The C-List: Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500

What is The C-List?
The weekly guide on getting the most out of low-rent fantasy drivers; C-List drivers in the Yahoo! game and/or drivers valued at $20.00 or less in salary cap games.

Marcos Ambrose – (first career start @ Martinsville Speedway)
Ambrose is coming off an impressive 10th place finish at Bristol and could do well at another short track. Last season, Ambrose finished 18th at Phoenix last season which, like Martinsville, is also very flat.

AJ Allmendinger – (last season: 15th @ TUMS QuikPak 500, 2007: average finish 36.5)
On one hand, Allmendinger gained 24 spots to finish 15th in the October last season. On the other, his set of 2007 starts were duds.

Bobby Labonte – (last season: 25th @ Goody’s Cool Orange 500, 37th @ TUMS QuikPak 500)
At the moment, Labonte is popular pick in the Yahoo! game but I’m not sure why. In the last five years (10 starts), Labonte does own three top-fives, but an average finish of 21.9. Labonte has not finished better than 22nd in the last two years (four starts).

Roll on the dice on the veteran if you’d like but Ambrose and Allmendinger are the grade A options on this week’s C-List.

Sterling Marlin – (2007: 21st @ Goody’s Cool Orange 500, 2006: 21st @ Subway 500)
Over the last five years (nine starts), Marlin’s average finish is 18.1– better than the aforementioned Labonte. It sounds crazy to consider Marlin, but he is coming off a win last week at Bristol. OK, it was the legends race so that doesn’t really count.

Marlin makes the most sense as a Hail Mary in salary cap leagues if you want to start the three Martinsville dominators: Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Denny Hamlin.

C-List results last week @ Food City 500:

Juan Pablo Montoya (eighth) Looked great at Bristol and still looks good this week.
Aric Almirola (35th) He was a long shot that didn’t pay off, hard to pass on his previous finishes.

C-List 2009 average finish: 18.4″