Ryan Newman 2015 Fantasy NASCAR Racing
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Ryan Newman – Ryan Newman has been a big disappointment at 1.5 mile tracks this year. In 8 of the 9 races he’s finished 17th or worse. The only race he finished better than 17th was the Coca Cola 600 which was a fuel mileage race. Him continually finishing that low is a trend I wouldn’t ignore. On Sunday I would project Newman to be a high-teens driver. This spring at Texas Newman wasn’t competitive. He finished 26th, had the 27th best driver rating and had a 23rd place average running position. (Yahoo B Driver)

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Now that Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is booted from the Playoffs hopefully he can get things turned around. This year at 1.5 mile tracks he’s he’s been pretty good usually finishing around the mid-teens. In the Playoffs when he was under pressure he was really bad. Now that he’s no longer competing for the championship hopefully he can stop making stupid mistakes which have hurt him. This spring at Texas Stenhouse Jr. had a solid performance and was a low double digits driver. When the checkered flag waved he finished 14th, earned the 13th best driver rating and had a 12th place average running position. (Yahoo B Driver)

Paul Menard – Paul Menard had an OK car this spring but finished an asterisk mark 36th. While he was running around the mid-teens around lap 180 he had electrical issues which sent him to the garage for repair which doomed his afternoon. For much of the race prior to his problem he ran around the mid twenties so it’s not like he had a great car. In the Playoffs at 1.5 mile tracks Menard has shown some promise. Over the three combined races at tracks of this length in the post season he has a 15.0 average finish and a 19.3 average running position. On Sunday I would look for Menard to likely be a high-teens finisher. (Yahoo B Driver)

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