Daily Archives: March 2, 2014

The Profit on CNBC 500 Results

The Profit On CNBC 500

Kevin Harvick leads the field en route to a dominating win during The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 2, 2014 in Avondale, AZ. [Getty Images for NASCAR]

Kevin Harvick wins at Phoenix by dominating The Profit on CNBC 500.

Here are the full results:

1 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 13 312 224
Position Up
Running 48 5
2 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet 5 312 0
0
Running 42 0
3 2 Brad Keselowski Ford 1 312 3
Position Up
Running 42 1
4 22 Joey Logano Ford 2 312 71
Position Up
Running 41 1
5 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 17 312 4
Position Up
Running 40 1
6 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 4 312 0
0
Running 38 0
7 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 15 312 6
Position Up
Running 38 1
8 99 Carl Edwards Ford 23 312 1
Position Up
Running 37 1
9 18 Kyle Busch Toyota 7 312 0
Position Up
Running 35 0
10 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 3 312 0
Position Up
Running 34 0
11 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 11 312 0
11 Position Up
Running 33 0
12 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 19 312 0
-1 Position Down
Running 32 0
13 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 14 312 1
16 Position Up
Running 32 1
14 13 Casey Mears Chevrolet 18 312 0
-1 Position Down
Running 30 0
15 43 Aric Almirola Ford 9 312 0
14 Position Up
Running 29 0
16 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 20 312 0
12 Position Up
Running 28 0
17 16 Greg Biffle Ford 6 312 0
-2 Position Down
Running 27 0
18 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford 21 312 0
-6 Position Down
Running 26 0
19 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 12 312 0
-6 Position Down
Running 25 0
20 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet 8 312 0
Position Up
Running 24 0
21 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 29 311 0
0
Running 23 0
22 78 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet 27 311 0
Position Up
Running 22 0
23 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 22 311 0
Position Up
Running 21 0
24 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet 24 311 0
-7 Position Down
Running 20 0
25 55 Brian Vickers Toyota 16 311 0
Position Up
Running 19 0
26 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 25 310 0
Position Up
Running 18 0
27 26 Cole Whitt Toyota 31 310 0
0
Running 17 0
28 34 David Ragan Ford 30 310 0
0
Running 16 0
29 38 David Gilliland Ford 28 309 2
-1 Position Down
Running 16 1
30 51 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet 43 309 0
-2 Position Down
Running 14 0
31 36 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 39 308 0
-4 Position Down
Running 13 0
32 33 Brian Scott Chevrolet 32 308 0
-3 Position Down
Running 0 0
33 95 Michael McDowell Ford 26 307 0
Position Up
Running 11 0
34 7 Michael Annett Chevrolet 41 307 0
-4 Position Down
Running 10 0
35 83 Ryan Truex Toyota 34 307 0
Position Up
Running 9 0
36 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 33 306 0
-2 Position Down
Running 8 0
37 35 Blake Koch Ford 37 306 0
0
Running 0 0
38 32 Travis Kvapil Ford 40 302 0
0
Running 6 0
39 41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 10 292 0
-10 Position Down
Engine 5 0
40 66 Joe Nemechek Toyota 38 292 0
-2 Position Down
Running 0 0
41 23 Alex Bowman Toyota 35 230 0
-11 Position Down
Brakes 3 0
42 30 Parker Kligerman Toyota 36 226 0
-10 Position Down
Engine 2 0
43 87 Morgan Shepherd Toyota 42 28 0
-2 Position Down
Brakes 0 0

Fantasy Five – 2014 The Profit on CNBC 500

Daytona 500 - Practice

The Fantasy Five is our look at the top 5 fantasy picks for the Fantasy Live game on NASCAR.com

Fantasy Live on NASCAR.com assigns a money value to each driver, with each team consisting of 5 drivers with a total value of $100 or less. Once you “hire” a driver, their value is locked in for the season. However, since a drivers value can fluctuate, it becomes very hard to add and/or drop drivers each week as values seem to increase faster than they decrease.

Last weeks team was Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Cole Whitt and Michael Waltrip.

This week, due to value increases and decent historical statistical value, we are pretty locked into keeping Kenseth, Hamlin and Earnhardt Jr.

Obviously we need to drop Michael Waltrip since he isn’t even racing this week, and we need to look at limited data and evaluate Cole Whitt versus some other options in the same price range.

Cole Whitt’s value on NASCAR.com is $12.00. Similar drivers in his range are Danica Patrick ($16.00 – up $4.50), Justin Allgaier ($15.00 – up $9.25), David Gilliland ($14.00 – up $5), Ryan Truex ($13.00 – up $8), Joe Nemechek ($11.00 – up $6.25) and Swan Racing teammate Parker Kligerman ($11.00 – up $6.25).

If you look at historical data, and unfortunately you need to compare using some Nationwide data for Kligerman and Whitt, but you come up with about an equal rating for Kligerman, Whitt and Patrick.

However, if you look at Sprint Cup results for Patrick, you see some terrible finishes, so I eliminated her until I see some better consistency. I’d rather take a shot on a newer driver, trying to find a bargain.

Allgaier was a great buy if you got him last week at Daytona, but his increase this week ruled him out for me. Gilliland is consistent, but not worth $14.00. Ryan Truex at $13.00 with that team is insane. The same for Nemechek. That left we between Kligerman and Whitt so I stayed with Whitt.

To replace Waltrip, I had $12 left over, so I went and got David Ragan. Another consistent finisher, with a team that is always going to run the full race distance. I’ll gladly take a 25-30 place finish with my two weakest drivers, I just can afford a 4oth. I feel I get that with Ragan and Whitt.

So, while individually Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano or Brad Keselowski are probably the top drivers to select this week, their increase in value is too much for me to withstand so I’ll go with Kenseth, Hamlin, Earnhardt Jr., Whitt and Ragan.

Last week I finished 7th in our league out of 30 so I think I am on the right path.

For my manufactuer, I selected Ford to cover in case Logano or Keselowski win. I took Denny Hamlin’s crew for my pit crew as they were one of the best last year and were top 5 last week as well.