Fantasy Sports: NASCAR

Stomp it to Bristol, baby

By Wesley Woodbery and Scot Worley | Apr 20, 2017
Photo by: File Kurt Busch, middle, is hoping to be in the Bristol Motor Speedway's Food City 500 Victory Lane with the Monster Energy girls Sunday evening.

I bet daily fantasy players didn’t know the Kings of Fantasy possessed an assortment of dance moves. It’s not unusual to catch us dancing it out when a big money event occurs on Draft Kings. It just so happens that the “Stomp” is our favorite move.
There is only one song in our opinion to stomp to, and that tune is the Bristol Stomp.
Speaking of dancing moves, it just so happens that the Kings and NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series drivers are stomping our way over to beautiful Bristol, Tennessee this Sunday for the infamous Food City 500.
Why all the excitement? It’s Bristol, baby.

Bristol Motor Speedway
Known as the fourth largest sports venue in America and the eighth largest sports venue in the world. Bristol Motor Speedway houses 162,000 screaming NASCAR fans.
The concrete surfaced oval is half a mile long. Famously known as the world’s fastest half mile track.
The high banking makes this “shorty” track so fast. Banks here are between 26 and 30 degrees. Imagine driving a high horsepower vehicle in a toilet bowl, that’s Bristol for you.
Expect to see plenty of yellow caution flags and bumping and grinding Sunday afternoon. This race leads the series in annual caution laps being waved around.
Practice speeds are always important to look at when building your lineups but can sit on a low simmer back burner this week.
In building our lineups, we look for drivers with experience and grit. BMS is no joke, it can either make you look like an April Fool (pun intended) or a NASCAR champion.
Target drivers who have have proven what it takes to win when the going gets tough in rain or shine.
Finally,  will cause even more of a headache in lineup building.

Kings of Fantasy Lineups
Wesley "Woodbird" Woodbery
Paul Menard (DK $6,400):
I will only be running Menard in my lineups if he qualifies below 20th position. If he qualifies above 20th I most likely won’t play him. I’m expecting him to finish top 20, I need his place differential points to take into effect. Any amount of points matter in a lineup, especially here at Bristol.
Ryan Newman (DK $7,500): “Rocket” Ryan Newman already has one win under his belt this year at Phoenix. Proving he has what it takes to win. Veterans are key here at Bristol, this race can get messy. Bank on the level headed Newman to keep it on the track and finish in the top 10.
Jamie McMurray (DK $8,000): The Woodbird “conspiracy pick of the week” McMurray will be racing in his Bass Pro Sports sponsored Chevrolet. He has more career wins in a Bass Pro sponsored vehicle than any other sponsor he runs. This is a big statement but he will finish inside the top three.
Clint Bowyer (DK $8,400): Bowyer is racing under the radar. The old vet is having a great racing season thus far. The number 14 Ford is treating him very well after he switched over to Stewart-Haas racing at the end of last season. It’s only a matter of time before he pulls out a victory. Why not this week in Bristol at the world’s fastest half mile track?
Chase Elliott (DK $9,400): Hopefully bringing the good mojo of the previous number 24 Jeff Gordon driven Chevrolet. Elliott is not known for his short track racing performance, but he did finish fourth here last season in the spring. He also finished third in Martinsville a few short weeks ago. Expect him to keep his short track racing streak hot and finish in the top seven.
Joey Logano (DK $10,000): A previous Bristol winner. Logano is looking for his first win in 2017, he’s hungry. When drivers like Logano go a long period of time without a trip to victory lane, they will do whatever it takes to get there. I’m expecting an all-out performance from him and his crew to get the number 22 Ford into victory lane.

Chuck "Carolina Godfather" Fiebernitz

1. Kyle Busch (($10,600)
2. Brad Keselowski ($10,300)
3. Jamie McMurray ($8,000)
4. Ryan Newman ($7,500)
5. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. ($7,100)
6. Ty Dillon ($6,300)

Mike "Moose" Munoz
1. Kyle Busch (($10,600)
2. Jimmy Johnson ($9,700)
3. Jamie McMurray ($8,000)
4. Ryan Newman ($7,500)
5. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. ($7,100)
6. Trevor Bayne ($6,800)

Scott "Wolfman" Worley
1. Chase Elliott ($9,400)
2. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. ($8,600)
3. Clint Bowyer ($8,400)
4. Kurt Busch ($7,700)
5. Austin Dillon ($7,300)
6. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. ($7,100)

Beginning with this column, we will be providing a PGA and a NASCAR lineup of a “special fan” of the Kings of Fantasy. This week’s guest NASCAR lineup is provided by John Truitt of Asheville.

John Truitt
1. Kyle Busch (($10,600)
2. Matt Kenseth ($9,100)
3. Clint Bowyer ($8,400)
4. Jamie McMurray ($8,000)
5. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. ($7,100)
6. AJ Allmendinger ($6,500)