Thursday, February 28, 2019

196 - Las Vegas Cup Prices & Truck Optimization

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I review the cup prices for Las Vegas and whether the salaries reflect the style of racing. I ponder the same questions for the Truck series and play around with the optimizer. The results will surprise some. Also, I analyze some of the lesser known Truck drivers.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

195 - Truck and Xfinity Race Expectations

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I watched the 2018 Truck and Xfinity Las Vegas races at 2x on YouTube. There are plenty of takeaways from these races that will help us build better DFS NASCAR lineups this week.

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Monday, February 25, 2019

194 - Fast Laps Are Not Dead

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Fast Laps are the same old Fast Laps, at least at the 550hp NO aero duct tracks. Guess What? That's only four tracks (Atlanta, Pocono, Darlington, and Homestead). Maybe Fast Laps are still dead. We'll see - THE REAL TEST is this week. I hope we get IROC, and not what we got last week. Rest assured, if Las Vegas is a failure, and Fontana is a failure, and Texas is a failure, and Kansas is a failure ...then NASCAR will admit that it screwed up, and change the package mid-season for the hundredth time.

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Fantasy NASCAR Sheets - Las Vegas and March

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This week's sheets for Las Vegas 2019 are available. They will be updated throughout the week.

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Flashback - 157 - Fantasy NASCAR Podcast - Las Vegas

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FLASHBACK to a previously recorded podcast that might be helpful this weekend. 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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Sunday, February 24, 2019

193 - Atlanta Recap (Cup & Trucks)

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR lessons learned in the first race of the Cup season. The new package failed. Don't @ me. I don't want to hear the excused that NASCAR has been parading out since Monday of last week. The Truck race was the best race of the weekend, followed by the Xfinity race, and the worst racing, and bad sign of what might come, was the Cup race. This is 2015, again.

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Saturday, February 23, 2019

192 - Xfinity Atlanta Recap

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR lessons learned in the first race of the season. Rule #1 - play the chalk. We go through every driver and do our best to tell their DFS story.

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

188 - Cup Atlanta Unknowns

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Why aren't we talking about Cup? What can we say? There are a lot of unknowns this weekend. We do not know if we can trust the historical data. Let's talk about more theories surrounding this new package and the impact on Fantasy NASCAR.

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Fantasy NASCAR Spreadsheets - Atlanta

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This week's sheets for Atlanta 2019 are available. They will be updated throughout the week.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

187- ATL Entry Lists

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Let's look at who is racing and pretend that we know where they will finish. It's not a stretch. We're talking about the Xfinity and Truck series; the ride means a lot.

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Monday, February 18, 2019

186 - Recapping the 2018 Atlanta Truck Race

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I watched the 2018 Truck Race at Atlanta on YouTube at 2x and it was great. The racing was awesome. Sure, no one could pass the leader, and by definition it was a lap turner, but there was exciting side-by-side racing throughout the top 10. Kyle Busch was a monster, but his pit crew failed him. No one has won more or lost more races on pit road than Rowdy.

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185 - Atlanta (Xfinity & Trucks Early Look)

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A quick look at the DFS scoreboard from the 2018 Atlanta Xfinity and Truck race. It looks a pretty conservative DFS race. The name of the game might be finishing position.


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  • You get nothing except for a warm feeling knowing that you helped pitch into the daycare fund. Maybe I'll send you a picture of my son watching NASCAR, so you know that this is all real. There are a lot of DFS crazies out there.
  • This is just "$5 a month thank you" because you like the podcast.
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  • If you want to just get it over with, then email me race4theprize06@gmail.com, and I'll throw a number at you, if you like it, then I'll set you up for the full season.
People with a balance:
  • I've got record of all of your payment. If you want to roll it over into a package, then let me know.

Hey, I thought you didn't want to do commitments or packages! 

That is true, but I grossly underestimated how many people were interested in the sheets. I do not want to spend all weekend adding people to the sheets. It's a lot easier to grant access once for the entire month.


Hey, I thought it was $2 not $5.

I discounted the sheets for Daytona. If you have been listening to the podcast, the plan has always been for the sheet to be $5. This is too high for some, and I understand, but let me explain:
  • Less people with the sheets increases their informational value.
  • More sales means more time that I have to spend manually adding people to the sheet. I sold a lot of sheets last week, awesome, but I was GLUED to my phone adding people all weekend, not awesome. Last week was a nice discount, but $2 is too cheap. We can debate that $4 is the right number, and I'll listen to your debate - race4theprize06@gmail.com, but I'm not listening to a $2 debate. That's going to the spam folder!
    • More time spent on the business end defeats the whole purpose of this endeavor. I just want to make a spreadsheet that helps people out, pay for some of daycare, and spend time with my family (and iRace, but that looks like it will never happen again).
Hey, I thought you were going to package the Trucks and Xfinity together.

I thought about that until I started putting the sheets together. They're worth $5 a pop. Again, I'll listen to your price pitch - race4theprize06@gmail.com.

Friday, February 15, 2019

184 - Xfinity Race at Daytona

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One more looks at Daytona Xfinity trends, and a closer inspection of the winning DFS NASCAR lineups at DraftKings. We'll highlight some names to watch out for on Saturday.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

183 - Truck Race at Daytona

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This is happening. DFS NASCAR Truck series at DraftKings. Check out the Free Truck series spreadsheet and listen to me start from scratch in the Truck series. Not scratch, but I honestly explain I am a fan, not a die hard expert. Actually, I am a better iRacing truck driver than truck DFS player.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Daily Fantasy NASCAR Truck Series Spreadsheet

The Truck Series Spreadsheet is free this week.

The only that I ask is that you consider donating to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Marathon.

If you can’t swing it, no big deal. Even $1 helps. If just one Spreadsheet user makes a decent donation, this will have been worth it. Maybe that’s you, maybe that’s not. Maybe instead, you’ll just be nice to people on Valentines Day. Of course, you can do none of these things and still use the sheet, but DFS NASCAR karma is real, and luck is capital in DFS at Daytona.

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182 - Daytona Duel Optimization

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A look a the Daytona Duel races. Is it a conservative Thursday night race or a wreckfest? We run the lineup optimizer along with some very causal projections.

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Fantasy NASCAR Spreadsheet Update

I have added a lineup optimizer to the Daily Fantasy NASCAR spreadsheet. It's up and ready to roll for the Duels on Thursday Night.

Upcoming Podcast Plans:

  • Xfinity Plate Driver History
  • Duel Optimal Lineup Tinkering

Daytona 500 Fantasy NASCAR Spreadsheet

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Free Fantasy NASCAR Sheet - Xfinity Daytona 2019

Image result for NASCAR Racing Experience 300 Entry ListClick here for the free Daytona Xfinity Fantasy NASCAR Spreadsheet

This one is free. If the sheet helps you enjoy the fantasy NASCAR experience or win money, then think about purchasing future DFS NASCAR spreadsheets....

I added the Thursday Night Duels data (price and qualifying to the 500 sheet)

Daytona 500 Fantasy NASCAR Spreadsheet

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Monday, February 11, 2019

181 - Is First the Worst?

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Dave Smith at Motorsports Analytics has written another outstanding article. In his latest statistical analysis, Smith proves that the front of the field is the worst place to be during a plate race. It sounds strange, but I explain the phenomenon without giving away too much of his article (you should consider signing up). I discuss the DFS implications and applaud the media's Daytona coverage.

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180 - Xfinity Daytona Trends #1

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This podcast throws back to the old school FanVice.com fantasy NASCAR podcasts. We look at the Xfinity plate races through the DFS lens. The focus is on starting position, cars on the lead lap, cars that wreck out, when were the cautions, and how many cars wrecked. Main take away... as always playing cars in the back is the safest way to cash. Adding a lap leader to your lineup is the best way to shoot for an optimal lineup.

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

179 - Clash Review

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The Clash was a boring single file lap turner as predicted, then Jimmie Johnson wiped out 14 cars. Was it intentional or just a driver that has run out of skill? I'm going to roll out some new payment plans, and congratulations to Ryan. He bought the spreadsheet for $2 and won multiple Fantasy NASCAR GPPs. Please review the podcast on iTunes.v

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DFS NASCAR Sheet - Daytona 500 - $2

Fantasy NASCAR Spreadsheet

The Daytona 500 daily fantasy NASCAR spreadsheet will be available soon. It's only $2 for the Daytona 500.

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

178 - Explaining the New Rules Package

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In this podcast, I compare the new restrictor plate NASCAR package to possible seismic shifts in other major sports. This change is like using metal baseball bats in the MLB, removing the three point line in the NBA, and outlawing zone defense in the NFL

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Now accepting Venmo payments

Now accepting Venmo payments for the DFS NASCAR spreadsheet.

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PayPal Fees for the NASCAR sheets

It looks like PayPal fees will be a pain. If you want to weekly pay with paypal, then that is fine. If you want to limit your transactions and buy in bulk to prevent fees, then I will allow it.

I am not offering a "package." However, if you want to send $25 through paypal, then I'll mark you down for 5 sheets. Just email me the weeks that you want access. I do not want to keep a ledger, but the fees will add up for some users, so it's an option that I will make available. However, I will cap the amount that I accept. I have no clue what that number should be, so I am going to write down $50. You're welcome to convince me otherwise.

I apologize for any inconveniences, I am new to the business side of this. I am going to set up a Venmo account. With Venmo, if you pay with your Venmo balance, your linked bank account or debit card, then Venmo waives the fees (only credit card transactions trigger fees). Transfering Venmo funds back to your bank account or debit card is only a 1% fee.

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177 - Daytona Spreadsheet Informercial

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The daily fantasy NASCAR spreadsheet is available. It's only $2 for the Clash. Just send me $2 at:

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Please, add your gmail address in the notes section of the paypal payment, so I can give your account access to the sheet. Next week, the Daytona 500 sheet will be $5 and the Xfinity sheet will be free. Please, leave a review on iTunes.

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Page #1 for "NASCAR podcast" google searches

In less than two months, the podcast has reached page #1 for "NASCAR podcast" google searches. That's a big deal considering none of this existed two months ago. This is 100% due to people clicking and listening, so please keep clicking and listening.

Also, keep asking Alexa to "play the fantasy NASCAR podcast."  Amazon Echo has got to be a big factor. I'm not ashamed to admit that I have four in my house. Don't judge me. My hands are tied up with babies, bottles, and a smart phone. I need voice controls.


Thursday, February 7, 2019

NASCAR TV - Practice & Qualifying Schdule

NASCAR has only released the schedule for Daytona. I will update the calendar as the info is released.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Daytona Clash Sheet - $2

Here it is…

I’ve stuffed the Daytona Clash sheet with everything that I believe is important, but with that said - it’s just the Clash. The sheet is only $2 this week. Tips are welcome, but $2 will get you access.

Here’s how it works.


Send me $2 and I’ll share the google sheet with the paypal email account. To be safe, include your email in the notes section. note: this needs to be a gmail address.

I’ll share the sheet ASAP. Be patient. This is not automatic. This is a mom and pop shop.

If you do not have a Gmail account, then set one up for free. It only takes a couple minutes.



176 - New Rules

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NASCAR will take wins away at the track. That's a noble pursuit, but we all know that the implementation will be a disaster and the effect a PR disaster. How can NASCAR police the winners, if they do not police the winners? NASCAR admitted that they will allow teams to destroy their cars during a celebration after the race. Celebrations are illegal in college football; NASCAR should follow. Also, qualifying is going to be a disaster for DFS.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Why the Clash will be a single file snooze

Look at the pay out structure from the 2015 Clash (the prize money has likely dropped since then, not to mention inflation). First place profited, second place barely came out ahead, and for the rest, it was a losing endeavor (especially the jokers that wrecked their cars).

NASCAR TV Schedule - Daytona 2019

NASCAR TV Schedule - Daytona 2019

source: r/nascar

Daytona Clash Sheet - coming soon

Daytona Clash Sheet - coming soon


The Daytona Fantasy NASCAR Spreadsheet is ready to go, but I need to double check some things. Check back or wait for a tweet from @race4theprize.

Monday, February 4, 2019

175 - Daytona Clash Trends #2 (2019) and DFS ideas

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MORE CLASH TRENDS! Looking at the trends for the most trendiest of races. Where do the top DFS scores start? Do drivers matter? Does salary matter? Is the Daytona Clash a wreckfest or a conservative snooze? Can anyone defeat RotoDoc at Daily Fantasy NASCAR when it comes to the Daytona Clash?

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

NASCAR 2019 iRoc Package Schedule

via NASCAR reddit


174 - What are we doing with Laps Led Points?

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Way to early physics by not a physicist

Passing the leader isn’t happening without help. The clean air is too much of an advantage.

Will there always be clean air ...at Dega the pack never catches traffic. And when they rarely do the speed difference is such that the mappers have to acquiesce to the leaders

Friday, February 1, 2019

173 - Las Vegas Test

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source: @ASManess
First Off Give credit to Jeff Gluck for periscoping the practice Reddit hated it Everyone on twitter hated People in my feed And everyone commenting on the Writers threads The writers were objective or hated it Gluck did not carry NASCAR’s water Matt Weaver was very tough on NASCAR Cale B Lang...wasn’t there, but she was very optimistic…. But that’s her personality...I would not consider her a synochopant….