Martin Truex Jr 2017 Fantasy
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Martin Truex Jr. – Martin Truex Jr. will be tough to beat at Kentucky. This year at 1.5 mile tracks he’s been the premiere performer in the series having won twice. Over the five combined races at tracks of this length he has the best driver rating, best average finish (4.2), best average running position (4.0), has led the most laps (536) and has run the most fastest laps (245). In all of these races at tracks of this length he’s finished in the top five. His 2017 prowess on this track type points towards another strong showing at Kentucky. Last year at Kentucky Truex Jr. was very strong. He earned the 3rd best driver rating, had a 5th place average running position, finished 10th and led 46 laps. Strength wise in the race his car was easily top five good if he didn’t get a costly pit penalty while running in 2nd and fuel mileage didn’t enter the equation late. (Yahoo A Driver)

Kyle Busch – Kyle Busch should be a strong performer at Kentucky. His team has been getting better as the season has progressed, and I’m confident he’ll run well on Saturday night. In the last two races at 1.5 mile tracks he’s been strong. Charlotte is the last 1.5 mile track visited and he was very competitive there. In that event he finished 2nd, earned the 2nd best driver rating, had a 4th place average running position and led 63 laps. If the race didn’t come down to fuel mileage he might’ve very well won. Kansas was the 1.5 mile track visited before that and he finished 5th there. Last year at Kentucky Busch ran well but finished a misleading 12th. Performance wise he was top five good but the fuel strategy element at the end hurt him. Additionally in the race last year Busch earned the 5th best driver rating and had a 6th place average running position. (Yahoo A Driver)

Kyle Larson – Look for Kyle Larson to be tough to beat at Kentucky. This year at 1.5 mile tracks he’s been exceptionally strong. At tracks of this length minus Charlotte where he ran well but had problems he has a 3.0 average finish and a 6.5 average running position. In his four incident free races at tracks of this length he has three-runner up finishes and has had a result in the top six every race. Last year at Kentucky Larson had top ten potential but finished 19th. He ran around 6th for a portion during the last third of the race but the fuel mileage aspect at the end really hurt him and cost him a good finish. (Yahoo B Driver)

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