Kyle Larson Fantasy NASCAR

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Kyle Larson – Kyle Larson will be tough to beat at Bristol. He runs extremely well here and knocked on the door to victory lane in the past. This spring he had a strong showing. In the race he started on the pole, led a race high 202 laps, had a 4th place average running position and finished 6th. At the start of the race his car was in a league of it’s own but it appeared his team didn’t keep up with adjustments which led to him dropping back in the field. In the three Bristol races prior to that he had top five potential but walked away with misleading results. Last summer at Bristol he had a great car and had to work his way to the front multiple times. He was caught speeding on pit road on lap 77 while running in 3rd, spun on lap 308 while running in 4th, but then he was later caught up in the Kyle Busch carnage while running in 6th which led to his 24th place finish. In spring 2016 he might’ve been top five good but his race wasn’t incident free. While he was running in 3rd on lap 147 his track bar broke which sent him to the garage and dropped him 37 laps down. In August 2015 he looked very strong but finished 41st after having multiple problems (flat tire, commitment cone violation, flat tire again and got into the wall hard). In spring 2015 he ran very well. He earned the 2nd best driver rating, led 90 laps and finished 7th. During his rookie year at Bristol he came home with results of 10th and 12th. (Yahoo B Driver)

Kevin Harvick – Kevin Harvick will be a good fantasy pick at Bristol. He’s the defending champion of this particular event and has four straight top tens. Over this four race stretch he has the best driver rating, best average finish (3.3), and the best average running position (6.5). This spring Harvick ran well and had a strong performance. When the checkered flag waved he finished 3rd, earned the 5th best driver rating and led 14 laps. Last summer at Bristol he had a great car and was dominant over the last quarter of the race. In addition to winning he earned the best driver rating, had a 6th place average running position and led 128 laps. In spring 2016 he finished 7th, earned the 2nd best driver rating, had a 4th place average running position and led 13 laps. Strength wise he had the 2nd best car. In August 2015 he was very strong and likely had the best car at the end. He finished 2nd and earned the 6th best driver rating. His result is even more impressive when you take note he had to overcome two speeding penalties. In spring 2015 he had a great car but was involved in a wreck while running in 3rd. Prior to wrecking he led 184 laps. (Yahoo A Driver)

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Martin Truex Jr. – Martin Truex Jr. should be on your short list of favorites at Bristol. It’s a good track for him and he’s had some very strong showings in the past. I think he also might have some out of sync potential because his recent track record is pretty bad. In 6 of the last 8 races he’s finished 20th or worse. This spring he was very strong and had one of the best cars. In the race he earned the best driver rating, had the best average running position (3rd), led 116 laps and finished 8th. I will note his result is misleading. While he was running in 2nd with 35 laps to go he got a speeding penalty. Last fall he had a very strong car and had top five potential but finished 23rd after being involved in a wreck when Kyle Busch’s track bar broke. At the time of that incident he was running in 3rd. In spring 2016 he looked top five good as well but his race wasn’t incident free. When the checkered flag waved he earned the 5th best driver rating, had a 10th place average running position and finished 14th. With 75 laps to go in that race he pitted from 2nd under green for a loose wheel that dropped him two laps down. (Yahoo A Driver)

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