How Draft Day Could Play Out For You

“With less then 20 days until the start of the Daytona 500 fantasy racers from around the world have been waiting in great anticipation for the start of a new season. The 2009 season brings new chances for everyone and presents many fantasy racing opportunities.

Success in fantasy racing isn’t hard to find. There are so many different fantasy racing league formats that there isn’t a reason why you can’t find success. At Onebadwheel this year there are three different free games from which you surely will be able to find your niche. The games are now open for registration.

One popular type of fantasy racing league that I have always enjoyed is the infamous head to head league format. I don’t play on any of the major websites because I have my own neighborhood (more like continental United States) league. In my league we draft drivers using a serpentine draft method. We have 15 people in our league which are divided up into three different leagues of five people. Our draft is six rounds deep so thirty drivers in total are drafted from each league.

Many people participate in leagues very similar to mine so that is why I’m providing a review of how my draft worked out. It should provide a good mock draft of how things may play out on your draft day. My league of 15 people represent a good focus group for the NASCAR fantasy racing community. Most mock drafts that you see presented on sites provide only one persons opinion. One persons opinion can be biased, but a group of peoples NASCAR driver perceptions can even things out.

Here is how the draft played out. ADP is the average draft position of the driver across three leagues. Also in the chart where you see a blank space in one of the leagues it means that the driver was not drafted.

# Driver League A League B League C ADP
1 Carl Edwards 2 1 1 1.33
2 Jimmie Johnson 1 2 2 1.67
3 Jeff Gordon 3 4 3 3.33
4 Greg Biffle 5 3 4 4.00
5 Kyle Busch 4 6 5 5.00
6 Mark Martin 7 8 8 7.67
7 Matt Kenseth 10 9 6 8.33
7 Denny Hamlin 9 5 11 8.33
7 Kevin Harvick 6 7 12 8.33
10 Dale Earnhardt Jr 8 12 9 9.67
11 Tony Stewart 11 11 10 10.67
12 Jeff Burton 14 14 7 11.67
13 Clint Bowyer 12 13 13 12.67
13 David Ragan 13 10 15 12.67
15 Martin Treux Jr 17 15 18 16.67
16 Kasey Kahne 16 19 17 17.33
16 Jamie McMurray 15 18 19 17.33
18 Ryan Newman 19 20 14 17.67
19 Kurt Busch 18 22 16 18.67
19 Brain Vickers 20 16 20 18.67
21 Bobby Labonte 21 21 23 21.67
22 David Stremme 28 17   22.50
23 Casey Mears 22 24 21 22.33
24 Joey Logano 27 23 22 24.00
24 Boris Said     24 24.00
26 David Reutimann 23 27 26 25.33
26 Juan Pablo Montoya 25 26 25 25.33
28 Elliott Sadler 24 25 29 26.00
29 Robby Gordon     27 27.00
30 Travis Kvapil 26 30   28.00
30 Aric Almirola   28   28.00
32 Scott Speed 30 29 28 29.00
32 AJ Allmendinger 29     29.00
34 Paul Menard     30 30.00