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!
POST RACE UPDATE: Hit all greens this week. 100% winners in cash games using the stars and scrubs approach I outlined on Saturday night. Was a great way to finish off a very successful season. I'll have a season-ending post or two in the next week or so to wrap things up for 2018. Then I'll take some time away to think about what to do with the blog for next season. If you have something you really like and want to continue -- or something new you would like to see next year -- please leave a comment or message me on Twitter @fantasynascargu
Thanks to all who have followed the blog throughout the season!
SATURDAY NIGHT UPDATE: Here we are -- the last Saturday update of the season. I've settled on a lineup approach that I don't generally like. What I'm seeing this week is a stars and scrubs approach. What landed me there is a combination of (1) guys at the top end who I really like and think give us the best chance to dominate, (2) guys at the bottom who offer pretty decent value, and (3) what turns out to be a lack of value in the middle because guys like Eric Jones, Aric Almirola, etc. qualified in the Top 10 and don't seem to offer much dominator or position difference upside. So here is the group of guys I'm really focused on:
Bittersweet to have the last race of the year upon us. I'm very excited as a Nascar fan for the race itself. We've got the very best teams racing for the championship just like it should be. I'm also excited that we've been on a pretty good roll with our Fantasy Nascar picks here. So it will be difficult to see the season come to an abrupt end Sunday afternoon.
267 laps on tap for Sunday, so 133.5 fastest lap points and 66.75 laps led points are up for grabs. The last two Miami races have been remarkably similar when it comes to a pattern on the laps led. Last season, Kyle Larson led 145 laps with Martin Truex coming next at 78 laps led. In 2016, Kyle Larson again led the way with 132 laps led with Kevin Harvick coming next at 79 laps led. In 2015, Brad Keselowski led the way with 86 laps led with Joey Logano following at 72 laps led. So we're looking to grab at least one and preferably both of the Dominators we've seen here in the last two races in particular.
Here are the guys I'm focused on -- many of which will be no surprise:
We'll have updates leading into Sunday's race so check back often Friday, Saturday and pre-race on Sunday.
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