Duck Commander 500: NASCAR fantasy picks


Find out which drivers you should pick for your fantasy picks for the Duck Commander 500.

NASCAR heads to Texas as the Sprint Cup Series drivers take part in their first night race of the season. The Duck Commander 500 will take place on the 1.5-mile long Texas Motor Speedway a week after the circuit competed at the first short track of the year.

Finding the right drivers to pick each week for your NASCAR fantasy teams is crucial. Any given moment a driver could spin out or end their race on a freak accident. Yet, the picks should be decided based on past races at the specific track and how drivers are doing this year. Four drivers to pick for Saturday’s night race are below.

Jimmie Johnson

Like many tracks in NASCAR, Jimmie Johnson owns Texas Motor Speedway. He averages an 8.4 finish at the track and has done well at other tracks that feature the low down-force package. Johnson won last year’s Duck Commander 500 and should be one of the favorites this year as he qualified for 11th. Don’t be surprised if he’s able to get into the top five of the field quickly on Saturday.

Kurt Busch

Kurt Busch hasn’t done historically well at Texas Motor Speedway. However, he’s currently within top-10 of the chase standings with four top-10 and one top-5 finish so far this season. He’s definitely a wildcard for Saturday’s race, but the Stweart-Haas Racing team will do their best to make sure his successful season continues at Texas.

Kyle Busch

The fellow Busch brother, Kyle Busch, has three top-five finishes at Texas Motor Speedway. He won in 2009 and looks to end the drought by winning this year’s race. The Busch brothers will be mentioned often on Saturday night’s race as Joe Gibbs Racing looks to win their second-straight Sprint Cup series event of the season. Busch currently sits third in the chase standings with five top-10 finishes, five top-five placements, and one win on the season thus far. He will start Saturday’s race in 15th place.

Joey Logano

Joey Logano has been the top Team Penske driver this season and Saturday should be no different. His crew has done a great job of giving him everything he needs to succeed. He will start in the front row of the race alongside Carl Edwards who won the pole during Friday’s qualifying.

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