Fantasy NASCAR team preview: Furniture Row Racing

by Bryce McRae on February 5, 2009 @ 00:00:00 PDT

 


No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet

Owner: Barney Visser
Driver: Regan Smith
Crew chief: Jay Guy
Sprint Cup debut: 2007
Age: 25
Career Sprint Cup wins: 0
2008 Sprint Cup rank: 34

2009 fantasy outlook: The reigning Sprint Cup rookie of the year, Smith won almost by default last year. He became the first rookie to finish all of his races, but Smith's best finish was 14th (twice) and his average finish was 29th. Furniture Row Racing has only scheduled Smith for 12 races this year, the first coming in the Daytona 500. His 31st-place average finish at this track should keep you from selecting the driver, as it should for all other races. His best tracks are short (24th-place average finish) and the superspeedways (25th). Leave Smith alone in drafts.

 

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About Bryce McRae

Bryce McRae is a Managing Editor with KFFL and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1999. He joined KFFL as a volunteer writer in March 2005 before becoming a Hot off the Wire Analyst in March 2006. He began working in his current capacity in September 2008. His work has appeared on fantasy sports sites such as Yahoo! and CBS Sportsline as well as in print. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2008 with a B.A. in History and U.S. Studies.

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