Another week, another race. Here we’ll break down all the most important Daily Fantasy NASCAR information in order to drive your success! The information below is provided by DraftKings. The information is not developed or provided by NASCAR, Inc., or its affiliates.
Top 5 Favorites to Win
1. Jimmie Johnson –
The stats are beyond impressive. Nine wins and 2,976 laps led at Dover. That’s Hall of Fame domination. Johnson had a tough Charlotte, but there is no way the 48 has back-to-back bad weeks. Once again this week, Johnson is the central part of lineups. His history at Dover and his performance up to this point this year are too attractive.
2. Joey Logano – Dover has always been one of Logano’s favorite tracks (excluding this moment – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiXEQe36YCU – If you had the under on 10 barrel rolls, then you lose!) When Logano struggled at JGR, he still performed at Dover. He’s finished in the top 10 in each his last 6 races at the Monster Mile. The Penske Fords look great this year and Logano is running up front every week.
3. Jeff Gordon – Maybe you can’t afford Jimmie, then go with the 24. Gordon hasn’t dominated Dover like Jimmie, but he’s the second best at this short track. The Rainbow Warrior won the Dover race last fall and over his last 5, he has four top 5 finishes. A series of misfortunate events ruined the beginning of Gordon’s season, but he’s in a groove now and a win is just around the corner.
4. Joe Gibbs Racing – The JGR Toyotas have been very fast over the last three weeks. This coincides with Toyota making changes to their engine package. At this point, it is really hard to select one JGR driver. All four are running well of late, and they all have had success at Dover (Hamlin being the exception). The JGR Stack is in play at Dover.
5. Brad Keselowski – I will continue to beat the drum, the Penske Fords are strong. BK doesn’t care about Jimmie Johnson’s love affair with Dover. The real driver to beat over the last 5 Dover races has been Brad (1st, 5th, 37th *, 2nd , 2nd). *fluid leak resulted in a trip to the garage during the race.
Long Shots to Score Big
1. Tony Stewart% – Stewart-Haas has the cars (Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick). Why can’t Tony figure it out? Has the sunset on Smoke’s career? Tony is notorious for being a slow starter. He heats up in late spring early summer. In the last 3 Dover races, He’s run up front (spring 2013 winner). This is a true long shot, smoke should go under owned.
2. Kyle Larson (8,300) – I love this kid at short tracks. Larson has finished in the top 10 in both of his short track races this year (he missed martinsville due to illness). Last season at Dover, Larson finished 11th and 6th. In the Xfinity series, Larson has 4 races at Dover and 4 top 10s. Dover is almost like a big Bristol, and Larson has been very successful at Bristol in the Xfinity Series and Sprint Cup Series (5 top 10s).
3. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (7,900) – Late in the Coca-Cola 600, Ricky Stenhouse had moved from 29th place to 16th. The Draft Kings GPP scoreboard was filled with Stenhouse entries. Then Ricky got loose, hit the wall, and that was that. Stenhouse is in the same long shot position again. It’s been a tough season, but Ricky shined at rain filled night at Bristol with a 4th place finish (Bristol is a smaller version of Dover). Check out Ricky’s stats: when he doesn’t crash, he finishes in the low teens at Dover. Yes I know, that’s a big if for Ricky. If he doesn’t crash this weekend, he’ll hit the place differential jackpot.
Martin Truex Jr. (9,900) – Winning is overrated. Sure, Truex would love to celebrate in Victory Lane, finishing in top 10 in 11 of 12 races is sheer domination. It’s not just the finishes either. Race 11 at Kansas, Truex leads 95 laps and runs 45 fastest laps. Race 12 at Charlotte, Treux leads 131 laps and runs 62 fastest laps.
Kurt Busch (13,000) – Just like Truex, Kurt stack the DFS points, but did not come away with a win. Kurt’s been doing this all year. He’s led a significant amount of laps in 7 of 9 races this year. Kurt’s team builds him a fast car every week, it’s tough to fade him.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.% – Earnhardt has quietly been one of the hottest drivers in Daily Fantasy NASCAR. He won at Talladega (race 10’s top DFS output), and followed that up with back to back top 5 DFS performances. What’s his secret? He’s qualifying poorly each week and benefiting from place differential points.
- Jeff Gordon
- Jimmie Johnson
- Jimmie Johnson
- Tony Stewart
Pick to Win
Jimmie Johnson (13,200) – We took Jimmie last week and it blew up in our face. He had a top 5 car, but was driving too aggressive and wrecked. If you’re trying to pick winners, that’s what you want. Jimmie is different than any other driver on the circuit. He’s not going to settle. He’s already in the Chase, what do points matter to him? He’s going for wins, baby!