Martin Truex Jr 2017 Fantasy

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Martin Truex Jr. – Martin Truex Jr. will be the driver to beat at Kansas. He won here this spring, and this year at 1.5 mile tracks he’s been a super elite performer. Over the 8 combined races at tracks of this length he has 5 wins, a 3.0 average finish, a 4.1 average running position and has led 856 laps. This spring at Kansas when it was “go time” he had the field covered. When the checkered flag waved he finished 1st, earned the best driver rating, had a 2nd place average running position and led a race high 104 laps. In quite a few of the Kansas races prior to that he was the driver to beat, but walked away with a misleading result. Last fall he was solid. He finished 11th and earned the 9th best driver rating. In that race it should be noted he had some major fuel problems which held him back. In spring 2016 nobody was better than him. If he didn’t have to pit a second time during a late pit cycle under green he likely would’ve raced his way to victory lane. In the race he earned the best driver rating, led 172 laps and finished 14th. In fall 2015 he was around 10th place good but finished 15th after getting a late pit penalty. In spring 2015 he earned the best driver rating, had a 2nd place average running position, led 95 laps and finished 9th. That result is very misleading and is the product of bad late pit strategy followed by a bad restart. (Yahoo A Driver)

Chase Elliott – At Kansas I would look for Chase Elliott to have a strong showing. I think he’ll be top ten good and compete for a top five. This year at 1.5 mile tracks he’s been fast and minus the two races he had trouble (Kansas and Charlotte #1) he has a 4.0 average finish. In the last three races at tracks of this length he’s had results of 2nd, 2nd and 3rd. This spring at Kansas I thought he had a really good car but he finished 29th after having contact with Michael McDowell on pit road early in the race. It was essentially a knock out blew because it dropped him multiple laps down so his team could repair it. When the checkered flag waved he finished 29th. Prior to the problem he was running around 5th. Last fall at Kansas he might’ve had the best car but he had some sort of tire issue that surfaced twice and led to his misleading 31st place finish. Prior to his issue he just passed eventual race winner Kevin Harvick for the lead so you know he was really good. In spring 2016 he looked mid-teens good but rallied to finish 9th. (Yahoo B Driver)

Kyle Larson – Kyle Larson will be one of the drivers to beat at Kansas. This year at 1.5 mile tracks he’s been a super elite performer. At these venues minus the spring Charlotte race where he’s had problems he has a 4.1 average finish, 5 runner-up finishes and has had a result in the top 10 every race. This spring at Kansas Larson had a good performance. He finished 6th, had a 6th place average running position and earned the 5th best driver rating. In the three Kansas races prior to that he didn’t have incident free races. Last fall he was likely around mid-teens good but on lap 177 he got into the wall hard and that led to his 30th place finish. In spring 2016 he had a great car and had top five potential but he was taken out in a late wreck when Denny Hamlin decided to go three-wide. (Yahoo B Driver)

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