OPR Staff and Fan Fantasy Results for NSCS at Talladega Superspeedway

When it came to the race at Talladega Superspeedway, it was Denny Hamlin that made all the right moves to take the win as he held the lead with the caution flew. As for our pickers, let’s see now which of them were correct in who they chose to do well at Talladega.

The Picks

Ashley McCubbin chose Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch. Harvick faded in the final laps of the event to finish seventh while Kyle Busch found himself stuck in the middle of the pack, finishing 12th. Meanwhile, Brad Keselowski got caught six laps down early in the race after contact with Danica Patrick, and then spun in front of the field when his car got loose to finish 38th. Points: 38+7+33=78

Marshall Gabell chose Michael Waltrip, Jamie McMurray and Ryan Truex. Waltrip avoided trouble all day and ran near the back to finish 25th. McMurray found himself caught multiple laps down after he got a piece of the Keselowski-Patrick wreck on his way to finishing 29th, with Ryan Truex finishing two spots behind him in 31st. Points: 19+15+13=47

Tayler Stiles chose Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth. Johnson got loose and spun late in the race, resulting in a 23rd place finish. Kenseth, meanwhile, got caught up in the big one after Keselowski’s spin, resulting in a 37th place finish. Points: 22+47+8=77

Kreistina Blinova chose Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Gordon got caught up in a big wreck on his way to finishing 39th, while Earnhardt Jr. got stuck in the back after a late race pit stop on his way to finishing 26th. Points: 6+22+19=47

Ronald Costigan chose Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Points: 6+22+19=47

Justin Tucker chose Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Points: 7+22+19=48

Terry Wagner chose Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart and Kurt Busch. Stewart and Busch found themselves in the middle of big wrecks, resulting in 43rd and 33rd place finishes, respectively. Points: 38+1+11=50

Christina Cordner chose Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Points: 6+22+19=47

Billy Stiles Jr. chose Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr., Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kyle Larson ran inside the top 10 much of the race on his way to finishing ninth, while Truex got caught in the middle of the pack and finished 17th. Points: 35+27+19=81

Billy Zardo had Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Kyle Busch. Logano finished 32nd after being involved in a wreck. Points: 7+13+33=53

Robert Hill chose Kevin Harvick, Paul Menard and David Ragan. Paul Menard kept himself near the front all day to finish sixth while David Ragan found himself in a wreck on his way to finishing 35th. Points: 39+38+10=87

 

The Results

  1. Robert Hill – 87
  2. Billy Stiles Jr. – 81
  3. Ashley McCubbin – 78
  4. Tayler Stiles – 77
  5. Billy Zardo – 53
  6. Terry Wagner – 50
  7. Justin Tucker – 48
  8. Marshall Gabell – 47
  9. Kreistina Blinova – 47
  10. Ronald Costigan – 47
  11. Christina Cordner – 47

 

Nationwide Series Points:

Those who missed the first three events received an automatic value that is 10 points minus the lowest scored participant.

  1. Ashley McCubbin – 259+131=390
  2. Tayler Stiles – 245+126=371
  3. Ronald Costigan – 237+131=368
  4. Terry Wagner – 226+131=357
  5. Christina Cordner – 226+123=349
  6. Billy Zardo – 233+113=346
  7. Billy Stiles Jr. – 219+126=345
  8. Marshall Gabell – 210+109=319
  9. Justin Tucker – 200+119=319 
  10. Kreistina Blinova and Robert Hill – 309
Name Race Participated Wins Top 5 Top 10
Marshall Gabell 3 0 4 8
Tayler Styles 3 2 6 9
Ashley McCubbin 3 3 8 9
Ronald Costigan 2 2 5 6
Terry Wagner 2 1 4 6
Christina Cordner 2 0 4 5
Billy Zardo 2 1 4 5
Billy Stiles Jr. 2 1 2 6
Justin Tucker 1 0 2 3

Sprint Cup Points
Note: 
Those who missed the first three events received an automatic value that is 10 points minus the lowest scored participant.

  1. Ashley McCubbin – 267+78=345
  2. Billy Stiles Jr. – 253+81=334
  3. Tayler Stiles – 253+77=330
  4. Ronald Costigan – 267+47=314
  5. Terry Wagner – 256+50=306
  6. Billy Zardo – 253+53=306
  7. Marshall Gabell – 252+47=299
  8. Christina Cordner – 227+47=274
  9. Justin Tucker – 201+48=249
  10. Robert Hill – 91+87=178
  11. Kreistina Blinova – 91+47=138

Name Race Participated Wins Top 5 Top 10
Marshall Gabell 4 0 1 4
Tayler Stiles 4 1 4 5
Ashley McCubbin 4 0 4 6
Ronald Costigan 3 0 3 4
Terry Wagner 3 0 2 5
Billy Zardo 3 1 3 4
Christina Cordner 3 0 2 3
Billy Stiles Jr. 3 0 3 5
Justin Tucker 2 0 1 1
Kreistina Blinova 1 0 0 0
Robert Hill 1 0 0 2

 

Combined

Note: Those who missed the first three events received an automatic value that is 10 points minus the lowest scored participant.

  1. Ashley McCubbin – 657+124+78=859
  2. Ronald Costigan – 657+96+47=800
  3. Tayler Stiles – 624+90+77=791
  4. Billy Stiles Jr. –620+90+81=791
  5. Billy Zardo – 621+95+53=769
  6. Terry Wagner – 635+83+50=768
  7. Robert Hill – 561+115+87=763
  8. Christina Cordner – 598+81+47=726
  9. Marshall Gabell – 571+103+47=721
  10. Justin Tucker –575+90+48=713
  11. Kreistina Blinova – 561+90+47=698

Name Race Participated Wins Top 5 Top 10
Marshall Gabell 8 0 7 14
Tayler Stiles 8 3 11 14
Ashley McCubbin 8 4 14 18
Ronald Costigan 6 3 9 11
Terry Wagner 6 1 7 12
Christina Cordner 6 0 6 8
Billy Zardo 6 2 8 10
Billy Stiles Jr. 6 1 7 12
Justin Tucker 4 0 4 5
Kriestina Blinova 2 0 1 1
Robert Hill 2 0 2 5

 

 PICKERS: Due to the odd start this year with people joining at different times, we will declare a CHAMPION at the end of May – basically titled the OnPitRoad.com Spring Fantasy Pick ‘Em Champion for each section and then reset the points to give everybody a clean slate to get after it.

 

NEXT RACE: May 9th and 10th – Kansas Speedway

After taking a month’s vacation, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is back on track at Kansas Speedway alongside the Sprint Cup Series stars. The NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers will get a vacation this week as they return on May 18th at Iowa Speedway.

PICKERS are asked to choose three drivers for the Sprint Cup Series and two drivers for the Camping World Truck Series.

About Ashley McCubbin 3102 Articles
Joining OnPitRoad.com mid-2013 season, Ashley McCubbin is now the Managing Editor and contributes to each racing division as needed. Since studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber, Ashley has published articles on a couple of different websites, while serving as a public relations representative for different short track teams. Born in North York, Ontario, Ashley currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area. She has spent her entire life at the short track level, falling in love with the sport at the age of five. Beyond her love of short track racing, she also has grown an interest for both NASCAR and the IndyCar Racing Series. She also enjoys taking photos and working on websites, while playing a couple rounds of Candy Crush afterwards.

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