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!
We've got 12 drivers on the target list below but I want to try to simplify things and get a smaller group of the real top targets for you. So here are my top guys:
I recommend building your main lineups around these guys. If you use all five, it leaves you with $7,200 in salary left. You can slide Stenhouse in there for $7,100. Admittedly, he's in a back-up car, hasn't looked great and will be starting from the rear. So it's not a great scenario for him. But he is credited with the 29th starting spot, so he'll likely score a decent number of position difference points. He had the 20th best 10 lap average in final practice, so if he can just finish between 15th - 20th, he'll give you decent points plus the 10 or so position difference points. And don't forget what we said below -- last Spring he started 21st and finished 4th and last Fall he started 27th and finished 8th. So he's done this before -- twice. Anything close to a repeat is a home run.
Just a few quick comments on guys I am not pushing this week. I've seen others pushing some or all of these guys, so I wanted to explain why I am not going that way. It's not that I don't like these guys or don't think they cannot dominate and win. All of them are capable of doing that and you should have exposure to them if you're doing a bunch of lineups. I just like the guys I listed above a bit more:
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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