Fantasy NASCAR Rankings For 2013 Coke Zero 400

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Fantasy Rankings For Coke Zero 400

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Race: Coke Zero 400

Location: Daytona International Speedway

Date: Saturday, July 6, 2013 – 7:30 PM ET

Past Winners: Tony Stewart (2012), David Ragan (2011), Kevin Harvick (2010), Tony Stewart (2009), Kyle Busch (2008), Jamie McMurray (2007), Tony Stewart (2006), Tony Stewart (2005), Jeff Gordon (2004), Greg Biffle (2003), Michael Waltrip (2002), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2001), Jeff Burton (2000)

2012 Results: 1. Tony Stewart 2. Jeff Burton 3. Matt Kenseth 4. Joey Logano 5. Ryan Newman 6. Carl Edwards 7. Kasey Kahne 8. Brad Keselowski 9. Michael Waltrip 10. Bobby Labonte 11. David Reutimann 12. Jeff Gordon 13. Jamie McMurray 14. Paul Menard 15. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 16. Travis Kvapil 17. Martin Truex Jr. 18. Casey Mears 19. Aric Almirola 20. Terry Labonte 21. Greg Biffle 22. Dave Blaney 23. Kevin Harvick 24. Kyle Busch 25. Denny Hamlin 26. David Ragan 27. Trevor Bayne 28. Juan Pablo Montoya 29. Clint Bowyer 30. Marcos Ambrose 31. David Gilliland 32. Landon Cassill 33. Sam Hornish Jr. 34. Regan Smith 35. Kurt Busch 36. Jimmie Johnson 37. Bill Elliott 38. Josh Wise 39. David Stremme 40. J.J. Yeley 42. Joe Nemechek 42. Stephen Leicht 43. Michael McDowell

Preview:

The summer race in Daytona may not draw the attention of the Daytona 500, but it is still a popular event for fantasy NASCAR fans. To help you draft this week, here are the top-20 fantasy NASCAR drivers for the 2013 Coke Zero 400.

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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20. Casey Mears

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Casey Mears – Mears has cracked the top-23 in seven straight races and will be a great low-end driver to grab.

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19. Jeff Burton

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Jeff Burton – Burton looked strong in practice and will start the Coke Zero 400 in 17th. JB has also cracked the top-19 in five of his last six races.

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18. Paul Menard

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Paul Menard – Menard has cracked the top-18 in six of his last seven trips to Daytona.

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17. Aric Almirola

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Aric Almirola - Double A has finished inside the top-21 in 13 of his last 14 races this season.

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16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Stenhouse Jr. has quietly finished inside the top-20 in 10 of his last 12 races this year.

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15. Denny Hamlin

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Denny Hamlin – Hamlin was red-hot when he finally got back behind the wheel. He had three straight top-six finishes and won two poles. However, Hamlin has only cracked the top-20 once in his last five races and will start this weekend in 24th.

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14. Greg Biffle

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Greg Biffle – Biffle has not cracked the top-15 in Daytona’s summer race since 2007.

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13. Juan Pablo Montoya

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Juan Pablo Montoya – JPM has finished inside the top-20 in seven of the last eight races.

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12. Jeff Gordon

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Jeff Gordon – Gordon will start in 23rd, but he has three straight top-15 finishes during the summer race at Daytona.

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11. Brad Keselowski

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Brad Keselowski – Keselowski will start the race this weekend in 15th, and the way he is racing right now, the 2012 Sprint Cup Champ will struggle to crack the top-10.

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10. Martin Truex Jr.

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Martin Truex Jr. – MTJ has three top-seven finishes in the last three weeks, including his big win in Sonoma.

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9. Joey Logano

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Joey Logano – J-Lo has seven consecutive top-11 finishes. He may start the race back in 15th, but expect him to quickly make his way towards the front of the pack.

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8. Kasey Kahne

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Kasey Kahne – Kahne will start this Saturday’s race in fourth. During last year’s summer race at DIS, Kahne started third and finished seventh.

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7. Clint Bowyer

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Clint Bowyer – Bowyer will begin in third and the veteran will be a strong sleeper to look for after the big names come off the board.

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6. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Earnhardt Jr. has always raced hard at Daytona and was just edged by Jimmie Johnson to win the Daytona 500 earlier this year. Junior has cracked the top-15 in three straight races at Daytona and will be one of the safest picks heading to The Birthplace of Speed.

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5. Carl Edwards

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Carl Edwards – Edwards has cracked the top-six in five of his last six summer races in Daytona.

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4. Tony Stewart

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Tony Stewart – Stewart has won this race four of the last eight years. He may be struggling this season, but don’t count him out this weekend. Stewart loves racing in Daytona and will likely have another strong showing.

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3. Kyle Busch

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Kyle Busch – Busch will start the Coke Zero 400 on top of the pole. He already has 10 top-10 finishes on the year, so expect him to easily rack up his 11th in Daytona this Saturday night.

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2. Jimmie Johnson

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Jimmie Johnson – Johnson won the Daytona 500 earlier this year. He will start this year back in ninth and it won't take long for him to make his way inside of the top-five.

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1. Matt Kenseth

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Matt Kenseth – Kenseth will get to start second in this Saturday’s race. He is coming off a win at the Quaker State 400 and even won the Nationwide race in Daytona on Friday night, so expect the K-Man to be the most popular fantasy selection this Saturday night.

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Fantasy Rankings For Coke Zero 400

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Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Race: Coke Zero 400

Location: Daytona International Speedway

Date: Saturday, July 6, 2013 – 7:30 PM ET

Past Winners: Tony Stewart (2012), David Ragan (2011), Kevin Harvick (2010), Tony Stewart (2009), Kyle Busch (2008), Jamie McMurray (2007), Tony Stewart (2006), Tony Stewart (2005), Jeff Gordon (2004), Greg Biffle (2003), Michael Waltrip (2002), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2001), Jeff Burton (2000)

2012 Results: 1. Tony Stewart 2. Jeff Burton 3. Matt Kenseth 4. Joey Logano 5. Ryan Newman 6. Carl Edwards 7. Kasey Kahne 8. Brad Keselowski 9. Michael Waltrip 10. Bobby Labonte 11. David Reutimann 12. Jeff Gordon 13. Jamie McMurray 14. Paul Menard 15. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 16. Travis Kvapil 17. Martin Truex Jr. 18. Casey Mears 19. Aric Almirola 20. Terry Labonte 21. Greg Biffle 22. Dave Blaney 23. Kevin Harvick 24. Kyle Busch 25. Denny Hamlin 26. David Ragan 27. Trevor Bayne 28. Juan Pablo Montoya 29. Clint Bowyer 30. Marcos Ambrose 31. David Gilliland 32. Landon Cassill 33. Sam Hornish Jr. 34. Regan Smith 35. Kurt Busch 36. Jimmie Johnson 37. Bill Elliott 38. Josh Wise 39. David Stremme 40. J.J. Yeley 42. Joe Nemechek 42. Stephen Leicht 43. Michael McDowell

Preview:

The summer race in Daytona may not draw the attention of the Daytona 500, but it is still a popular event for fantasy NASCAR fans. To help you draft this week, here are the top-20 fantasy NASCAR drivers for the 2013 Coke Zero 400.

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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20. Casey Mears

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Casey Mears – Mears has cracked the top-23 in seven straight races and will be a great low-end driver to grab.

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19. Jeff Burton

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Jeff Burton – Burton looked strong in practice and will start the Coke Zero 400 in 17th. JB has also cracked the top-19 in five of his last six races.

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18. Paul Menard

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Paul Menard – Menard has cracked the top-18 in six of his last seven trips to Daytona.

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17. Aric Almirola

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Aric Almirola - Double A has finished inside the top-21 in 13 of his last 14 races this season.

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16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Stenhouse Jr. has quietly finished inside the top-20 in 10 of his last 12 races this year.

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15. Denny Hamlin

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Denny Hamlin – Hamlin was red-hot when he finally got back behind the wheel. He had three straight top-six finishes and won two poles. However, Hamlin has only cracked the top-20 once in his last five races and will start this weekend in 24th.

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14. Greg Biffle

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Greg Biffle – Biffle has not cracked the top-15 in Daytona’s summer race since 2007.

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13. Juan Pablo Montoya

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Juan Pablo Montoya – JPM has finished inside the top-20 in seven of the last eight races.

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12. Jeff Gordon

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Jeff Gordon – Gordon will start in 23rd, but he has three straight top-15 finishes during the summer race at Daytona.

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11. Brad Keselowski

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Brad Keselowski – Keselowski will start the race this weekend in 15th, and the way he is racing right now, the 2012 Sprint Cup Champ will struggle to crack the top-10.

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10. Martin Truex Jr.

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Martin Truex Jr. – MTJ has three top-seven finishes in the last three weeks, including his big win in Sonoma.

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9. Joey Logano

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Joey Logano – J-Lo has seven consecutive top-11 finishes. He may start the race back in 15th, but expect him to quickly make his way towards the front of the pack.

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8. Kasey Kahne

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Kasey Kahne – Kahne will start this Saturday’s race in fourth. During last year’s summer race at DIS, Kahne started third and finished seventh.

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7. Clint Bowyer

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Clint Bowyer – Bowyer will begin in third and the veteran will be a strong sleeper to look for after the big names come off the board.

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6. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Earnhardt Jr. has always raced hard at Daytona and was just edged by Jimmie Johnson to win the Daytona 500 earlier this year. Junior has cracked the top-15 in three straight races at Daytona and will be one of the safest picks heading to The Birthplace of Speed.

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5. Carl Edwards

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Carl Edwards – Edwards has cracked the top-six in five of his last six summer races in Daytona.

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4. Tony Stewart

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Tony Stewart – Stewart has won this race four of the last eight years. He may be struggling this season, but don’t count him out this weekend. Stewart loves racing in Daytona and will likely have another strong showing.

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3. Kyle Busch

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Kyle Busch – Busch will start the Coke Zero 400 on top of the pole. He already has 10 top-10 finishes on the year, so expect him to easily rack up his 11th in Daytona this Saturday night.

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2. Jimmie Johnson

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Jimmie Johnson – Johnson won the Daytona 500 earlier this year. He will start this year back in ninth and it won't take long for him to make his way inside of the top-five.

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1. Matt Kenseth

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Matt Kenseth – Kenseth will get to start second in this Saturday’s race. He is coming off a win at the Quaker State 400 and even won the Nationwide race in Daytona on Friday night, so expect the K-Man to be the most popular fantasy selection this Saturday night.


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