1) Kyle Busch (Starting – 1st)
Indy Fantasy Spin – Kyle Busch has been a super elite performer at Indianapolis and on Sunday he’ll be the favorite to win. There’s a lot of things to like about Busch this weekend. He’s starting on the pole, was dominant last year, has an impeccable track record, was extremely strong at Pocono earlier this year (most similar track, best car, led 100 laps) and in recent races he’s been knocking on the door to victory lane. Eventually it will open, and Indy is the perfect place for him to get his first win of the season and snap his long winless streak. On Sunday look for Busch to finish in the top five and compete for the to win. In Happy Hour Busch had the 2nd best ten lap average speed.
Indy Track History – Kyle Busch has been a spectacular performer at Indy. He has back to back wins and seven straight top tens. In 4 of the last 5 races he’s finished in the top two. Over the last five Indy races he has the best driver rating, best average finish (3.2) and the best average running position (5.8). Last year at Indy his car was in a league of its own. In the race he started first, finished first, earned a perfect driver rating and led 149 laps. In 2015 he was also strong but he needed the help of late restarts to reach victory lane. 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.
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2) Martin Truex Jr. (Starting – 6th)
Indy Fantasy Spin – Martin Treux Jr. will be tough to beat at Indy. This crown jewel event is often won by the best team of the season and who’s been better than the #78 crew? Since Kansas minus Sonoma and Daytona, he’s finished in the top 6 every race. In the last two races this season he’s been impressive leading +130 laps each race and having finishes of 1st and 3rd. At Indy in recent season’s he’s run very well. In 4 of the last 5 races he’s finished in the top 11. Look for Truex to finish in the top five and compete for the win.
Indy Track History – In recent races at “The Brickyard” Truex Jr. has run well. In 4 of the last 5 he’s finished in the top eleven. Last year he had one of the best cars but finished 8th after having some poor late restarts. If there weren’t late restarts he was poised to finish 2nd. In our PROS Rankings he ranked as having the second-best car. Additionally in the race he earned the 2nd best driver rating and had a 6th place average running position. In 2015 he had a strong showing. He finished 4th, earned the 5th best driver rating, and had a 10th place average running position. In 2014 when the #78 team struggled he finished 25th. In the two Indy races prior to that he had results of 8th and 11th.
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3) Kevin Harvick (Starting – 2nd)
Indy Fantasy Spin – Kevin Harvick will be one of the drivers to beat at “The Brickyard.” He has a great track record and in recent races he ranks as one of the strongest performers. He’s also proven to be a safe fantasy option having finished in the top five 31% percent of the time, in the top ten 63% percent of the time, and in the top thirteen 81% percent of the time. On Sunday I would look for him to challenge for a top five finish. In Happy Hour Harvick had the 3rd best ten lap average speed.
Indy Track History – Kevin Harvick has been a strong performer in recent Indy races. Over the last three he has the 2nd best driver rating, 2nd best average running position (6.0), has led the 2nd most laps (87) and has an impressive 5.7 average finish. Last year he ran well. He finished 6th and earned the 6th best driver rating. In 2015 he had a great car that was the strongest. If there wasn’t a late caution I think he would’ve won. In the race he earned the best driver rating, led the most laps (75), had the best average running position (3.0) and finished 3rd. In 2014 he finished 8th, had a 6th place average running position and led 12 laps.
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