Joey Logano 2017 Fantasy

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Joey Logano – Joey Logano is a strong performer at Pocono. He won the inaugural race following the repave (2012) and since 2013 in all of his incident free races he’s finished in the top 10. In 3 of the last 4 Pocono races things haven’t gone smoothly for him. This spring on lap 6 he had a cut tire under green which caused him to make an unexpected pit stop. After that his team just wasn’t able to bounce back. When the checkered flag waved he finished 23rd, earned the 23rd best driver rating and had a 20th place average running position. Performance wise in the six previous races he was top five good “performance wise.” Last July Logano had one of the best cars and was top five good but was collected in a wreck that led to his 37th place finish. Prior to crashing he led a race high 38 laps. In spring 2016 he had a fast car. He started 2nd, finished 5th, earned the 7th best driver rating and led 17 laps. In summer 2015 Logano had the dominant car and should’ve raced his way to victory lane but at the end while he was leading he ran out of gas which led to his misleading 20th place finish. From that race it should be noted he earned the best driver rating, had a 3rd place average running position and led 97 laps. In spring 2015 he started in the rear of the field and overcame a speeding penalty to finish 4th. (Yahoo A Driver)

Erik Jones – Don’t overlook Erik Jones at Pocono. He’s entering the weekend as a solid dark horse fantasy option. This spring in his Pocono debut he was strong and had the best performance of his career. When the checkered flag waved he finished 3rd, earned the 3rd best driver rating, had a 6th place average running position and led 20 laps (pit strategy). It’s hard seeing him be that good again, but he should contend for a top ten finish. (Yahoo C Driver)

Clint Bowyer – Clint Bowyer should likely be around 10th place good at Pocono. Performance wise that’s how he typically stacks up against the competition on a weekly basis. Back when Clint Bowyer was in competitive equipment he was typically around an 8th to 15th place performer. Between 2012 and 2015 he finished between 4th and 15th in 7 of the 8 races. This spring at Pocono I think he likely would’ve been around 10th place good but on lap 58 he slammed into the wall and damaged his car. That also led to him making an unexpected pit stop. Just a few laps earlier than that at the end of Stage #1 he finished 11th. His car was never the same after he got into the wall and it led to his 17th place finish. Last year at Pocono in his “uncompetitive situation” he finished 18th and 26th. I wouldn’t read into those. In August 2015 he finished 8th. In the seven races prior to that his average finish was 11.4. (Yahoo B Driver)

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