Welcome back race fans! This week the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Pocono Raceway for the Pocono 400 on Sunday afternoon. Let’s jump in and take a look at some track info, previous winners and trends, and then get into the pre-qualifying targets.
This week the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. Let’s dig in and preview the race and then look at some of the core targets for fantasy.
After one of the shortest off-seasons in pro sports, the 2019 Monster Energy Cup Series season kicks off this week with the Great American Race, the Daytona 500. Let’s jump in and preview the race and look at some of the top picks in each salary tier.
In this article, I will be looking at some of the top targets in each price range looking at track history, current form, and of practice and qualifying information. To check out all of this data, be sure to grab a copy of my DFS NASCAR Cheatsheet. Let's take a look at my top pick and to see the rest of the article, sign up for your FREE two-day trial or grab one of our monthly or yearly plans.
Kyle Busch(DK - $12,00 FD - $13,000)
Kevin Harvick(DK - $11,700 FD - $13,500)
The key to this week’s race will be to build around Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick. They have dominated the mile and a half tracks this season with three wins apiece and have combined for three wins in the last five Texas races. Harvick starts 3rd this week and will have a tremendous shot at getting up front early and leading a ton of laps and although he was 7th and 8th in the final two practices, he posted the fastest 10-lap average in both of those sessions. Busch offers us some place differential upside this week starting 10th and was 2nd and 8th in the final two practices and finished one spot behind Harvick in the 10-lap averages in both. What I will be doing is building a lineup around one driver then duplicating that lineup with the other and doing this multiple times to get as much exposure as possible.
In this article, I will be looking at some of the top targets in each price range based on the practice information available. The final qualifying order won’t be determined until Sunday morning after inspections see be sure to check out my DFS NASCAR Cheatsheet where I will have updates on qualifying and also list my final targets. Let's take a look at my top pick and to see the rest of the article, sign up for your FREE two-day trial or grab one of our monthly or yearly plans.
Kyle Busch(DK - $11,900 FD - $14,000)
He was #1 in my model before practices on Saturday morning as he returns to Martinsville as the only driver to finish Top 5 in each of the last five races and in that time also has two wins and a series-leading 837 laps led. He also has been elite on short tracks with six wins since the start of the 2016 season, two at each track. The ranking never changed after practice as Kyle was third fastest in both sessions and posted the fastest 10-lap average in final practice. All things considered, the #18 car is my top target in all formats this week, especially on DraftKings where he is cheaper than Harvick.
The second elimination race of the 2018 playoffs takes the Monster Energy Cup Series back to Kansas Speedway for the Hollywood Casino 400 this Sunday. Two drivers(Aric Almirola & Chase Elliott) are locked into the Round of 8 leaving 10 other drivers to battle for the remaining six spots.