Fantasy Picks 2019 ~ New Hampshire
Quaker State 400
The Bluegrass Cookie-Cutter finally had a finish folks are still talking about as the Busch Brothers put this beating, banging and side-drafting GWC finish onto the season highlight reels. Joey Logano had the race in the bag until Bubba Wallace had a tire go down. The resulting spin set up the final restart which saw Joey not being able to block anyone in the swarm of cars starting behind him. When the dust settled he found himself shuffled back to seventh and watching Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Eric Jones and Kyle Larson scrambling for the top four positions. It was sweet redemption for Kurt Busch after his disappointing loss the previous week at Daytona.
Berra Nordin had stuck with Kurt this week and was rewarded with the 40 points for picking the race winner. We saw only four of our Racers finish in the Top 10, but they all finished at the top with Berra taking the win, PattyKay Lilley and Hal Ashburn finishing second with Kyle Busch and Vicq Ruiz coming in third with his Eric Jones pick. It was a ways back to our remaining racers.
Kelly Meiste and PattyKay entered the race tied for the lead but a disappointing finish by Kelly’s Martin Truex Jr. allowed PattyKay to complete the pass to become our new points leader. Hal continues to draft with PattyKay and is closing the gap on second place and Berra used his win to move into fourth place.
Here are the race results and points standings after the Quaker State 400.
Foxwoods Resort Casino 301
It’s time for the annual Chase for the Crustacean as the Traveling Circus takes their weekly road show to Loudon New Hampshire. The field of Charters plus one will take their Sonoma setup of maximum horsepower/minimum aero to Bruton Smith’s flat one-miler in hopes of being the first one to the Checkered Flag.
New Hampshire has had their fair share of winners as Jimmie Johnson (3), Kurt Busch (3), Ryan Newman, Kyle Busch (3), Kevin Harvick (2), Denny Hamlin (3), Clint Bowyer (2), Joey Logano (2) and Brad Keselowski have all visited Victory Lane. Martin Truex, Jr. and Kyle Larson have also raced well here but the win has eluded them. Then you have some fresh faces just waiting to break through. Could this be their week?
Repeat winner-experienced new winner or newbies... who will lift the Loudon Lobster this week? Let’s see who our Fantasy Racers think will come across the line first.
It took me hours to come up with this pick, which should have taken about 2 minutes. I WANT to take Kevin Harvick, but it's looking more and more as though he's the new Jimmie Johnson. I don't always get what I want. If Kevin wins, I'll be happy anyway, but my pick this week isn't changing. Kyle got me to the top and I'm sticking with him through Loudon. #18 is where I'm riding this week.
Well, I picked Kyle Busch for a series of races, and his luck went into the toilet. Then I picked Martin Truex at some of his best tracks . . . bombs away! Busch almost won at Kentucky, so maybe it's time to put the Buhrman hex on him again - Kyle's my choice for Loudon.
I think I have jinxed the last 3 drivers I have picked to win, so seems I am on a roll there! To keep on track, I think I will pick a Toyota driver this week as they have been on a winning roll the past 7 seven races by winning 5 of those. Therefore, since I do not want a Toyota to win and I feel I can jinx a driver now, I am picking Kyle Busch in the #18 Toyota to be in victory lane. ZAP!
Last week Kurt Busch got his lucky break with the caution coming out, and with his driving skills and some good hard racing took us to winner circle!! That leave us with one big question, can he go back to back? Or can last year’s winner Kevin Harvick go back to back! I'll go again with the Sunday feeling that this is a good chance for SHR and #4 Kevin Harvick to get the win!!
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Well my pick last week (Truex) really sucked. So if I did the logical thing this week I'd pick Kyle B to win... BUT if I did that Truex would win and that would really piss me off.
So I'm sticking with Truex again this week, he better not suck two weeks in a row!
Since I saddled up Kyle in KY guess I'll just keep on riding him. KB in the #18 for the win.
Well, should have stayed with CGR! So, this week I will go with the 42 for the home track.
J. L. Steele
Same song, different verse. Kevin Harvick
Last week I really wanted to go with Joey Logano but went with “I’m Not Lifting (Cause I’m Not Running Fast Enough To Have To) #2. This week I really want to go with the #2 but going with the #22. He definitely has something to prove after Kentucky.
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!