Kevin Harvick fantasy NASCAR

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Kevin Harvick – Kevin Harvick has replaced Jimmie Johnson as the best default fantasy NASCAR pick at Dover. Since he joined Stewart-Haas Racing, he’s been good enough to win every race here. Over the last five Dover races he has the best driver rating, led the most laps by a huge margin (810), has a 6.4 average running position and a misleading 9.6 average finish. This spring he had a great car that ranked as the best. If his team didn’t struggle on pit road which put him in bad situations (involvement in the “Big One”) I don’t think anyone was going to beat him. His car was good over both short runs and long runs. In the race he led the most laps (117), earned the 3rd best driver rating and finished 15th. Last fall nobody was better than Harvick and he put on a display of domination. He started in 15th but drove his way up to the lead quickly. When the checkered flag waved he finished 1st, earned a near perfect driver rating, had a 2nd place average running position and led 355 laps. Performance wise he probably could’ve lapped the field. In June 2015 I thought he had the best car except during a late restart while he was on old tires Johnson got around him and he couldn’t reel him back in. When the checkered flag waved he finished 2nd, earned the 2nd best driver rating, had a 3rd place average running position and led 91 laps. In 2014 he had the best car in both races but had misleading results. In fall 2014 he started on the pole, led 223 laps but finished 13th. The reason for his lack luster result can be traced to lap 252 when he had a left front flat while leading. In June 2014 he had a similar problem which led to a flat on lap 165. Just prior to that he was the leader. That problem caused him to finish a misleading 17th. (Yahoo A Driver)

Martin Truex Jr. – Martin Truex Jr. should be on your short list of favorites at Dover. It’s a great track for him and ranks as one of his best. In 2007 he got his first win here. Since 2014 at Dover Truex Jr. has been one of the best performers. Over the last five races he has the 5th best driver rating, a 7.8 average finish and a 10.0 average running position. This spring at Dover Truex Jr. had one of the best cars. He got caught up in the “Big One” but was able to keep going and come home with a good finish. When the checkered flag waved he earned the 2nd best driver rating, had a 5th place average running position, finished 9th and led 47 laps. Last fall he had a solid race despite starting in the rear of the field for an unapproved adjustment. That wasn’t a major issue because he was able to slice and dice his way up through the running order but it prevented him from getting a really good result. When the race came to its conclusion he finished 11th and had an 11th place average running position. If he didn’t start in such a big hole who knows how good he could’ve been. In spring 2015 he had a great car and led the most laps (131). In the race he started 2nd, had a 3rd place average running position, earned the best driver rating and finished 6th. Over long runs he had one of the best cars in the field. In fall 2014 he started in 26th and over the course of 400 laps he methodically worked his way up to a 7th place finish. Over the last 100 laps he was at this best and over that segment of the race I would estimate his average running position was around 9th. In spring 2014 at Dover he had his best race of the season and finished 6th. (Yahoo B Driver)

Matt Kenseth – Matt Kenseth is a fantasy ace at Dover. He’s the most recent winner and has finished in the top seven in 5 of the last 6 races. In his career at Dover he’s been to victory lane three times, has finished in the top five 46% percent of the time and in the top ten 66% percent of the time. This spring he had a strong showing and raced his way to victory lane after the carnage ensued. Prior to the wreck it should be noted it was looking like he would finish around 7th. In addition to finishing 1st it should be noted he earned the best driver rating, had a 5th place average running position and led 48 laps. Last fall when qualifying was canceled he started on the pole and led the opening laps until Kevin Harvick passed him. When the race reached its conclusion he earned the 3rd best driver rating, had a 5th place average running position, finished 7th and led 26 laps. In spring 2015 he had top five potential but finished 39th because of suspension issues. In the three Dover races prior to that he finished 5th, 3rd and 7th. (Yahoo A Driver)

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