The Cup Series will finish the Round of 12 with a home race at the Charlotte Roval. This has been a crazy season. Most people expected the race at Talladega to be chaos and the wild card race in the Round of 12. Texas was expected to be the most predictable race, without much chaos. It was the exact opposite. So what will we see at at the Charlotte Roval? This race has a history of being wild (Jimmie Johnson spinning out Martin Truex Jr. in the last turn of the inaugural race and Brad Keselowski leading the field into the wall the next year). Expect the unexpected has been the theme this year, so there is a chance this race is tame and the chalk finishes up front.
CUP SERIES QUALIFYING
The Cup Series had 20 minutes of practice followed by group qualifying for the Bank of America Roval 400. The Charlotte Roval is a 2.28-mile track which uses the road course through the infield and the high-banks of the oval track. It is a large track so most of the drivers were not able to make many long runs in practice. Here are the practice speeds from Saturday’s practice session at the Charlotte Roval…
DFS POINTS ON ROAD COURSES (2022)
It is always a good idea to check out the practice speeds before you select your drivers, but it is more important to look at how the drivers have performed on the road courses in the past. There have been five races this year on the road courses (COTA, Indy, Portland, Road America and Watkins Glen). That is enough data to figure out which drivers should be good today. Here are the drivers DraftKings Points on the road course in 2022…
DFS STRATEGY FOR CHARLOTTE ROVAL
The race at the Charlotte Roval is scheduled for 109 laps (252.88 miles). That means there are 27.25 points available for leading laps and 49.05 points available for fastest laps (76.3 dominator points). The trend at the Charlotte Roval is for one driver to lead roughly 30 laps each and score 12 fastest laps (12.9 dominator points). Two other drivers lead roughly 25 laps and scores 12 fastest laps (12.1 dominator points). That is not enough dominator points to chase this week. My strategy this week will be to select six drivers who I think can finish in the top-12. Our lineups should score well if all 6 drivers finish in the top-12.
DRAFTKINGS MODEL (PREDICTIONS BASED ON STATS)
Finish = Finishing Points PD = Position Differential Fastest = Fastest Laps Led = Laps Led
* The number in front of the driver is his projected finishing position based on stats.
FANDUEL MODEL (PREDICTIONS BASED ON STATS)
CORE DRIVERS FOR CHARLOTTE ROVAL
TOP-TIER DRIVERS: Chase Elliott ($10,600), Tyler Reddick ($10,500), Kyle Larson ($10,300), William Byron ($9,900), Ryan Blaney ($9,700), Joey Logano ($9,600), AJ Allmendinger ($9,400)
VALUE DRIVERS: Martin Truex Jr. ($8,800), Austin Cindric ($8,600), Daniel Suarez ($8,500), Chase Briscoe ($8,300), Chris Buescher ($7,800), Erik Jones ($7,400), Michael McDowell ($7,300), Cole Custer ($6,700), Aric Almirola ($6,400), Justin Haley ($6,200)
PUNT PLAYS: Joey Hand ($5,900), Todd Gilliland ($5,700) Ty Dillon ($5,400)
DRAFTKINGS CASH CONTEST LINEUP
DRAFTKINGS TOURNAMENT CONTEST LINEUP
FANDUEL CASH CONTEST LINEUP
FANDUEL TOURNAMENT CONTEST LINEUP
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