Fantasy Picks 2019 ~ Texas 1
Week’s Recap and Results
Man what a dominating performance at Martinsville this weekend as Vicq’s pick of race winner Brad Keselowski netted him a Fantasy win and 40 valuable points. He was the only Racer to pick the race winner. The 40 points for the win moved him up another position in the point standings.
Six of our ten racers finished in the top 10. Kelly still sits atop our points standing again this week, but PattyKay, Hal and Vivian all picked up positions as the pack tightens up.
Here is the complete standings after the STP 500 from “Pretty Little Martinsville.”
O’Reilly’s Auto Parts 500
Time to go west again. An abrupt 180 bootlegger turn to head back to the mile-and-a-halfer at Ft. Worth that the haulers have driven past a couple of times already. They say that things are big in Texas-spoilers, Aero Ducts and promises of better racing. Pretty much everything is bigger except the tapered spacers. The Cup competitors take to the track this week with the 550HP/Aero Ducts setup which will slow the cars and increase the downforce. That, coupled with reports the track will have traction compound in the turns makes this a whole new racing deal.
Kyle Busch is the defending race champion, winning here last spring. Kevin Harvick, the winner of the fall race here finished a very close second. Several of the young guns had good finishes that day after early wrecks took out much of the competition.
Kyle has three wins here, all in the spring race. Kevin Harvick has two wins here-all in the fall. Jimmie Johnson is the winningest driver at a Texas with seven wins total-two in the spring race. Denny Hamlin has two wins here-one spring, one fall. Joey Logano and Ryan Newman have also won here, each winning the spring race. Kurt Busch has a single fall win.
Seven winners with five of them having wins in this race. Of course none of them have won with the setup they are running this time.
Martin Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski and Kyle Larson have strong histories here. Could this week be the one to land them in Victory Lane?
In addition to being the defending race champ, Kyle Busch will be running all three series this week, seeking a three-sweep to bring his win total to 204 (207 if you count this week’s replays). Will that be the extra incentive to put him over the top?
Lots to think about. 40 drivers to choose from. Let’s see how our Fantasy Racers think this week’s 500 miler is going to shake out.
Alright then... it's time! Time for the boys at Stewart-Haas to wake up and time for Kevin Harvick to take the checkers at Texas. I'll be riding with the #4 this week, and don't you dare tell Kelly who I'm picking.
Doesn’t seem to matter how hard I study or agonize over my pick (or how little I do either of those), something is going to go wrong. So maybe it's just time to give up on outsmarting the system and go with the (fastest) flow. With that in mind, I hereby commit to making Kyle Busch my pick for the next six events (through Kansas). He's not; I'm not; 'nuff said.
Not much is going to change at Texas. It will be either a Ford or a Toyota that goes to Victory Lane, I think. Would love to see Ryan Blaney win, so thought about riding with him but for some reason, I keep feeling Keelan tugging at my sleeve and saying "Daddy is gonna win in his # 4 Ford", so I think I will agree with him and pick Kevin to be in V.L. at Texas.
I haven't got any feeling on who will win this week but maybe a SHR is due to win now. So far Gibbs and Penske have been on top of this year’s aero-crap with SHR close behind! Last week Kurt Busch never was a factor in the race so my hope goes out to his bro this week. I think #18 Kyle Busch is going to win at Texas!
I'm liking the 4.
Happy will get off the schneid
in the Lone Star State!
I've got my eye on 3 different drivers this week and it's really hard for me to decide. One minute I like driver X, next minute I lean more toward driver Y. What to do, what to do? Well I'm going with driver Z... I have hopes that SHR will finally get their act together and Kevin Harvick will come home with his 1st win of the season.
I want to pick one of the young’ns, 9 or 12 but I'm so far behind. I think I'm stuck with the 2 or 18. Guess I'll give Kyle a try the 18 for win 400 or so. They counting go-karts, Legends and trikes right?
#9, Chase Elliot
J. L. Steele
Unless and until someone beats him under these new rules, Kyle Busch has to be the one to pick at a mile-and-a-half track.
Brad K leads over 400 laps and gets himself a big clock. That’s should be enough mo’ to get this week’s pick, but I’m going to give Joey Logano a nod this weekend. Think the #22 has more to prove after Martinsville.
a wrap for this week’s picks for the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts 500 from Fort Worth.
Who do you think will be in Victory Lane this Sunday? Enter your picks down below.
Good luck and hoping for a safe, good race!