William Byron – William Byron’s Atlanta performance left a lot to be desired. Last week he finished 18th and had a 22.6 average running position. At Las Vegas I think he should be more competitive. He tested here during the off-season and overall it’s an easier track to drive since the tire wear isn’t extreme. On Sunday I think he’ll likely be a mid-teens to high-teens driver. Last year in the Xfinity Series at Las Vegas he finished 14th.
Darrell Wallace Jr. – Just after Daytona there was some wild headlines with people wondering if Wallace was a top ten driver. I think Atlanta answered that question. At Atlanta he was really about a 20th place driver until he had problems. At Las Vegas I think he’ll likely finish within a few deviations of 20th. During the off-season Wallace took part in testing at Las Vegas so he should be well prepared.
Kasey Kahne – Kasey Kahne runs well at Las Vegas, but picking him really is a roll of the dice because of his current team. It’s hard to feel comfortable picking him in the #95. That said I think it’s probably a good idea to set his fantasy value as being a high-teens to low-twenties driver. At Las Vegas over the last five races Kahne has the 7th best driver rating, a 9.8 average finish and a 9.8 average running position. It’s important to note because of his current competitive situation I don’t think his track history is all that important. Last year Kahne had a solid showing. He finished 12th, earned the 13th best driver rating and had a 15th place average running position. In 2016 Kahne had a solid showing. He finished 10th, had an 11th place average running position and earned the 12th best driver rating (among active drivers). In 2015 Kahne finished 17th. That is a very misleading result because strength wise he was top five good. With 75 laps him and Carl Edwards were running 4th & 5th but they had contact which sent Kahne into the wall.