Once again, the time has come for this weeks fantasy NASCAR picks. After last weeks exciting race at “the paperclip” in Martensvillle VA, I am now in the 87th percentile overall on Yahoo! Fantasy sports, and in 6th place out of 50 in my league.
This weeks race, the Samsung 500 will be held at Texas Motor Speedway, as we leave my beloved short track behind for the 1.5 mile intermediate track. We can expect high speeds at this track, and an average pit window of 50-55 laps. The track qualifying record here is held by Brian Vickers (196.235 mph, 27.518 seconds, 11-3-06) , but you won’t see him in my fantasy picks this week. Instead, I will lead my team with the highest average finish at this track out of any active drivers. That is Jimmie Johnson, with an average finish of 9.2 over the last 9 races.
Here is my team in it’s entirety:
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Martin Truex Jr.
Wish me luck!