Martin Truex, Jr. Jimmie Johnson Fantasy NASCAR

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Jimmie Johnson – Jimmie Johnson will be the favorite to win at Texas. He’s been a super-elite performer in the “Lone Star State” and has recently been one of the best drivers at 1.5 mile tracks. In the Chase at 1.5 mile tracks Johnson has scored the most points and has a 5.7 average finish. Charlotte is similar to Texas and at that venue he led 155 laps and raced his way to victory lane. At Texas Johnson is a fantasy stud. He’s won here six-times , has finished in the top five 54% percent of the time and in the top ten 77% percent of the time. Currently he has four straight fall wins. This spring Johnson had a strong car. In the race he finished 4th, had a 9th place average running position and earned the 7th best driver rating. In the three Texas races prior to that he raced his way to victory lane. Last fall Johnson was about 5th place good but raced his way to victory lane after getting aided by a late caution. With 4 laps to go he pulled off the pass on Keselowski for the win. Additionally in the race it should be noted he earned the 2nd best driver rating and had a 5th place average running position. In spring 2015 he had a great car and also raced his way to victory lane. In that event he earned the best driver rating, had a 3rd place average running position and led 128 laps. Nobody really had anything for him speed wise that evening. In fall 2014 Jimmie Johnson had an awesome performance. He started 3rd, had a 2nd place average running position, earned the best driver rating and led 191 laps. (Yahoo A Driver)

Martin Truex Jr. – Martin Truex Jr. will be tough to beat at Texas. This year at 1.5 mile tracks he’s been a fantasy ace. At these venues he’s scored the most points, has won twice, and has the best driver rating by a healthy margin. At Texas Truex has been a strong performer. Over the last 10 Texas races he has 6 top tens, and eight results of 14th or better. Currently he has three straight top tens. Over those events he has the best average running position (5.3) and a 7.7 average finish. This spring he had a great car and was the driver to beat. If you’re just looking at a 6th place finish you would never know it though. His result can be chalked up to him being on old tires at the end against newer tires. Additionally in the race he earned the best driver rating, had a 2nd place average running position and led 141 laps. Last fall he ran very well. He started in 23rd and advanced through the running order with ease. When the race reached its conclusion he finished 8th but it’s important to note he ran better than his result. He was likely top three good but he lost quite a few positions late. Also in the race it should be noted he earned the 4th best driver rating and had a 5th place average running position. In spring 2015 he finished 9th, had a 9th place average running position and earned the 8th best driver rating. (Yahoo B Driver)

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