Jamie McMurray Fantasy Racing

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Jamie McMurray – Jamie McMurray is a strong performer at shorter flat tracks. This year on a weekly basis he’s run well so another good performance should be expected from him at “The Magic Mile.” Richmond is the last shorter flat track visited and he finished 6th there. Recently at New Hampshire he’s typically run well. Since 2013, minus summer 2015, he has a 10.9 average finish and a 12.0 average running position. Last fall he didn’t have a bad race but finished 19th. In that race don’t overlook his 10th place average running position and 12th best driver rating. He was a top five contender but late in the race he had a massive free-fall in the running order. Last July he ran well. When the race reached its conclusion he finished 6th, earned the 11th best driver rating and had a 12th place average running position. In fall 2015 he was solid. He finished 14th, had a 14th place average running position and earned the 16th best driver rating. In summer 2015 McMurray had a top 8 car but over the final 50 laps his motor started going south and as a result he eased it home to a 26th place finish. In fall 2014 he was very competitive and was a consistent front runner. He started 2nd, finished 4th, had a 7th place average running position and earned the 5th best driver rating. (Yahoo B Driver)

Joey Logano – Richmond is the last shorter flat track visited and at that venue Joey Logano raced his way to victory lane. His team was of course caught cheating after that race so it should be interesting to see how he performs here. At New Hampshire Joey Logano has been a strong recent performer. Over the last five races his 4.4 average finish ranks as the best in the series. Last fall he struggled and didn’t run well. He got lapped under green and at one point he said his car was bad everywhere. Late in the race his car got closer to his liking and he rallied to finish 11th. Last summer he used an experimental setup. He finished 3rd but that’s largely the product of how the race ended and him closing strong. Additionally from the race he had a 12th place average running position and earned the 10th best driver rating. In fall 2015 he had a strong showing finishing 3rd and earning the 5th best driver rating. Throughout the event he was a consistent top ten performer. In summer 2015 Logano had a great car. He started 2nd, finished 4th and earned the 4th best driver rating. In fall 2014 Logano had a great car. He finished 1st, earned the 2nd best driver rating, had a 3rd place average running position and led 73 laps. In July 2014 he was top five good but was wrecked while running in 2nd. Prior to wrecking he led 73 laps. (Yahoo A Driver)

Ryan Blaney – The #21 team has really improved as an organization this year and at New Hampshire I would look for Blaney to run well and compete for a top ten. He’s raced here three-times and in all of them he had a pretty good afternoon. This summer he was a low double digits driver who finished 19th after falling back late. His average running position in the race was 12th and he earned the 14th best driver rating. Last fall he had a respectable showing finishing 12th and having a 15th place average running position. I will note he wasn’t quite as good as his result. In July 2016 when the race reached its conclusion he finished 11th and had a 13th place average running position. In summer 2015 in a pre-rookie start he finished 23rd. Its important to note that’s a misleading finish and he was better than his result. Performance wise it looked like he had low-teens to mid-teens potential. On lap 130 while he was running in 7th he came to pit road for a loose wheel. As he was leaving he incurred a speeding penalty for being too fast entering. (Yahoo B Driver)

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