Texas Fantasy NASCAR Front Runner Rankings
Texas Fantasy Spin – At Texas, look for Playoff driver, Austin Cindric to be solid. In incident free races since the Spring Kansas race, Cindric’s finished in the top 16 every race and has an 8.8 average finish. Kansas is a similar track and just a few weeks ago there he finished 12th. At Kansas #1, his next most recent incident free race at a high-speed 1.5-mile track he finished 11th. In terms of Total Speed Rankings at high-speed 1.5-mile tracks this year, Cindric ranks 15th. On Sunday, look for Cindric to be a low double-digit to mid-teens driver who might just finish in the top ten.
Texas Track History – Austin Cindric has been a stud at Texas in the Xfinity series. He’s a former winner and currently he has five straight top fives. Last year, Cindric finished 5th in the fall and 3rd in the spring. In the three races prior to that, Cindric had results of 4th, 1st and 3rd.
Texas Fantasy Spin – Daniel Suarez survived the first round of the Playoffs but performing at Texas is crucial to avoid getting bounced in the next round. Texas has been a good track for him and the #99 has been fast at high-speed 1.5-mile tracks in 2022. He’s had a lot of problems along the way but in the last three races he’s been a top ten contender, “Performance Wise.” At Kansas, the most recent high-speed 1.5-mile track visited, Suarez just finished 10th and fielded the 2nd fastest car on the track over the final segment.
Texas Track History – Daniel Suarez has been strong at Texas and over his last three races minus 2020 when he drove the junk #96, he’s 3 for 3 at finishing in the top ten and has a 5.3 average finish. Last fall, Suarez was solid and finished 10th. When it was closing time, he consistently ran low double-digits or better. In 2020 in the #96, Suarez had clunker results of 23rd and 27th, but I wouldn’t bother reading into those since that wasn’t a competitive situation. In 2019 when he piloted the #41, Suarez had a pair of 3rd place finishes for the season.
Texas Fantasy Spin – At Texas, I think Chase Briscoe is capable of coming home with a respectable result, and by that I’m thinking low double-digit to mid-teens. Briscoe ran well last year, and in the two most recent races held at high-speed 1.5-mile tracks he ran well. At Kansas he just finished 13th, and at Charlotte, the next most recent he finished 4th.
Texas Track History – Chase Briscoe didn’t have a bad track debut last fall, despite his afternoon not being incident free. Last October, Briscoe started in the rear of the field, finished 15th and had a 13.5 average running position. That said, Briscoe was actually better than his result. On lap 274 while he was running in 7th, Briscoe clipped the wall and had a shredded tire which brought out the caution. Briscoe was actually involved in another accident in the closing laps, but that didn’t really impact him.