Fantasy Picks ~ Daytona 1
It’s been a long winter, but the 2019 MENCS season is finally here. And that means we have a new Race Fans Forever Fantasy Game.
In Cup, a new season means new teams, new drivers, new sponsors, new cars, new rules and new leadership. In the RFF Fantasy Racing Game the new season means new Fantasy Racers using their best prognostication skills to pick the highest Cup finisher each week to accumulate valuable points in their quest for the 2019 Fantasy Championship.
No Stages... No Stage Points
No Chase... No Win You’re In
36 Races... 1 Pick per Race... Points awarded for Race Finish
A Champion crowned through season-long performance...
Fantasy Racing the way it was meant to be!
The game is simple. Picking a winner each week... not so easy.
2018 Fantasy Champ Frank Buhrman returns to defend his championship against an experienced field of fantasy racers along with a host of “rookies” to the game. It’s shaping up to be an exciting season.
Usually, I would give a brief summary of past Daytona’s but from what we’ve seen in the Crash... I mean Clash and the two Duels I believe it would be a waste of time. For this last restrictor plate race you can throw out the record books and stats, as it’s wide open. It may be a parade. It may be a crash-fest or a parade that ends in a crash-fest. Any driver who can keep his car clean and makes the right moves has a chance. So we could see a veteran or a rookie take it to Victory Lane this week.
Belts are snugged tight. The lights are off on the pace car. It time for some high-speed prognostications.
Here are the picks for this season’s opening race - The Daytona 500.
Join in and share your Daytona picks in the comments below!
Time to get the ball rolling, or the engines started. Have I mentioned my complete disdain for restrictor plate racing? The Clash was a perfect example. ONE mistake by ONE driver and 18 of 20 cars are into the wall and into each other... or both. I sincerely hope we don't get any of that in the 500, but I'm sure we will. OK, getting down to it, my pick for first survivor on Sunday is #9, that Elliott lad! Let the wreckin' begin!
OK, Frank, can you make a Daytona pick without being totally negative toward restrictor plate racing? Well, no, because not only is it a farce, but this thing is being run with its own private rules package, before the real 2019 rules go into effect, so I can be negative about NASCAR protecting ISC's franchise race AND restrictor plate racing. What could be more fun than picking a winner for this goofball event? So you try to pick somebody who might win but also is good about avoiding "the big one," which means I'd narrow the field to Logano and Elliott (although this could be Kyle Busch's year, and "the big one" might just leave David Ragan in front at the end). Swallow hard, close your eyes, and make a pick: Chase Elliott in the #9.
Daytona is a really tough track to predict a winner, mainly because of the restrictor plate, methinks. Drivers can go from back to front or from front to back in 1 to 3 laps. All depends on which lane is moving best and whether you are in the right one at the time, and sometimes you just need the right pusher behind you to give you a really good bump. But, beware of those side drafters!!! That being said, I used the old pull a number from Tony's cap and out came #12, Ryan Blaney. Not sure, but it is what it is, lol
So here we go again with another season of the best fantasy game in the world of NASCAR! This is what makes me look forward to an exciting year of racing!
Sorry to say but the Clash race was a real turn off; you all know what went down, but it gave us one clue however. The Penske teams, along with the #21 looked to be very strong and will be a factor to be counted on! On the other hand the HMS teams were real fast on the single car runs, and I think they will have a stronger year this year!
So who to pick then? Still no idea for this crapshoot so just grab one and hope he stay out of harm’s way and gets a good finish! Well here goes. My pick is ……. drum roll...….., # 34 McDriver (Michael McDowell) gets it done for FRM!!!
Siren howls in Dawsonvillle
My pick - the 9 car
My crystal ball is telling me to place my bet on the # 22 of Logano to win the Daytona 500.
Please accept my submission of Bubba Wallace for the Daytona 500. Reason - Highest average finish with no dnf’s at restrictor plate tracks.
If it's ok my pick is Bubba Wallace. Bubba seems to do well at these crapshoots and I would love to see the main stream media have to say Bubba all week long.
Earlier this year we lost “The Woodchopper”, Glenn Wood. In the Clash, NASCAR Karma had his car going to Victory Lane until Jimmie Johnson engaged in a poorly executed side-draft. Karma doesn’t like to be messed with, even if it is by a Seven-Time Cup Champion. On Sunday, she will look down on the #21 with Paul Menard behind the wheel. Glenn Wood will smile. For a moment all will be right with Stock Car Racing.
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