Dom Points: 300
Laps Led: 100
We head to Charlotte for the second crown jewel race of the year the Coke 600. This is a race that everyone wants to win, and they will bring their best equipment to do it. This is also my favorite race of the year, its grueling, demanding 400 laps 600 miles. I love the endurance races I think every race should be 500 laps or 500 miles. The best rise to the top when the going is tough. Let’s dive into this breakdown, I’m on vacation this week so I’m doing this enjoying my kids at the pool. It will be a great race. To end this, thanks to all those who have served and are serving.
As always, any data is the last 6 races unless specified, we will have qualifying this week so these notes are prequalifying, and you will need to be in the slack chat Sunday after for final analysis. I will give 2-3 guys I like in each range and 2-3 I don’t since there is no practice data to use.
10k and above
MTJ (-): is my favorite play in this range, this race fits him starts in the day finishes at night. Yes, please he’s averaged a finish of 6.17 and 107.83 DK points. HEs also led 872 laps here and had 376 fast laps both tops. With 2 wins and 5 top-fives. Play MTJ and move on.
Kyle Busch (-): He’s the other guy in this range to target 9.83 avg finish and 82.71 DK points with 519 laps led and 277 fast laps, 277 of those laps came in 2018. That’s the reason I lean MTJ.
I’m fading the Penske boys in this range this week both Brad and Joey both have the worst avg finish in this group. Unless one is on the pole or starts in a terrible spot.
I really don’t love any play in this group but if we must
JJ (-): don’t love the price but he’s been running well this year and has won here a lot, 12.33 avg finish, and 54.33 DK points both lead this group.
I do like both Chase and Bowman also Hendrick has been bad fast all year so far and both have finished the top 11 here the last two races.
Blaney: his best finish here is 13th last year and has an avg finish of 27 and 27.90 DK points. Nothing to get excited about so an easy fade.
Matt Kenseth (-): has finished top 7 here 4 of 5 races here and with an average finish of 7 in great equipment I love Kenseth pair that with 51.05 DK points. Sign me up
Chris Buescher (-): finished 6th last year and may go a bit overlooked as he has had some issues this year to start. His 39.25 DK points are 3rd in this group.
Ryan Newman (-): Mr. reliable, will finish races and be there at the end avg finish of 15.17 and 42.75 Dk points both are second in this group.
Tyler Reddick (-): the best of the rookies and this track fits his style.
Matty D (-): hasn’t finished better than 32nd here no thanks
Ross Chastain (-): Overpriced and nothing to write home about.
Bubba (-): yes, bubba I know I know… has an avg finish here of 20.5 and 33.5 DK points is good for his price and he drove his ass off last year in the all-star race. I think he is confident in this place.
Corey LaJoie (-): avg finish 0f 23.33 and 36.00 DK points is awesome for his price finished 12th last year.
Good luck this week, I feel really good about this week