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!
Sunday Update — I added a few notes in the Saturday update. All in bold. Those are primarily my cash game targets. I can’t argue with those who prefer Kyle Busch or Kevin Harvick. I do think they’ll perform well. But their salaries really hurt the rest of your roster. And which one of Truex or Larson do you leave off? Here are a few tournament targets I like:
Saturday Update — I’m traveling today so only have time for a quick update with thoughts after practice and qualifying:
I may have a few more thoughts late tonight or tomorrow morning, so check back before lock.
Tuesday Night Post:
Two things before getting into the details on the upcoming Michigan race.
(1) I don't know how many updates I'll do this week. I'll be at Texas Motor Speedway for the Camping World Truck Series race on Friday night and the Verizon IndyCar Series race on Saturday night. I may only send a few thoughts/driver targets on Twitter. And, if I do update this site, it might be shorter than normal. It just depends on how it goes in Texas. In case it's only on Twitter, make sure you follow me @illinisjc.
(2) I'm really happy with the way last week turned out. In my last update, I said this about FanDuel -- "I really like Larson and Almirola. Reasonable prices with good upside. It's probably worth taking the discount down to Busch and/or Truex instead of paying up to Harvick. You can fill in with salary savers after that." I followed my own advice and had a great return. In the $2 tournament, I used Chris Buescher as the last guy and came in 3rd out of 1,785. In a $3 tournament, I used Ty Dillon as the last guy and came in 5th out of 196. Check out this ROI:
Michigan Opening Notes
So let's move on to this week at Michigan and hope we can continue on a pretty good roll. Here are the guys I'll be most focused on going into the race weekend:
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