This past weekend after finishing second four times this year and failing to get his first win in the 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Series Brett Moffit was finally able to enter the winners circle after his excellent race at the Clean Harbors 200 at Kansas Speedway. Moffitt’s win could not have come at a better time as he clinched his spot in the championship four race at Phoenix International Speedway November 6th. The race ended with Moffit holding off the number 2 car driven by Sheldon Creed. The win at Kansas really turned Moffit’s season around. The races top five concluded with Creed in second, Austin Hill in third, Grant Enfinger in fourth, and Chandler Smith in fifth. Sheldon Creed led the most laps on the day with 6, he was also able to win both stages of the race thus increasing his season lead in stage wins to nine. Creed’s second place effort gave him a seven-point lead over the regular season champion Hill. The current standings are as follows: Moffitt in first, Creed in second, Hill in third and Zane Smith in fourth.
The free pick for the SpeedyCash.com 400 at Texas Motor Speedway is Christian Eckes ($9,700 DK). Eckes has one career race at Texas Motor Speedway where he was able to turn a seventh-place start into a second place finish. In this race Eckes was able to lead 52 laps, second most on the day to NASCAR Cup Series Driver Kyle Busch. This year on mile and a half race tracks Eckes has three top five finishes, nine top 10 finishes, and has led 118 laps. With Eckes starting 10th on Saturday he also offers minor point differential potential if he can get that elusive win this season.
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Matt Crafton: Last year’s NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Series champion Matt Crafton ($9,000 DK) will start the SpeedyCash.com 400 in the seventh spot. In his career at Texas, Matt Crafton has an average start of 12.5 and an average finish of 8.62. I those races he has two wins, 17 top five finishes, 28 top 10 finishes, and has led 431 laps. In the last three years Crafton has raced seven times at Texas and has not placed lower than ninth. Texas Motor Speedway has been friendly to Crafton in his truck racing career.
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Stewart Friesen: After finishing fourth at Texas Motor Speedway earlier this year Stewart Friesen($8,100 DK) will start this weekends SpeedyCash.com 400 in the 21st position. Since the start of the 2017 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Friesen has raced at Texas Motor Speedway seven times. In those seven races he has an average start of 11.3 and an average finish of 10.29. Also, in those races he has placed top five three times, top 10 four times, and has led 26 laps. Friesen’s best finish at Texas came in the Spring of 2019 where he finished second after starting ninth. On intermediate length mile and a half track his year Friesen has an average start of 14.67 and an average finish of 13.44. Boasted again by his two top five finishes at Texas and Las Vegas.
Raphael Lessard: Starting 20th for this weekends SpeedyCash.com 400 is the driver of the number four Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Raphael Lessard ($7,300 DK). Lessard got his first career win at Talladega Superspeedway two races ago. Lessard has one career race at Texas where he started 16th and finished 12th. In 2020 some of Lessard’s best finishes have been on intermediate mile and a half race tracks. He finished 15th at Charlotte, 11th at Homestead-Miami, 13th at Kentucky, 12th at Texas, 11th at Kansas, and 6th at Darlington. If Lessard can race like he did at Talladega and mix that with his six top 15 performances at mile and a half tracks this year, he could be in store for a lot of place differential points.
DFS Picks to Avoid
Sheldon Creed: Currently Sheldon Creed ($10,100 DK) is in second place in the playoffs, up nine points on the fifth-place driver Grant Enfinger. Creed will start this weekends SpeedyCash.com 400 in the first spot after being awarded the pole. In four career races at Texas Motor Speedway Creed has an average starting position of 4.5 and an average finish of 17.25. Creed’s numbers at Texas do not sit well with me. Considering that Creed has an average start of 4.5 and has had his best finish be sixth, I will keep him out of my lineup this week. Earlier this year at the Spring Texas race Creed also had the first starting position and ended the race in 16th. There have been 11 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors truck races this year at mile and a half tracks. In those 11 races Creed has an average starting position of 12.83 and an average finish of 20.33. At the $10,000 price point there are better options this week like Brett Moffitt ($10,500 DK).
MY TOP-FIVE OVERALL AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
- Brett Moffitt
- Austin Hill
- Grant Enfinger
- Matt Crafton
- Zane Smith
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