Aric Almirola Fantasy NASCAR
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Aric Almirola – Aric Almirola has three straight results in the teens at intermediate tracks. On Saturday night I wouldn’t be surprised to see him finish around that range again. At Kansas Almirola has had some success. In 4 of the last 8 races he’s finished between 8th and 11th. Last fall he had a tough race. On lap 36 he had a tire go down and spun. He got a lot of damage from this and took his car to the garage area which led to his last place finish. In spring 2016 there was nothing to brag about his performance. He finished 18th, had a 21st place average running position and earned the 21st best driver rating. In fall 2015 Almirola finished 24th. I will note that result is misleading. Around lap 100 he reached 15th but shortly after that he was leaking power steering fluid which led to him dropping in the running order. In spring 2015 he had a solid showing. He finished 11th, had a 15th place average running position and earned the 15th best driver rating. (Yahoo B Driver)

Ty Dillon – This year at intermediate tracks Ty Dillon has finished between 15th and 21st every race. Additionally over these four events he has a 17.8 average finish and a 19.0 average running position. At Kansas Ty Dillon has one start under his belt. In fall 2015 when he drove the #33 he started 32nd and finished 26th. On Saturday night I would look for him to finish around where he typically has at intermediate tracks this year. (Yahoo C Driver)

AJ Allmendinger – AJ Allmendinger has been pretty good at Kansas in recent races. In 4 of the last 5 he’s finished between 8th and 14th. This year he hasn’t been running as well and has typically been low-twenties good. For fantasy purposes I would lean more towards how he’s run in 2017 rather than his recent Kansas track record. Last year at Kansas he had a successful season and swept the top ten. In fall 2016 he was pretty good. In that event he finished 8th and had an 11th place average running position. In spring 2016 he started deep in the field in 29th but raced his way up to an 8th place finish. Performance wise he was mid-teens good but he was able to use pit strategy and hold on for a good finish at the end. In fall 2015 he didn’t run well and finished 27th after running in the mid-teens on lap 107 and then having contact with Trevor Bayne. In spring 2015 he started in 29th but escaped with a 14th place finish. That result is slightly misleading because he was a beneficiary of the late caution. If the late yellow didn’t come out he would’ve finished 20th. (Yahoo B Driver)

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