Its gonna be a scorcher ladies and gentlemen, lets see if we can manifest some of that heat into some hot plays. As always, the research is just getting started, so think about getting signed up and get exclusive access to our projection model, the domination station lineup optimizer, and most importantly, direct chat room access to some of the sharpest NASCAR minds in the industry. I will be on there all weekend updating everyone on my research.
Kyle Busch – I mean – come on. Kyle Busch IS New Hampshire. It tends to be top 3 or bust for KB at New Hampshire and it is RARELY bust. He is fast in both the short and the long run, and should have no problem dealing with the heat. KB is worth paying for this week.
Alex Bowman – Bowman is slow and isn’t exactly a stud at New Hampshire, but thanks to a blown engine on his hotlap he will start dead last. I expect Bowman will end up in the top 15 fairly easily and be a fantastic play.
Denny Hamlin – Hamlin had a weird practice session, and I think he is a lot faster than his practice speeds would show. He is a short track monster and a flat track master, and a 23rd place starting spot makes him a legit threat to the optimal.
Kevin Harvick – Defending race winner Kevin Harvick rolls off 14th, and is second only to Kyle Busch in terms of track history by driver rating. He is another guy that is top five or bust, but he tends to bust a little more than KB. I think Harvick will benefit from the slick track today, as he has tremendous car control. I expect to see Harvick lead some laps on the way to competing for anothe top 5.
Ryan Blaney has the best raw speed in the field and it isn’t even close. However, a 5th place starting spot is awkward for fantasy purposes, and his track history leaves something to be desired. I am going to hold off on Ryan Blaney this week, but I have been bitten by him before. Make your on decision here.
Austin Dillon – Dillon has been super solid on short/flat tracks recently, and seems to have a really fast short run car this weekend. He ran really well at New Hampshire early in his career, but has struggled recently. Alas, I think he can tick off a few fast laps and improve his 21st starting spot significantly off the strength of his short run speed.
Chris Buescher – I am going to keep playing Chris Buescher until he forces me not to. He is so so good and getting the most out of his equipment, and a 25th place starting spot gives him a bunch of room to move forward. I expect a top 20 will be a walk in the park for Buescher this weekend.
Ryan Newman– Newman is impossible to pass on flat tracks, and the heat will make that even tougher. New Hampshire is a great track for the rocket man and thanks to a 26th place qualifying effort, I anticipate he will end up with major place differential points. A top ten isn’t outside the realm of possibility.
Landon Cassill – Punt of the week. Cassill should run all the laps.
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