Texas is a track that no fantasy racer should fear. Talladega is a wild card race, but at Texas there is a level of certainty that brings comfort to fantasy racers. There will be no “big one” at Texas. The only thing to really fear is soured engines and blown tires. Texas can be hard on engines so that’s an issue fantasy racer’s should take note of.
In case you missed my Quick Texas Fantasy Tip here it is:
“When you pick a driver for Texas make sure you study and understand what happened in the most recent Atlanta and Charlotte races. A good happy hour average speed will also be a vital factor when you select your pick for Texas”.
The ifantasyrace.com Top 5 drivers to watch at Texas are………….
1. Jeff Gordon- Jeff Gordon has been arguably the best intermediate track driver all year long. Earlier this spring Jeff Gordon snapped the longest win less streak of his career and claimed his first career win at Texas. I’m not picking Gordon because he won here earlier this season, but I’m picking him because how well he’s performed on the track recently.
2. Kasey Kahne- Kasey Kahne has been extremely strong at recent similar tracks. Kahne won at Atlanta and finished 3rd at Lowes. Kahne’s car was easily good enough to win at Lowes but for whatever reason he just wasn’t good on restarts. At Texas I predict the winner of the race will have to utilize the high line and in NASCAR no one does it better then Kasey.
3. Mark Martin- The reason why Mark Martin has been so successful this year is because he’s thrived at the intermediate tracks. In the COT era of NASCAR Martin has the 4th best average finish at this track (8.7). Texas is a long race that can be abusive on equipment but I will guarantee you this veteran will take care of his equipment for 500 miles.
4. Jimmie Johnson- As I’ve said multiple times on this blog this week, Jimmie Johnson will have a car good enough to win except he won’t race hard. At this point in the season Jimmie Johnson doesn’t need to win the race. Jimmie’s main goal is to cross the finish line somewhere inside the top 10. Statistically speaking Jimmie Johnson has both the best average start and the best average finish in the series at Texas.
5. Juan Pablo Montoya- Montoya has excelled everywhere in the Chase. This trend will certainly continue at Texas. At the most recent Lowes and Atlanta races Montoya had a car that was extremely fast. Just like Kahne, Montoya also excels on the high line around the track. I expect almost all the passes to be made in the high line Sunday.
Factors that are important when you select drivers for Texas (everything is based on a ten scale of hearts. Ten being the most important).
Prior History at Texas ♥♥♥♥
Recent Performances at Similar Tracks ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Momentum Heading into the race ♥♥♥♥♥
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