Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

Good morning, race fans!  It's time for the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond! Qualifying and practice were rained out, so the field was set by points. Various pitting strategies could benefit a few teams, but the drivers that are good on flat short tracks will be moving front at the drop of the green flag. 

At the time of this article, no drivers are reported to start at the rear. No tech inspections Sunday since cars were impounded.  The weather will be in the 60s with sunshine and a 0% chance of rain when the green flag drops at 3:30 EST today.  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:

Starting up front and can potentially lead lots of laps.

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

Drivers starting up front I like: 
Kyle Busch, Alex Bowman

Drivers with great differential potential and could lead laps:
Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick

Drivers with great differential points, and possible top finishes:
Brad Kesolowski, Austin Dillon

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


It will be very tough to beat the chalk of Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson this week, but the notable starting position of Aric Almirola and Austin Dillon can help go against the grain and save some salary, as Richmond is their better tracks on the circuit.

Race Winner  Kevin Harvick
Best Bet for a solid finish Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin
Dark Horse Differentiators Aric Almirola, Austin Dillon
Chalk Plays Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson


My DFS Line-up Today:

DK Chrome Horn 150K  

Other Picks and props:

Fanduel Joey Logano +1700 Outright, Brad Kesolowski +2800 Outright

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

After an rough COTA last week, I'm looking to build a little momentum. Here's who I have in my NASCAR Fantasy Live Pool this week:

One-and-done Games:

Last week Jordan Taylor got mixed in the chaos at the end, but with the chalk, likely didn't hurt too bad.  This week is going to be an easy pick for me with Chandler Smith. Smith won the Xfinity race yesterday, and is very good at this track, making him a solid play One and Done leagues. Other drivers that could show well are Aric Almirola and Austin Dillon.  Kevin Harvick is a good choice 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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