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!
Man, based on Saturday's practice, the Chevys seem unbeatable here. The Top 7 cars on the practice speed chart were Chevys. 8 of the Top 10 were Chevys. And it's not just the Hendrick four. Both Ganassi cars -- Kurt Busch and Ross Chastain -- were in the Top 7. Rickey Stenhouse and Tyler Reddick were 4th and 5th, respectively. So all of the major Chevy teams had at least one driver in the Top 6 on the practice speed chart. That's crazy. I'll stop short of suggesting to go all in on the Chevys, but if you're making a close call between drivers, I'd lean the Chevy way here.
On the flip side, the Toyotas were way off and seemed worried based on comments from Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex. Hamlin was the only 1 of 2 Toyotas in the Top 20 in practice speeds. Most of the 8th-20th positions were Fords.
I wish I could give you guys more, but it's so hard to get into a lineup strategy or even get too deep into driver targets without knowing starting positions. It has seemed tough to pass here throughout the weekend, so it might be a week to put a little less focus on position difference upside and focus more on who you think can get really good finishes while gaining at least a few spots.
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.