Gray Gaulding – Low tier drivers can escape with good finishes at Talladega and that was the case with Gray Gaulding in 2017. Last fall he finished 9th which marks the best finish of his career. You can attribute that to the mass carnage. In spring 2017 he finished 20th. In the 2018 season opening Daytona 500 Gaulding also finished 20th. His overall plate average finish is 16.3.
Michael McDowell – Talladega hasn’t been a good track for Michael McDowell. His average finish is 29.8 and he’s never finished better than 15th. Over the last seven Talladega races he has a best result of 16th, a next best result of 21st, and his other five finishes are 28th or worse. Last year he wrecked in both races and had results of 30th and 34th.
Brendan Gaughan – Brendan Gaughan can sneak in good results at plate tracks. In 2017 at Daytona he had results of 7th and 11th. In this years Daytona 500 he showed some potential but finished 28th after wrecking. Last year at Talladega he had results of 19th (fall) and 26th (spring).
Matt DiBenedetto – Many times low tier drivers have notable fantasy value at Talladega. Matt DiBenedetto doesn’t appear to fit the mold. In six starts at Talladega he’s finished 18th twice and in his other four starts he’s finished 27th or worse. Last fall he finished 31st after getting collected in a wreck. In spring 2017 he tied his best result and finished 18th. In 2016 at this wild card venue he had results of 27th and 36th.
Joey Gase – Joey Gase will be driving the #00 at Talladega. This is the car that Landon Cassill has been driving the last couple of weeks. Last year at Talladega he wrecked in the fall (finished 32nd) and finished 21st in the spring. He has no other starts here. Gase’s fantasy value is all about others wrecking and him dodging the carnage.