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Team: Premium Motorsports-98
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/22/1991

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Whitt’s plate track average of 25.10 places him closer to the bottom than the top of the running order, but he has at least been consistent. Last year, his four starts in the No. 35 on this track type ended in a fairly narrow range of 13th to 25th and that was solid for his cap level.
Most weeks fantasy owners will give up a few points for consistency, but Whitt also has three accidents to his credit in 10 starts on this track type. Players may want to exercise a little caution. Feb 4 - 12:14 PM

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Premium Motorsports is pleased to announce it has officially signed Cole Whitt to drive the No. 98 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car.

The 24-year-old Whitt, who will be entering his third full season in the premier Sprint Cup Series, finished 31st in driver points each of his first two seasons. Premium acquired additional updated equipment along with hiring Mike Hillman to fill the role of competition director and Mark Hillman to serve as crew chief. Mike and Mark join team manager Scott Eggleston along with owner Jay Robinson to round out the Premium Motorsports management team.-Premium Motorsports
Feb 2 - 8:44 PM

Cole Whitt and AJ Allmendinger shared the distinction of being penalized most often for losing control of one of their tires during a pit stop. Each driver was penalized for that infraction five times, according to NBC’s Dustin Long.

Matt DiBenedetto and David Ragan incurred the third-most penalties in this regard with four apiece. Losing control of a tire can not only ruin the day of the team that is penalized, it can also have a negative impact on drivers pitted behind them. These mistakes seemed to impact Allmendinger more than Whitt as the younger driver was able to earn the fourth-best place-differential of +6.28
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 06:01:00 PM

Cole Whitt (35 Speed Stick Ford Fusion) finished 28th in the November 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The Front Row Motorsports driver started 40th in the lineup and completed 265 laps of the 267-lap event. Gilliland, who competed in all of the season's 36 races, closed out the season 31st in the final 2015 Sprint Cup Series driver championship standings.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 10:52:00 AM

Cole Whitt has finished better than he started in 81 percent of his Cup start this season. Last week at Talladega SuperSpeedway he gained 12 positions to finish 22nd in the CampingWorld.com 500.

There are several ways to earn points in most fantasy games, so fantasy owners should not lose sight of Whitt and his potential.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 01:07:00 PM

Cole Whitt ran into the back of Sam Hornish Jr. while leaving the garage in Friday morning practice session. He did some damage to his nose, but it will not require a backup. No apparent damage was done to Hornish’s car.

The traffic flow into and out of the garage at Kentucky Speedway funnels through a narrow opening for both entrance and exit. It certainly broke up his rhythm in a session broken up by rain.
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 12:10:00 PM

Cole Whitt has shown the greatest improvement on average in the NASCAR Cup series. His average start of 35.87 and finish of 28.13 is an advance of nearly eight positions.

In games that reward Place Differential points like NASCAR Fantasy Live, this makes Whitt a good value despite relatively modest finishes. For more stats like this, check this week’s Statistically Speaking column.
Fri, Jun 19, 2015 08:23:00 PM

Cole Whitt has shown the greatest improvement on average in the NASCAR Cup series. His average start of 35.87 and finish of 28.13 is an advance of nearly eight positions.

In games that reward Place Differential points like NASCAR Fantasy Live, this makes Whitt a good value despite relatively modest finishes. For more stats like this, check this week’s Statistically Speaking column.
Fri, Jun 19, 2015 08:23:00 PM

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.
Sat, May 23, 2015 09:35:00 AM

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.
Wed, May 6, 2015 09:33:00 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.
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 10:15:00 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.
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 06:24:00 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.
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 08:14:00 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.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 11:33:00 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.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 09:20:00 PM