The MENCS competes at Talladega Superspeedway this week. This is the most unpredictable track on the schedule so it will be important to try our best to save allocations with our top drivers. I will be selecting drivers who have a history of running well at Talladega, who have a history of staying out of trouble and who we do not plan on using a lot this season.
Points for leading laps and position differential will no longer be awarded. Fantasy teams will score points for finishing the Stage in the top 10 and where they finish the race. Because of this; it is no longer important to select drivers starting in the back. Just pick the best team you can.
* There is also a garage driver this year. Fantasy players can put this driver into their lineup at any time before the end of Stage 2. You will lose the Stage points from the driver you take out of your lineup though. I only plan to make a change if one of my driver crashes and that is likely to happen this week. If I make a change I will post a message on my Twitter account: @MrFantasyNASCAR
* Trust me on the allocations. I have each driver mapped out for the season so we use them at their best tracks. We will have plenty of allocations to get us through the season.
Here are my picks for the Talladega…
Driver 1: Brad Keselowski (8)
Driver 2: Clint Bowyer (9)
Driver 3: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (9)
Driver 4: Ryan Newman (10)
Driver 5: Paul Menard (9)
Garage Driver: Joey Logano (4)
STAGE 1 WINNER: Denny Hamlin
STAGE 2 WINNER: Brad Keselowski
PICK TO WIN: Joey Logano
Good luck this week!
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