Rankings below are based on a mixture of expected output and DraftKings’ NASCAR salaries for that day. These are the drivers in the lowest tier of salaries that have the opportunity to score 30 to 40 DFS points. The information is not developed or provided by NASCAR, Inc., or its affiliates.
1. Kyle Larson ($8,200) – Larson is set up for this track. His aggressive style of driving makes him an elite value play this week. Larson has an average finish of 12th at New Hampshire. In his first two starts at the track he posted a 3rd and 2nd place finish respectively. Look for more of the same and throw out the 31st finish during the spring race. Larson will fit nicely in some of your GPP lineups.
2. Clint Bowyer ($7,500) – Bowyer has history on his side, but also has need. Bowyer has 2 wins at the New Hampshire track and leads (along with 6 other drivers) active drivers with this stat. He has to put together a good performance to continue to advance in the Chase. Bowyer has an average finish of 15th and a top 20 in 6 out of the last 7 races. I look for Bowyer to put together a top 10 performance this week.
3. Ryan Newman ($7,400) – The RocketMan also has 2 wins at New Hampshire. He also boasts a 91.5 driver average with 311 laps led at the NHMS. In the spring race he made for a great positive place differential play as he went from 26th to 11th. With a 13.6 average finish at New Hampshire if Newman qualifies 15th or above, insert him liberally into a lot of lineups.
4. Aric Almirola ($6,600) – Almirola has been surprisingly good this year. He has the skill set and the machinery to make for a great place differential play. Aric has been on a hot streak as of late and has an average finish of 19th at New Hampshire. If Aric starts 25th back he is a must play this week.
5. Paul Menard ($6,500) – Menard snuck his way into the Chase and needs to make a big move this weekend to continue his pursuit of a Championship. Menard has finished in the top 25 at New Hampshire the last 9 races. He has only finished outside of the top 30 three times in 17 races. The Menard’s driver has an average finish of 23.76 and should make for a great value play this week.