Fantasy NASCAR Rankings For 2014 Kobalt 400
Top 20 Fantasy NASCAR Drivers
Race: Kobalt 400
Location: Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Date: Sunday, March 9, 2014 – 3:00 PM ET
Past Winners: Matt Kenseth (2013), Tony Stewart (2012), Carl Edwards (2011), Jimmie Johnson (2010), Kyle Busch (2009), Carl Edwards (2008), Jimmie Johnson (2007), Jimmie Johnson (2006), Jimmie Johnson (2005), Matt Kenseth (2004), Matt Kenseth (2003), Sterling Martin (2002), Jeff Gordon (2001), Jeff Burton (2000), Jeff Burton (1999), Mark Martin (1998)
2013 Results: 1. Matt Kenseth 2. Kasey Kahne 3. Brad Keselowski 4. Kyle Busch 5. Carl Edwards 6. Jimmie Johnson 7. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 8. Martin Truex Jr. 9. Kevin Harvick 10. Paul Menard 11. Tony Stewart 12. Joey Logano 13. Jamie McMurray 14. Mark Martin 15. Denny Hamlin 16. Aric Almirola 17. Greg Biffle 18. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 19. Juan Pablo Montoya 20. Kyle Busch 21. Austin Dillon 22. Marcos Ambrose 23. Trevor Bayne 24. Dave Blaney 25. Jeff Gordon 26. Jeff Burton 27. Clint Bowyer 28. David Gilliland 29. Casey Mears 30. Bobby Labonte 31. David Ragan 32. David Stremme 33. Danica Patrick 34. David Ruetimann 35. Josh Wise 36. J.J. Yeley 37. Ken Schrader 38. Ryan Newman 39. Travis Kvapil 40. Joe Nemechek 41. Scott Speed 42. Landon Cassill 43. Michael McDowell
This week's race in Las Vegas will be one of the most competitive races of the year. Many of the big name drivers will start in the back of the field and anyone has a chance to win. To help you draft, here are the top-20 fantasy NASCAR drivers for the 2014 Kobalt 400.
20. Greg Biffle
Greg Biffle – Biffle has just one top-15 finish in his last three trips to Vegas. He will start back in 25th and will be a very risky fantasy option this week.
19. Austin Dillon
Austin Dillon – Dillon continued his strong rookie season by qualifying fourth in Vegas. He will likely move back in the pack once the race moves on, but the Cowboy will be worth a shot after the big names come off the board.
18. Matt Kenseth
Matt Kenseth – In his last 11 races in Vegas, Kenseth has two wins and eight top-11 finishes. He will start back in 29th and will have a tough time making any noise this weekend.
17. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – Stenhouse Jr. has two top-18 finishes on the year. He will start this weekend’s race in sixth and another top-20 finishes seems almost guaranteed for RSJ.
16. Denny Hamlin
Denny Hamlin – Hamlin will start back in 27th this year, and while it will take him some time to get towards the front, he will get plenty of chances to pass other drivers.
15. Ryan Newman
Ryan Newman - Newman has cracked the top-18 in five of his last seven trips to Vegas.
14. Kyle Busch
Kyle Busch – Busch’s 20th place start is the worst of his career in Vegas and it will definitely keep the veteran outside of the top-10 options this week.
13. Tony Stewart
Tony Stewart – Stewart has four straight top-11 finishes in Sin City. He may have to start back in 24th, but he will quickly make his way towards the front of the pack and earn his first top-15 of the season.
12. Aric Almirola
Aric Almirola - Double-A has two top-13 finishes on the year. He will start this race in eighth and will be one of the better low-end drivers to roll with this week.
11. Jamie McMurray
Jamie McMurray – McMurray has cracked the top-15 twice this year. He will start in fifth and will be a decent sleeper to crack the top-15 this weekend at LVMS.
10. Martin Truex Jr.
Martin Truex Jr. – MTJ has cracked the top-17 in three straight races in Vegas.
9. Kasey Kahne
Kasey Kahne – Kahne has an average finish of 14 in Vegas and will be a decent middle-of-the-pack option.
8. Clint Bowyer
Clint Bowyer – Bowyer may have a somewhat streaky record at Las Vegas, but the fact that he will be starting in third will keep him near of the front of the pack all afternoon long.
7. Kevin Harvick
Kevin Harvick – Harvick has cracked the top-12 in five of the last six races in Vegas.
6. Jeff Gordon
Jeff Gordon – Gordon has really struggled at Vegas in recent years, as the #24 car has averaged a 24.3 place finish over the last three races. He is having a resurgent season, though, and has cracked the top-five in two straight races. Look for him to have another top-10 showing this week at LVMS.
5. Joey Logano
Joey Logano – Logano will start on the pole for Sunday’s race. He hasn’t cracked the top-10 in Vegas since 2010, and while that streak will likely end this week, he isn't be worth grabbing within the top-three drivers.
4. Carl Edwards
Carl Edwards – Edwards has averaged a 9.67 place finish throughout his career in Vegas and has three straight top-five finishes. He will be one of the safest picks to grab this week.
3. Brad Keselowski
Brad Keselowski – Keselowski finished third here last year and had a very beautiful run. He will start this week in second and has once again looked great in practice, so expect another top-five finish.
2. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Earnhardt Jr. has been incredible this year, as he finished second in Phoenix and won the Dayton 500. Junior has cracked the top-11 at Vegas in seven of last eight races and will be a very popular option this week.
1. Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson – Johnson has two top-six finishes in his last two trips to Sin City. He will start in sixth and will have no problem cracking the top-five.