William Byron (No. 9 Liberty University Toyota Tundra) won the UNOH 175, his sixth victory in 18 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races.
This is his sixth victory and 11th top-10 finish in 2016. Christopher Bell (second) posted his first top-10 finish in one race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS). It is his eighth top-five and 12th top-10 finish in 2016. Matt Crafton (third) posted his ninth top-10 finish in 14 races at NHMS. Byron clinched a spot in the NCWTS Chase Round of 6 with the win.
Jeremy Gerstner (No. 15 GMR Lawncare/Carriage House Chevrolet) is at the top of the speed chart in the lone practice for the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour Caraway 150 at Caraway Speedway (Sophia, NC).
The 101.368 mph lap was the quickest of the 11 cars out on the track for the session. No. 11 Andy Seuss, No. 40 Danny Bohn, No. 28 George Brunnhoelzl and No. 14 Trey Hutchens are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. No. 79 David Calabrese was the slowest in this practice.
Jamie McMurray posted the 18th-fastest speed in final practice with a speed of 131.229 mph. That makes him one of only three Chase contenders who did not post a top-15 lap in this session.
The difference between making the second round and qualifying for it is going to be slim. McMurray needs to find speed overnight or use strategy to get to the top 10. He is not favored as one of this week’s top dark horses and should be used sparingly.
Chase contenders continue to dominate at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, this time taking 13 of the top 15 spots. Kyle Larson headed the list with Tony Stewart posting the 15th fastest lap.
The top of the charts will be dominated by Chase contenders so load up on them on the fantasy roster.
Kasey Kahne posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway among non-playoff contenders. His speed of 132.489 mph was good enough for third on that chart.
Kahne has been resurgent in recent weeks with three consecutive top-10s. He should challenge for another finish in that range this week as Hendrick Motorsports finally seems to have regained their overall strength.
Kyle Larson posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, which completed a perfect sweep of these sessions. He was also fastest on Friday and Saturday morning.
Larson was concerned about this race, but he seems to have found the rhythm he needs. It will pay to remember that he finished second and third in his first two New Hampshire attempts as a rookie and he seems to have regained that confidence.
Paul Menard has been hit of miss on the short, flat tracks this year. In five previous starts on minimally-banked tracks one-mile or less in length, he has scored two results outside the top 35 and two inside the top 20.
Menard’s best result came at Martinsville Speedway in April when he finished eighth. His worst was two weeks ago at Richmond International Raceway when an accident sidelined him in 40th. Inconsistency is a fantasy player’s worst enemy.
Danica Patrick has finished 16th or better in four of the last six races on short, flat tracks and was 19th in one other event.
Patrick finished very respectably in 14th in the New Hampshire 301. She was 15th two weeks ago at Richmond International Raceway and if she fits a niche on a fantasy player’s roster, she should be considered.