Fantasy NASCAR Final Word: Charlotte

By lamarcolyer
Sam Sharpe-US Presswire

If anyone had this guy (Clint Bowyer) on their fantasy team, then you probably managed to have a good points day.

Unfortunately, I didn’t advise choosing him.  But if the remaining races continue to come down to fuel mileage, then Bowyer might be considered an automatic lock in lineups, regardless of what I say.

It wasn’t because he was unworthy that I didn’t think to choose him.  There were other choices that caught my eye more, starting with…..

Jimmie Johnson

Johnson was once the king of Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Johnson raced the car he won the All-Star race with. Johnson has won more races than anybody in the Chase.  All these were reasons why I, and anyone else, selected him.  He led 53 laps on the night, while en route to a third place finish.  What you see, is what you get – which is typically good news when referring to Johnson.

Fantasy NASCAR Point Total: 101.5

Greg Biffle

Based off knowing how Biffle led half of May’s Coca-Cola 600 race, things were looking up for him to potentially repeat doing so.  He didn’t, but after starting on the pole, Biffle led 71 laps.  He was a top five car all night long.  Biffle finished fourth.

Fantasy NASCAR Point Total: 73.5

Kasey Kahne

Quite frankly, I expected more from Kahne. He did win the May race, but he never really was a factor on Saturday night.  Kahne was basically mired between fifth and tenth place.   He ran decent, but not good enough to contend. Kahne finished eighth.

Fantasy NASCAR Point Total: 49.5 

Regan Smith

In all honesty, I was advising owners purchase Jeff Burton, seeing as though he was starting 39th.  But it didn’t matter as he was collected in an early chain reaction pileup on a restart.  Smith was driving through the field from his 26th place starting spot.  He had just about raced his way into the top ten, but then his engine blew, ending his race prematurely.  Should’ve, could’ve, would’ve.

Fantasy NASCAR Point Total: 0

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

In the fourth race of his Sprint Cup career, Stenhouse Jr. notched his worst finishing result (35th).  But that wasn’t because he was running poor – he was on verge of cracking the top 20.  Stenhouse’s engine blew during the middle, or so, of the race.  He still warranted a spot in players’ lineup.

Fantasy NASCAR Point Total: -5

How did this lineup perform for me?

Well, I placed first, by accumulating 219.5 points.  A good friend of mine mirrored my lineup, but yet, he would’ve been tied for first had he selected Johnson….DOH!

But hey, at least individuals are starting to take my advice.  They are in good hands.

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