NASCAR Fantasy Racing Picks: Auto Club 500

If I can manage the regularity, I am going to put the Fantasy NASCAR Cheat Sheet to the test to pick the majority of the top 10 (or so) each week. Based on an algorithm that is my own devising and surely to be tweaked over the weeks, I’ve come up with my picks for the Auto Club 500 at California Speedway.

These are based solely on the numbers. No previous incidents of luck or misfortune. No consideration for Silly Season.

Picks for NASCAR Auto Club 500 : February 26, 2006  
Driver Finish
Carl Edwards Winner
Kurt Busch Top 5
Greg Biffle Top 5
Mark Martin Top 10
Jimmie Johnson Top 10
Jamie McMurray Top 10
Brian Vickers Top 10
Kyle Busch Top 10

The NASCAR Database is getting a major layout tweak and new paint job. I’ll be rolling it out soon. On the short list of things to finish are:

  • Reducing the number of drivers in the drop down list
  • Layout of the main menu
  • Multiple driver selection

Here’s the actual statistics for the NASCAR Nextel (Winston) Cup races the last 3 years at California Speedway.

Top 5 Average Finishers at California Speedway  
Driver Average Finish
Carl Edwards 5.0
Jamie McMurray 7.2
Mark Martin 9.8
Kurt Busch 10.0
Jimmie Johnson 10.0

As always, I’m open to suggestions.

What do you think about the picks?

What are yours?