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Daniel Suárez (No. 6 Toyota Racing Development Toyota) has three wins, 10 top fives and 17 top 10s in 32 career NKNPS East starts.

Finished 26th a year ago in the Bristol event; registered 15th-place finish in Bristol debut in 2012. Opened season with two straight series wins to become the second driver in series history to win the first two events of the season with Sean Caisse (2006) being the other. Was the championship runner-up to Rodrigo Peralta last season in the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series after finishing third in the 2012 standings. Has five career Toyota Series victories and 10 pole wins in 43 career starts.-NASCAR K&N Pro Series-East
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 03:56:00 PM

Ryan Reed returns behind the wheel of the No. 16 Lilly Diabetes/American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang in 2016 for his third full-time season of NASCAR XFINITY Series competition.

The 22-year-old Roush Fenway Racing (RFR) driver from Bakersfield, Calif. captured his first career win in the 2015 season-opener at Daytona International Speedway and hopes to duplicate that success in 2016 with his sights ultimately set on winning a championship. After coming out of the gates with a win and the points lead, Reed went on to record top finishes of 11th at Fontana, Dover, Chicago and Charlotte and amassed a total of 16 laps lead for the season. Reed, who will make his 73rd career start when the green flag drops at Daytona, expects more out of himself this season.-RFR
Feb 10 - 8:47 PM

Saturday night's exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway will mark Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s third career start in the Sprint Unlimited.

Despite the damage to his Fastenal Ford that was obtained in a 14 car pile-up on lap 45 in last season's Sprint Unlimited, Stenhouse was working his way up through the field before cutting a tire sending him into the outside wall resulting in a 16th-place finish. The two-time XFINITY champion has 13 career starts at DIS. He has seven in Sprint Cup with an average finishing position of 19.9 and best career finish of seventh in the 2014 Daytona 500.-Roush Fenway Racing
Feb 10 - 8:43 PM

Brian Vickers will drive the No. 14 if he is approved by NASCAR to return to the seat of a Cup car, according to NBC Sports’ Dustin Long. Vickers has missed much of the past several seasons as he battled blood clots.

Vickers is a solid driver and this team is capable of performing to the level of teammates Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch, but fantasy owners should be a little leery because there could be a little rust on the racer.
Feb 10 - 6:14 PM

For quite some time, Denny Hamlin was crash-prone on plate tracks, but he has been trending up in the last couple of years. Six of his 13 career top-10s on this track type have come in his last eight attempts. His one and only victory on this track type came at Talladega in May 2014.

Hamlin’s average finish during the past eight races has been a solid 10.0, which is considerably better than his career average of 18.68. Fantasy owners will want to ride that momentum.
Feb 10 - 4:21 PM

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has finished better than he started in all but two of his 12 starts on restrictor-plate, superspeedways. The two races in which he failed to finish better than he started both came at Daytona.

Stenhouse faded from 16th to 41st in the 2014 Coke Zero 400, but that was because he sustained crash damage. He also slipped two positions in the 2013 edition of that race after getting involved in a last-lap crash.
Feb 10 - 4:19 PM

Joey Logano has the 11th-best average finish among active, fulltime drivers on restrictor-plate, superspeedways—but he might be a slightly better value than that suggests. One of the drivers ranked above him is Tony Stewart, who will miss this year’s 500 due to an injury.

In addition, Logano won two of the four plate races last year with victories in the Daytona 500 and CampingWorld.com 500 last October. His salary cap might make him unattractive in those games, but he has a good shot in pick ‘em contests.
Feb 10 - 4:18 PM

Front Row Motorsports will enter a third car for David Gilliland for the Daytona 500. This organization has two charters, which will currently be used for Chris Buescher and Landon Cassill, so Gilliland will have to race the No. 35 into the show.

The new charter system will create some interesting scenarios for young drivers and part time teams, but not as much as the reduction of the field from 43 to 40 cars. Currently the list for the 500 is at 42, which would have meant everyone was guaranteed to start in the past. If Gilliland makes the show, he has a solid restrictor-plate, superspeedway record and could be a great fantasy dark horse.
Feb 10 - 12:37 PM

Tony Stewart will receive the same exemption from NASCAR’s rule that drivers must attempt the full season in order to be Chase eligible as Kyle Busch did last year, according to the Sporting News. He will miss an indeterminate number of races after injuring his back in an off-road accident in California.

Stewart is going to need to pick up his pace if he wants to earn enough points to be inside the top 30 or even win a race, so the exemption may be moot. As of now, Stewart cannot be considered a strong fantasy value.
Feb 10 - 12:23 PM

When NASCAR announced the 36 charters and reduction of race fields from 43 to 40 cars, it put Ryan Blaney is a situation he knows all-too-well: He must race his way into the Daytona 500 and qualify as one of four drivers to make the show on time each week during 2016.

NASCAR gave charters to team that have raced fulltime since 2013 and the Wood Bros. have run partial schedules since 2008. Michael Waltrip Racing’s charters will be purchased by Carl Edwards and Kurt Busch, while HScott Motorsports will lease a charter from Premium Motorsports this season for the No. 46 of Michael Annett, according the NBC’s Dustin Long. Blaney is capable of making every race, but fantasy owners will have to pay close attention each week to insure he qualifies.
Feb 10 - 12:16 PM

Seven and 11 are considered lucky numbers in the dice game craps, but they have not elevated Brad Keselowski to the top 10 on either the top-five or top-10 lists. He sits just outside that mark in terms of number of front-of-pack results and has the 12th-best average finish of 19.36.

With two wins at Talladega SuperSpeedway. Keselowski has a much better average result there than Daytona International Speedway. His ‘Dega average is 14.8, while his Daytona average is 23.9.
Feb 10 - 11:24 AM

With an average finish that is barely inside the top 20, players might be inclined to believe Greg Biffle is not a very strong plate racer. That ranks him 13th among active, fulltime drivers however, and his 14th top-10s places him 10th on that chart.

NASCAR is about current achievements and five of Biffle’s last six attempts on restrictor-plate, superspeedways have been 20th or worse. Watch him, but only start him if he looks comfortable in the draft during prelims.
Feb 10 - 11:23 AM




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