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June 30, 3:00 PM ET
Fantasy NASCAR with Mark Garrow

Mark "Guru" Garrow
  (2:34 PM)

Going on half hour early today because I need to get of a half hour early to catch a plane....so without further delay....let's get this partaaayyyy started!

Andy (Alaska)

Thanks Mark, last couple of weeks my team has been climbing up the ranks. Looks like Jimmy is making a run and maybe Jr. too. The way they have been racing lately it should be a good one. I for one appreciate the aggressiveness. Who you got this week? At least, who do you think will finish? Thanks again Mark have a great week.

Mark "Guru" Garrow
  (2:38 PM)

Thanks for the props Andy...Jimmie is certainly back on track there's no question about that and should be a challenger this week at Daytona. Tony Stewart is currently number one in my rankings that usually change a little bit after the race day chat with the crew chiefs. I like the fact Tony has won two of the last four in July at Daytona and just loves a hot, slick track and that will certainly be the case Saturday night. I also like Jamie McMurray, Kevin Harvick and the Busch brothers a lot too..This race will be about handling and not all out speed.

Beth (WV)

This is the big one. How do you like this Pre-Race 88-29-14-18-11. Love Beth

Mark "Guru" Garrow
  (2:41 PM)

Right off the top my pre-race team will be 14,18,2,29 and 1....Your team doesn't have any weaknesses but you might want to tweek it for a few more points.

Nick Rolando (Orlando)

Mark, as always thanks for the chats and just a head's up to you guys back in Charlotte it feels like the hottest summer in a long time. Anyways, my pre-lim line-up is 2-88-19-82, thoughts? I have 5 starts left with the 43 and 98 and 4 with the 77 so that is why I'm starting Speed.

Mark "Guru" Garrow
  (2:44 PM)

That's one crazy line-up you got there Nick...but it's a restictor plate race and you never know..maybe you strike gold...maybe coal...and you're welcome.

tom f (indiana)

what do you think of bodine's chances this week? he kills those truck plate races.

Mark "Guru" Garrow
  (2:44 PM)

Tom, you're right about Bodine being a good little plate racer, but I'm pretty sure he's going to be a start and park if he gets in.

mike p (danbury ct)

Hi, mark.well back to daytona, at night BIGGER spoiler,slick Track,and he finished second last week.Would you say Tony Stewart is my guy sat night. My other thought was the 1 car or the 29 car,. what is your thinking and your race winner.

Mark "Guru" Garrow
  (2:46 PM)

Great minds think alike Mike..Again, I've got Tony has my number one in the pre-race rankings..and I like the 1 and 29 a bunch too...as a matter of fact here's my top-30 going in....1.Tony Stewart2.Jamie McMurray3.Kevin Harvick4.Kurt Busch5.Kyle Busch6.Jimmie Johnson7.Denny Hamlin8.Clint Bowyer9.Jeff Gordon10.Jeff Burton11.Dale Earnhardt, Jr.12.Mark Martin13.Juan Pablo Montoya14.Ryan Newman15.Matt Kenseth16.Carl Edwards17.Martin Truex, Jr.18.David Reutimann19.Kasey Kahne20.Greg Biffle21.Marcos Ambrose22.Joey Logano23.A.J. Allmendinger24.David Ragan25.Elliott Sadler26.Brad Keselowski27.Robby Gordon28.Paul Menard29.Sam Hornish, Jr.30.Reed Sorenson

Chris Fiegler (Latham,NY)

Who do you think will win the Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona?

Mark "Guru" Garrow
  (2:46 PM)

I like Kyle Busch or Kevin Harvick to get that done.

Don (Kenosha, Wi)

I think I will go with 2, 14, 48 and 29, 19 this week. What do you think?

Mark "Guru" Garrow
  (2:47 PM)

Don, I know Elliott Sadler is a great little plate racer but I can't rank him ahead of the 1,31 or 88...Your "A" picks are pretty solid.

Chris Fiegler (Latham,NY)

Who do you think will win the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona?

Doug (Ohio)

Hey Mark, Thank you for making me keep in Harvick and Burton last week worked out well. But this week will be a mess who ya like top tier and second tier?

Mark "Guru" Garrow
  (2:49 PM)

Oops for Chris....At this point I'm going with Tony Stewart...and then for Doug..14,2,18,48,11,33, and 24 are my top "A" drivers...In "B" group 1,29,31 and 88 are my top-four.

Ryan (Reynoldsburg,Ohio)

This is the hungriest i have seen Jeff Gordon in years. What can be attributed to that. Thanks for being the best in the biz!!!!

Mark "Guru" Garrow
  (2:50 PM)

Easy one Ryan...he hasn't won in a long, long time...Only a trip to victory lane can curb his hunger pains.

Daniel (Indiana)

hey mark, got a question for ya: i'm in a yahoo fantasy league where we can only use drivers nine times , so should I go with a long-shot this week like Robby Gordon, Bobby Labonte, Stremme, Richardson Jr, Kvapil, Park, Bliss, Smith, or Reed, or go with a "regular" like AJ, Menard or Hornish...your thoughts?

Mark "Guru" Garrow
  (2:54 PM)

Robby Gordon has had a decent recent history at Daytona so he might be worth the risk this week..you hate to use picks you can't afford to for a plate race where anything and everything can happen..After practice another one those guys will pose as a decent pick to take a chance on..maybe Regan Smith or Reed Sorenson..

Clay (Indiana)

Hey Mark, how's this for strategy? Starting the four or five drivers with the lowest average finish at the last four restrictor plate races.

Mark "Guru" Garrow
  (2:56 PM)

lol..let me know how that all works out Clay...as good a strategy as any..but I think I'll stick with picking my numbers out of a hat...lol...actually Daytona race a lot easier to predict than Talladega..Handling is so key and not raw power.

Mark "Guru" Garrow
  (2:56 PM)

lol..let me know how that all works out Clay...as good a strategy as any..but I think I'll stick with picking my numbers out of a hat...lol...actually Daytona race a lot easier to predict than Talladega..Handling is so key and not raw power.

KARL (COLUMBIA MO)

TOP 3 NATIONWIDE DRIVERS AT DAYTONA WITH THE "NEW CAR"?TOP 3 "C" DRIVERS IN THE YAHOO GAME FOR DAYTONA?THANKS, ENJOY YOUR SUNDAY UPDATES!

Mark "Guru" Garrow
  (2:57 PM)

Top 3 Nationwide Kyle Busch, Harvick, and Dale Jr....and don't know who the "C" drivers are in Yahoo..sorry..

Don (Kenosha, Wi)

Start and parks, if they qualify? 13,46,55,64,66,71,87? Will Mears get a ride this week?

Mark "Guru" Garrow
  (2:58 PM)

87 has as sponsor so he'll be running the whole way..

Lee (NE)

Still the "draw your team outta a hat and go with it" at the ol' Daytona in the summer as well? Or are there more trends the second time around....

Mark "Guru" Garrow
  (3:00 PM)

Lee I try not to use my hat unless it's for Talladega...Daytona should be somewhat predictable..crew chief chat, like usual, should allow us to zero in on who's got what.

RAY GORDON REID ( ST AUGUSTINE FLA 32085)

QUESTION TO MARK GURU GARROW AT 3.25 PM GOOD WEDNESDAY GURU WHO THE DATONA GURU HAVE FOR DAYTONA

Mark "Guru" Garrow
  (3:01 PM)

Good afternoon Ray Gordon...at this point I think Tony Stewart is going to be the man to beat.

texas lake (texas)

MARKhappy 4th may the force be with you.

Mark "Guru" Garrow
  (3:02 PM)

Thanks I appreciate that a bunch...I just hope all of us remember the troops this holiday season..I appreciate what they do and how they do it and I want them home safe and as soon as we safely can.

Nick Stephenson (Kansas City, KS)

Where do you think Kasey Kahne will end up next year?

Mark "Guru" Garrow
  (3:03 PM)

That's still the 64 dollar question Nick..Could be with Phoenix Racing, Stewart-Haas and I've heard Team Red Bull will be switching from Toyota to Chevy and that's a possibility if that happens.

Mark "Guru" Garrow
  (3:05 PM)

Here's my top-30 pre-race.......1.Tony Stewart2.Jamie McMurray3.Kevin Harvick4.Kurt Busch5.Kyle Busch6.Jimmie Johnson7.Denny Hamlin8.Clint Bowyer9.Jeff Gordon10.Jeff Burton11.Dale Earnhardt, Jr.12.Mark Martin13.Juan Pablo Montoya14.Ryan Newman15.Matt Kenseth16.Carl Edwards17.Martin Truex, Jr.18.David Reutimann19.Kasey Kahne20.Greg Biffle21.Marcos Ambrose22.Joey Logano23.A.J. Allmendinger24.David Ragan25.Elliott Sadler26.Brad Keselowski27.Robby Gordon28.Paul Menard29.Sam Hornish, Jr.30.Reed Sorenson

Jack Copaken (Kansas City)

Where do you think Kasey Kahne will end up next year.

Mark "Guru" Garrow
  (3:07 PM)

Jack..just answered that question this way....That's still the 64 dollar question Nick..Could be with Phoenix Racing, Stewart-Haas and I've heard Team Red Bull will be switching from Toyota to Chevy and that's a possibility if that happens.

Nick Rolando (Orlando)

Mark, you're my "insider" when it comes to NASCAR news, any word on what will happen at RPM next year, tehy going to merge with someone else? I thought I read where Ford wants 8 full time teams and if anything happens to RPM then they might have to look elsewhere.

Mark "Guru" Garrow
  (3:34 PM)

Hard to say what's going on with RPM...at this point they have no sponsorships for next season and only three drivers..there have also been rumors Robbie Loomis could be headed over to Roush to be new general manager if Robbie Reiser moves back to being Matt Kenseth's crew chief...not sure about any of it..but that's whats out there.

Mark "Guru" Garrow
  (3:35 PM)

Got to go...our race day chat on Saturday afternoon will start at 5:00 eastern...hope to see you then...and until then may the force be with you...it's always sad to say..but "The Guru has left the building".