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UPDATE: No qualifying. Chastain, Sieg and Martins should be chalk plays so will want to have them all in cash games. Real hard to pick a dominator, lean Allgaier.
This is a tough race to predict. Unlike last year when Bell, Custer and Reddick would dominate everything, we've got a group of 6-8 guys who could be out front this year. My Top 4 heading into tomorrow are Chastain, Briscoe, Allgaier and Gragson in that order. But it wouldn't shock me if Brandon Jones, Cindric, Hemric or even Harrison Burton leads during the race. So the front end is wide open and I expect to see a couple of different leaders throughout the race.
We've also got weather uncertainty with rain a possibility. If qualifying gets rained out, I think we'd go by owner points from last year, which would put Chastain in the #10 at the back. They would be mega chalk plays at that point.
I like Ray Black Jr, Brandon Brown and Alex Labbe as solid mid-tier guys. I'd hope each of them could finish just inside the Top 20.
In the under $6,500 range, I'm most interested in Jess Little, Timmy Hill and B.J. McLeod.
I'll try to post a quick update when we have more information and/or a starting order on Saturday.
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