Monday, December 31, 2018

162 - Fantasy NASCAR Podcast - Phoenix (part 1)

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Building the Phoenix spring 2018 winning lineup based on the fantasy NASCAR spreadsheet. Harvick is chalk, but how should we have filled out the rest of the lineup? What strategies are the best for DFS NASCAR lineup construction?

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Friday, December 28, 2018

161 - Who's better Austin or Ty Dillon?

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Today, the fantasy NASCAR podcast answers the question of our time. Which Dillon is better? Listen to podcast 161 to get the definitive statistical answer.

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160 - Leave Austin Dillon and the Silver Spoons Alone

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This one pains me, but we’ve got to leave Austin Dillon alone. He’s rich, privileged, and lacks talent, but we’re worse because We’re resentful.
Why do you work? To take care of your family. To give your son or daughter a better life. That’s what Richard Childress did. What Dillon has is what you want for your own. His luck is his families sacrifice.
NASCAR is nepotistic. It always has been. Jr had Sr who had Ralph. Dale Sr wasnt born into a wealthy family, but he was born into a racing family. He was given the opportunity to work on and race cars at a young age. The King had Lee. Davey had Bobby. Chase has Bill.
We lie to ourselves about what’s important. We don’t really care about Horatio Alger sports stories. If we did, then we would be soccer fans. Everyday, third world children lift themselves and their families out of abject poverty by practicing soccer, but we don’t really care about pulling yourself up by your bootstraps. We only attach meritocracy when it supports the drivers that we like.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

159 - Fantasy NASCAR Podcast - Plate Track Trends

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You know how this works. At the plate tracks, play drivers in the back. It's not a daily fantasy NASCAR secret. It never was. Maybe one in five plate races are conservative, but the rest are horror shows. Nobodies starting in the back always slide into the optimal lineup at DraftKings.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

158 - Why the slow down?

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Super busy during holiday break. We'll be back at it soon, I have family duties at the moment, but I am writing rants and doing research during the meantime.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

157 - Fantasy NASCAR Podcast - Las Vegas (part 1)

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Building the Las Vegas spring 2018 winning lineup based on the fantasy NASCAR spreadsheet. Harvick is chalk, and there are some other chalky plays (Newman, Buescher, and Almirola), but how should we have filled out the rest of the lineup? What strategies are the best for DFS NASCAR lineup construction?

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

156 - NASCAR contract transparency and the Media’s cowardice (part 1)

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nascar contractsHemric, tifft, bubba, preece, Byron, Jones = making peanuts
You don't know that…. I don't ...because the media is too scared to cover contracts…
But we will get to that in a second
I don't know for sure…..but there have been plenty of driver comments that have implied that the kids are taking pay cuts to get cars
Adam Stern ...who does a good job with the business end of NASCAR
Says….drivers used to make $5-10 million
And new drivers make $500,000
Those are estimates...they’re helpful…. But heaven forbid we know the actual number
Kirk Cousins can’t hide his $28 million contract ...no one feels sorry for the bums lack of privacy
With the money go buy privacy...pay a company to wash google of the records
Just don't pepper spray some SJWs

Kenseth was replaced by a cheaper option - Erik Jones
NASCAR doesn’t have a WAR stat (win above replacement)
But why overpay for Kenseth...how much more do you get….we can answer that
Kenseth 2017 - avg fin = 14th
Jones in the #20 car in 2018…..   avg fin = 14th
Kasey Kahne
2017: 19th
2018 - William Byron = 22nd …(average running position was 19th)

155 - Value and Punt Rankings

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Who were the best and worst value and punt play in DFS NASCAR in the 2018 season? Who will be the best value and punt plays for the 1019 fantasy NASCAR season at DraftKings? Listen to podcast 155 to find out.

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

154 - Is Matt Tifft good?

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The answer is no. This isn't even close. Tifft is the new model of NASCAR driver. He's a scab. Team owners pay him much less than veteran superstars, and Tifft either brings with him family money or sponsors. Tifft got started with KBM, a well documented pay-to-play organization.

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153 - Is Ryan Preece good?

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The answer is no, don't @ me. That's the short of it, but if you want the details and a side tracked conversation about Tony Wreck-ovich, then check out fantasy NASCAR podcast episode 153.

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Friday, December 14, 2018

152 - Fantasy NASCAR Podcast - Atlanta (part 2)

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I continue building the Atlanta 2018 winning lineup based on the fantasy NASCAR spreadsheet. Harvick and Truex were chalk, but how should we have filled out the rest of the lineup? Spoiler alert... we look up the optimal lineup ...and we built the winner during the podcast!!! Cool story Bro - you win nothing, it's a year later, but the process is working. Play the stench! Hold your nose and roster the dirt bag plays.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Fantasy NASCAR Podcast on Amazon Echo

Just say, "Alexa play the Fantasy NASCAR Podcast."



You need the Tune In Radio skill, so go to the Alexa App:
  1. Open the Alexa companion app on your phone. 
  2. Go to your top-left menu 
  3. Select Skills & Games
  4. Search for TuneIn Live 
  5. Click the enable button and say “Alexa, open TuneIn Live" to open the skill.

151 - Fantasy NASCAR Podcast - Atlanta

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Building the Atlanta 2018 winning lineup based on the fantasy NASCAR spreadsheet. Harvick and Truex were chalk, but how should we have filled out the rest of the lineup? Check out the Atlanta part 2 podcast for more lineup building strategies, a race recap, and the optimal lineup.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

150 - Fantasy NASCAR Podcast - Texas

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An in-depth of review of the fall 2018 Texas race through the lens of lap-by-lap practice data. Texas isn't the greatest track for lap-by-lap data, but there are still lessons to be learned by analyzing the numbers.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

148 - Fantasy NASCAR Podcast - Brett Moffitt

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Brett Moffitt lost his job, and no one should care. Spare me the pity party. He got to race a truck for a year and he won a championship. I hope he enjoyed it because the dream is over. NASCAR has never been about just being a good race car driver. The driver has to wear many hats, and I am not talking about taking picture in an M&M hat, then an interstate battery hat, then a JGR hat. NASCAR drivers were the original mechanics. They were the truck drivers. They were the marketing teams. They were the purchasers. They answered the phone calls. Drivers are spoiled now. Drive the car and secure money. If you can't do it, then too bad. If you don't want to do it, then too bad. ABC - Always Be Closing. NASCAR drivers need to work the phones and close the deals. You got leads. Mitch and Murray paid good money, get their names to sell them; you can't close the leads you're given, you can't close sh*t. You ARE sh*t! Hit the bricks, pal, and beat it 'cause you are going OUT! - The leads are weak. - The leads are weak? F**king leads are weak. You're weak! I've been in this business 15 years... -What's your name? - F*ck you! That's my name!

edit - it's Hattori racing, not Obaika.




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