WEEKLY FANTASY PICKS: It’s time for some Colossal NASCAR fantasy picks

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By Steve Young – @Stevietpfl

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It’s Bristol baby! That’s all you hear on a weekend like this, but it’s one of the best races of the year. We have 500 laps this weekend (Sunday 1PM EST FOX), so laps led is going to be something we factor in a lot here. As we seen in the XFINITY race, it’s really hard to pass the leader this weekend. I’m expecting some pit strategy today, but overall, I think JGR has a great weekend.

Kyle Busch – $10,700 – Busch is the highest priced driver this weekend, but I think he’s very solid this weekend. He’s one of the hottest drivers in NASCAR right now, and he has really great history at Bristol. Kyle has five career wins at Bristol, and he led 192 laps in August before finishing in the 8thspot. He was also very fast in both practices on Saturday. I think you can play Kenseth at this price tag as well.

Carl Edwards – $9,900 – If there’s one thing we learned with the XFINITY race, it’s very hard to pass the leader. The outside line is so fast here, and it was very tough to pass on the inside in that race. Edwards has massive upside this weekend, and should lead a lot of laps here. Happy Hour practice, Edwards has the third fastest 10-lap average. Edwards has led at least 74 laps in four of the last five races here. I think he’s a guy that you can target in all formats.

Kyle Larson – $7,600 – Larson is one of my favorite plays this weekend, and he’s a steal starting in the 25th position. Larson was involved in a wreck in August, but has finished 12th or better in three of his four races here. He looked great in the XFINITY race, and looked really fast in final practice. He had the fastest 10-lap run in final practice on Saturday. Larson comes from a short-track background, and I really like him this weekend.

Ty Dillon – $6,300 – Dillon being a young driver has really struggled with qualifying in a cup car this year. He’s been able to fight back from that throughout the race, and he’s finished 25th or better in all 4 NASCAR races this season. Dillon comes from a short-track back ground, and has run good here in the XFINITY series. In 6 career XFINITY races, he’s finished 7th or better.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – $6,400 – Teahouse did us a favor on Friday, and qualified very poorly. Stenhouse starting in the 32th position is almost a lock for me today. He has finished 21st or better in all six-career races here, and has top ten finishes in three of the last four. He comes in with an average place differential of +10.5 in his career here, and looks to be in a great spot to pick up place differential points this weekend. He’s going to be in a lot of my lineups this weekend.

I’ll be doing a special Fantasy NASCAR Periscope at 11:30am Sunday morning. I will be answering any final questions you have about your lineups.

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