Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Race Day Picks

Good morning, race fans!  It's time for the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway! This raceway is similar to Phoenix where some drivers we didn't expect excelled earlier this season.  This is also an abrasive track with lots of tire fall-off, so I'll also look at Darlington results to cross similarities. At the time of this article's publishing, Justin Haley and Greg Biffle will serve pass-through penalties at the start of the race. Follow @DirtyAirFC on Twitter for any starting lineup changes!

The weather looks good for today when the green flag drops at 3:30EST.  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: 
Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, Chase Briscoe 

Drivers with a great differential potential and could lead laps:
Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski

Drivers with great differential points, and possible top finishes:
Austin Dillon, Ross Chastain, Aric Almirola

Most likely to be chalk plays:
Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott


Drivers who are good at managing tires will be top dogs this week.  Logano, Kyle Busch, and Martin Truex Jr. are the only drivers to have completed every lap in the last 4 races here.

EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix Winner  Martin Truex Jr.
Best Bet for a solid finish Joey Logano, Martin Truex, Jr., Kyle Busch
Dark Horse Differentiators Austin Dillon, Ross Chastain, Alex Bowman
Chalk Plays Alex Bowman, Kyle Larson


My DFS Line-up Today:

DK Chrome Horn 150K  

DFS H2H Picks and props:

If you like to get wild, there are a few props that I think are pretty juicy to throw a few bucks at.

Fanduel:  Austin Dillon top 10 finish +115, Cole Custer top 10 +280

BetMGM: Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., and Joey Logano all finish top 5, +1100.  Kyle Busch top Toyota, Kevin Harvick top ford, Alex Bowman top Chevy +12500

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 now the ability to choose drivers in head-to-head matchups for bonus points. Play at

This week, I'm rolling out the veterans. Austin Dillion 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 Erik Jones.  Austin Dillon is also a solid play. Kyle Busch is a good bet if you're way behind.

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