Everything you need to know for this weekend’s race is here! The daily fantasy NASCAR Cheat Sheet will get you prepared to pass the competition. This weekend’s race features some of the best drivers in the world, so make sure you get yourself ready for the Coca-Cola 600.
Top 5 Favorites to Win
1. Kevin Harvick (14,200)% – Harvick is money, which is why he will cost you money. Our top priced driver is also one of our favorites to win. Last year was the year of Harvick and this year seems to be playing out the same way. Having led 29% of the laps this season it wouldn’t be surprising to see him lead a lot more this weekend. A second place finish in the All-Star Race should give us some insight in his ability to produce at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
2. Jimmie Johnson (13,200) – Boom Confetti! Count them, 7 wins at CMS. His 48% top 5 finishes at CMS is the best in NASCAR. He already has two wins this year, and both were at intermediate tracks. One of those wins was at Texas Motor Speedway, which is identical in build to Charlotte.
3. Kyle Busch (10,100) – Rowdy must adjust to new Sprint Cup rules package after missing three months due to injury, and he has. During all-star practice at CMS, Kyle recorded the fastest lap. The 2015 car has significantly less horsepower and requires drivers to carry higher speeds through the corners; this car was built for Kyle Busch and now we finally get to see it. This is the lowest price you will get Rowdy at all year.
4. Kasey Kahne (10,100) – It’s been a tough year for the Kahne, but he’s still in 10th in the standings. Kahne won the truck race at CMS last Friday night and finished 8th at Texas a month ago (identical to Charlotte). Kahne has been very successful at CMS with 4 wins and 1106 laps led. Kahne falls right in with all the other Hendrick drivers as this has basically become his home track. At 10,100, you can’t beat Kahne’s value.
5. Kurt Busch (13,000) – Kevin Harvick’s teammate has been equally dominate this year. During last weeks All-Star race at CMS (NASCAR is racing at the same track this week), Harvick and Busch were the best cars on the track. Although Busch’s has slipped out of the top 10 in several race, but he consistently leads laps and runs fastest laps in each race.
Long Shots to Score Big
Casey Mears (7,800) – Temper your expectations, underdogs have a tough time at intermediate tracks and will not light up the DFS scoreboard. Mears is capable of a low 20s finish. If he has potential to gain position differential points, then he’ll be an attractive pick.
Chase Elliot (8,300) – You’re getting a Hendrick engine at a discounted price. The 2015 rules package has created a Sprint Cup car that handles a lot like an Xfinity car, and Chase is doing just alright as reigning Xfinity series champ.
Ryan Blaney (7,900) – If you want to fit in some big dogs, then you’ll need to take a flyer on this kid. Blaney finished 4th in last October’s Xfinity race at Charlotte. He surprised many at Las Vegas (intermediate track) with a top 20 finish. At Texas, Blaney was very fast in practice, but he blew an engine during the race and finished 2nd to last. This is always a real threat for small teams, but if Blaney qualifies towards the bottom of the field, then he’ll be a great GPP play.
Kevin Harvick (14,200) – Happy has dominated the circuit this year. He leads NASCAR with 2 wins and ten top 10s. He lives at the front of the field has the best chance of all driver to stuff the laps led and fastest lap category.
Martin Truex Jr. (9,900) – Truex is 2nd in the Sprint Cup standings and is 5th DFS NASCAR scoring (based on a similar fantasy scoring system at NASCAR.com). His ten top 10 finishes puts are the most for any driver this season. Truex and his new crew chief Cole Pearn are on fire this year and at $9,900 your tongue should be falling out of your mouth.
Joey Logano (12,100) – This might be his year. Logano open the season with a win at Daytona and has not slowed down since. His car was scary fast at Kansas two weeks ago. On one hand, stupid mistakes forced Logano to the back of the field, but on the other, Logano raked in passing points by weaving his way through the field with ease. He hasn’t produced a win at CMS, but with only 12 races at CMS he has been Top 10 or better 11 times.
Track History – Last 4 Winners
- Jimmie Johnson (13,200)*
- Kevin Harvick (14,200)*
- Kasey Kahne (10,100)*
- Kevin Harvick (14,200)*
Pick to Win
Jimmie Johnson (13,200) – Can you really pick against the King of the Queen City? Johnson is NASCAR’s greatest active driver and his performance at CMS is unrivaled. Look for the #48 to start up front, stay up front, and celebrate his 8th victory in front of a capacity memorial day weekend crowd.