It’s been a long winter, but the 2018 season is finally here. Daytona Fever is running rampant and the green flag is flying on this year’s Race Fans Forever Fantasy Racing Game.
No Stages... No Stage Points
No Chase... No “Win and You’re In”
36 Races...1 Pick per Race... Points awarded for Race Finish
A Champion crowned through season-long performance...
Fantasy Racing the way it was meant to be!
Belts are snugged tight. The lights are off on the pace car. It time for some high-speed prognostications.
Here are the picks for this season’s opening race - The Daytona 500.
Join in and share your Daytona picks in the comments below!
A lot of the theories were blown up in the Clash. Chevy Camaros are fast and Toyotas remain competitive. The biggest assumption proved wrong is that Fords could not compete with the others. Clash finish showed Penske Fords in 1-2-4. Sandwiched in 3rd was Kurt Busch in a Stewart-Haas-Racing Ford.
All that means nothing and my crystal ball is cloudy. Just put me down for the experience of Freaky Fast Kevin Harvick in the Great American Race
There's a temptation to pick Mark Thompson just to highlight the absurdity of restrictor plate racing, or even the Ford Transit Connect van chasing the BK Racing car to make sure it doesn't get sold before the bankers can get their hands on it, but I'll be nice (just don't expect that too often). Yes, it might be the biggest surprise winner ever, but most likely not, so you put all the usual suspects on paper slips in a coffee cup and pull out the winner, which in my case is Kyle Busch, #18.
Oh man, what do we have to go on with all the rule changes and new younger drivers doing so well? But thinking about how it usually goes, it always seems to be a crap shoot; so guess any guess will be my best guess and others will be guessing the same way probably...lol
Ok, I am going with #2, Brad Keselowski as he looked good and won that Clash so I look for him to pull it off again!
J. L. Steele
Superspeedways are the one place where anyone has a chance to win. We've seen that proven over the years at both Talladega and Daytona, where several drivers have picked up their first career wins. In the case of Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., he picked up both his first and second wins with both happening in 2017.
Roush Fenway might not be competitive again at every track but they showed last year that they can get it done on the big tracks. Although Ford might be behind the curve aerodynamically, they don't seem to be lacking on horsepower. That's why I think Stenhouse will pick up his third career win this Sunday in the Daytona 500.
I am going with Chase Elliott, a fellow Georgia boy, who will carry the #9 to victory this year!
It's Daytona time and I have some what mixed emotions about this week’s race after watching practice and the clash. Glad to have the season on its way BUT Daytona always makes you a bit worried and this year with the new rule the cars seems to be more unstable in the draft!
For my pick to win I'm not sure if to go with your heart or your head!! As an old member of Gilly’s Gang it would be easy to go with what's in your heart but the head says you should go with someone from a Daytona 500 winning organization and a Daytona winner SOOOO the pick goes to #10 Aric Almirola!
I’ll open the season with Sliced Bread and hope the win isn’t encumbered or whatever it’s called this year. 22 wins the Great American Race.
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