The monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will compete at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday. This is the first race of the 2017 MENCS Playoffs. There are only 10 races left in the season so I need to finish strong in order to climb to the top of the overall standings in Fantasy Live. My picks are currently beating 99.7 (605th overall). I really want to finish inside the top 100 again so I have some work to do.
The lineup I set this week may be the lineup I finish the season with at Homestead. Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson have been the three most dominant cars since the spring. They will continue to lead laps, score Stage points and finish in the top 5. I see no reason to sell them now.
Michael McDowell has performed well on the 1.5-mile tracks and he starts 30th this week. I will give him a spot because he usually improves 11 spots at this type of track.
I really wanted David Ragan in the last spot but I cannot afford him. I will go with his teammate, Landon Cassill instead. Cassill has been faster than Ragan this weekend so there is a chance he runs well. If you have the money to get Ragan, I would rather have him.
Here are my picks for the Chicago…
Kyle Busch $28.00 (Starts Pole)
Martin Truex Jr. $27.75 (Starts 6th)
Kyle Larson $27.75 (Starts 3th)
Michael McDowell $10.25 (Starts 30th)
Landon Cassill $5.25 (Starts 27th)
PICK TO WIN: Martin Truex Jr.
Good luck this week!
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