The Memorial Day weekend race is always special for NASCAR. Not only do they do a great job paying respect to the military, it gives the drivers to compete in front of their friends and family. This is a long race but that also makes it special. It should be a fun day of racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway in front of a packed house. The Coca-Cola 600 can be seen Sunday at 6 p.m. ET on Fox.
Austin Cindric was my One & Done pick for COTA. Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good in Fantasy NASCAR. We had no luck at COTA. Cindric had the sixth-best average running position but he finished 25th in the race. Cindric was running in the top-10 when he spun out because of the rain. NASCAR decided to end the race after Cindric lost 15 spots on the track. That sucks for us and for this young driver. Hopefully the Fantasy Gods pay us back over the summer with a good finish from a driver who is having a horrible race.
My One & Done Pick for Charlotte: Austin Dillon
Austin Dillon will be my pick for the One & Done game. Dillon is now stranger to Victory Lane in the Coca-Cola 600 and his No. 3 car is fast again this week. Dillon posted the fastest speed in practice with the 12th best long-run speed. Dillon finished 6th at Atlanta, 10th at Kansas and 12th at Las Vegas. He has the speed to finish in the top-10 Sunday night.
Hendric Motorsports is running too well right now so I will use one of their drivers in games where I can use a driver more than once. William Byron had his streak of 11 consecutive top-10 finishes come to an end last week at COTA. He finished 11th in the race, so he did not miss it by much. Byron will be my pick in games where I can use a driver more than once. Byron won at Homestead, finished 8th at Las Vegas and Atlanta and he finished 9th at Kansas. He should start a new top-10 streak Sunday at Charlotte.
Good luck this week!
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