Fantasy NASCAR Preview for Talladega


The Truck, Xfinity and Cup Series will all race at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend. The Trucks and Xfinity Series will have a double-header of racing Saturday and the Cup Series will race Sunday. The races at Talladega are true “Wild Card Races” because the drivers leading the playoff standings could easily finish last and a driver who is at the cut-line could easily win the race. The 2022 season has been crazy, so expect the unexpected once again this weekend.

* The three series will not have any practice sessions for their races this weekend. They will simply qualify and then lineup to race. The Truck and Cup Series qualifying is not on TV this weekend.




The Driver Rankings really do not matter much this week. The drivers need to be in the right place at the right time if they want a chance to win the race at Talladega. Some drivers are better than others at predicting when the wrecks will occur, but their fate is still not completely in their hands.

Usually we do not have a lot of data to work with to help handicap which drivers are the best for your Fantasy NASCAR lineups at Talladega. That is not the case this year. Atlanta Motor Speedway was repaved and now it uses the Superspeedway aero package and races like a Superspeedway. That means we could look at the five Superspeedway races to see which drivers have had the most success on the Superspeedway races this year. Those races include the Daytona 500, the first race at Talladega and the two races at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Here are the Driver Rankings for the YellaWood 500 …

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

* These rankings will be updated Saturday after qualifying


Good Luck Sunday!


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