Martin Truex Jr 2017 Fantasy

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Martin Truex Jr. – Martin Truex Jr. will be tough to beat at Dover. He’s the defending champion and Dover ranks as one of his best tracks. Since 2014 he’s finished in the top 11 every race, has the second best driver rating and a 6.1 average finish. This spring he had a great car. In the race he won Stage #1, won Stage #2, led 102 laps, finished 3rd and had a 4th place average running position. Last fall Truex Jr. had a great car and raced his way to victory lane. When the race reached its conclusion he had a 2nd place average running position, led a race high 187 laps and had a race high 82 fastest laps. Last spring Truex Jr. had one of the best cars. He got caught up in the “Big One”, but was able to keep going and come home with a good finish. When the checkered flag waved he earned the 2nd best driver rating, had a 5th place average running position, finished 9th and led 47 laps. In fall 2015 he started in the rear of the field and finished 11th. In the three races prior to that he had results of 6th, 7th and 6th. On Sunday look for Truex to finish in the top five and compete for the win. (Yahoo A Driver)

Kyle Larson – Kyle Larson will be tough to beat at Dover. He’s run extremely well here and this spring he had the field covered. At the Monster Mile minus the race last fall he has a 5.5 average finish. In 3 of his last 4 incident free races he’s finished in the top 3. This spring nobody was better than him. In the race Larson earned the best driver rating, led 241 laps, finished 2nd and had a 3rd place average running position. If there wasn’t a late caution Larson would’ve easily cruised his way to victory lane. Last fall at Dover he likely had a great car but while he was running in the top ten during the first caution he had power problems and also got penalized for too many men going over the wall. Those problems dropped him 3 laps down to 39th. When the checkered flag waved he finished 25th. Over his first five Dover races he had a 6.2 average result and finished in the top 11 every race. In spring 2016 he had a great car and if he would’ve moved Matt Kenseth at the end he would’ve won. When the checkered flag waved he finished 2nd, led 85 laps and earned the 7th best driver rating. In 2015 Larson had results of 3rd and 9th. On Sunday look for Larson to compete for a top five and be a factor to win. (Yahoo B Driver)

Kyle Busch – Kyle Busch is always a factor at Dover. He runs extremely well here and will be one of the drivers to beat on Sunday. At Dover he has two wins, has finished in the top five 44% percent of the time and in the top ten 60% percent of the time. This spring he had a great car but finished a misleading 16th. In the race he started on the pole and led the opening 19 laps until the first round of pit stops. During his stop his team didn’t secure a wheel and it fell off. That did some slight damage to his car and cost him all of his track position. He rebounded from that nicely and later ran in the top five. He later had two more problems. A caution came out during a bad time of the pit cycle which dropped him from about 5th to 15th. Then with 37 laps to go he pitted because of a vibration under green. When the checkered flag waved he finished 16th. Last fall he was very competitive. When the checkered flag waved he finished 2nd, had a 2nd place average running position, earned the 2nd best driver rating and led 102 laps. In spring 2016 he was probably around 10th place good performance wise but finished 30th because he was caught up in the “Big One.” In fall 2015 he had a great car and finished runner-up. In addition to finishing 2nd he earned the 2nd best driver rating, had a 3rd place average running position and led 19 laps. In spring 2015 Busch had a great car that was strong over long runs. In the race he finished a very misleading 36th. The reason for his poor result can be traced to his involvement in a wreck with 24 laps to go while he was running in third. (Yahoo A Driver)

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