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!
Truex really dominated the 2017 season from beginning to end and it was satisfying to me (and many others) to see him win his first championship. He and his team earned and deserved it. It is really incredible to see this small Furniture Row team based in Denver dominate the super teams in the Charlotte area. Let's admire some of the numbers Truex put up in 2017. He had 8 wins -- 3 more than anyone else. He had 19 Top 5's -- 4 more than anyone else. He had 26 Top 10's -- 3 more than anyone else. He had the best average finish at 9.42 (Harvick was second at 11.08). He had the best average starting spot at 6.8 (Kyle Busch was next at 7.2). And he led the most laps with 2,253 compared to 2,023 for Busch. Only one other driver (Kyle Larson with 1,352) led more than 1,000 laps. In short, Truex won just about every category of statistic you would want to know.
I don't think we can expect Truex to be quite as dominant in 2018. That's not because this isn't truly a great race team, it is simply that I cannot see this level of domination continuing. That said, I fully expect Truex to win something in the neighborhood of 5 races and to challenge once again for the championship. For fantasy purposes, I would think Truex would be your go to driver whenever the series is a a mile and a half track. He has historically been excellent at those tracks and he was simply in a league of his own there last year. 7 of his 8 wins were at those tracks. And he won 7 of the 11 races run at those tracks. He finished no worse than 8th and his average finish was 2.5. And he led over 33% of the laps run at those tracks. If you do one thing in 2018, make Truex a priority at 1.5 mile tracks.
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.