Fantasy Picks 2019 ~ Chicago
Toyota/Save Mart 350
The Sonoma Race was much anticipated... with the addition of the Carousel to the course and the Tapered Spacer/Aero setup that was supposed to create better racing. Unfortunately, I’m not sure it got the desired result... unless you were driving a Toyota as the Joe Gibbs Racing, et al saw Martin Truex Jr. win the race, four of the top five positions, five of the top ten positions. Six of our Fantasy Racers finished in the top ten, with Kelly Meiste and Frank Buhrman taking the win with their Martin Truex Jr. pick.
The winning pick allowed Kelly to add to his points lead and Frank to pick up another position as he continues his climb up the points standings as shown in the Race Results and Points Standings for this week’s event.
Camping World 400
From road course to cookie cutter the Traveling Circus makes its way to the 1.5-miler at Chicagoland (sounds a little like Disney World doesn’t it?). This year NASCAR is choking the cars down with the 550HP Tapered Spacer and parachuting them with the AeroDucts in hopes of improving competition. This will be the same package used at Michigan and we’ll see it for the next few at Daytona and Kentucky.
As with every race this year this adds a new wrinkle into the Fantasy picking mix, but at this track it may not matter as the past winners here are also the only drivers we have seen visit Victory Lane at other tracks as five of the 2019 Super Six are winners here including defending race winner Kyle Busch (2). Other winners include Kevin Harvick (2), Martin Truex Jr. (2) and Brad Keselowski (2). Since they seem to have this all new setup stuff figured out, is there a chance they will find Chicagoland success again?
The non-Super Six winner to win here is Ryan Newman. The only Super Six to not win here is Joey Logano. Will they find Victory Lane this week?
Other drivers who have been strong here include Jimmie Johnson (who hopes to end a 75 race winless streak), Clint Bowyer, Kurt Busch and Paul Menard. Kyle Larson just missed Victory Lane last year... so we know he knows how to get around here.
Lots of choices. Let’s see what our Fantasy regulars think will bring home the Checkers this week.
Did I ever share how much I don't like this track? Not even sure why, except I was here long before any "cookie-cutters!" I've looked and studied and I wasted my time doing all that. In the end, I have to get on the Gibbs' Band Wagon and ride with#19, Martin Truex Jr. at Chicago
No time for research or even much thinking about picks this week - how did life get this busy? Since nothing else I've tried lately has worked as well as picking Martin Truex at Sonoma, let's let the money ride on that winner again - the chips say #19 will make it two in a row.
I was just told that if I wanted to win one of our fantasy games, I needed to pick a Toyota from JGR Racing. That being the case, it gives me 4 drivers to pick from. KyBu, Hamlin, Truex and Jones. Ai,yi,yi - how do I do that? Put their numbers on my dart board and throw darts? The closest one I come to will be the one I pick. My results were: #18 Kyle Busch...so that is my pick. I love throwing darts. That was one of my favorite games at fairs!
A little early this week but we are going away on a small trip this week so best get the pick in sooner than too late! So I'm going to make this easy for me this week and pick #18 Kyle Busch to win in Chicago!!
his kind of town
Sooner or later, Harvick
He won't let me down
Ah Chicagoland my home track, only a two-hour drive down I-80. Unlike many here I've been very lucky so far this Fantasy season. So now we're at my home track so what could go wrong? Well I have a hunch that my time is up and my pick this week will be doomed. So if that's the case there's no one I'd love to see have the kiss of death this week more than the 18 of Kyle B. So there you have it, everyone stay clear of the 18 this week his luck is about to run out.
Guess I'll ride with the hot hand. Martin Truex for the win.
I'm going to stay with the 42. Kyle sure recovered better than I was thinking he would.
J. L. Steele
I’m going with Brad K in the #2... Again. I don’t have a song to explain it’s just his time to take the win.
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!