Fantasy Picks 2019 ~ Las Vegas 2
Big Machine Vodka 400...
Not much to say about this race except bad luck reigned. Berra Nordin, Hal Ashburn and Frank Buhrman were the only Top 10 finishers this race as all had Denny Hamlin as their Fantasy pick. Congratulations! Berra and Frank each advanced a position in the points standing to shake things up. Vicq Ruiz’s Daniel Suarez just missed the Top Ten. Let’s just say things dropped sharply after that.
Points Leader Kelly Meiste finished 38th opening the door for PattyKay Lilley to make up some points. Unfortunately, her Kyle Busch pick went up in smoke and she only picked up one point on Kelly.
For the full summary of race results and points standings check out the following:
South Point 400
This week begins the much anticipated… by the rest of the racing world… Chase/Playoff/Eliminations. Here at Race Fans Forever, we run a season long Championship Series so this is just the 27th race in a 36-race series.
What it does mean is the Fantasy picks will probably narrow as NASCAR Karma seems to step in so that only Chasers find Victory Lane from here on out. So stick with the field of sixteen now if you want a good finish!
This week’s field with be using the Indy setup-550HP and AeroDucts that Joey Logano used to win back in the Spring. Vegas has shown favorable to Fords of late as five of the last seven winners have driven the Blue Oval to Victory Lane. Will that hold true this week?
The winningest active driver at Vegas is Jimmie Johnson with four wins. He’s not in the Chase, hasn’t won in forever and is not driving a Ford so that may be a long shot. Brad Keselowski is next with three wins, Kevin Harvick with two and Joey Logano, Martin Truex, Jr. and Kyle Busch each with singles. All are Chasers so they have to be candidates. Non-winners include Chasers Denny Hamlin, Ryan Newman and Clint Bowyer. Non-Chaser and soon to be retiring Paul Menard includes Vegas as one of his strong tracks.
So, who’s it going to be? Who will get the win and punch their ticket into the Second Round of the Chase/Playoffs/Eliminations? Let’s see what our Fantasy Racers think
Last week I went, as Kelly said, "to the dark side" and got to watch the #4 win from my great seat in the garage... with KyBu. I'm far more comfortable riding with Kevin and getting to enjoy Keelan in the winner's circle. This is one of Kevin's best tracks... when the SAFER barrier doesn't get involved, so that's where I'll be riding this week... in the #4 car!
Let's see . . . dice bounce, right? So, in recognition of Vegas's other claim to fame (besides the speedway), I'll go for Bad Brad bouncing back and ending up in Sin City Victory Lane - #2, it is.
Vegas, oh Vegas. What do you have in store for us? Maybe a surprise winner? Maybe a hometown winner? Kyle or Kurt? Ummm, perhaps not. I am ready for a Ford to be in Victory Lane again. Perhaps, it will be Brad, Joey or Kevin? Yes, let's go for that. Can't pick all 3 so I think perhaps it will be Brad in #2. Sounds good to me. Go Brad!!!
Off to Vegas this week and home game for a few drivers, and who wouldn't want to win at the home track!! That and maybe first race of the "play off" may make some going a little bit over the edge, So I'm thinking maybe #1 Kurt Busch can keep his cool and take home the win here!!
streak will end
Kyle Larson will run the table
and lock in round two!
Well I sure crapped out last week picking Snake Eyes (2 of Brad) at Indy. So, since we're in Vega this week I'm going double or nothing. So let my bet ride again for the Deuce of Brad this week.
Well Vegas, I think Busch; every time I think Busch, I lose points. So, Penske wins the day. I think it will go 2, 12, 22 so my pick will be the #22 Joey.
I'm staying with Yung Money, 42.
J. L. Steele
MIA Pick-Kurt Busch
I’ll take the #18. It’s a Win-Win situation. If he wins, I get the points and if he doesn’t, well he doesn’t. I love it when I can’t lose!
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!