Fantasy Picks 2019 ~ Richmond 2
South Point 400
On the track the Chase/Playoff/Elimination/Whatever began but in Race Fans Forever the season-long Championship continues.
This week saw PattyKay Lilley have the top pick with Kevin Harvick. 35 points for second is usually a big help in the points race, unfortunately for her points, leader Kelly Meiste finished on her bumper, along with Frank Buhrman and Vivian Simons. This resulted in only picking up one point on the points leader. It’s better than losing a point but the races are winding down quickly and at this rate there may be more points deficit than remaining races.
Overall, it was a good race with seven of our competitors finishing in the Top 10. The Busch Brothers misfortunes ruined the remainder of the competitors’ efforts as Kurt crashed out first while Kyle spent the evening smacking walls and running over backmarkers.
Kelly remains atop of the points standings. Vicq advances to third position and Will Dossett picked up another position in his points race.
For the full summary of race results and points standings check out the following:
Federated Auto Parts 400
The Traveling Circus is back east at Richmond for this week’s contest. Richmond used to be the deciding race of the regular season but apparently ticked someone off and is regarded to the middle race in the first three race Playoff Stage, sandwiched between Vegas and the Roval Elimination Race.
Vegas Winner Martin Truex Jr. won here back in April so he will be going for the Richmond sweep. Half of the Chasers have wins here with Kyle Busch (6 wins) leading the way. Other winners include Denny Hamlin (3), Kurt Busch (2), Kevin Harvick (2), Clint Bowyer (2), Joey Logano (2). Brad Keselowski and Kyle Larson have a win apiece here. The only other winner here is non-Chaser Jimmie Johnson with three wins. Will this week’s win come from this group?
Other drivers who like Richmond include Aric Almirola, Ryan Newman and Austin Dillon.
Looks like there are a lot to choose from this week. Let’s see who our Fantasy Racers are going with -
If I can't do better than 1 point per week, then Kelly is safe because there are not all that many weeks left! Richmond! Never cared much for this track since they "improved" the old half-mile and went to a wide 3/4-mile. Took all the fun right out of it. Now I have to be brutally honest. I know Kyle Busch practically owns the track these days and might even win, but I'm not picking him. All that whining and the crocodile tears have gotten to my last good nerve. I'm sticking with #4 and riding with Kevin Harvick. At least that way my heart and head are not at odds with each other.
I always want to pick David Pearson here and choose an older race when he was alive, but nobody will let me do that. Hamlin would be my hometown choice, but that just doesn't feel right this time. Every time I pick Harvick, something really bad happens, but the way my luck has gone lately, I'm going to fly in the face of past failures and take the #4 at my hometown track.
When I asked my in-house expert, who will win at Richmond, he simply said "A Toyota driver" but I can't pick just a Toyota driver, so that leaves either Kyle Busch or Denny Hamlin. I just cannot and will not pick Hamlin so that leaves #18 to win this one.
First off, I'd like to apologize to Kurt Busch and all his fans out there for picking him last week!! Richmond this week and Kurt has won here a couple of times before so if I pick #11 Denny Hamlin this week maybe Kurt can get his win here instead!!!
I'll have some cheese with that whine
Yep. Eighteen. Again.
It's time to see Joey back in the winner's circle. So, put me down for the 22 to be the 1st to the checkers this week.
Well I'm losing bad. So, when I think of racing in Virginia. I'M going back to my roots… the Greatest Driver on a short track, Ray Hendrick in the flying #11. So, Denny in the #11 for the win.
Gotta stay with Yung Money, 42.
J. L. Steele
I had too much fun picking the #18 last week. Need to tone it down some this week. Going totally crazy with Ryan Newman.
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!