This week we will head to Richmond, another short track before we head to the wild card of Talledega. It was a big week for NASCAR as we all got the much anticipated retirement of Dale Jr, well I anticipated it at the least. Jimmie Johnson earned his second victory of the season last week at Bristol, again how exciting is that? Geez, you think the guy would get tired of winning, but there is definitely no denying his greatness. I’m looking to play more cash games this week, but I will still dive into a couple gpps. I like to get my research from Jayski.com, driveraverages.com, and the NASCAR mobile app.
Top Tier- Gpp & Cash
Kevin Harvick said a couple weeks ago, Kyle Larson is the best driver to come into our sport since Jeff Gordon and I don’t think any one will argue with that. Larson has stated before
That he isn’t a huge fan of the track but the way this kid is performing week in and week out, I don’t think it really matters. In 6 career races at Richmond he has only 1 top 5 finish, 1 top 10 and 6 top 20’s. He posted the 3rd fasted 10 lap average in Happy Hour, he is fast week in and week out. He will start 18th Sunday, and makes for a great place differential play as well.
Martin Truex Jr- (9,100)
I still can’t ever what this guy done to me last year at Pocono, but with the Speed I’m seeing in the 78 car this weekend I think I will be okay. This isn’t a great track for Truex historically, in 22 career races at Richmond, Truex has 2 top 5’s, 7 top 10’s, 10 top 20’s, and has led 241 laps led. Truex posted the fastest time in practice 1, 5th in practice 2, and 2nd in practice 3. Truex could become a potential dominator this weekend, I look for the 78 car to be in Victory Lane this weekend. Truex will start 3rd Sunday.
Mid Tier- Gpp
Matt Kenseth- 8,800
Matt Kenseth has had a terrible start to the season, and a slow start for Joe Gibbs racing overall. In 34 career races Kenseth has 2 wins, 6 top 5’s, 16 top 10’s, 23 top 20’s, and has led 760 laps. In the last 4 races at Richmond, Kenseth has led 22.22% of the laps. That’s a series high, and one might ask where does Kenseth start Sunday? He will start on the pole.
His salary is starting to increase each and every week, and for good reason. The Furniture Row Toyotas are fast this week, I love a stack with a him and Truex. You will get the place differential play with Jones if he can finish the race, and a potential Dominator in Truex. He was second fastest in practice 1, 1st in practice 2, and 4th in Happy Hour. It will be his first race in the Cup series, but in 2 Xfinity Races at Richmond, he came away with two top 5 finishes.
Dark Horses- Gpp
Austin Dillon- 7,400
Dillon will have to start in the rear of the field this Sunday, for failing pre-race inspection 5 times at Bristol last week. Dillon did make a qualifying effort, but was way of the pace as he turned in a final speed of 82mph. The NASCAR rule states that you have to start the race on the tires you qualified on, Dillon will get start the race on the freshest tires of the whole field, he will start 38th and should be a lock for cash games.
Aric Almirola- 6,200
He hasn’t ran well this season, but this is one of
His best tracks if not his best. In Happy Hour, he posted a top 20 speed. In 10 career races at Richmond, Almirola has a top 5 finish, 3 top 10’s, and 7 top 20’s. His average start over the last 4 races is a 24.5 and has an average finish of 15.5. He will start 25th Sunday.
Other Top Tier drivers to Consider:
Denny Hamlin- (9,300)
Other Mid tier drivers to Consider:
Other Value Drivers to Consider:
Daniel Suarez- (6,900)
Trevor Bayne- (6,800)
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Author: Acie Waller
Hello my friends, my name is Acie Waller. I am former athlete, I played football ( wide receiver ) in high school and college, won many award as senior in high school including a District MVP. I am now currently a group leader at a factory in Lexington, Ky. I am a diehard New England Patriots fan, and the Kentucky Wildcats, I also enjoy a left turn on Sunday’s from Feb to November, I am also a huge Kevin Harvick fan. On my days off I enjoy spending time with my family, watching a variety of netflix shows (Friday night lights, SOA, Gotham) and documentaries or studying film in hopes to gain that fantasy edge on my daily opponents. I also enjoy video games, mainly sports. NASCAR, madden, and NBA on my PS4. I have been playing fantasy in season long formats for 3 years now (NBA, NFL, NASCAR). Won the championship in my 2nd year in NFL, and runner up this year. I feel like being at former athlete in the football world gives me a big advantage in NFL of understanding schemes and coverages when it comes to daily fantasy football. And NASCAR I feel like being from the south and just being a diehard fan over the years, and as NASCAR is not a popular sport gives me an advantage as well. I have been playing daily fantasy sports as well for the last two years, I have won a some good payouts on draftkings over the last 6 months, I do have the 500 plus big win badge on draftkings where I have won a total of 2,500 bucks in 5 contests. I really like to only play gpps in NASCAR and NBA. NFL I like to play both, mainly about 70% Gpp and 30% for cash games. I’m really excited to bring my NASCAR knowledge to House Money, Should be an exciting year in NASCAR, and looking forward sharing my knowledge in hopes to bring you guys some huge payouts.