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Austin Dillon's Coke 600 was an anomaly 05-23-2018
Austin Dillon
Using fuel mileage, Austin Dillon won last year's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but that is his only top-10 in the past two years on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. If that win is removed from his record, Dillon has an average finish of 19.5 on this track type since the beginning of the 2017 season. Eight of his 13 races ended between 13th and 17th, however, so he may fit a niche if he is rightly-priced.
Jimmie Johnson has no recent top-10s on type 05-23-2018
Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson has not scored a top-10 finish in his last six attempts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks, dating back to an 11th last fall at Kansas Speedway. If Johnson kept narrowly missing the top 10, that would be one thing, but he has three results outside the top 25 and an average of 21.8 in those six races. Until he rebounds for several consecutive weeks, he is contraindicated on fantasy rosters.
Paul Menard in uneven on track type 05-23-2018
Paul Menard
Paul Menard has been uneven on the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year with two top-10s countered by a pair of results outside the top 15. In general, the No. 21 team is performing well and Menard is a better value than he was last year. Last year's driver Ryan Blaney was able to smooth out the peaks and valleys a little better, however. Menard's inconsistency makes him a much more difficult pick for one's fantasy roster.
Reed Sorenson ran well at Kansas 05-23-2018
Reed Sorenson
Reed Sorenson has made two previous starts on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year with a best of 27th last week at Kansas Speedway. Sorenson's other attempt on the 1.5-milers this year ended in a 31st at Texas Motor Speedway, so it would seem to be a good bet that he could finish in the range of about 30th this week. With a full field expected, he could be a decent value if he qualifies 35th or worse and earns place-differential points to go along with his race finish points.
Kurt Busch looks to rekindle CLT streak 05-23-2018
Kurt Busch
Kurt Busch had a even-race streak of top-10 finishes at Charlotte Motor Speedway come to an end last fall in the Bank of America 500 when he slipped to 22nd. Busch's average finish in the seven previous races was 7.0. Even with that poor result last fall, he now has eight top-15s in the last 10 races at Charlotte. The down side of starting him is not very great, but he must be rightly-priced to be a good value. Only two of his last 10 attempts ended in top-fives.
Ty Dillon: Pulling double-duty at Charlotte 05-23-2018
Ty Dillon
Before competing in his regular No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet in Sunday night's Cup Series Coca-Cola 600, Ty Dillon will pilot the No. 3 Nexium® 24HR Chevrolet in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Alsco 300 on Saturday. Dillon has eight previous starts in the NXS at Charlotte, earning four top-10 finishes. His highest finish of sixth place came in the fall of 2015. Dillon also has two previous starts in the Cup Series at the 1.5-mile track, and he scored his best finish of 21st place in the fall of 2017. He has two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at CMS. He won the pole award in 2012 and followed that up with a second-place starting position in 2013. Dillon earned top-10 finishes in both races, earning his best finish of fifth place in 2013.-Richard Childress Racing
Michael Annett: Alsco 300 advance 05-23-2018
Michael Annett
Michael Annett's best NXS finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway is 10th, on two occasions. He placed there in the fall of 2012 and 2013. In three starts on 1.5-mile ovals so far in 2018, The No. 5 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet driver has led five laps, all at Texas Motor Speedway. His best finish on a 1.5-mile track this year is 13th at Las Vegas. Annett's drive toward the NXS Playoffs is picking up steam. Through 10 races, he sits 14th in points, just 23 points out of 12th place. The Charlotte race kicks off a four-event stretch of solid tracks for Annett in Pocono, Michigan and Iowa. He earned a sixth-place finish at Iowa in 2017, and ran solidly at both Pocono and Michigan.-JR Motorsports
Justin Allgaier: Alsco 300 advance 05-23-2018
Justin Allgaier
Justin Allgaier (No. 7 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet) currently sits fourth in the NXS point standings, 58 points behind leader Elliott Sadler. With crew chief Jason Burdett serving a two-race suspension, No. 7 car chief Billy Wilburn will fill his role. In 15 NXS starts at CMS, Allgaier has three top-five and eight top-10 finishes with 14 laps led. Last May, he claimed the pole award at the 1.5-mile speedway. This season, Allgaier has the highest driver rating (111.1) and the most laps led (276) among full-time NXS drivers. In three NXS starts on 1.5-mile tracks this season, he has a best finish of third (Las Vegas).-JR Motorsports
Elliott Sadler: Alsco 300 advance 05-23-2018
Elliott Sadler
With their impressive 10 race single-digit finishing streak to start the 2018 season, Elliott Sadler and the No. 1 OneMain Financial Chevrolet team continue to lead the NASCAR Xfinity Series point standings. In 22 NXS starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Virginia native has five top fives, 10 top 10s and one pole (2012). Sadler's best finish at the 1.5-mile speedway is second (2005 and 2016). On 1.5-mile tracks this season, Sadler has earned an average finish of 6.0. His average for the season is 4.6, a high for all drivers throughout the top-tier series.-JR Motorsports
Jeffrey Earnhardt in #55 for Coca-Cola 600 05-23-2018
Jeffrey Earnhardt
Jeffrey Earnhardt will enter the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 this weekend driving the Premium Motorsports No. 55 Chevrolet.

Said Earnhardt: "I'm excited to announce that I'll be piloting the No. 55 @NineLineApparel @premiummotrspts Chevy this weekend @CLTMotorSpdwy. On board will be 617 names of Men & Women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country, alongside @AoAFallen. We salute you."