Fantasy NASCAR Info for New Hampshire


The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competes at Loudon, New Hampshire Sunday. There were 12 drivers who participated in a tire test at the 1-mile oval track in May. It was a two day test and the drivers who ran well in the test should unload with a lot of speed Friday.

One of the surprise drivers at the top of the speed chart was Kasey Kahne. He was 3rd fast in the first test session and 2nd fastest in the final test session. Kahne has a history of running well at the Magic Mile but I still plan to keep him off my Yahoo Fantasy Auto Racing team. If the No. 5 car looks fast in the practice sessions this weekend, I will consider him for Fox Fantasy Auto Racing and as a DraftKings sleeper pick.

Here are the practice speeds from each day of testing…


Tuesday May 30th Test

  1. Kyle Larson (Chip Ganassi Racing) 125.6
  2. Kyle Busch (Joe Gibbs Racing) 125.2
  3. Kasey Kahne (Hendrick Motorsports) 124.8
  4. Brad Keselowski (Team Penske) 124.5
  5. Ryan Blaney (Wood Brothers Racing) 124.4
  6. Ryan Newman (Richard Childress Racing) 124.3
  7. Clint Bowyer (Stewart-Haas Racing) 124.2
  8. Trevor Bayne (Roush Fenway Racing) 123.4
  9. Drew Herring (Toyota Wheelforce) 123.3
  10. Alex Bowman (Chevrolet Wheelforce) 122.7
  11. Ty Dillon (Germain Racing) 122.3
  12. David Ragan (Ford Wheelforce) 121.5


Wednesday May 31st Test

  1. Kyle Larson (Chip Ganassi Racing) 125.1
  2. Kasey Kahne (Hendrick Motorsports) 125.0
  3. Kyle Busch (Joe Gibbs Racing) 124.8
  4. Brad Keselowski (Team Penske) 124.3
  5. Ryan Blaney (Wood Brothers Racing) 124.3
  6. Clint Bowyer (Stewart-Haas Racing) 124.2
  7. Ryan Newman (Richard Childress Racing) 123.6
  8. Ty Dillon (Germain Racing) 123.4
  9. Alex Bowman (Chevrolet Wheelforce) 123.0
  10. Drew Herring (Toyota Wheelforce) 122.8
  11. Trevor Bayne (Roush Fenway Racing) 122.6
  12. David Ragan (Ford Wheelforce) 121.3


I selected four of these drivers for my Yahoo Fantasy Auto Racing team. I expect Kyle Busch, Ryan Newman, Ryan Blaney and Clint Bowyer to have a good race this week. My other picks are Kevin Harvick, Jamie McMurray, Erik Jones and Daniel Suarez.

NASCAR announced that they will be using the Tire Dragon and adding VHT (Grip Strip) to the bottom portion of the track this week to help improve the racing Sunday. The top groove is usually the prefered lane around the Magic Mile. This should help drivers like Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, Jimmie Johnson and Martin Truex Jr. They like to beat their competition by running fast laps at the bottom of the track.

Good luck this week.