The C-List: Shelby 427

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. Each week I’ll give you my favorite options, plus one to stay away from.

Marcos Ambrose (Nationwide Series starts, last season: 28th, 2007: 10th)
OK, Ambrose hasn’t exactly set the world on fire this season, 19.5 average finish, but he’s done well in his two Nationwide starts at Las Vegas, including a top-10. Last season, he was running 17th when he spun out late, eventually finishing 28th.

Reed Sorenson (last season: 18th, 2007: 31st)
In three career races here, Sorenson has improved his finish each time– although he lost position in two of them. Thus far, Sorenson has an average finish of 15th which is highlighted by a top-10 at Daytona.

Bobby Labonte (last season: 17th, 2007: 13th)
Labonte has four career top-10s in Vegas, but none since 2004. So far this season, Labonte has lost an average of seven spots per race.

This week, I’m putting Ambrose and Sorenson on my provisional roster and starting whoever qualifies better. Fair enough? At first, Labonte may look like the best play but I think you’ll just be chasing ghosts.

The selection in the Y! game looks pretty underwhelming at the moment. Heck, I’d take Michael Waltrip, who is coming off a seventh place finish at Daytona and finished 15th last week, if he was available. But if you are squeezed for cash in salary cap formats, Waltrip is a decent play– just hope the music doesn’t stop this week.

C-List results last week @ Auto Club 500:

Starts: AJ Allmendinger (29th), Kasey Kahne (12th)
Sit: Bobby Labonte (20th)

C-List 2009 season tally:

Starts average finish: 16.5
Sits average finish: 31.5