Tag Archives: Picks

Indianapolis Early Week Pre-Practice Top 20 Fantasy Projections – John Wayne Walding 400

Strong Engines & Pit Strategy Indianapolis Motor Speedway is always an interesting track from a fantasy perspective; we only race here once a year, so the data we have is limited. There’s really no other track similar to this 2.5-mile rectangle, so as far as statistical history goes, we don’t have much. And a lot can change […]

Loudon Early Week Pre-Practice Top 20 Fantasy Projections – Camping World RV Sales 301

No Mistakes Nicknamed “Magic Mile,” New Hampshire Motor Speedway is a short, 1-mile race track and on Sunday we’ll be running one of the shortest races of the 2014 season. Track position is going to be key, so those who qualify well on Friday will have a definite advantage. Drivers will be relying on their pit […]

Daytona 2 Post Practice Fantasy NASCAR Predictions – Coke Zero 400

Fireworks Both On And Off Track We’re back for Daytona Round 2 this weekend, which–in my opinion–gives us fantasy racers a bit of an off week from studying and analyzing statistics. The races on restrictor plate tracks are so unpredictable that I have found that it is usually not time well spent to scrutinize the numbers. […]

Daytona 2 Early Week Pre-Practice Top 20 Fantasy Projections – Coke Zero 400

Take Some Chances Daytona International Speedway offers fantasy racers the opportunity to make picks that are outside of the box. This is especially true in salary cap games because those lower-tier drivers actually have the opportunity to get a good finish. Prime example: Landon Cassill, who finished 12th in this year’s season-opening Daytona 500 and 11th […]

Kentucky Post Practice Fantasy NASCAR Predictions – Quaker State 400

Bumpy, Bumpy, Bumpy The story of Kentucky Speedway is the bumps. It’s pretty much impossible for a driver to be entirely comfortable while making laps at this track. Kansas Speedway is somewhat similar to Kentucky in terms of track configuration, but the former was recently repaved and is very smooth. The Sprint Cup teams got […]

Kentucky Early Week Pre-Practice Top 20 Fantasy Projections – Quaker State 400

Back to Normalcy…Somewhat We’re back at a 1.5-mile cookie cutter race track this weekend–Kentucky Speedway. For fantasy racers, we have a bit of a disadvantage in handicapping the race this weekend because of limited data; the Sprint Cup Series has only raced at this track three times thus far. Kentucky is a very bumpy race track so tire conservation is […]

Sonoma Early Week Pre-Practice Top 20 Fantasy Projections – Toyota / Save Mart 350

Chase Sleeper Weekend This Sunday we’re making our first of two road course stops of the season, which means fantasy racers will have plenty of opportunities to put some new faces on their rosters–especially in allocation games. Strategy is the key to winning at Sonoma. You need a smart crew chief on the pit box who will […]

Michigan Early Week Pre-Practice Top 20 Fantasy Projections – Quicken Loans 400

Can Hendrick Make It Five In A Row? Like Pocono last weekend, Michigan International Speedway was repaved before the 2012 season, so this week we’ll focus mainly on the statistics from the four races ran here since. The track is incredibly fast now because there is so much grip, with teams reportedly nearing 215 mph […]

Pocono Early Week Pre-Practice Top 20 Fantasy Projections – Pocono 400

3 In A Row? Wouldn’t Surprise Me Track Notes: Pocono Speedway is the site of this week’s race, the Pocono 400. It’s a 2.5-mile tri-oval race track that is unlike any other on the circuit. When looking up statistics, there’s really no point in looking at any other than the numbers at Ponono. We used to […]