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Team: Front Row Motorsports-35
Age / DOB:  (23) / 6/22/1991

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Cole Whitt will roll off the grid 37th for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday night. This is the first time on this track that he needed to take a provisional to start.
While this is his first provisional, it is the fourth consecutive time that Whitt has started in the 30s at Charlotte. Last spring, he advanced from 31st to 27th and in the fall he climbed from 36th to 28th. Whitt’s ability to earn place differential points makes him a good pick for the final roster slot in salary cap games. May 23 - 9:35 AM

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Cole Whitt has finished between 32nd and 37th in three similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track races this year in the No. 35 Front Row Motorsports Ford.

His best result came at Vegas, but he was five laps off the pace at the checkers. Once he is able to consistently finish within one or two laps of the leaders, he will become a solid value.
May 6 - 9:33 AM

Cole Whitt was more successful at Talladega SuperSpeedway last year than he has been at Daytona International Speedway. He finished outside the top 25 in both Florida races compared to a 21st in the Alabama spring and 15th in the fall.

The two tracks behave slightly different and some drivers can actually feel that. Whitt might get the nod in head to head matchups based on this statistic.
Apr 29 - 10:15 AM

Cole Whitt has earned four 20-something results in the past five races and finished better than he started in all of those events. At his level, that generated fantasy value and earned place differential points in games that offered them.

In that same span of time, Whitt finished on the lead lap in three consecutive events, which might be even more important than the two other stats. The ability to call a race and get a driver home with the leaders begins on the pit box and underscores a team’s strength.
Apr 23 - 6:24 PM

Cole Whitt finished on the lead lap in three consecutive races at Phoenix, Auto Club, and Martinsville. In those events, he was one of the strongest performers at his level with results in the low to mid 20s.

Whitt could not quite keep up the pace at Texas and lost four laps to finish 35th. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on him to see if he can regain his foothold in the middle of the pack. If so, he will go back to being a good value.
Apr 15 - 8:14 PM

Cole Whitt has finished better than he started in 11 consecutive races on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks, which makes him a good value in games that offer place differential points.

His average finish in that span of races was a fairly modest 29.1 compared to a start of 36.9. Those eight extra points per race could mean the difference between winning and losing one’s league.
Apr 10 - 11:33 AM

Cole Whitt finished 22nd in the Daytona 500, but his first two races on unrestricted speedways were disappointing with 30-something results. His last three efforts have all ended in the 20s, however, and he is becoming one of the more relevant fantasy picks each week.

Whitt’s last three attempts each ended better than the one that preceded it. He finished 25th at Phoenix (after scoring a 32nd at Vegas), and was then 24th at Auto Club and 22nd at Martinsville. So long as his salary cap lags behind his performance, he is a good value.
Apr 2 - 9:20 PM

Cole Whitt has progressively improved in three Martinsville starts in the Cup series. He finished 35th in his fall 2013 debut, was 29th in this race last year, and 18th in the fall. Whitt finished on the lead lap in the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500.

Fantasy owners should not expect another top-20 out of Whitt, but neither should they be surprised if he finishes that well. A solid result in the top-30 would be enough to recommend starting him in games where he is appropriately priced.
Mar 25 - 5:57 PM

If two previous starts in the No. 35 Front Row Motorsports car are predictive, Cole Whitt should finish somewhere in the mid-30s this week in the Auto Club 400.

Whitt finished 37th at Atlanta and was 32nd at Vegas in his two previous starts on unrestricted, intermediate speedways this season; both were improvements over his qualification effort. This means Whitt may be a modest value in games that offer place differential points, but he will be much more useful next week at Martinsville. He improved 14 spots at Phoenix—another short, flat track—to finish 25th.
Mar 19 - 10:08 PM

In four starts at Phoenix, Cole Whitt is batting 0.500. He struck out twice with accidents in the fall 2013 and 2014 races, but finished in the mid-20s in his other two results.

Last spring, he finished 27th in the No. 26 in this event before the team merged with BK Racing. There is a strong possibility he could perform slightly better in the No. 35 Front Row Motorsports Ford.
Mar 11 - 7:49 PM

Cole Whitt has finished better than he started in his last 10 attempts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. That includes last week’s 37th-place finish after he was awarded the 41st spot on the Atlanta grid.

Sometimes the advancement is not great, but it is consistent enough to make him an interesting choice in games that offer place differential points.
Mar 5 - 11:15 AM

After finishing 36th in the Kobalt 400 at Vegas last spring, Cole Whitt improved on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks and had a worst result of 31st. His average on this track type was 27.8.

His last three attempts at Kansas, Charlotte, and Texas ended in results of 23rd, 28th, and 26th respectively, which suggest he is on the rise. Front Row Motorsports will undergo some changes this week after loaning David Ragan to Joe Gibbs Racing, but that should not impact Whitt’s performance.
Feb 26 - 10:25 AM

Cole Whitt is another driver who should be used in games that award points for place differential. In 2014, he finished better than he qualified in three-fourths of his attempts.

Rookies should improve as the season and as races progress and there is no guarantee that he will continue this trend. However, half of his attempts last year ended in both an improvement over qualification and results of 28th or better, which makes him a good gamble early in the season until the pattern is either confirmed or denied.
Feb 9 - 1:34 PM

Up-and-coming driver Cole Whitt will expand the Front Row Motorsports racing stable to three full-time cars in 2015, piloting the No. 35 Ford with support from Speed Stick® for 10 races, including the season-opening Daytona 500.

The 23-year-old Whitt will enter his second full-time Sprint Cup Series season after progressively climbing the NASCAR racing ranks of the Nationwide, Camping World Truck and K&N series. Randy Cox will also join the Front Row team to continue his relationship with Whitt as crew chief.-Breaking Limits
Jan 16 - 12:10 PM

Fantasy owners searching for a solid dark horse pick might want to take a close look at Cole Whitt. Four of his last five unrestricted oval races ended in a narrow band from 18th through 28th.

At his level, that makes him a good value especially since three of these results were scored on 1.5-mile tracks. Last week he was unable to keep the streak alive because of crash damage in the Quicken Loans 500k.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 10:30:00 AM