Fantasy NASCAR Conclusions: Texas

By lamarcolyer
Jerome Miron-US Presswire

The Chase for the Sprint Cup reaches its three to go mark, as the drivers will go guns a blazing at Texas Motor Speedway.

Last Sunday, at Martinsville Speedway, Jimmie Johnson answered the bell as he won his seventh grandfather clock, while simultaneously wrestling the points lead away from Brad Keselowski.

His performance was note-worthy among fantasy owners as he was the MVP that day. Could Five-time do it for a second straight week?

The Elite

Jimmie Johnson

Of course he did.  Not only did he earn Fantasy MVP, but Johnson earned his second straight race win, after snatching back the race lead from Keselowski on a green-white checkered.  He led a race-high 166 laps.

Fantasy NASCAR Point Total: 161

Brad Keselowski

The race came down to he and Johnson.  It looked as if Keselowski had the race won, that is until Mark Martin brought out an ultimately caution, stymieing the hard-fought effort by him.  Keselowski led 75 laps en route to a second place finish.

Fantasy NASCAR Point Total: 107

Kyle Busch

Once again, it has to be said what would have happened had he drove his way into the Chase.  After early trouble, Busch established himself as a top five car.  He led 80 laps and finished third.

Fantasy NASCAR Point Total: 102.5

The Fillers

Sam Hornish Jr.

As the season winds down, Hornish has made the most of the opportunity given once A.J. Allmendinger was shown the door.  After starting started 17th, he finished 11th.  Hornish was the strongest running filler for fantasy owners.

Fantasy NASCAR Point Total: 47

Travis Kvapil

Kvapil notched one of his best finishes of the season.  After starting deep in the pack (38th), he quietly picked off positions one-by-one.  Kvapil finished 22nd.

Fantasy NASCAR Point Total: 43

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