Daniel Suarez – Daniel Suarez had a respectable rookie season at Bristol. He wasn’t flashy, but he did finish in the teens twice. I would call that a success. Last summer he was solid throughout the race. When the checkered flag waved he had a 14th place average running position, finished 15th and earned the 16th best driver rating. Last spring in his debut he didn’t have a race to brag about. In the event he started 23rd, had a 21st place average running position, earned the 19th best driver rating and finished 18th.
Alex Bowman – Alex Bowman has four races on his resume at Bristol and has a 29.0 average finish. In spring 2015 he finished 20th, in his other three starts he finished 32nd. Heading into Bristol I would just view him as a driver without a track record since he’s in a much more competitive situation. There’s a lot of unknowns with him, but as long as he avoids trouble on the track I think it’s reasonably safe to assume he’ll finish in the teens.
Darrell Wallace Jr. – Darrell Wallace Jr. is a driver who you shouldn’t overlook at Bristol. It’s a rough track and as long as he avoids carnage he might be able to walk away with a good result by default. He’s obviously never raced here in NASCAR’s top series but he’s been respectable in the Xfinity Series. In 3 of his last 5 races here in that lower division he’s finished 12th or better. Realistically on Sunday I would set his base line fantasy value as being a high-teens driver and then hoping for the best.