2009 NASCAR Fantasy Preview: Daytona International Speedway

” Well the Gatorade Duels are in the book and there weren’t any real surprises there. Jeff Gordon won the first Duel with Kyle Busch taking the second. That gave Hendrick Motorsports 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 7th place finishes in both races and Joe Gibbs Racing 1st, 4th and 5th place finishes in the 2 races. The teams that didn’t fair so well were the Roush/Fenway Racing team and Richard Childress Racing. The Stewart/Haas teams impressed me with Tony finishing 2nd and Ryan Newman moving up after starting at the back of the field because of a blown engine in practice until he was involved in an accident.

Jeremy Mayfield, A.J. Allmendinger, Joey Lagano and Aric Almirola all had fantastic runs in the Duels. Now if they can back it up with a good finish on Sunday they will have accomplished a lot to start out their seasons.

Here is what most of you are waiting for. The Yahoo picks for this weekend. I still have 6 openings left in the OBW Challenge II Yahoo pool which is first come first served and carries a $50 prize for the winner. the Group ID# is 18151 and the password is bristol. Let’s fill this thing up!

Yahoo Picks for Daytona

Group A
Mark Martin (starter)
Jeff Gordon

Group B
Kurt Busch (starter)
Martin Truex Jr. (starter)
Tony Stewart
Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Group C
AJ Allmendinger (starter)
Aric Almirola

Top 5 Overall at Daytona
1. Mark Martin
2. Kyle Busch
3. Jeff Gordon
4. Jimmie Johnson
5. Kurt Busch

As always you can Email me with any questions, comments or suggestions at gutsamaniac@hotmail.com. Good luck in all of your leagues this year!