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!
Some general comments on my approach to plate track races. Looking back at 3 years of data from Daytona, it is very clear that you want to build your lineups around guys starting from 20th on back. It is just too risky to take more than 1 or 2 guys starting in the Top 20 because so many of those drivers get involved in an incident and finish from 30th on back. The negative position difference in that situation just kills you. The guys starting further back have much more limited downside and much more substantial upside. So, as a general rule, I'm looking for drivers on credible teams starting further back. When I say a credible team, it means an established team with a good engine shop or supplier and a good pit crew. This should keep unforced errors to a minimum and give your drivers the best chance to finish the race in one piece on the lead lap.
Here are a few drivers who stick out when I study recent Daytona results:
Lastly, if you have not heard about the major NASCAR post-race inspection change announced earlier this week, please go read about it here. The short of it is that post-race inspection will now be done on site immediately following the race. If the race winner fails inspection, he will be disqualified and the drivers who finished behind him will move up a spot so long as they do pass inspection. This could result in major changes to the race results in the hour or two following the race. I have not yet definitively heard if FanDuel and DK will wait to determine and pay contest winners until after inspection is complete. I assume they will, but have not yet seen official word.
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