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  • gje627

    Darlington Raceway – “The Lady in Black” or “The Track Too Tough to Tame”

    Schedule — all times are Eastern Time (ET)

    — Practice 1: Friday, 2:05 PM (NBCSN)
    — Practice 2: Friday, 4:05 PM (NBCSN)
    — Qualifying: Saturday, 2:00 PM (NBCSN)
    — Race: Bojangles’ Southern 500, Sunday, 6:00 PM (NBCSN)

    Race Details

    — 40 Drivers Entered; 367 Laps, 501.3 Miles
    — Stage 1: Lap 1 – 100; Stage 2: Lap 101 – 200; Stage 3: Lap 201 – 367
    — Expected Fuel Window – 64-70 Laps (drivers unlikely to run 64-70 consecutive laps as tires will be needed much earlier).

    Note: Fuel Cell capacity is an estimate as of 8/27/2018.

    Fantasy Relevant Track Details/Rankings 2005 to 2018

    — 1.366 mile oval; 25-degree banking turns 1 and 2 (width 79 ft.); 23-degree banking turns 3 and 4 (width 62 ft.); 3-degree banking Frontstretch (1,229 ft long, width 90 ft.); 2-degree banking Backstretch (1,229 ft long, width 90 ft.); last track repave 2008 (10 NASCAR Cup races since repave)
    — Winner Average Margin of Victory: 1.348 seconds; Low – 0.196 seconds (2011); High – 3.155 seconds (2008)
    — Rank Most Green Flag Passes: 21 of 23 Tracks (6.13 Green Flag Passes per 100 Miles)
    — Rank Most Quality Passes (Top 15 Passes): 19 of 23 Tracks (2.05 Quality Passes per 100 Miles)
    — Rank Most Lead Changes: 16 of 23 Tracks (2.86 Lead Changes per 100 Miles)
    — Rank Most Cautions: 16 of 23 Tracks (1.35 Cautions per 100 Miles)
    — Rank Highest % Drivers Finishing on Lead Lap: 17 of 23 Tracks (44.48% per Drivers/Race)
    — Rank Highest % DNF Drivers – Mechanical: 2 of 23 Tracks (10.13% per Drivers/Race)
    — Rank Highest % DNF Drivers – Crash: 14 of 23 Tracks (5.79% per Drivers/Race)
    — Rank Highest % DNF Drivers – Overall: 7 of 23 Tracks (15.91% per Drivers/Race)

    Note: Data and Rankings are Cup series only. Green Flag Passes, Quality Passes, Lead Changes, and Cautions standardized to 100 miles per driver to account for differences in miles per race and number of drivers in field. Lead Lap and all DNF categories standardized to drivers per race. All statistics updated through most recent race (Bristol Motor Speedway, 8/18/2018).

    Comparable Tracks (alphabetical order)

    Bristol Motor Speedway, Dover International Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway

    Last Six (6) Race Winners

    — 5/12/2012: Jimmie Johnson
    — 5/11/2013: Matt Kenseth
    — 4/12/2014: Kevin Harvick
    — 9/6/2015: Carl Edwards
    — 9/4/2016: Martin Truex, Jr.
    — 9/3/2017: Denny Hamlin

    Last Six (6) DK and FD Fantasy Points Leaders

    5/12/2012: Jimmie Johnson (108.00 DK FPts) – Jimmie Johnson (93.7 FD FPts)
    5/11/2013: Kyle Busch (128.75 DK FPts) – Kyle Busch (96.7 FD FPts)
    4/12/2014: Kevin Harvick (144.00 DK FPts) – Kevin Harvick (104.2 FD FPts)
    9/6/2015: Brad Keselowski (110.50 DK FPts) – Brad Keselowski (95.8 FD FPts)
    9/4/2016: Kevin Harvick (118.50 DK FPts) – Kevin Harvick (97.6 FD FPts)
    9/3/2017: Denny Hamlin (108.50 DK FPts) – Denny Hamlin (96.1 FD FPts)

    Race Data, News, and Information

    Rotogrinders NASCAR Free tools
    ESPN Jayski
    Motor Racing Network
    Racing Reference

    Race Day Breaking News and Weather

    Stephen Young – stevietpfl
    Bob Pockrass
    NASCAR Weather

    Note: As needed information above will be updated.

  • gje627

    IMO, while Roush-Fenway may generally suck this year, for throwback weekend at Darlington they definitely have the three best looking cars… Stenhouse, Jr.‘s #17 and Kenseth’s #6 are super cool, and I personally think Ryan Reed’s #16 Xfinity Roush-Fenway ride is the best looking car in both the Cup and Xfinity series this weekend.

    Michael McDowell’s #34 “Love’s Travel Stops” car has got to be the worst. Those colors and color-scheme may look on a building, but definitely not on a stock car (nothing against McDowell… last year he had the best looking car in honor of the late/great Alan Kulwicki).

  • Cooper08

    • Blogger of the Month

    I think McMurray has a chance to be the worse with McDowell. Agree with your best choices and I like Kes and Logo to. Link below to all cars.

    http://www.espn.com/jayski/cup/schemes/2018/story/_/id/24166824/2018-darlington-nascar-cup-paint-schemes

  • Cooper08

    • Blogger of the Month

    @gje627 said...

    IMO, while Roush-Fenway may generally suck this year, for throwback weekend at Darlington they definitely have the three best looking cars… Stenhouse, Jr.‘s #17 and Kenseth’s #6 are super cool, and I personally think Ryan Reed’s #16 Xfinity Roush-Fenway ride is the best looking car in both the Cup and Xfinity series this weekend.

    Michael McDowell’s #34 “Love’s Travel Stops” car has got to be the worst. Those colors and color-scheme may look on a building, but definitely not on a stock car (nothing against McDowell… last year he had the best looking car in honor of the late/great Alan Kulwicki).

    Love Kulwicki…nbcsn coverage is not good in my opinion but they have some great one hour shows on racing roots and with Rutledge, who by the way I wasn’t a big fan of until I started watching these shows he does. Anyways, in one show they have a piece on Kulwicki winning his first race. The announcers were like Kulwicki is lost, not sure he knows how to get to victory lane, he is going backwards. Little did they know he knew exactly what he was doing and became known as the originator for what people doing after winning races.

  • Cooper08

    • Blogger of the Month

    McMurray looks to have blown engine on lap two of practice…….this means he should start from the rear.

  • jt77316

    I love the #2 car this week.

  • Cooper08

    • Blogger of the Month

    As mentioned earlier how horrible the coverage is on nbc, 90% of the talk in practice one was about throwback schemes, which is cool, but no mention of ten lap speeds, who is in q trim vs race trim, no driver interviews minus McMurray, no mention of who has good cars/bad cars talk.

  • stevietpfl

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    @stevietpfl said...

    Couple race notes, Goodyear is bringing a higher wear tire this weekend, and this is an impound race so they will be teching the cars after qualifying. I haven’t heard if this is being done Saturday night or Sunday morning yet. We will be at the track and I will be reporting on this live this week.

    They’re teching the cup car before qualifying this week and then impounding them after qualifying this week.

  • gje627

    @stevietpfl said...

    They’re teching the cup car before qualifying this week and then impounding them after qualifying this week.

    Thanks Stevie.

    It’s always helpful to get this news as early as possible. Among the zillions of things NASCAR includes in their posted schedules for race weekend, it really would be nice if they also posted the tech schedule….

    Great to have an insider among our ranks !!! :)

  • gje627

    Revised finishing projections to include practice. See previous post for explanation/methodology. One more revision after qualifying tomorrow.

    REVISED Darlington Raceway – Bojangles’ Southern 500 (9/2/2018) Preliminary Projected Finishing Order for Drivers Entered as of 8/31/2018.

    Driver Proj Fin Pos Weighted Avg YTD Avg Fin Pos Type Avg Fin Pos Track Avg Fin Pos Mo Avg Fin Pos Practice Qualify
    —————————- ——— ————— ————- ————- ————- ———— ———- ———
    Kyle Busch 1 5.93 5.42 12.45 6.50 5.17 4 0.00
    Kevin Harvick 2 6.51 6.79 9.73 4.25 4.00 13 0.00
    Kyle Larson 3 7.79 11.00 5.27 8.75 10.83 2 0.00
    Denny Hamlin 4 8.65 11.79 11.27 6.75 11.33 1 0.00
    Erik Jones 5 9.13 12.37 13.09 5.00 8.67 6 0.00
    Martin Truex, Jr. 6 9.98 10.26 10.36 11.25 11.33 15 0.00
    Joey Logano 7 10.12 9.63 10.82 15.50 11.17 12 0.00
    Chase Elliott 8 10.71 11.79 11.73 20.67 9.33 2 0.00
    Brad Keselowski 9 11.12 12.42 17.18 10.75 16.67 3 0.00
    Kurt Busch 10 11.23 10.95 18.64 18.50 7.83 5 0.00
    Jimmie Johnson 11 11.46 14.42 9.00 16.75 15.33 3 0.00
    Clint Bowyer 12 11.79 10.32 14.00 22.75 13.50 8 0.00
    Ryan Newman 13 12.68 20.00 12.45 9.50 12.83 1 0.00
    Matt Kenseth 14 13.53 21.57 7.86 9.25 17.33 6 0.00
    Ryan Blaney 15 13.66 13.26 20.00 24.67 8.50 8 0.00
    Alex Bowman 16 14.20 15.95 13.00 26.50 15.00 4 0.00
    Aric Almirola 17 14.22 13.74 19.40 21.75 16.50 9 0.00
    Austin Dillon 18 15.55 18.58 17.00 12.25 18.33 19 0.00
    Jamie McMurray 19 17.02 18.95 15.55 13.75 19.50 31 0.00
    Paul Menard 20 17.07 18.16 21.27 24.75 19.00 10 0.00
    William Byron 21 17.08 19.37 20.50 na 19.83 12 0.00
    Daniel Suarez 22 17.72 16.79 17.91 38.00 13.17 13 0.00
    Kasey Kahne 23 18.68 23.74 20.82 20.00 23.67 7 0.00
    Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 24 18.73 19.74 19.55 26.25 22.67 17 0.00
    Ty Dillon 25 20.40 25.26 22.18 13.00 27.17 23 0.00
    Chris Buescher 26 20.74 24.42 24.45 17.00 23.50 24 0.00
    Bubba Wallace 27 21.66 24.89 25.00 na 28.00 14 0.00
    A.J. Allmendinger 28 22.00 23.26 25.18 23.75 27.50 26 0.00
    Michael McDowell 29 22.21 25.16 26.09 23.00 24.83 23 0.00
    David Ragan 30 22.41 23.84 21.91 29.50 24.67 27 0.00
    Matt DiBenedetto 31 24.02 27.47 25.64 26.00 27.83 25 0.00
    Landon Cassill 32 26.53 30.27 27.90 24.00 32.33 34 0.00
    Ross Chastain 33 26.65 28.42 30.00 na 29.83 33 0.00
    Corey LaJoie 34 28.23 31.83 31.22 28.00 34.17 32 0.00
    J.J. Yeley 35 29.69 33.17 31.00 34.00 32.67 34 0.00
    Jeffrey Earnhardt 36 29.77 33.43 32.00 34.00 34.00 31 0.00
    Timmy Hill 37 30.84 33.90 34.00 na 34.80 36 0.00
    B.J. McLeod 38 31.29 34.63 34.00 na 34.40 38 0.00
    Joey Gase 39 39.80 32.00 35.00 na na 37 0.00
    Derrike Cope 40 39.98 35.50 33.75 32.00 na 36 0.00
  • Cooper08

    • Blogger of the Month

    Info since 2013….

    Pole sitter has led many laps here in dominant form, Ly Harvick on pole only led 22 so there are times when it doesn’t hold…

    Want to lead significant laps, 50+, you best be starting in T10…

    Speaking of T10, unless there are several cautions involving good cars, you better start in the T20 because very few cars make it to T10 starting outside T20.

    Fastest laps are generally led by cars who lead laps but theyare more spread out in general. Due to tire wear it’s not uncommon for someone like Cole Whitt tomhave 10-15 fastest laps if he pits off sequence

    Stick with teams that have good pit crews, there will be double digit pit stops and in the long run the better teams will pay off…also pit road violations can happen to anyone but with this being a hard pit to enter expect some of the top drivers to miss pit road, get caught speeding, etc

  • gje627

    Jimmie Johnson will go to the rear for unapproved adjustments, Jamie McMurray for an engine change, and of course Jeffrey Earnhardt for switching cars after wrecking in the first round of qualifying. Since Earnhardt qualified last due to the wreck this won’t hurt him for place differential points, BUT going to a backup car for an already crappy team doesn’t make him that interesting for fantasy purposes.

    Importantly, if NASCAR chooses to apply the rules as they are written, both Johnson’s and McMurray’s qualifying times will be allowed, but they will start in the back, meaning both will be scored from an official starting position higher than their respective actual starting positions.

    Thus, Johnson should be scored from the 20th starting position, but based on owner points be scored from the 38th starting position; McMurrary scored from 30th and start 39th, and Earnhardt scored from 40th and start 40th.

    Again, this is preliminary but it should be correct.

    If anyone has updated/better information please feel free to correct me.

    EDIT:

    If what I say above turns out to be true, I’ll likely be fading Johnson and Earnhardt, but not McMurray. Another edit, I will likely use all three drivers listed here.

  • gje627

    Final finishing order projections know include qualifying. See previous post for explanation/methodology.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: These final projections now include additional factors, and not just averages for all categories not including practice and qualifying. Previously, I left additional factors out because I could not include in the tables given the width limitations of posts AND I assumed people would want to play around with weighting different variables.

    While these additional factors are not included in the table below, they are included in my calculations.

    These are my final finishing order projections.

    FINAL Darlington Raceway – Bojangles’ Southern 500 (9/2/2018) Projected Finishing Order for Drivers Entered as of 9/1/2018.

    Driver Proj Fin Pos Weighted Avg YTD Avg Fin Pos Type Avg Fin Pos Track Avg Fin Pos Mo Avg Fin Pos Practice Qualify
    —————————- ——— ————— ————- ————- ————- ———— ———- ———
    Kyle Busch 1 4.96 5.42 12.45 6.50 5.17 4 5
    Kevin Harvick 2 5.37 6.79 9.73 4.25 4.00 13 22
    Martin Truex, Jr. 3 7.18 10.26 10.36 11.25 11.33 15 3
    Kyle Larson 4 7.38 11.00 5.27 8.75 10.83 2 2
    Denny Hamlin 5 8.81 11.79 11.27 6.75 11.33 1 1
    Brad Keselowski 6 9.71 12.42 17.18 10.75 16.67 3 13
    Joey Logano 7 10.15 9.63 10.82 15.50 11.17 12 8
    Erik Jones 8 10.15 12.37 13.09 5.00 8.67 6 7
    Kurt Busch 9 10.32 10.95 18.64 18.50 7.83 5 9
    Chase Elliott 10 11.20 11.79 11.73 20.67 9.33 2 11
    Clint Bowyer 11 11.85 10.32 14.00 22.75 13.50 8 17
    Jimmie Johnson 12 12.84 14.42 9.00 16.75 15.33 3 20
    Ryan Blaney 13 13.48 13.26 20.00 24.67 8.50 8 21
    Ryan Newman 14 14.35 20.00 12.45 9.50 12.83 1 6
    Aric Almirola 15 14.93 13.74 19.40 21.75 16.50 9 12
    Matt Kenseth 16 15.88 21.57 7.86 9.25 17.33 6 15
    Alex Bowman 17 16.09 15.95 13.00 26.50 15.00 4 4
    Austin Dillon 18 18.00 18.58 17.00 12.25 18.33 19 18
    Jamie McMurray 19 18.79 18.95 15.55 13.75 19.50 31 31
    Daniel Suarez 20 19.07 16.79 17.91 38.00 13.17 13 16
    Paul Menard 21 19.12 18.16 21.27 24.75 19.00 10 14
    William Byron 22 19.77 19.37 20.50 na 19.83 12 10
    Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 23 21.54 19.74 19.55 26.25 22.67 17 25
    Kasey Kahne 24 21.99 23.74 20.82 20.00 23.67 7 29
    Chris Buescher 25 23.08 24.42 24.45 17.00 23.50 24 19
    Ty Dillon 26 24.25 25.26 22.18 13.00 27.17 23 28
    A.J. Allmendinger 27 25.58 23.26 25.18 23.75 27.50 26 24
    David Ragan 28 25.59 23.84 21.91 29.50 24.67 27 23
    Bubba Wallace 29 25.84 24.89 25.00 na 28.00 14 27
    Michael McDowell 30 26.73 25.16 26.09 23.00 24.83 23 26
    Matt DiBenedetto 31 28.95 27.47 25.64 26.00 27.83 25 30
    Ross Chastain 32 31.20 28.42 30.00 na 29.83 33 33
    Landon Cassill 33 31.24 30.27 27.90 24.00 32.33 34 35
    Corey LaJoie 34 32.35 31.83 31.22 28.00 34.17 32 34
    J.J. Yeley 35 33.55 33.17 31.00 34.00 32.67 34 32
    Jeffrey Earnhardt 36 34.73 33.43 32.00 34.00 34.00 31 40
    Timmy Hill 37 35.94 33.90 34.00 na 34.80 36 36
    B.J. McLeod 38 36.22 34.63 34.00 na 34.40 38 37
    Joey Gase 39 38.78 32.00 35.00 na na 37 39
    Derrike Cope 40 39.53 35.50 33.75 32.00 na 36 38

    EDIT: Sorry, the Weighted Avg column was incorrect as it did not change from pre-qualifying to post-qualifying. The Weighted Avg is now correct.

  • Joltman1974

    • 2019 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    Thanks gje appreciate the info!

  • wscooby

    Thanks GJE for sharing the info!

  • gje627

    Absolutely guys !!!

    You’re welcome. :)

  • wscooby

    GJE… Do you have a way of projecting laps led? Or which starting positions have the best chance for leading laps? I guess my question has a kind of obvious answer (like, drivers starting in top 10, or top 5, or top 3…) I just wondered if you had a formula for projecting this?

  • gje627

    @wscooby said...

    GJE… Do you have a way of projecting laps led? Or which starting positions have the best chance for leading laps? I guess my question has a kind of obvious answer (like, drivers starting in top 10, or top 5, or top 3…) I just wondered if you had a formula for projecting this?

    Yes, I have projected laps led, projecting fastest laps, and optimal number of drivers by range in lineup. The first two apply to both DK and FD (although FD doesn’t fantasy score fastest laps, so it really doesn’t there) but I only calculated the last one for DK because that’s where I play. I’ll probably calculate both DK and FD next year; that is if the FD GPPs get better.

    I will say projected laps led and fastest laps can be somewhat of a wildcard, but the number of drivers by range in a lineup is pretty accurate.

    I’ll try to post these things tonight, but it may be tomorrow.

  • wscooby

    @gje627 said...

    Yes, I have projected laps led, projecting fastest laps, and optimal number of drivers by range in lineup. The first three apply to both DK and FD but I only calculated the last one for DK because that’s where I play. I’ll probably calculate both DK and FD next year; that is if the FD GPPs get better.

    I will say projected laps led and fastest laps can be somewhat of a wildcard, but the number of drivers by range in a lineup is pretty accurate.

    I’ll try to post these things tonight, but it may be tomorrow.

    Great, I would use and plan on using this info in my builds, thanks so much, this would be key to building!!

  • gje627

    Okay, per your request are my fast laps and laps led projections.

    Importantly, the margins of error here are relatively large and also assume no DNFs, which of course you can not predict per driver anyways.

    Also important, remember that laps led are scored for each lap of the race. Assuming the race isn’t shortened or alternatively, goes into overtime… there will be 367 laps led.

    On the other hand, fastest laps are only scored for laps under green, so caution laps are not included by NASCAR or DK for fantasy purposes (not relevant for FD because FD does not score fantasy points for fastest laps). Historically, scored fastest laps as a percentage of total laps at Darlington is 84.9%; meaning roughly 15% of laps have historically been run under caution where fastest laps are not counted.

    Since the table below does not factor this in, if you are going to use, you will need to reduce the fastest laps projection for each driver by roughly the 15% amount (more or less, depending on how many cautions and caution laps you believe will occur tomorrow)

    Darlington Raceway – Bojangles’ Southern 500 (9/2/2018) Projected Fast Laps and Laps Led

    Driver Start Position Fastest Laps Laps Led
    ————————————— ——————————— ——————————- ———————
    Denny Hamlin 1 14.97 35.30
    Kyle Larson 2 39.32 45.15
    Martin Truex, Jr. 3 10.09 17.53
    Alex Bowman 4 11.47 14.58
    Kyle Busch 5 24.72 24.22
    Ryan Newman 6 6.90 8.28
    Erik Jones 7 6.70 7.34
    Joey Logano 8 21.65 21.61
    Kurt Busch 9 8.57 8.91
    William Byron 10 4.47 4.70
    Chase Elliott 11 19.83 17.76
    Aric Almirola 12 4.44 4.11
    Brad Keselowski 13 26.65 22.60
    Paul Menard 14 3.96 3.41
    Matt Kenseth 15 0.00 0.00
    Daniel Suarez 16 3.48 2.83
    Clint Bowyer 17 23.85 20.87
    Austin Dillon 18 2.96 2.37
    Chris Buescher 19 2.95 2.82
    Jimmie Johnson 20 2.32 1.75
    Ryan Blaney 21 39.52 33.27
    Kevin Harvick 22 56.81 48.36
    David Ragan 23 2.08 0.87
    A.J. Allmendinger 24 2.13 1.62
    Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 25 5.26 4.51
    Michael McDowell 26 6.31 5.07
    Bubba Wallace 27 2.72 1.81
    Ty Dillon 28 1.44 0.75
    Kasey Kahne 29 1.47 0.41
    Matt DiBenedetto 30 1.09 0.62
    Jamie McMurray 31 1.16 0.77
    J.J. Yeley 32 1.40 0.54
    Ross Chastain 33 1.11 0.28
    Corey LaJoie 34 0.94 0.27
    Landon Cassill 35 0.81 0.37
    Timmy Hill 36 1.01 0.46
    B.J. McLeod 37 0.00 0.00
    Derrike Cope 38 0.74 0.25
    Joey Gase 39 0.82 0.27
    Jeffrey Earnhardt 40 0.88 0.37

    Note: Zeros above do not indicate absolute zero (0); instead these numbers indicate circumstances where incomplete information was available to calculate a number for these drivers.

    Regarding your second request for ranges of drivers and the number of drivers to play within each range (adjacent ranges of drivers, of course), here are the historical numbers for Darlington from 2005 to 2017. These numbers are generally very accurate for predicting upcoming races (i.e. the race for tomorrow). Importantly, these numbers are NOT the probability of these things occurring tomorrow, rather they are the actual results from previous races for the top 6 DK scoring drivers.

    Regarding this list, it’s important to remember that it applies only to DK scoring as I didn’t prepare it for FD since I don’t play NASCAR fantasy FD.

    Rather than listing here, since the list is rather long, here’s a link to an Excel file on my Google Drive.

    Darlington-Draftkings-Start-Position-Ranges

    Hope this makes sense…. I’m pretty much done for the night so I’m typing quickly here….

    EDIT:

    I revised the column headers for the downloadable file, hopefully to make each column easier to understand. As such, pardon the long header names.

    Also note, that the file indicates you should selected 5 to 6 drivers starting in positions 1-40. Obviously, since there are only 40 drivers in the race tomorrow you will need to select 6 to 6 on DK. The reason for this disparity is prior to 2016, the field of drivers included 43 drivers for all races; whereas starting in 2016 the maximum field size was set at 40 drivers by NASCAR, but as we all know the field size is now even smaller.

  • Cooper08

    • Blogger of the Month

    This is a 2-2.5 dominator race typically, meaning two dons and sometimes you see a third lead 40-55 laps. This week the top three to lead laps are Hamlin, Larson and Ky Busch. It was mentioned earlier that pricing at the top has become more challenging. Hopefully DK realizes this and continues with this format. Very challenging to make lineups with Ky Busch and Larson in them this week and I don’t mean both in same lineup.

    IMO Harvick is the wildcard this week…going to be tough for him to lead laps BUT if he does he will have a very good DK score. If he doesn’t lead any and Larson, Hamlin, and Ky Busch split them then Harvick becomes a waste to play as he won’t score enough to outscore the three mentioned or anyone else who sneaks in and replaces one of the drivers I mentioned. I would imagine Harvick ends up around 30% owned and his fate could well determine the slates fate.

  • Joltman1974

    • 2019 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    Intrigued with Blaney today. 4th fastest 10 lap and 2nd 15 lap starting 21st. Good chance for solid pd + expecting nice chunk fastest laps as well.

  • depalma13

    Over the last 7 years:

    91% of all laps lead have been done by drivers who qualified top 10

    71% of all laps lead have been done by drivers who qualified top 5

    36.3% of all laps lead have been from the driver on the pole

  • mambaland

    @gje627 said...

    f what I say above turns out to be true, I’ll likely be fading Johnson and Earnhardt, but not McMurray. Another edit, I will likely use all three drivers listed here.

    so on FD they are scored from their original spot so not sure why you would still use them if in fact moved to the back? can you clarify? thanks

  • decker91

    any updates on who is going to the back? Gase in play for a punt?

  • gje627

    @decker91 said...

    any updates on who is going to the back? Gase in play for a punt?

    See my update above. Tech occurred before qualifying yesterday and this is an impound race. Thus, there is no tech today; though if teams choose to work on cars pre-race today they will go to the back.

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