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West Bound and Down- Fantasy Insight
Now we get a chance to see how the big rules changes will affect racing this season. The smaller spoilers and softer tires will lead to a lot of strategy decisions for Crew Chiefs and drivers will have to adjust to an ill-handling car. My hunch is that the new Dodge nose will have an advantage. It will take three or four races at downforce tracks before we really know. On wide tracks like California, the better gas mileage for the Fords and Chevys might equalize any aero advantage for the Dodge Chargers. Now we get down to some real racing!
GET IN THE GAME!!
Week one is in the books!
Check out www.raceteamusa.com for rules and to see how your team is doing! (Deadline each week is 5pm EST Saturday if the Cup race is on Sunday and 5pm EST Friday if the race is on a Saturday)
Auto Club 500 by the Numbers
D Earnhardt Jr118
Dale Earnhardt JR95118213
Handicapping the Race
Top Pick (5th Last Week; 1 for 1 for Season)
Should start the downforce track season off with a strong effort
Strong Picks (3rd, 7th, 20th Last Week; 2 for 3 for Season)
Should break through for his first career win on a track like this
Team looks to get Mr. Consistency off to a good start
Could lead the one-two punch for Hendricks this season
Hunch Bet (29th Last Week; 0 for 1 for Season)
Rusty’s last call will include at least one win
Longshot Bet (34th Last Week; 0 for 1 for Season)
Could rally from missing a race last week to Victory Lane the next
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