Comments: NASCAR Picks for Daytona

 
 
 
 
 

Comments: NASCAR Picks for Daytona

The Cup Series returns to Daytona International Speedway this weekend for what is sure to be the toughest test of the summer for fantasy owners. The rule changes NASCAR made in the offseason to bring back pack racing certainly worked in the Daytona 500, but the inevitable result was a bunch of wrecked racecars. Owners need to be prepared for more of the same in this weekend's 400-mile race at the famed 2.5-mile track, and as always, a little strategy can go a long way.

There is nothing wrong with big-picture racing this weekend. In fact, it is a smart move, especially in Yahoo! leagues. Owners need to save starts from the guys that have been the top options this season and go with some sleeper picks. The bottom line is that a race at Daytona is basically a coin flip, and luck has as much to do, if not more so, with having a good fantasy day than anything else. If a couple of your picks end up getting caught up in a wreck, at least you didn't waste a start from one of the big guns.

Drivers listed in this article:
  1. Matt Kenseth, Dolllar General/DeWalt
  2. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Nationwide Insurance/Mountain Dew
  3. Carl Edwards, Arris/Stanley
  4. Kevin Harvick, Busch Beer/Jimmy Johns
  5. Greg Biffle, KFC
  6. Clint Bowyer, 5-Hour Energy
  7. Brad Keselowski, Miller Lite
  8. Kyle Busch, Mars Brands/Interstate Batteries
  9. Paul Menard, Menards
  10. Tony Stewart, Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1
  11. Kasey Kahne, Farmers Insurance/Great Clips
  12. Jeff Gordon, Nationwide Insurance
  13. Denny Hamlin, FedEx
  14. Martin Truex, Jr., Furniture Row
  15. Joey Logano, Shell-Pennzoil
  16. Kurt Busch, Monster Energy/Haas Automation
  17. Jeffrey Earnhardt, Can-Am
  18. Jimmie Johnson, Lowe's/Kobalt Tools
  19. Juan Montoya, Target
  20. A.J. Allmendinger, Kroger
  21. Jamie McMurray, McDonald's/Cessna
  22. Regan Smith, Toy State
  23. Marcos Ambrose, Stanley/Dewalt Power Tools
  24. Ryan Newman, Caterpillar
  25. David Ragan, Dr. Pepper
  26. Bobby Labonte, C&J Energy Services
  27. Aric Almirola, Smithfield Foods
  28. David Gilliland, Shaw's Southern Belle Seafood
  29. Michael Waltrip, Maxwell House
  30. Trevor Bayne, AdvoCare
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