Friday, August 5, 2016
Daily Fantasy NASCAR Fast Forty - Watkins Glen
Kurt Busch (10400) - Top 5s in both WG races with SHR, 3rd highest driver rating over last 4, 2nd most tops in 2016.
Kevin Harvick (10300) - Almost won WG '15 - ran out of gas, it's Harvick what do we need to say? Dominators aren't a priority - finishes are.
Kyle Busch (10100) - Good everywhere, Really good at WG, domination < finishing position and he's a closer drinking the coffee.
A.J. Allmendinger (9900) - Mechanical failures at both road races in '15, in position to win at Sonoma - loose tire pit penalty, won at WG in 2014.
Carl Edwards (9700) - Best road racer in NASCAR, best avg finish at WG, best top 10% at road courses.
Joey Logano (9500) - Top 10s at WG since joining Penske, swept WG in 2015, one of the hottest drivers this summer.
Brad Keselowski (9300) - Stinks at Sonoma, Good at WG (2nd 3 times), plays strategy games every week - GPP only? under priced.
Tony Stewart (9100) - 2015 WG was 1st in 3 years, awesome at WG until last 3 races, mechanical failure in 2015, won at Sonoma.
Martin Truex, Jr. (8900) - Underrated road racer, over 90 driver rating in 4 of last 5 at The Glen.
Jimmie Johnson (8800) - Really cheap, Top 10s in 8 of the last 10 road races,
Jeff Gordon (8600) - Retired driver in a road race? Looked fine in 1st two races, last top 20 at WG was 2011, used to be great at WG ('97-'01).
Denny Hamlin (8400) - Great at WG early in career, bad at WG over last 7 years.
Chase Elliott (8300) - Great testing session (chatter in the garage), has been pretty bad since Sonoma, 2 Xfinity top 10s at The Glen.
Kyle Larson (8200) - Good road racer (4 top 15s in 5 races), drove from 40th to 4th in 2014 WG race, ran around 10th in 2015 WG race.
Matt Kenseth (8100) - Is that a Sonoma price? Stinks at Sonoma, Top 10 finish in the last 2 at WG.
Jamie McMurray (7900) - Newman is much cheaper, caught in restart madness (2015).
Clint Bowyer (7800) - 11th or better in 8 of the last 10 road races, last road race w/HScott = 40th (mechanical failure).
Greg Biffle (7700) - Ran well at WG in '15 - missed bus stop late in the race, last 10 road races - 4 top 10s, 7 top 20s.
Kasey Kahne (7600) - Much better at Sonoma, below avg. at WG (4 top 15s in 12 races), low owned GPP play?
Paul Menard (7400) - Consistent road racer ( 8 top 20s in last 10, 1 top 5), a little pricey, needs to qualify in 20s to be in play.
Austin Dillon (7200) - Not a road guy (zero top 15s), but if he qualifies poorly - he's in play.
Ryan Newman (7100) - Typical Newman - 9 top 20s in the last 10 road races, needs to foul up qualifying to be in play in GPPs.
Ryan Blaney (7000) - Never ever raced at WG, 23rd at Sonoma.
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (6800) - Not a road guy (avg. finish of 25th).
Casey Mears (6600) - 8 consecutive WG top 20s, positive place differential in last 4 (3 races were +10 pd).
Chris Buescher (6500) - Big price bump after lucky win at Pocono, now full time Roush car.
Aric Almirola (6300) - Step backwards this year, running in the 20s weekly until Pocono, 3 top 20s in 4 WG races as a full time driver.
Trevor Bayne (6200) - Don't look over your shoulder, Buescher already moved his plants into Bayne's office, 34 pts at WG (2015).
Danica Patrick (6100) - Open-wheeled road racing background, not good or bad in Cup road races (20-25th finish), brakes went out in practice.
Boris Said (5900) - The road ringer days are over, Genesee Beer car!!! 1 top 20 in the last 10 road races.
Landon Cassill (5800) - Not very good on the road, 23rd at WG in 2012 - 28th or worse in the other 7 races, 4.2 fppk
David Ragan (5700) - Better at The Glen than Sonoma, 4 top 25s in a row at WG (6 of 9), with BK racing - 32nd at Sonoma.
Michael McDowell (5500) - Not a bad road racer - but usually breaks something, are punts necessary without dominators?
Regan Smith (5300) - Earned a questionable road race Xfinity win at Mid Ohio last year, got in a fight with Ty Dillon at WG. (edit) Top 10 at WG in 2012 - w/Furniture Row (great road program), 28th at Sonoma, Pre-Pocono miracle: avg finish of 30th in last 10.
Brian Scott (5200) - Former Ambrose/Hornish car ran well at WG - but it's Brian Scott, 1 Cup road race was 33rd at Sonoma.
Matt DiBenedetto (5100) - Did DiBuritto wreck last week? No. He finished on the lead lap! 26th in sole WG race, not bad road racer.
Cole Whitt (4900) - Finished 21st last year for Front Row, DFL for BK racing in 2014, 34th at Sonoma, 4x value in last two races of 2016.
Michael Annett (4700) - Zero top 30s at road courses.
Alex Kennedy (4600) - Surprisingly this is Kennedy's 7th Cup road race in 4 years, Unsurprisingly his best finish is 25th.
Josh Wise (4500) - Best road race finish is 28th, scored 7 pts. at Sonoma (4 pts. below season average).
There it is, all forty Daily Fantasy NASCAR drivers. Who's the best daily fantasy NASCAR pick? We've got to see qualifying and final practices. Check out the Daily Fantasy NASCAR spreadsheet as it updates with practice times and qualifying position throughout the weekend.