Welcome to the Super Bowl of the Nascar world, The Dayton 500! This is one of the most fun and unpredictable races of the season. All Drivers want to win this one but they all must be careful of the big one. Buckle up and get ready for a fun race on Sunday!
- Super difficult sport. One of, if not the most high variance sport. So play smart!
- One wreck can crash out half the field, be mindful of that and know that wrecks are not something that can be predicted.
- Remember that these are cars! Engine failure and flat fires are also apart of this sport and also something that cannot be predicted as well.
- Dominators – are drivers that are projected to lead laps, therefore they dominate the race.
- Place Differential – is how many spots a car gains or loses from their starting point. You gain positive and negative points for this stat.
- Laps Run (fanduel) – how many laps a car goes in the race.
- Fastest Laps (draftkings) – What car had the fastest lap of that lap.
Now that you have a better feel for Nascar DFS, let’s dig in.
Kyle Busch– Rowdy made a really bad pass attempt in the 2nd duel that cost him. He tried to pass Jimmy Johnson without any help and it left him in no mans land, leading to his poor starting spot. But his poor starting spot for the 500, ends up being DFS gold for us! With Busch starting 25th, he has the place differential that you are looking for at this race. Busch should come in super popular for Sundays race. Busch has never won the 500, and he has said that is on his list of things to accomplish. After watching the duel, Rowdy may make some risky moves here to be able to pull out his first race win here.
Denny Hamlin – Hamlin has won 2 of the last 4 Dayton 500 races. He is starting 21st tomorrow and has the place differential. He is also probably one of the safest and best drivers in this range tomorrow due to his history here. Chase Elliott is starting 4 spots back and cheaper than Hamlin, but Im siding with Hamlin in this one. Elliott is a solid pivot from Hamlin if running MME tomorrow.
This race is different than most. Today we will look at cheaper drivers that “play it safe” here. You want someone that will look to avoid the big one and finish higher than he started.
Michael McDowell – McDowell is a veteran driver. He starts 26th tomorrow. McDowell is a hang in the back, play it safe driver. His last 4 Daytona 500s he has finished 5th, 9th, 15th and 15th. That is exactly what you are looking for here at Daytona. Look for McDowell to be very popular tomorrow.
Brendan Gaughan– Gaughan is starting 2nd to last, which means he is as safe as they come. His last 3 Dayton 500 he has finished 23rd, 28th and 11th. His price is the one thing that is really keeping me from pressing the lock button on him. Gaughan will look to move up when he is able to but wont take many chances making him safe.