As we speak’s race at Kansas Speedway takes place on the bread and butter of the NASCAR Cup Sequence, the 1.5-mile oval. Meaning DraftKings technique must be acquainted to long-time DFS gamers. We’ll sometimes need to roster two dominators, with some lineups leaning towards three dominators and a smaller quantity leaning solely towards one.
With so many races at 1.5-mile tracks, there’s loads of information to work with. All of this information rolls into my prediction mannequin, which can assist us discover one of the best worth performs for at present’s 400-mile race.
NASCAR at Kansas DraftKings Dominator Picks
Chase Elliott ($11,200) — Elliott was the driving force to beat for many of the race at Las Vegas, when NASCAR was final at a 1.5-mile monitor. That occasion additionally noticed the debut of the present proper aspect tire, which may also be used at Kansas. Elliott begins on pole, and has to take care of Joey Logano, Kurt Busch, and Kevin Harvick beginning second via fourth.
Every of those three drivers are exterior the highest 5 in common inexperienced flag pace on the low put on 1.5-mile tracks once we take away unrepresentative races from each driver. Elliott ought to dominate early and be in competition for the win if he stays out of hassle. He has the second finest common inexperienced flag pace solely to Denny Hamlin, who begins seventh.
Denny Hamlin ($10,600) — Talking of Hamlin, he’s my second dominator choose after Elliott. Hamlin’s pace at low put on 1.5-mile tracks this yr is tops amongst all drivers if we take away his deceptive 29th place outcome on the Coca-Cola 600 the place he completed two laps down. Hamlin is the co-favorite in betting markets alongside Harvick.
Nonetheless, Hamlin has extra victories, top-three finishes, and stage wins than Harvick. He additionally begins three spots additional again, giving him barely extra place differential potential.
Different potential dominators ranked so as of probability by my mannequin: Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski, Alex Bowman.
NASCAR at Kansas DraftKings Worth Picks
Kyle Busch ($9,900) — Busch works effectively in a two dominator lineup the place you don’t take into account him as one of many dominators. That’s as a result of he begins 20th, which implies it’ll be powerful for him to steer at present. Nonetheless, you’ll probably want a kind of two dominators to be underneath 10okay to make sure correct roster development. In any other case you’ll be digging extraordinarily deep into the again markers to assemble lineups.
Busch has the fifth-best common inexperienced flag pace rating on the 4 1.5-mile tracks the place one aspect of tires in use this weekend was additionally beforehand used.
Busch is a nice match play, however take note of the way you assemble your roster with him in your lineup.
Austin Dillon ($7,500) — Dillon has been distinctive on the low put on 1.5-mile tracks. He has a mean end of 8.zero in 5 incident free races. The opposite two races produced deceptive outcomes, with main incidents on the first Kansas race, and on the Sequence’ most up-to-date 1.5-mile occasion at Las Vegas.
Dillon rolls off 17th, however has prime 10 potential if he doesn’t encounter hassle.
John Hunter Nemechek ($6,100) — Nemechek has had strong outcomes on the 4 races the place one aspect of the tires have been used earlier this yr. He’s completed within the prime 20 in all 4 of these races, and has the 22nd finest common inexperienced flag pace at these occasions.
By beginning 32nd, and never being priced up, he’s a straightforward lock in money video games. He must also be used closely in tournaments.