Paul Menard Fantasy NASCAR
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Paul Menard – This year at 1.5 mile tracks Paul Menard has typically been high-teens good performance wise. At tracks of this length minus Kentucky where he had an engine failure he has a 19.2 average finish. In the last three races at 1.5 mile tracks he’s finished 17th, 18th and 21st. At Charlotte in incident free races Paul Menard hasn’t been that bad. That said he’s had major problems in the last two fall events. This spring at Charlotte he finished 17th, had a 17th place average running position and earned the 18th best driver rating. Last fall Menard wasn’t competitive after damaging his car early in the event. When that race reached its conclusion he finished 36th. In spring 2015 he finished 14th but he was better than his result. He was likely between 6th to 10th place good but the fuel mileage aspect at the end cost him positions when he had to pit.  Also in the race it should be noted he had an 11th place average running position and earned the 12th best driver rating. In fall 2014 he ran well and had top ten potential but walked away with a 42nd place finish when his engine went south. On lap 136 while he was running in 12th his engine blew up. In the 2014 Coca Cola 600 he finished 8th. (Yahoo B Driver)

Danica Patrick – This year at 1.5 mile tracks Danica Patrick has been one of the most consistent drivers in the series. In the 7 races held at tracks of this length she’s finished between 17th and 24th every race. Her average finish over those races is 20.6. On Saturday night I would look for her to finish around that range. At Charlotte Danica Patrick has also been consistent. In her last three races here she’s finished between 19th and 22nd. This spring Patrick finished 21st and had a 25th place average running position. Last year at Charlotte she had a decent year. She finished 22nd in the spring, and 19th in the fall. Also between the combined events she had a 20.5 average finish, 22.0 average starting position and a 23.0 average running position. (Yahoo B Driver)

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