Michael McDowell 2017 Fantasy NASCAR
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Michael McDowell – Michael McDowell is a decent road course driver. Now that he’s starting to get better equipment underneath him he should be considered a dark horse fantasy option. At Sonoma earlier this year he had his best performance on this track type. In that race he finished 14th. In the last two races at Watkins Glen he’s had his best two starts. Last year he finished 17th and had a 21st place average running position. In 2015 he had his next best result and finished 20th. In the five Watkins Glen races prior to that he finished 37th or worse. (Yahoo C Driver)

Daniel Suarez – Daniel Suarez will likely be a mid-teens to high-teens driver at Watkins Glen if things go smoothly. Earlier this year at Sonoma he had a good debut and finished 16th. Watkins Glen is an easier track to navigate so he’ll be able to better take advantage of his equipment advantage on much of the field. Last year at Watkins Glen in the Xfinity Series Suarez finished 4th. (Yahoo C Driver)

Chris Buescher – Chris Buescher has two starts under his belt at Watkins Glen and neither race has went well for him. Last year he was involved in a late wreck and finished 30th. His average running position for the afternoon was 29th. Prior to wrecking he was running in 27th. In 2015 during his debut he had some sort of problem under his hood which quickly dropped him a lap down. When the checkered flag waved he finished two laps down in 30th. At Sonoma earlier this year he had his best race by far on road courses so there is hope for him. At that west coast track he finished 19th, had a 16th place average running position and earned the 16th best driver rating. (Yahoo B Driver)

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