If there’s one thing that NASCAR and daily fantasy fans have learned early on, it’s that nothing is predictable. With a new rules package coming into play at Kentucky and limited practice due to rain, this Saturday night will likely bring more of the same.
Fortunately, there is one driver who has fared well recently and just so happens to know how to compete at Kentucky. No, we’re not talking about Jimmie Johnson, let’s discuss a player that’s nearly $3,000 less than him—Ryan Newman.
Sure, targeting a big name like Kevin Harvick or Johnson has paid dividends this season, but neither is especially dominant at Kentucky. In four races, neither has come away with a win and have a combined one top-five finish between the two.
Newman already has two top fives alone.
Over the last three races, Newman has an average of 36.3 points per race while struggling with pass differential. With a rating of 116.7 last season at Kentucky, it’s easy to see why the No. 31 machine can produce a great No. 2 or 3 driver for owners in need of saving some cash.
If you want to target either Johnson or Harvick, you’ll need the extra salary space to do so. Thanks to having a driver like Newman in the lineup, owners won’t need to dumpster dive for drivers they can’t trust.
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