NASCAR Cup handicapping info for fantasy NASCAR players and NASCAR bettors.
After Kurt Busch broke into the winners circle for the first time this season the series took a week off and now they are back with two races to go before the start of the playoffs. During these two races we will answer some questions. Will someone not in the top sixteen in points win […]. Kevin Harvick wins his seventh race of the season and takes the playoff points lead by winning both stages and the race at Michigan this past weekend.
His father was up with the spotters to watch his son fight off Martin Truex Jr. Congratulations to Kyle Busch on winning his sixth race of the season tying Kevin Harvick for the series lead. Kyle has the most playoff points right now, followed by Harvick and then Martin Truex Jr. That make sixteen wins in twenty-one races for these three drivers. And the beat goes on. Kevin Harvick won his sixth race of the season beating Kyle Busch in a close contest in a rain delayed race at New Hampshire this past weekend.
With only a few laps left in the race and Harvick putting a lot of pressure on Busch he finally used the bumper […]. The big three just keep on winning without much of a scare from any of the other teams. Larson, Blaney, and Keselowski were the only drivers that had any type of chance of beating Martin Truex Jr.
Then, he led 43 of the 75 laps in what became a commanding performance. In , Keselowski won both the July Daytona as well as the second Talladega race. In , he captured the fall Talladega event once again. It's clear he has become perhaps the sport's best restrictor plate racer, now with a total of six wins at those tracks. Hamlin, starting from the second spot on Sunday, is a less desirable pick for daily fantasy.
But he has the potential to win, which would earn the point bonus your roster covets. Hamlin won this race in in a photo finish with Martin Truex Jr. He also has the sixth-best career average finish at this track among active drivers. Logano won the Daytona back in and has since finished sixth or better in three of the past five Daytona races. Similar to his Penske teammate, Keselowski, Logano also won at Talladega in Ford and Penske have been the class of the field the past couple seasons at plate tracks.
Also keep in mind the manufacturer swept the superspeedway schedule in Stenhouse stole the show in at plate tracks. He picked up his first career Cup Series win at Talladega last May and then followed it up a few months later with a win at Daytona.
Stenhouse has an average finish of Five starts, one top five, one top ten Average finish at Daytona: He qualified 36th and drove all the way up to second. He did the same thing in the Clash, starting at the back and finishing fourth. The team has also won four plate races the past two seasons, turning the young racer into a trendy underdog pick. The boost in equipment makes him an intriguing pick this weekend. The veteran previously raced for Richard Petty Motorsports, which has been a struggling team as of late.
Aric also has four straight top finishes at restrictor plate tracks, including three top-fives. His lone Cup Series win came at Daytona in One key to Almirola's success at plate tracks is his patience.
He has a knack for avoiding the Big One and keeping his car clean. After crashing in Thursday's Duel, leaving him near the back of the field 37th putting him on your roster should be a no-brainer.