Fantasy Picks 2019 ~ Darlington
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Bristol, Baby proved to be challenge for our Fantasy Racers. None finished inside the Top 5 and half the field finished outside the Top 10. Will Dossett’s Kyle Larson pick was the top finisher, coming across the line in 6th. Vicq Ruiz, Hal Ashburn and Berra Nordin rose their Kurt Busch pick to ninth place, with David Nance rounding out the top 10 finishers.
Points leader PattyKay Lilley’s Kevin Harvick pick encountered mechanical problems which resulted in an unheard-of last place finish. Kelly Meiste captured enough points with his 16th place Joey Logano pick to move to the top of the points standings.
For the full summary of race results and points standings check out the following:
Bojangles’ Southern 500
The next to last race in the regular season finds the Traveling Circus at “The Lady in Black” for that Labor Day classic known as the Southern 500. Charters plus three have signed up to tackle the old 1.366-miler. They’ll use the Pocono setup of 550HP and no AeroDucts this week.
David Pearson is the all-time winner here with 10 wins. Jimmie Johnson has three, the most among active drivers. Bristol winner, Denny Hamlin is the only other multi-Darlington winner (2). Brad Keselowski is the defending champ here. Martin Truex, Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch have also visited Victory Lane.
Kurt Busch was the runner-up to Ricky Craven in 2003 in the closest race of the 115 races run here. Can he close the deal and get in the Winner’s Circle? Ryan Newman and Kyle Larson are strong here as well. Could this be their year and their lock into the Chase/Playoff/Whatever?
Let’s see what our Fantasy Racers think about the Bojangles’ Southern 500!
Is vacation over already? I spent mine with a phone! Darlington? OK then, it's still Kevin Harvick! I don't stray far from home at some places. I'll be riding in #4 this week!
Darlington's not as much of a crapshoot as it once was, but there are still some traps for the unwary and unlucky at this cranky old place, so picking with the head is really hard. That being said, I'll go with emotions - I still remember that Ray Hendrick throwback - and see if Denny Hamlin has another one in him this weekend.
It is time for the #4 to be back in Victory Lane so I am picking Kevin Harvick to win at Darlington
I hope everyone enjoyed the week off and coming back with full force! Last weekend we had some great racing on the roads and this week we’ve got Darlington and throwback Weekend and what a throwback it would be if #1 Kurt Busch wins or comes in second after dueling with the #32 car! So Kurt's my pick this week!
fave throwback scheme
Is Rusty's old black and gold
Go Brad and go Deuce!
Well here I am trying to keep PK in my mirrors once again. I wish her well this week after her really bad break on our last outing. I truly wanted a race to the checkers without any issues for anyone.
So, what to do, what to do? After two weeks of pondering I believe I'm going to go with Kyle. No not THAT Kyle, the Kyle with some class. Mark me down for the #42 of Kyle Larson this week.
Time to jinx Denny. The #11 for the win.
I have to stay with Young Money again. Kyle Larson, #42.
J. L. Steele
Normally the default pick would be Quin Houff and the #27. Joe Nemechek is behind the wheel for Jay Robinson this week, so it’s go Joe go!
Look out Kyle Busch, I’m gonna pick you this week! 18 to the rear!
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!