DFS Xfinity Series Picks for Talladega

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The Xfinity Series will join the Cup Series at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend. Thus will be the third Superspeedway race for the Xfinity Series in 2024. Austin Hill won at Daytona and at Atlanta earlier this season. He has six wins in the last two seasons on the Superspeedways in the Xfinity Series. Will this be the “Austin Hill Show” again, or will another driver be able to find Victory Lane? We will find out Saturday at 4 p.m. ET on FOX.

 

PRACTICE AND QUALIFYING AT TALLADEGA

NASCAR no longer allows the team to have any track time for practice before the races on the Superspeedways. The teams lined up the cars for single-lap qualifying to set the field for the Ag-Pro 300. This race is already unpredictable. Now we have to worry about our drivers having mechanical issues before the green flag is waived because NASCAR did not let them shake down the cars for the race. This should be fun Saturday.

 

DRAFTKINGS POINTS AT TALLADEGA

Predicting the finishing order at Talladega is impossible. This is one of the only tracks where a driver does not control his / her fate in the race. The drivers need to be in the right place at the right time in order to finish up front. Some drivers are better at using the draft to their advantage and know how to avoid “the big one” than other drivers.

Here are the stats from the last three races at Talladega (2022 – 2023) and the two Superspeedways races this year (Daytona and Atlanta), sorted by DraftKings Points…

 

 

STRATEGY FOR TALLADEGA

The Xfinity Series race at Talladega is scheduled for 113 laps (300 miles). That means there are 28.25 points available for leading laps and 40.5 points available for fastest laps (68.75 dominator points). The dominators points get spread out at Talladega. The drivers who lead the most laps, typically do not score many fastest laps. The top dominator only scores 5.9 bonus points, so we need to focus on place differential points this week.

The best strategy for the Cup Series at the Superspeedways is to simply pick the drivers who start outside the top-25, because they can score the most place differential points. It is not that easy in the Xfinity Series. There are some drivers who start in the back who have no chance at finishing up front because they will be multiple laps down. We still need to pick drivers who start outside the top-15, but we need to make sure they are from teams that have the horsepower to stay in the draft.

The wild card this week is Austin Hill. He always starts up front, but he still scores well in DFS because Hill leads so many laps and wins so many races at the Superspeedways. Hill is a risky pick, but he could pay off this week if he finds Victory Lane again.

The drivers with the best chance to score place differential points include Justin Allgaier, AJ ALlmendinger, Ryan Sieg, Parker Retzlaff, Jeb Burton, Jordan Anderson, Jeffrey Earnhardt, Brennan Poole, Kyle Sieg, Josh Bilicki and Ryan Ellis

 

DRIVER RANKINGS FOR TALLADEGA

 

DRAFTKINGS CASH CONTEST LINEUP

Do not be afraid to leave a lot of salary on the table. You need drivers who can score place differential points in your Cash Contest lineup.

 

 

DRAFTKINGS TOURNAMENT CONTEST LINEUP

 

 

DRIVER GROUP GAME PICKS

 

Good Luck This Week! 

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