Martin Truex Jr 2017 Fantasy

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Martin Truex Jr. – Martin Truex Jr. has been historically great at 1.5 mile tracks, and on Sunday he’ll be tough to beat. This year at tracks of this length he’s won 6 races, has a 2.8 average finish, a 4.8 average running position, has led 947 laps and is the only driver who’s finished in the top ten every race. On Sunday there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be the favorite, and at worst as long as he has an incident free race he should finish in the top five. This spring Truex Jr. had a great car that ranked as one of the best. When the checkered flag waved he earned the 3rd best driver rating, had a 6th place average running position, finished 8th and led 49 laps. I will note he was better than his result but some late pit strategy hurt him. (Yahoo A Driver)

Chase Elliott – Chase Elliott should be a factor at Texas. He won his first Xfinity Series race here, so why not also get his first Cup win here? In recent races at 1.5 mile tracks he’s been extremely good. Over the last four races at tracks of this length he’s finished in the top 4 every race, has a 2.8 average finish and a 5.8 average running position. With him performing so well in recent races at these tracks I think he has a great chance to finish in the top five again. This spring at Texas, Elliott had a solid showing. He started 33rd, finished 9th, had a 12th place average running position and earned the 11th best driver rating. His car was good over long runs and his speed late in a run ranked as the 5th best. (Yahoo B Driver)

Kyle Busch – Kyle Busch will have a fast car and be one of the drivers to beat at Texas. This year he’s been an elite performer at 1.5 mile tracks and has been one of Truex Jr.’s main competitors. In the Playoffs he’s been extremely competitive at these venues even though his results don’t show it. If his team can just put a whole race together I think he’ll finish in the top five and be a threat to win. This spring at Texas, Kyle Busch didn’t run well. He finished 15th, had a 14th place average running position and earned the 14th best driver rating. I wouldn’t be concerned about that performance at all though. His team is much more competitive now than they were early in the season.(Yahoo A Driver)

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