Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas NASCAR and DFS Picks

Good morning, race fans!  It's time for the Pennzoil 400. Practice and qualifying had their share of surprises this weekend.  Kyle Busch wrecked his primary car in practice and the team has their backup car ready too.  He'll be starting in the back and look for him to pile on the advancement points in DFS today. 

No other cars are reported to start at the rear.  The weather looks good for when the green flag drops at 3:49EST today.  Start your engines!


I'll be playing in Draft Kings once again 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 that can pass a lot of cars and finish with a strong differential.

Drivers starting up front I like: 
Kyle Larson, Austin Cindric, Chase Briscoe 

Drivers with a great differential potential and could lead laps:
Erik Jones, Tyler Reddick, Ryan Blaney

Drivers with great differential points, and possible top finishes:
Kyle Busch, Brad Keslowski, Daniel Suarez

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


My Picks for the week after watching practice and qualifying:

WisePower 400 Winner  Kyle Larson
Best Bet for a solid finish Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Ryan Blaney
Dark Horse Differentiators Harrison Burton, Tyler Reddick, Erik Jones
Chalk Plays Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch


My DFS Line-ups Today:

DK $150K Chrome Horn     Fantasy Live

The revamped Fantasy Live game run by 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!

It's a great week to save some starts on top drivers. With Bell, Briscoe, and Reddick all showing well, I have them in with Kyle Larson in the garage as a swap candidate. Here's who I have in my NASCAR Fantasy Live Pool this week:

Driver Group Game:

In this format, I'm starting a mix of drivers I think will finish well. 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 Chase Briscoe.  Reddick is also a good choice, but I like using Reddick at Homestead later in the spring.  If you're way behind, start Kyle Larson.

If you are interested in playing any of these games, sign up before the green flag drops at 2:30 pm EST at the links below:

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