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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Ryan Preece
Mark Taylor previews this week's race in the Chase as Kevin Harvick brings his championship quest to Texas Motor Speedway.
In what C.J. Radune describes as a chaotic and unpredictable race, Denny Hamlin barely edged out Matt DiBenedetto to win the YellaWood 500, advancing in the playoffs.
Martin Truex Jr. will start the Las Vegas race 11th but he has two wins at the track, including this race last season, and should perform well Sunday.
Harrison Burton, who’s in C.J. Radune’s Higher-Risk Lineup, will start this race sixth and has two top-10 finishes from two series starts at the track.
Mark Taylor previews this weekend's doubleheader at Michigan International Speedway as Brad Keselowski looks to continue running hot at the two-mile oval.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Preece takes over for the long-time veteran A.J. Allmendinger in the JTG Daugherty Racing No. 47 Chevrolet this season. The 28-year-old Rookie of the Year candidate has spent the last few seasons racing part-time in the Xfinity Series. He posted his best campaign yet in 2018 with one victory and 10 Top-10 finishes in just 15 starts for Joe Gibbs Racing in the No. 18 Toyota. Preece really carved out his reputation in his teens and early 20s racing well in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Series. He grabbed 22 victories there and a championship in 2013 as well as four other occasions where he finished runner-up in the points. Preece has an appealing age and maturity that most teams are looking for in a driver, but he lacks the crucial experience racing in Cup cars that would make this transition easier. It's going to be an uphill and learning season for Preece in the No. 47 machine.
The No. 18 JGR Toyota team retains the top of the Xfinity Series rankings again this season. Even though Busch will have his slate reigned back to just seven starts. He should be good for three or four wins in those efforts. Youngster Preece will be in the driver's seat for at least 10 events. He nabbed one win and four Top-5 finishes in a very limited schedule for JGR last year. The remaining starts will be divided up by Gibbs' strong Cup driver lineup. The talent and team will again be the class of the Xfinity Series in 2018. It would not be surprising at all to see this team break into the six-or-seven-win range with about 25 or more Top-10 finishes. Despite the rotating driver lineup, this is about as good as it gets in this division of NASCAR.
Signed with JD Motorsports in February 2016 to race the full Xfinity Series season and contend for Rookie of the Year honors.
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Pole Position for Pocono 350
Preece will start from the pole for the Pocono 350 at Pocono Raceway Sunday afternoon.
Fails inspection, starting in rear
Awarded Toyota 500k Pole
Preece was awarded the pole for Wednesday evening's Toyota 500k at Darlington Raceway.
Starting at rear at virtual Dover