Kyle Busch Fantasy

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Kyle Busch – Kyle Busch is a super elite performer who’ll be tough to beat at Indy. His track record in impeccable and there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be considered the favorite heading into the weekend. At Indy he has back to back wins and seven straight top tens. Over the last five races he has four top 2 finishes. Over that stretch he has the best driver rating, average finish (3.2) and average running position (5.8). Last year at Indy Kyle Busch was untouchable and nobody had anything for him in the race. In the race he started on the pole, earned a perfect driver rating and led 149 laps. His car was in a zip code of its own. In 2015 he was also very strong. In that race he took the lead during a late restart and never looked back. In addition to winning he earned the 2nd best driver rating, had a 5th place average running position and led 19 laps. In 2014 he finished runner-up and earned the 3rd best driver rating. Pocono is the most similar track on the schedule and earlier this year at that venue he had the dominate car but lost the race because of a late caution (led 100 laps). (Yahoo A Driver)

Martin Truex Jr. – Look for Martin Truex Jr. to have a strong showing at Indy and be a factor to win. This race is often won by the best of the best and in 2017 nobody has been better than the #78 team. In recent Indy races Truex Jr. has been a solid performer. In 4 of the last 5 races he’s finished between 4th and 11th. Last year Truex had one of the best cars. In the race he earned the 2nd best driver rating, had a 6th place average running position and finished 8th. It should be noted he was on pace to finish 2nd but the late mayhem from all the late restarts led to his misleading result. In 2015 he had a strong showing and ran very well. When the checkered flag waved he finished 4th, earned the 5th best driver rating and had a 10th place average running position. In 2014 when the #78 team wasn’t competitive Truex Jr. didn’t run well. He started 25th, finished 25th and had an 18th place average running position. In the two Indy races prior to that he had results of 8th and 11th. (Yahoo A Driver)

Kyle Larson – Kyle Larson should be on your short list of favorites at Indy. This race is often won by the “best team of the year”, on a weekly basis the #42 team is always tough to beat. At Indy Kyle Larson has proven to be an effective fantasy option being a perfect 3 for 3 finishing in the top ten. Over Larson’s three combined Indy races he has a 7.0 average finish and an 8.0 average running position. Last year at Indy Larson ran very well. He earned the 4th best driver rating, finished 5th and had a 7th place average running position. In 2015 he had a strong showing and was consistent 5th through 10th place performer. When the race reached its conclusion he earned the 6th best driver rating, had an 8th place average running position and finished 9th. In 2014 when Larson made his series debut at the Brickyard he ran well. He finished 7th, earned the 7th best driver rating and had a 9th place average running position. (Yahoo B Driver)

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