Justin Haley – Justin Haley will be fielding the most competitive super low tier car at Texas. The #77 has been the fastest car of this tier at 1.5 mile tracks this year, and to break that down even more he’s also been the fastest at low-wear 1.5’s. This year at low-wear 1.5 mile tracks his average finish is 29.75, and he’s finished between 28th to 32nd every race. Look for Haley to finish around that range again on Sunday.
BJ McLeod – BJ McLeod will be back in action at Texas and he’s a lock to finish within a few deviations of 30th. This year at 1.5 mile tracks, McLeod’s 7 for 7 at finishing between 30th to 34th and his average finish is 31.4. In terms of drivers of this tier, his 1.5 mile track Total Speed Ranking is the 2nd best. Last summer at Texas in his lone “Lone Star State” race, McLeod finished 33rd.
Cody Ware – Cody Ware is actually one of the better super low tier options for Texas. This year at low-wear 1.5 mile tracks minus Kansas, Ware has a 31st place average finish. Michigan is a 2.0 mile low-wear intermediate and he recently finished 27th there which is great for this tier.
Garrett Smithley – At Texas, Garret Smithley is a lock to finish between the low to mid-thirties. This year at low-wear 1.5 mile tracks, Smithley’s 4 for 4 at finishing between 31st and 35th and his combined average finish is 33.25. Last fall at Texas, Smithley finished 31st.
Quin Houff – Let’s all hope Quin Houff learned a lesson last summer at Texas when he played a huge role in the outcome when he decided to come down pit road and crash into Matt DiBenedetto during a green flag pit cycle. This year at low-wear 1.5 mile tracks, Houff has a 34th place average finish over the four combined events. At Texas, Houff has results of 33rd, 33rd and 34th to his name.
Josh Bilicki – Josh Bilicki has three races under his belt at Texas and his average finish is 30th! That said, fantasy racing is all about what have you done lately and this year at low-wear 1.5 mile tracks he has results of 35th (Las Vegas #1), 39th (Kansas), 35th (Charlotte) and 36th (Las Vegas #2) on his resume. I’m not going to expect good things to suddenly happen this week after all those poor results at similar low-wear 1.5 mile tracks.
Joey Gase – This year at low-wear 1.5 mile tracks, Joey Gase has a 35.3 average finish. Keep it simple and pencil him in for a mid-thirties finish this week. When you add in other high-speed intermediate tracks he’s competed at this year into the mix (Atlanta #1 and Michigan), then his average finish actually dips down a little bit more to 35.6.
Timmy Hill – It’s a coin flip for who’ll be fielding the slowest Motorsports Business Management car on Sunday, but Timmy Hill might just pull it off. Hill has competed at three 1.5 mile tracks this year and his results are 36th (Las Vegas), 36th (Atlanta) and 38th (Homestead).
David Starr – Moving chicane, David Starr will be back in action on Sunday. He’s competed in four races this year and over the combined events minus Daytona his average finish is 34th. Charlotte is a similar 1.5 mile track, and at that venue in May, Starr had the slowest car on the track every single segment and finished 31 laps down in 36th. His speed was so uncompetitive, I don’t know how he didn’t get black flagged!