Fantasy NASCAR: 5 Sleeper Picks for 2017

The 59th running of the Great American Race will kick off what should be one of the most exciting NASCAR seasons in some time. There have been many changes made during the offseason and every change affects Fantasy NASCAR in some way. Some drivers will benefit from the changes, while other may not perform as well as they have in the past. Here are five drivers who I think will outperform most fantasy player’s expectations in 2017…   1. Kyle Larson (Chip Ganassi Racing): Larson is my No. 1 sleeper…

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10 Bold Predictions for 2017 NASCAR Season

The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series kicks off with the 59th running of the Great American Race on February 26th. Fans and the media always think they know what is going to happen each year, but the NASCAR season never plays out as planned. Here are 10 bold predictions that I think “may” occur during the 2017 NASCAR season…   1. Kyle Busch Wins Daytona 500 Kyle Busch has done everything in NASCAR except win the Daytona 500. That could change this year. Busch has always been one of…

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Fantasy NASCAR: Top Drivers on Road Courses  

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series only competes on road courses twice each season. It would be great to see a road course added to the Playoffs and the test on the road course at Charlotte could be the race that is added. Fingers crossed… When the series competes at Sonoma and Watkins Glen it is important for fantasy teams to use some of the road course specialist. Many of the great drivers in NASCAR (Kyle Busch, Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick) run very well at the road courses, but…

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Fantasy NASCAR: Top Drivers on Short Flat Tracks

Fantasy NASCAR players who know their stats have an advantage over their competition when the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competes on the short-flat tracks (Phoenix, Richmond, Martinsville and New Hampshire). There are a handful of drivers who consistently run well at these tracks and fantasy players must know who they are (We will get into the rankings shortly, but first we will provide some info about these tracks). The MENCS will run a reduced downforce package this season. Teams had their first chance to test the new aero-package in…

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Fantasy NASCAR: Top Drivers on Intermediate Tracks  

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competes at the intermediate tracks 11 times throughout the season. That is 30 percent of the schedule. Intermediate tracks include all 1.5-mile oval tracks (Atlanta, Las Vegas, Texas, Kansas, Charlotte, Kentucky, Chicago and Homestead). Fantasy teams who have a hard time selecting the right drivers at these tracks will not be able to finish at the top of their league standings. NASCAR decided to make drastic changes to the rules for the 2017 season. The new Stage racing format is the biggest change, but…

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Fantasy NASCAR: Top Drivers on Superspeedways

The 2017 Daytona 500 is almost here and this is a great time to start looking at which drivers dominate on the Superspeedways. There are three drivers (Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin) who perform better than the rest, but will the new scoring format bring new drivers to the front? The days of riding in the back of the pack to avoid the big wreck may soon be coming to an end. NASCAR decided to break the races down into Three Stages this year. Drivers earn points…

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Ranking the Top Crew Chiefs in Fantasy NASCAR

The 2017 season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will change the way we play fantasy NASCAR for the near future. The sanctioning body of NASCAR decided to implement new rules that include breaking down each race into three segments and awarding points for the top performers in each segment. (You can read more about the rule changes here: NASCAR Rule Changes for 2017) Crew chiefs will play an important role in determining which driver goes to Victory Lane each week. The best way to select your fantasy team…

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