Busch Light Clash DFS Final Picks  


NASCAR will make history tonight when they compete in the first Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum. The field has been set through the four heat races and the Last Chance Qualifying Race. 23 drivers will run 150-laps to see who can win the first trophy in Los Angeles.


Practice Speeds

We cannot learn a lot from practice by looking at the single-lap speed. Finding out which drivers have the fastest cars when they run eight minute practice sessions and the track continues to change. In order to find the true speed of the drivers I incorporated all of their lap-times to see which drivers had a car that was consistently fast. The cars at the top of this chart should be the fastest Sunday evening. Here are all of the practice speeds….



DraftKings Strategy

The Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum will be 150 laps (37.5-miles in length). That means there will be 37.5 points available for leading laps and 67.5 points available for fastest laps (105 dominator points). The drivers who start up front will score most of the dominator points, but they will be very popular.

The secret to winning your DFS contest this week is not tough to figure out. All of the drivers are going to have some ownership since there are only 23 cars in the field. Finding the drivers with the least ownership and hoping they survive until the end of the race is going to be the winning strategy in DFS. It is going to take as much luck as skill Sunday evening.

The drivers who will be highly owned include: Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch, Tyler Reddick, Justin Haley, Daniel Suarez and Kevin Harvick. Kyle Busch should lead the most laps so he is the best option for Cash Contests. I like Larson to come to the front from the 8th starting position. I do not plan to play more than one of two drivers from this list.

Some of the drivers who looked good in the heat races that may not have the ownership of the drivers list above include: Ryan Blaney, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Chase Briscoe, Michael McDowell, Erik Jones. The drivers who made the race through the “Last Chance Qualifying” races that will have a good chance to move up through the field include: Denny Hamlin, A.J. Allmendinger, Ty Dillon and Ryan Preece and. I like any of these drivers as pivots from the higher-owned drivers.

Martin Truex Jr. starts dead last. His car has been crap ever since they landed in California. His ownership will still be increased because of his starting position and because he is “Martin Truex Jr.” I prefer to pivot from Truex and use. A.J. Allmendinger at lower ownership.

* Do not be afraid to leave a lot of salary on the table this evening. The popular lineups this week will spend a majority of the salary. You will have to split your winnings with a lot of entries if you spend all of the salary.



Here are the lineups for the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum…


DraftKings Safe Lineup

* Lineup created using the data from the model. Lineup will likely be very popular and best used for Cash Contests (50/50, Double-Ups and Head-to-Head Contests)



DraftKings Contrarian Lineup

* Lineup using drivers who likely will not be very popular, but offer a lot of upside should be a good strategy tonight. I really like using a one dominator lineup for tournament contests.



FanDuel Safe Lineup

* There are only 15 dominators points available in FanDuel so it will be a good idea to select drivers who start in the back so you have a chance to score a lot of place differential points.



FanDuel Contrarian Lineup




My Pick to Win: Kyle Larson


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