Fantasy NASCAR team preview: Mayfield Motorsports

by Cory J. Bonini on February 6, 2009 @ 00:00:00 PDT

 


No. 41 All Sport Toyota

Owner: Jeremy Mayfield, Gary Smith
Driver: Jeremy Mayfield
Crew chief: Tony Furr
Sprint Cup debut: 1993
Age: 39
Career Sprint Cup wins: 5
2008 Sprint Cup rank: 50

2009 fantasy outlook: Mayfield competed in only eight points races last year with Haas CNC Racing before a mutual parting that led to Mayfield sitting out the rest of the season. He returns this year under his own namesake, Mayfield Motorsports, driving the No. 41 All Sport Toyota. No testing should hurt Mayfield early on, but it was a large reason why he was able to gain ownership rights. The veteran racer hasn't run a full schedule since 2005 (finished ninth) and owns a career-best finish of seventh place in 1998. Mayfield is a risky option as a No. 3 driver, but he has shown the ability to produce, so he could finish as high as a low-end No. 2 when all is said and done.

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About Cory J. Bonini

Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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