DFS - NASCAR - DraftKings - Darlington 400 Lineup - 5/17/20
Sunday, May 17th 2020 at 3:30pm (Darlington Raceway)
NASCAR is back with the Darlington 400 this afternoon and let us take a look at our first DFS DraftKings lineup for the race!
Kicking off our lineups, we’re going to be paying up for both Brad Keselowski & Chase Elliott.
Keselowski has had some decent success at the Darlington 400 and with the fact that he is starting from the top position, this could lead to some extra “Laps Led” points. Keselowski has a solid history on step tracks which should play in his favor and ranks 3rd in Driver Rating over the last three races at the Darlington 400.
Elliott has been one of the best drivers in NASCAR this season coming in with three top-10 finishes in his six races this season while piling up points in terms of “Fastest Laps” & “Laps Led” in two of his last three races. Elliott has a solid rating at the Darlington 400 in the past and I think we will see a top-5 performance from Elliott tonight.
For our mid-range plays, we are going to be going with both William Byron & Kurt Busch.
I think Byron is a pretty solid “Cash” play today as he his car was running well prior to the break coming in the top-15 in both the FanShield 500 & Auto Club 400. Bryon has a decent rating in his last two races at the Darlington 400 (76.3) and he has been a popular betting pick early on as his odd of winning have improved from 40-1 to 30-1.
This is a track that plays well for Kurt Busch and despite starting the race at the 22nd position, he should be in a solid spot to make a run for a strong finish. Bush has led over 100 laps over his last three Darlington 400 races and as he has a top five driver rating in that span, is well worth the mid-$8000 price.
Rounding out our team, we are going to with some value in both Chris Buescher & Ty Dillon.
I am shocked that Buescher is priced at just $7,000 as this is a driver who has finished no worse than 17th place in his five races this season, including an impressive 3rd place showing at Dayton. Buescher has a respectable 75.7 rating in his last three races at the Darlington 400 and I think he could have a nice performance this afternoon.
As for Dillion, he has great value at just $5,600 with a solid showing on steep tracks while having some solid history at the Darlington 400.
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