Pennzoil 400 Presented by Jiffy Lube at Las Vegas Motor Speedway


Hello, race fans!  It's time for the Pennzoil 400, Presented by Jiffy Lube at Las Vegas Motor Speedway! Our lineups cashed again last week, so let's make some more money this week!  The weather looks clear, with temps in the 60s, however, there is a high wind warning which may impact how cars handle. The race is slated to begin at 3:30 pm Eastern. Start your engines!

NASCAR DFS

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:

Starting up front can potentially lead to lots of laps.

Good drivers starting farther back can pass many cars and finish with a strong differential.

Drivers starting up front I like: 
Joey Logano, Kyle Larson

Drivers with great differential potential and could lead laps:
Alex Bowman, Denny Hamlin

Drivers with great differential points and possible top finishes:
Daniel Suarez, Justin Haley

Most likely to be chalk plays:
Corey LaJoie, Chase Elliott

 

This is the week to start your studs.  We had  However, over the past four races, Justin Haley has an average finish of 12.0 with two top-tens, and Daniel Suarez has an average finish of 10.3 with two top-five finishes, which is a great differential play.

Race Winner  Kyle Larson
Best Bet for a solid finish Joey Logano, William Byron
Dark Horse Differentiators Daniel Suarez, Justin Haley

It's going to be hard to beat the chalk of Denny Hamlin today, but this is a track where those out front tend to stay out front, and dominator points with laps lead and fastest laps are easier out front. I like Ryan Preece and Todd Gilliland to finish better than their starting position.  

My DFS Line-ups Today:

Small Pool Play

 

 Large Pool Play

 

 

Other Picks and props I Like this week:

Fanduel Chase Elliott +1300 Outright, William Byron +1500 Outright

Fanduel Top 3 Prop bets: Daniel Suarez +1100 Top 10 Justin Haley +280

Bet MGM Erik Jones +3000 outright

 

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 the ability to choose drivers in head-to-head match-ups for bonus points.

I'm rolling with known entities this week. Carson Hocevar may also be a worth a look. Here's who I have in my NASCAR Fantasy Live Pool this week:

 

One-and-done Games:

Earlier this month, I wrote about different strategies in "one-and-done" leagues.  This season, I'll lay out some names that fit each strategy throughout the season.  The order I show them is the order I would play them this week.

"Parachute Theory" or "Studs early and often:" Joey Logano, Kyle Larson, William Byron

"Steady Hand Theory" Mix of Studs and Mid-pack drivers: Bubba Wallace, Alex Bowman, Chris Buescher

"Late Bloomer Strategy" No Studs Early and often: Justin Haley, Carson Hocevar, Corey LaJoie

 

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

https://fantasygames.nascar.com/live/picks

https://nascarpoolsonline.com/

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