Annnnndddd WE ARE BACK!!!!
Unfortunately over the past few months NASCAR was taken from us as was almost all sports due to the worldwide corona-virus. While it was a long 2 months without actual racing, luckily now that restrictions are being eased and people around the world are slowly getting back to their everyday lives, Sports are making a Comeback and NASCAR has packed this past week with quality races!!!
On Sunday we had the Coca-Cola 600, on Monday we had the XFINITY Alsco 300 and then last night we had the NASCAR Truck Series!! Tonight we are back at the speedway with the Alsco Uniforms 500, a 310 mile race consisting of 208 laps! Unfortunately though, Mother nature may not play in our favor as she has been letting the rain gods play over the last week.
Tropical storm Bertha was named Wednesday morning as it neared the South Carolina coast. Most projections show the storm heading northwest, right over Charlotte Motor Speedway, throughout Wednesday and into Thursday. As of the time of this article writing, there is a 90% chance of storms at race time.
As far as DFS goes though, be sure to make your lineups and lock in your contests because the slates will lock tonight and the race will either run between delays or be rescheduled for tomorrow afternoon.
Wednesday night’s race was rained out so its scheduled for May 28th. This is a relatively short event that features stage lengths of 55, 60 and 93 laps (310.6 miles). In this case, it needs only to reach the halfway point at Lap 104 to become official in case more rain moves in.
So now let’s go over the DraftKings lineup requirements and also a breakdown of how scoring works, then we will move on to out Top Picks for this race.
To start with, one thing you will notice about our website is we give examples and facts based on DraftKings rules and scoring, this is because we strictly play nothing but DK. Fanduel and other websites are very similar in lineup construction and scoring and our picks and info can work on all platforms.
To start your lineups, you will select 6 drivers while staying under the $50,000 amount given to build.
For scoring we can take a look at the data below:
|Place Differential||+/- 1 Pt|
|Fastest Laps||+0.5 Pts|
|Laps Led||+0.25 Pts|
|Finishing Position Scoring|
- Place Differential = (Starting Position) – (Finishing Position) Example: If a driver starts in 20th position and finishes in 10th place then his Place Differential is +10.
- A driver’s starting position is based on his qualifying position. If a driver’s qualifying position is disallowed, his starting position will be his new spot at the back of the race. If a driver’s starting position changes between qualifying and the start of the race for any other reason (e.g. going to a backup car) the original qualifying position will be used to calculate place differential.
- Points for Finishing Position and Place Differential will be updated in real-time during the race. Drivers will gain points as they move up in position and lose points as they drop in position.
- Finishing Position is defined as the driver’s standing order at the end of the race. Disqualifications related to same-day post-race inspection will not change a driver’s Finishing Position, Laps Led, or Fastest Laps stats.
As you can see, drivers drop 1 point for every spot back from 1st they finish the race. The 3 top things we want to keep in mind when building is, Who will lead the most laps, Who will win and Who will gain the most points by place differential. Your job as a DFS Player is to find the right balance of drivers and our picks below will give you an edge and core to build with.
Annnnddddd NOW! The moment you have been waiting for….
Special thanks to our guest NASCAR analyst Grayson Blythe from Charlotte NC. Grayson is a senior at Appalachian State University and has been a NASCAR fan and follower all of his life. You can find Grayson hanging out on our Discord chats and at the top of the DFS leaderboards, so come join and give him a shoutout!