Fantasy NASCAR Rankings For 2013 AAA Texas 500
Top 20 Fantasy Drivers
Race: AAA Texas 500
Location: Texas Motor Speedway
Date: Sunday, November 3, 2013 – 3:30 PM ET
Past Winners: Jimmie Johnson (2012), Tony Stewart (2011), Denny Hamlin (2010), Kurt Busch (2009), Carl Edwards (2008), Jimmie Johnson (2007), Tony Stewart (2006), Carl Edwards (2005)
2012 Results: 1. Jimmie Johnson 2. Brad Keselowski 3. Kyle Busch 4. Matt Kenseth 5. Tony Stewart 6. Clint Bowyer 7. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 8. Kurt Busch 9. Kevin Harvick 10. Greg Biffle 11. Joey Logano 12. Ryan Newman 13. Martin Truex Jr. 14. Jeff Gordon 15. Aric Almirola 16. Carl Edwards 17. Sam Hornish Jr. 18. Jamie McMurray 19. Jeff Burton 20. Denny Hamlin 21. Casey Mears 22. Trevor Bayne 23. Travis Kvapil 24. Danica Patrick 25. Kasey Kahne 26. Landon Cassil 27. Paul Menard 28. David Ragan 29. Mark Martin 30. Scott Speed 31. Ken Schrader 32. Marcos Ambrose 33. Bobby Labonte 34. Juan Pablo Montoya 35. David Gilliland 36. Ryan Newman 37. Josh Wise 38. Michael McDowell 39. Dave Blaney 40. Joe Nemechek 41. Mike Bliss 42. J.J Yeley 43. Reed Sorenson
Standings: 1. Matt Kenseth (2,294) 1. Jimmie Johnson (2,294) 3. Jeff Gordon (2,267) 4. Kevin Harvick (2,266) 5. Kyle Busch (2,258) 6. Clint Bowyer (2,239) 7. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2,238) 8. Greg Biffle (2,236) 9. Kurt Busch (2,219) 10. Carl Edwards (2,218)
To help you out this week, here are the top-20 fantasy NASCAR options for the 2013 AAA Texas 500.
20. Aric Almirola
Aric Almirola – Double A has 11 consecutive top-22 finishes this season and will be a great sleeper to look for after the big names come off the board.
19. Juan Pablo Montoya
Juan Pablo Montoya – JPM has cracked the top-20 in four of his last five races at Texas.
18. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Stenhouse Jr. will shockingly start this race in ninth place. He may not finish inside the top-10, but he should easily be able to crack the top-20.
17. Marcos Ambrose
Marcos Ambrose – Ambrose will start in 10th this Sunday and he will one of the best veteran drivers to take a shot on.
16. Clint Bowyer
Clint Bowyer – Bowyer will start all the way back in 26th and the veteran will have a tough time making it to the front of the pack this Sunday.
15. Denny Hamlin
Denny Hamlin – Hamlin won twice in Texas in 2010, but he hasn’t cracked the top-10 here since. He will start this weekend in 14th and will likely struggle again on the oval track.
14. Paul Menard
Paul Menard – Menard will start this race in fourth and will have a great chance to make some noise in Texas.
13. Kasey Kahne
Kasey Kahne – Kahne has an average finish of 18.9 at Texas and has really struggled on this track in recent years.
12. Ryan Newman
Ryan Newman – Newman has been flying under the radar this week, despite having finished inside of the top-10 in seven of his last nine races in Texas.
11. Joey Logano
Joey Logano – J-Lo has three straight top-19 finishes at Texas.
10. Greg Biffle
Greg Biffle – Biffle has cracked the top-10 at Texas in 10 straight appearances.
9. Kevin Harvick
Kevin Harvick – Harvick has finished inside the top-six in four of his last five races this season.
8. Martin Truex Jr.
Martin Truex Jr. – MTJ finished second here earlier in the year and has always done well in Texas.
7. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Junior has finished inside the top-10 at Texas in four of his last five races.
6. Brad Keselowski
Brad Keselowski – Keselowski has cracked the top-nine in two straight trips to Texas. Now that he is over his slump, expect another strong showing from the 2012 Sprint Cup Champ.
5. Carl Edwards
Carl Edwards – Edwards won the pole for this weekend’s race and will be a very popular fantasy pick. He has three wins at Texas throughout his career and a top-five finish seems all but guaranteed for the #99 car.
4. Kyle Busch
Kyle Busch – Busch has three straight top-11 finishes at Texas, including a victory in this year’s spring race.
3. Jeff Gordon
Jeff Gordon – Gordon has been on fire down the stretch. He has cracked the top-15 in 10 straight races, including eight top-eight finishes.
2. Matt Kenseth
Matt Kenseth – Kenseth has always saved his best for Texas. The K-Man has cracked the top-nine in 11 of his last 13 races in the Long Horn State.
1. Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson – Johnson is a two-time winner at Texas and has cracked the top-15 in seven straight races on this track.