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. Kevin Harvick – The 2015 king of fast laps and laps led. Even more so than Kentucky, with 301 laps at New Hampshire, it’s all about fast laps and laps led. The closest comparison to New Hampshire is Phoenix. In the 2015 rules package, Harvick destroyed Phoenix. Harvick scored 160.75 fantasy points. He doubled the 2nd place driver’s score. That’s like picking a 6th driver.
2. Joey Logano – You might be surprised to know that Joey Logano is the best driver in NASCAR right now. Take away a 22nd at Daytona, and Logano has been perfect with 4 top 5s over the last month. Penske has been strong at New Hampshire, and this track is considered Logano’s home track (he moved from Connecticut to Georgia at age 10???). There must be something to this because he dominated this race last fall (73 laps led, 50 fast laps, and the win).
3. Brad Keselowski – Kentucky woke Brad from his slumber. Now, Brad has the opportunity to build on this groove at one of his best tracks. Over the last 4 races, Keselowski has the highest driver rating at New Hampshire (120.4). Brad won the summer race last year, and is averaging a 5th place finish over the last 7 races at New Hampshire. One more point about Penske, they were fast at Phoenix (Harvick and Penske combined to lead every lap).
4. Jimmie Johnson – With 18 top 10s and a top 10 rate of 69%, no one compares to the 48’s high level of consistency. Jimmie has not won here since early in his career. It’s also been awhile since Jimmie has driven into victory lane (two months is a long time for the 48). This week NASCAR returns to the 2015 rules package that has suited Jimmie perfectly (4 wins).
5. Kyle Busch – The M&M’s car is back. Rowdy is the hottest driver in NASCAR with two wins in the last three races. At New Hampshire, Busch has three 2nd place finishes in his last 4 races. He has the 2nd highest driver rating over that span (114.8).
Long Shots to Score Big
1. Ryan Newman – With three career wins at New Hampshire, Newman isn’t that much of a long shot. He’s a solid top 10 performer this year (10 top 10s). When Newman doesn’t finish near the top, he makes up for it with place differential points.
2. Kyle Larson – It’s always a risk with Larson. At Kentucky he was running in the top 10 until blowing a tire, and then blowing it again moments later when his team failed to fix a tire rub. In his two races at New Hampshire, Larson has two top 5 finishes.
3. Tony Stewart – Smoke’s not for the faint of heart, but New Hampshire is one of his best tracks (3 wins; 14 top 5s). Stewart’s struggles with the 2015 rules package are well documented, and it seems like he’s never going to feel comfortable. Even with his problems, a top 10 is not out of the realm of possibilities. He’s got the car, he’s just got to learn how to drive it (that sounds crazy).
Kyle Busch – Rowdy is on a roll. Not only has he won two races in the last three weeks, but he dominated Kentucky. Busch ran 55 fast laps and led 163 laps. He’s a man on a mission.
Kurt Busch – While the other Chevys struggled at Kentucky, Kurt kept on rolling to his fifth consecutive top 10. He may not have crushed the scoreboard with fast laps, but Kurt was the 3rd highest in pass differential (8.25 pts).
Joey Logano – Take Daytona off the table; it’s a restrictor plate track. Logano has finished in the top 5 in the last four races. The 22 team hasn’t won since the season opening Daytona 500, but they’re right there every week.
- Joey Logano
- Brad Keselowski
- Matt Kenseth
- Brian Vickers
Pick to Win
Kevin Harvick – The same #4 Budweiser Chevy that led 224 laps at Phoenix (113 fast laps) is going to pull in to New Hampshire. It’s hard to believe that Harvick will not wreak havoc on this flat one mile track, too.