NASCAR Truck Series Fantasy Picks May 26

UNREAL……That’s all I can say after the race we watched last night!!

The XFINITY guys put on a hell of a race and each driver held their own and overall did a fantastic job of driving considering these NASCAR races have NO practice for these guys. Yes, practice is important because when you don’t have it, you as a driver are going on last years data and track conditions and alot could have changed in the way the track feels and handles when going 112mph. We seen this come into play the last 30 laps of the race as it seemed like we couldn’t get more than 2 laps without a wreck!

Our CORE 4 drivers did exceptionally well the entire race, but unfortunately 3 of them were caught up in the crashes the last 10 laps. I guess that’s just how racing goes…..

Tonight we are back in action again though with the Truck Series!!! So let’s go break this down and get in the green one more time.

The North Carolina Education Lottery 200 annual NASCAR Truck Series race held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina during Memorial Day weekend as a support race for the Coca-Cola 600. The race is 134 Laps (Stage 1: 40 Stage 2: 40 Stage 3: 54). There is currently rain around the track, but radar shows clearing in the next few hours and with a start time at 6pm EST, we should have clear skies and be good to go racing!!!

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
1st+46 Pts
2nd+42 Pts
3rd+41 Pts
4th+40 Pts
5th+39 Pts
  • 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….

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What's Good Everyone! I am Jason, the Owner of Fantasy Target and I have been playing DFS for the past 7+ years. Luckily I have been profitable since my time playing and I don't need to use a gambling addict center yet! I am a Professional Firefighter and also spent 12 years in the U.S Army Infantry with a few deployments overseas. My goal here is to dig deep into data and give you all the best information I can for DFS and to provide a sports community for all of us to enjoy!
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