The monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will compete at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sunday. This is the second race of the 2017 MENCS Playoffs. There are only nine 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 99.6 (752nd overall). I really want to finish inside the top 100 for the second straight season so I have some work to do.
There are 300 laps and 300 bonus points available for leading laps and fastest laps in the race. It will be important to try and capture as many of these points as possible. The July race at New Hampshire had three dominators (Matrin Truex Jr. 137 laps led, Kyle Busch 95 laps led and Denny Hamlin 54 laps led). The previous two races only had two dominators.
I will be selecting three dominators and two cheap drivers for my team this week. Hopefully my three dominators will lead the 300 laps and my two cheap drivers can score position differential points.
I really wanted to get Joey Logano in my lineup since he starts 39th but I could not find a combination of drivers I like with Logano. I wanted to make sure I score as many laps led points as possible so I went with three drivers who start up front instead.
If you want to use Logano, this is the lineup I suggest: Kyle Busch (Starts Pole), Martin Truex Jr.(Starts 5th), Joey Logano (Starts 39th), Aric Almirola (Starts 29th) and Michael McDowell (Starts 31st)
Here are my picks for the New Hampshire…
Kyle Busch $27.25 (Starts Pole)
Martin Truex Jr. $27.75 (Starts 5th)
Kyle Larson $27.50 (Starts 2nd)
Danica Patrick $12.50 (Starts 27th)
Landon Cassill $5.50 (Starts 28th)
PICK TO WIN: Kyle Busch
Good luck this week!
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