ON THE CASH GAME BOARD NOW. KESELOWSKI DROPS TO REAR FOR UNAPPROVED ADJUSTMENTS. KEEPS TOP 10 OFFICIAL STARTING SPOT, SO OFF THE CASH GAME BOARD.
SATURDAY NIGHT UPDATE: Here's my cash game lineup construction thoughts as of now. Remember, there will be tech inspection on Sunday morning and anyone who fails will have their Q time disallowed and get an official starting spot at the rear of the field. That could change things dramatically and give us new guys that are essential plays. So stay current on Sunday morning. If there is something significant, I'll update if I can, but no guarantee.
Real happy with the guys I talked about last week. While Paul Menard didn't finish well because of damage sustained in a random pit road incident, he was running in the Top 10 and had legitimate speed just as I thought. Overall a very solid and profitable week.
For Martinsville, all the way up to 500 laps so finding those Dominators is key. BEWARE that post-qualifying technical inspection will be on Sunday morning. If a car fails, its qualifying time will be disallowed and its official starting spot will move to the back of the field. In the past, we've seen a few cars fail tech and, if the same happens on Sunday, it could open last minute value plays who will gain a lot of position difference upside. So be sure to stay with it on Sunday morning before the race begins.
Here are the guys I'm focused on heading into the weekend.
We'll have more late Saturday night after practice and qualifying.
Straight to the point here. I'm going to break down what I see as the critical lineup choices for Sunday's race.
Was happy to hit another good week at Talladega. I'm not a big fan of the plate tracks in general, but we had success at 3 of the 4 races on the plate tracks this season. Back to a 1.5 mile track at Kansas this weekend. We'll be back to searching for the Dominators with laps led and fastest laps points playing a key role. Here are the guys I'm focused on:
Look for our late, late Saturday night update with our final notes and driver targets for Sunday's race!
There are some clear building blocks for our Talladega lineups this weekend. Let's dive right into the final race analysis:
Restrictor plate racing at Talladega this weekend. Quick recap on my general approach to the plate track races -- I tend to play less overall and focus more on tournaments and less on cash games. The randomness of the wrecks, etc. just takes so many things out of our control that it is really a free for all in these races. Also, track history matters the least at these tracks so it's hard to do much useful preparation during the week since starting position is so critical. The fact that we can't outwork our competition with pre-race research and preparation takes away a critical advantage that we have over the field most weeks. It's the most important reason why I don't play as much on plate track weekends.
That said, here are some guys that I would be most interested in if their starting spots make sense:
SUNDAY UPDATE: Hi all. I'm very sorry but am unable to post any further update this weekend. I just haven't had the time to prepare like I normally do this weekend and I'd rather be silent then steer anyone the wrong way. I'll be back in full next week!
The season is starting to wind down, so we want to finish strong. Dover this weekend which means we've got 400 laps and need to find those Dominators again with 200 points available for fastest laps and another 100 for laps led. Here are some notes and driver targets to focus on as the race weekend unfolds:
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