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'll have more up Friday, but I wanted to post about my concern after seeing the starting order. I'm really, really worried about the initial start. The first two rows are full of guys who are just not road course racers. Jeb Burton has never done a road course. Annett, Jones and Sieg have experience, but none of it is very good. No wins and barely any Top 10 finishes. All of this on a brand new road course the series has never been to. If we have a repeat of Pocono with numerous cautions early, I wouldn't at all be surprised.
Still very worried about the initial start after seeing practice times. The front four are literally 2+ seconds per lap off the fastest times, so they are really going to bottle things up. Allmendinger should be fine because I think he can be a little bit patient and let the field start to spread out a bit before making his move to the front. Once things are spaced out, he'll be 2+ seconds per lap quicker then everyone he'll be racing and they'll let him by. Up front, I'm worried about guys like Allgaier, Gragson, Cindric, Chastain and Brisoce. They'll be much faster then the guys starting up front and will need some patience to pass at the right times so they don't end up running off the track or getting damage that will effect their speed. You can't avoid all those guys, it's just something to be aware of.
Here's how I'm looking at my cash game and 50/50 lineups:
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