Fantasy Picks 2019 ~ Bristol 2
Consumers Energy 400
Michigan once again turned into a fuel mileage race and that means results may vary. PattyKay Lilley and Kelly Meiste showed why they sit atop the points standings as they played the fuel duel to perfection with their Kevin Harvick winning pick. The 40 points earned separates them from the pack just a little more as they pull away and put a little more distance between themselves and the rest of the field.
Vicq Ruiz was this week’s big mover as he used his Kyle Busch pick to jump past Berra Nordin and Hal Ashburn to climb from sixth to third. The remainder of the field stayed the same, but gaps tightened up which means the uncertainty of Bristol could set up some interesting action in our points standings.
For the full summary of race results and points standings check out the following:
Bass Pro Shops / NRA Night Race
The regular season is winding down which means it must be time for our Traveling Gladiators to wage another 500-lap battle at the half-mile known as the Last Great Coliseum in Bristol. The spring battle saw Kyle Busch drive away the victor while brother Kurt won here under the lights last year. The Brothers Busch account for a staggering 14 wins here, with Little Brother holding an 8-6 lead. The Brothers hold a 14-9 edge over the non-Busch active winners.
Last week’s race winner, Kevin Harvick has two wins here as do Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano. Denny Hamlin nabbed one win here. This may be Jimmie Johnson’s best shot to return to Victory Lane as he has two wins here as well. Clint Bowyer, Ryan Newman and Kyle Larson are poised to enter the Winner’s Circle here.
Bristol is a tough win as shown by the fact there are only six active winners in the field. Will the Checkered Flag go to one of that half-dozen or will we see a new winner?
Let’s see what our Fantasy Racers think about Bristol, Baby!
Well, Michigan went well, and except for some old records from JJ, who isn't the JJ of old, Kevin is best at this track as well, so no reason to change. Always a crapshoot here though, as anyone can be hurt by the mistakes of others. #4 is not only Freaky Fast, but the best driver left out there right now. I'll ride with him!
Gonna stick my neck out a bit this week - you can do that when you're buried in the standings. The Busch family seems to own this place, but Logano seems to be lurking around at the end of each race, and I'm going to say this is his year to be in the right place at the right time. Sorry about jinxing you, Joey.
I am going with #19, Martin Truex Jr to win at Bristol. Was thinking KyBu but decided he is on off cycle runs at this time and won't be back on track for winning until a few more races have passed. However, Toyota seems to be putting on good shows with their speed, even when they don't win. They definitely have something going - just as Robin Miller predicted after they came into NASCAR.
Bristol night race and a long night in front of us. Lots of coffee is needed. The racing on the shorter tracks hasn't been that great this year! But let’s see what NASCAR will throw at us this time in form of traction glue, inspection fails and so on! I don't have any clue on who's going to win but best guess is one of the Busch Bros or maybe Harvick back to back. I really would like someone from the middle pack to step up and throw a curve ball at them but the only one I can think of is Chris Buescher. Let’s hope he has a good race and that #1 Kurt Busch is the winner!!
elder Busch boy
Snags a flag Saturday night -
Win Two for Car One!..
Looks like I'm running out of time to catch and pass PK so it’s time to stop playing follow the leader. I'm guessing she'll be playing it safe again this week by going with that M&M's guy, so I'll need to look elsewhere. So, put me down for the "Big 3 and me" guy, the 2018 NASCAR champion Joey Logano.
This jinx has to end. KB for the win. The elder KB. #1 for the win.
Since he usually does well at Bristol, I'll stay with Young Money! Kyle Larson, #42.
J. L. Steele
Too much excitement resulted in a MIA pick this week. Landon Cassill is it.
Ryan Blaney has had his heart broken here several times. I’ll give him a chance to break mine this week.
there you have it! Agree? Disagree?
Pick your winner and post it in the comments below.
Good luck and hoping for a safe, good race!