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.
Cole Whitt has been hovering around the 30th-place mark on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. Most of his results ended in the 27th- to 36th-place range with one very solid result at Kansas. He finished 23rd in the Hollywood Casino 400.
Three of Cole Whitt’s five races on short tracks this season have ended in a narrow band of results around 30th. His best finish was a 29th in the STP 500 at Martinsville this spring.
Cole Whitt has made two previous starts at Dover and finished 27th in both attempts. These results were earned in this race last fall and in the spring FedEx 400.
Cole Whitt has been one of the most consistent drivers on short, flat tracks this year, but he will be useful to fantasy owners only in extreme need. Four of his five races on this track type have ended a narrow band from 27th to 30th.
Based on his consistency, Cole Whitt could be a conditionally good pick for fantasy players. His last four efforts on the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks of Texas, Kansas, Charlotte, and Kentucky have ended in results ranging from 27th to 31st.
Cole Whitt has been consistent on flat tracks this season with five results ranging from 27th through 32nd.
Cole Whitt has shown promise on NASCAR’s flat tracks. He finished in the top 30 in four of five races, with a best of 27th being earned at Phoenix. His other efforts netted a 29th at Martinsville, 30th at Pocono, and 28th at New Hampshire, which leaves a 41st at Richmond as the only poor effort.
What’s in a name? In Cole Whitt’s case it would appear to be worth two positions. In his first eight races this season with Swan Racing he posted an average finish of about 31st. His latest 11 races netted and average of 29th.
Cole Whitt will make his first New Hampshire Cup start this week. Fantasy players will need to determine his fantasy relevance based on performances in other short, flat track races at the Cup level.
Cole Whitt and the No. 26 Speed Stick GEAR Toyota Camry team finished 28th at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night.
Speed Stick® GEAR™ is sponsoring Cole Whitt and the No. 26 Toyota for six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races.
Cole Whitt and the No. 26 Scorpyd Crossbows Toyota Camry team finished 41st at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway in the Toyota Owners 400 on Saturday night.
Swan Racing announced it has successfully restructured the company by finding solutions for the No. 26 and No. 30 teams in an attempt to save the jobs of the crews, the drivers, and to keep those teams competing throughout the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.