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The Trucks race on Saturday night is the misnamed "Vankor 350" because the race is really 250 miles long -- which means 167 laps and stages of 40, 40 and 87. There will apparently be no competition caution, but an incident caution is still likely in Stage 1.
Speaking of incidents, Texas truck races seem to have a lot of them.
The first question again is what to do with Kyle Busch. Chances are he dominates this race completely. He starts 4th and I don't think he'll have much problem taking the lead quickly. With no competition caution, he could build a pretty significant lead before the end of the stage or pit stops, which should help him stay up front after that.
The bigger question is what to do with Ross Chastain, who is also an excellent play with Top 5 and +20 position difference upside. It is possible to pair Kyle and Ross -- who I think will be the two highest scorers by a decent margin -- and then fill in with cheap guys starting in the back. The cheap guys aren't great or reliable, but they don't have much downside and give you the room to play the two studs. The other option is to be more balanced and pair Kyle with a group of more reliable guys with some position difference upside.
Who to target in those groups?
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