Fantasy NASCAR Picks for Aaron's 499 at Talladega

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Fantasy NASCAR Picks for Aaron's 499 at Talladega
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This week, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Talladega for the Aaron’s 499.

The first race on a superspeedway for the Gen-6 car at Daytona was boring. It was like watching a game of follow the leader. Now that teams have had time to figure out the new car, the racing should improve.

Picking the drivers for the Aaron’s 499 is harder than any other race on the schedule. One wreck could take out half of the field, eliminating most of the teams with good cars.

This will be the week to rest some of the drivers you have been using a lot this season. Since being at the right place at the right time determines most races at Talladega, every driver in the field has a legitimate chance of winning.

The strategy for the Fantasy Live game should be to select drivers who will start in the back and have a good chance to finish up front. There are only 188 laps in the race, so leading many laps will not be as important this week. Finishing differential will score you the most points.

This is a unique week in Yahoo! Fantasy Auto Racing. Since qualifying is not until Saturday morning, fantasy NASCAR players will have the opportunity to see two practices sessions before teams must be selected on Saturday morning. 

Here are my picks for the Yahoo! Fantasy Auto Racing game…

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