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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.

LendingTree to Sponsor Parker Kligerman in Daytona 500

Photo of the No. 30 Toyota sponsored by Lending Tree to be driven by Parker Kligerman in the Daytona 500 on February 23, 2014. [Swan Racing Team]

Photo of the No. 30 Toyota sponsored by LendingTree to be driven by Parker Kligerman in the Daytona 500 on February 23, 2014. [Swan Racing Team]

Swan Racing announced today that they have signed LendingTree as the primary sponsor for Parker Kligerman and the No. 30 Toyota in the Daytona 500.

The cars first appearance on the track will be during the first Budweiser Duel tonight, which will air on FOX Sports 1 at 7 pm est.

It also is the first appearance in NASCAR for LendingTree as a sponsor, leading to this quote from LendingTree founder and CEO, Doug Lebda:

We’re extremely excited to partner with Swan Racing in our first–ever involvement with NASCAR, and proud to support rookie driver Parker Kligerman at Daytona. LendingTree’s primary focus is to empower individuals, whether that’s empowering borrowers against big banks or empowering up-and-coming drivers against more established race teams.

Of course, driver Parker Kligerman is excited to hit the track with the backup car after yesterdays flip in practice:

The No. 30 LendingTree Toyota is ready to roll and we are looking forward to getting on track beginning with tonight’s Budweiser DUEL qualifying race and then Sunday’s Daytona 500.

It will be interesting to see how aggressive the team allows Kilgerman to be during the Duel race, considering they are basically locked into the Daytona 500 through a combination of their qualifying time and last years’ team points.

[Swan Racing Team]



Parker Kligerman to Race Daytona for BRG in NCWTS

Parker Kligerman races in a pack at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2013 [NASCAR Media]

Parker Kligerman races in a pack at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2013 [NASCAR Media]

Last fall Parker Kligerman made what many thought would be a one-off appearance at Talladega Superspeedway driving for BRG Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on October 19. However, after finishing fourth, Kligerman will once again drive for BRG this year at Daytona and Talladega in the NCWTS races.

Naturally team owner George Bragg is excited for the deal, saying:

I told somebody yesterday, I can’t wait to get to the racetrack. Usually, you worry about everything on your list and wishing you had an extra week. When you do as good as we did last time, you can’t wait for it to get here so you can do it again.

We’re living the dream of anybody who’s ever had a passion for racing right now. We’re really blessed to be able to do this.

We want to win Daytona, and I want to bring that trophy home to BRG Motorsports. We came so close to winning Talladega with Parker (Kligerman) with the support that we have and our race team. We still have all of that in place. We have a brand new truck that’s better than the one we had at Talladega. I feel like we have as good a chance as anybody there to win, especially with NASCAR evening out the playing field from all the truck-support teams that we were having to battle with. Now they’ve changed the body and changed the nose and tightened up the rules. Where everybody with a wind tunnel and all that kind of stuff had an advantage on us, they’ve taken a lot of that away. So we stand maybe even a better chance at this race than we did the last one. We’re just so excited to be going.

While it may seem unusual that a team that only entered one race in 2013 could come away with a fourth-place finish, BRG Motorsports does have support through Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota.

The crew chief for the team will be Bragg’s son, Josh Bragg.


Daily Door Rub 2-13-14

The Daily Door Rub is a quick look around the web, linking to other good racing stories not written by the Trackside Times staff.

Photo of the day:

Brandt Chevrolet to be run by Justin Allgaier in the Daytona 500 on February 23, 2014 [HScott Motorsports]

Brandt Chevrolet to be run by Justin Allgaier in the Daytona 500 on February 23, 2014 [HScott Motorsports]

A few good links:
Jenna Fryer tells us that Brad Keselowski may be quiet toward the media, but is speaking up behind closed doors [AP]Jerry Bonkowski with a look at if 2014 will finally be Paul Menard’s year [NBC Sports Motorsports Talk]

Jerry Bonkowski again with a story on how Jeb Burton went from unemployed to having a ride at Daytona in the Camping World Truck Series race [NBC Sports Motorsports Talk]

Parker Kligerman wrote an incredible “how-to” story on how to become a NASCAR Sprint Cup driver [Jalopnik]


Video of the Day:

A “bold” look at Kyle Larson’s new Target ride.