Enjoy Illinois 300 at World Wide Technology Raceway

Good morning, race fans!  It's time for the Enjoy Illinois 300 at Gateway Motorsports Park, World Wide Technology Raceway! This 1.2 Mile oval is a new stop for the cup series and it features several driver changes. Chris Buescher tested positive for COVID and is out, replaced by Zane Smith. AJ Allmendinger, after winning yesterday's Xfinity Series race in Portland, will be going to the rear as Ben Rhoades qualified his car on Saturday. The long practice session helps veteran drivers level the playing field over rookies. There are also several drivers I don't think will finish anywhere near their starting position today.  At the time of this article's publishing, Aj Allmendinger and Parker Klingerman will be moved to the rear for the start of the race. Follow @DirtyAirFC on Twitter for any starting lineup changes!

The weather looks good for this afternoon when the green flag drops at 3:00 pm EST. Start your engines!


I'll be playing in Draft Kings this week. If you're new to the NASCAR DFS world, here's a quick summary of how scoring is done:

Look for a mix of drivers that fit the following:

Start upfront and can potentially lead a lot of laps.

Good drivers starting farther back who can pass a lot of cars and finish with a strong differential.

Drivers starting up front I like: 
Denny Hamlin, Chase Elliott

Drivers with a great differential potential and could lead laps:
Martin Truex, Ross Chastain

Drivers with great differential points, and possible top finishes:
Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski

Most likely to be chalk plays:
Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch


Drivers who are good at adjusting to changing track conditions and maintaining track position will be the top dogs this week.  

Enjoy Illinois 300 Winner  Joey Logano
Best Bet for a solid finish  Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin
Dark Horse Differentiators William Byron, Tyler Reddick
Chalk Plays Kyle Larson, William Byron


My DFS Line-up Today:

DK Chrome Horn 150K  



FanDuel:  Kurt Busch +2400, Austin Cindic +1400


NASCAR Fantasy Live:
The revamped Fantasy Live game run by NASCAR.com is a free game to win prizes and test your skills at picking drivers with limited starts. Each driver has 10 allocations, a garage slot you can swap with mid-race, and now the ability to choose drivers in head-to-head matchups for bonus points. Play at nascar.com.

This week, I'm rolling out the veterans. Ryan Blaney would also make a great play this week for a differentiator. Here's who I have in my NASCAR Fantasy Live Pool:

Driver Group Game:

This week in the diver group game, I'm looking at a mix of drivers I think can differentiate a bit on the B list. Here's who I have for the week:

One-and-Done Games:

If you are in any one-and-done pools, I'm going with Zane Smith. Tyler Reddick is also a solid play. Joey Logano is a good bet if you're way behind.

If you are interested in playing any of these games, sign up before the green flag drops at 3:00 pm EST at the links below:




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