The Xfinity Series will join the Cup Series at the Charlotte Roval this weekend. The race Saturday will be the last race in the Round of 12. Noah Gragson and AJ Allmendinger are locked into the Round of 8 because they both won a race in the current round. These two drivers are the favorites this week, but they will have a lot of competition for Ty Gibbs, Justin Allgaier and a lot of “ringers.” It should be a fun race for DraftKings contest.
XFINITY SERIES QUALIFYING
The Xfinity Series had 20 minutes of practice followed by group qualifying for the Drive for the Cure 250. 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…
DRAFTKINGS 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 courses in 2022…
STRATEGY FOR CHARLOTTE ROVAL
The race at the Charlotte Roval is scheduled for 67 laps (155.44 miles). That means there are only 16.75 points available for leading laps and 30.15 points available for fastest laps (46.9 dominator points). The trend at the Charlotte Roval is for two drivers to lead roughly 22 laps each and score 12 fastest laps (10.9 dominator points). A third driver leads roughly 16 laps and scores 8 fastest laps (7.6 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.
* Noah Gragson hit the wall in practice. The No. 9 team went to a backup car so Gragson will start last. I will use Gragson in 80% of my lineups today. He should be the top scoring driver in DK Contests if he does not wreck.
DRIVER RANKINGS FOR CHARLOTTE ROVAL
CORE DRIVERS FOR CHARLOTTE ROVAL
TOP-TIER DRIVERS: AJ Allmendinger ($11,000), Ty Gibbs ($10,600), Noah Gragson ($10,100), Sam Mayer ($10,000), Justin Allgaier ($9,600), Daniel Hemric ($9,400), Josh Berry ($9,200), James Davison ($9,000)
VALUE DRIVERS: Brandon Jones ($8,800), Riley Herbst ($8,600), Myatt Snider ($8,400), Landon Cassill ($8,200), Ryan Sieg ($8,000), Kaz Grala ($7,800), Alex Labbe ($7,500), Preston Pardus ($6,800)
PUNT PLAYS: Timmy Hill ($5,700), Josh Williams ($5,600), Parker Gallagher ($5,300), Kris Wright ($5,000), Brad Perez ($4,500)
DRAFTKINGS CASH CONTEST LINEUP
DRAFTKINGS TOURNAMENT CONTEST LINEUP
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