Fantasy NASCAR Preview for Kansas


The Cup Series playoffs move to the Heartland this week with a trip to Kansas Speedway. This race used to be in October but NASCAR flipped the races with Kansas and Las Vegas this year. The Cup Series competed at Kansas in May and the race was dominated by Kurt Busch. There is no guarantee that Busch will race this week, so the Hollywood Casino 400 is wide open for a new driver to be in Victory Lane. It should be another exciting race in the 2022 playoffs.  The race at Kansas can be seen Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network.

* Once again NBC will not televise the Cup Series practice and qualifying. It is scheduled to be on the NBC Sports App. (Can we bring back Fox Sports yet?)




The Cup Series scheduled used to be littered with races on the 1.50mile, cookie-cutter tracks. That is not the case anymore. The 2022 only had three races on 1.5-mile intermediate tracks this year because Atlanta Motor Speedway was turned into a Superspeedway.

I used the data from the first race at Kansas and the races at Las Vegas, Charlotte, Michigan and Darlington for the rankings this week. I also added in the data from the driver’s last four races (Not including Daytona). Momentum is important in NASCAR.

Here are my Driver Rankings for the Hollywood Casino 400…

1. Kyle Busch
2. Denny Hamlin
3. Christopher Bell
4. Kyle Larson
5. Martin Truex Jr.
6. Chase Elliott
7. Tyler Reddick
8. Ross Chastain
9. Kevin Harvick
10. Ryan Blaney
11. Joey Logano
12. Bubba Wallace
13. Ty Gibbs
14. William Byron
15. Alex Bowman
16. Austin Cindric
17. Daniel Suarez
18. Erik Jones
19. Brad Keselowski
20. Austin Dillon
21. Noah Gragson
22. Cole Custer
23. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
24. Michael McDowell
25. Chase Briscoe
26. Aric Almirola
27. Chris Buescher
28. Harrison Burton
29. Ty Dillon
30. Justin Haley
31. Corey LaJoie
32. Todd Gilliland
33. Landon Cassill
34. Cody Ware
35. J.J. Yeley
36. B.J. McLeod

* These rankings will be updated Friday after qualifying


Good Luck This Week!


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