At Talladega some of the little guys will have their season highlight. The question is who will that be. Below are the top “little guys” who could prove to be good sleeper / dark horse fantasy picks.
David Ragan – David Ragan is a good restrictor plate driver. Both his wins have come on this track type. Now that he’s in superb equipment he could very easily be a force to be reckoned with. Last year he finished 30th and 35th here. Prior to that he had four straight top tens including a win in spring 2013.
Casey Mears – Casey Mears feels confident about his car and he has every right to. Last year on restrictor plate tracks he scored the second most points in the series and had a 9.5 average finish. Last year at Talladega he had results of 10th and 14th. The good times have continued to roll for him and in the Daytona 500 he finished 6th.
Austin Dillon – Don’t overlook the Black 3 at a plate track. At Talladega he’s run well in his career. Last year he had results of 13th and 15th. In fall 2013 he made his first start and was on pace to finish 3rd but he wrecked on the final lap.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. -Stenhouse Jr. is a good restrictor plate racer. Talladega particularly seems to be his specialty. At this venue he’s finished in the top thirteen every race and has an 8.7 average finish.
Danica Patrick – Danica Patrick is a competitive restrictor plate racer. Last fall she was having a great performance until the BIG MOMENT in the closing laps. Prior to it occurring she was leading. In some of her other plate races she’s also experienced success.