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 400 miles of racing on a Thursday night in Kansas. It's another 1.5 mile track, but the racing will look quite a bit different than what we've seen the last few weeks at Kentucky and Texas. Those tracks are one groove tracks where side to side racing is almost impossible. Kansas, on the other hand, has multiple grooves from down on the white line all the way up to the wall. We can see three and sometimes even four wide racing on restarts. We didn't see any of that at Kentucky or Texas.
However, like Kentucky and Texas, we probably won't see a whole lot of tire wear or fall off. This means some teams could use two tire or even no tire pit stops to get their guys track position just like RCR did with Austin Dillon and Tyler Reddick last week at Texas. I don't think the two tire or no tire guys would be able to hold the lead as long as Dillon and Reddick did at the end of the race last week. But it is enough to make it likely we see more drivers lead laps and some drivers finish better then they "deserve" based on their speed and running order throughout the race.
There's a lot to like about almost every one of the most expensive drivers. Kyle Busch could have won at Kansas last Spring if he didn't cut a tire on a late race restart. He had a Top 3 car in Stage 3 of that race. Martin Truex is getting stronger and stronger. Denny Hamlin won at Kansas last Fall. They are all solid plays. In the end, though, here are the top three choices in my mind heading into Thursday:
On the other end, we've got a handful of reasonable cheap plays ($6,500 and under) this week:
There's also a lot of strong targets in the mid tier ($7k-$9k):
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