Austin Dillon 2017 Fantasy Racing

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Austin Dillon – At Charlotte I think Austin Dillon will likely be a mid-teens to high-teens driver. Performance wise that’s how he stacks up against the competition this year, and that’s being somewhat charitable. At Charlotte Dillon has been moderately successful. Minus last fall when he crashed he has a 12.8 average finish. Last fall he had top ten potential but during a round of pit stops he got two tires which got him to the front of the field, but while he was getting up to speed during a restart he spun his tires which led to a big multi-car accident. In spring 2016 he started deep in the field in 28th but drove his car home to a 12th place finish. He didn’t do anything flashy, he just moved forward as the race progressed. In fall 2015 he ran very well. He finished 7th, had an 8th place average running position and earned the 6th best driver rating. In spring 2015 he had a good performance and ran better than his 16th place finish. In the race he had a 12th place average running position and ran 95% percent of the laps inside the top fifteen. If fuel mileage didn’t enter the equation then I think he would’ve finished in 12th. In 2014 Dillon had results of 13th and 16th. (Yahoo B Driver)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Picking Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been a risky proposition. His team isn’t performing well and outside of Texas he’s only finished in the top fifteen once and that result was a 14th. From a performance standpoint if he can come home with a mid-teens result I would call it a win. At Charlotte Earnhardt Jr. hasn’t had a high-level of recent success. Since 2013 he’s only finished in the top ten once. Last spring in Earnhardt Jr.’s most recent Charlotte race he had a respectable afternoon. When the checkered flag waved he earned the 11th best driver rating, had a 13th place average running position and finished 14th. In fall 2015 he had a troubled event and got into the wall on a few occasions. When the race reached its conclusion he finished 28th. Prior to the first time he got into the wall he was running right around 10th. In the 2015 Coca Cola 600 he had a successful afternoon and finished well. He started 15th and during his first pit stop his team was slow and lost him 12 positions which dropped him to 26th. He was able to climb up through the pack at a steady pace and around lap 100 he cracked the top ten. From that point to the conclusion of the race he was a top ten mainstay. When the checkered flag waved he finished 3rd and earned the 6th best driver rating. (Yahoo A Driver)

Ty Dillon – There’s nothing flashy about Ty Dillon but he’s been an effective fantasy option at 1.5 mile tracks this year. Over the four combined races at tracks of this length he’s scored the he’s tied for scoring the 18th most points and has a 16.8 average finish. In 3 of the 4 races he’s finished between 14th and 17th. Another aspect you have to like about him entering the weekend is that in 4 of the last 5 races this season he’s finished between 14th and 17th. In NASCAR’s top series Ty Dillon has never raced at Charlotte. (Yahoo C Driver)

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