All three of NASCAR’s top Series will compete at Nashville this week. It will be the first trip to the Country Music Capitol of the World since 2011. The Trucks will compete Friday night (8 p.m. ET on FS1), the Xfinity Series will compete Saturday afternoon (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN) and the Cup Series will race Sunday (3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN). Notice, this will be the first races for NBC so do not look for the Cup or Xfinity Series races on Fox.
Cup Series Schedule
Saturday, June 19th Cup Series Practice (1 p.m. ET)
Sunday, June 20thCup Series Qualifying (11 a.m. ET)
Sunday, June 20th Cup Series Race (3:30 p.m. ET)
Driver Group Game picks need to be submitted by Sunday, June 20th at 8 a.m. ET. We will once again be selecting eight drivers (2 from Group A, 4 from Group B and 2 from Group C). All drivers will score points for qualifying, but only the four drivers (1 from Group A, 2 from Group B and 1 from Group C) will score points from the race. You will only lose allocations from the drivers you use in your starting lineup. We get to see practice Saturday afternoon so I will post my picks Saturday evening.
The Fantasy Live and One & Done Game picks will be posted after qualifying Sunday.
The DraftKings and FanDuel picks for the Cup Series will be posted after qualifying Sunday. These will be simple articles with just picks. I will not have time to input the data into the model, figure out the picks and write the articles Sunday. I will be posting my Core Drivers, Cash Contest picks and Tournament Contest picks.
The initial Driver Rankings for the Cup Series race will be posted Tuesday, June 15th. These rankings could change after practice and qualifying.
The Best Bets for Nashville will be posted Wednesday. I want to get some bets in early before the cars hit the track. We should have good odds on some of the sleeper picks if we wager on them before they post fast laps in practice.
I will not be posting any Race Notes for this race because this is the Cup Series first time at the track. There will not be any Garage Talk Notes as well because I will not be at the track.
Xfinity Series Schedule
Friday, June 18th Xfinity Series Practice (5 p.m. ET)
Saturday, June 19th Xfinity Series Qualifying (12:30 p.m. ET)
Saturday, May 22nd Xfinity Series Race (3 p.m. ET)
I need to wait until after qualifying before I can post the DraftKings picks for the Xfinity Series. The site awards place differential points and I cannot determine which drivers to use in the lineups until I know where they start in the race. Like the Cup Series, there will be no model this week. The article will include my Core Drivers, Cash Contest picks and Tournament Contest picks. The DFS Xfinity Series article will be posted after qualifying on Saturday.
Truck Series Schedule
Friday, June 18th Truck Series Practice (10 a.m. ET)
Friday, June 18th Truck Series Qualifying (4 p.m. ET)
Friday, June 18th Truck Series Race (8 p.m. ET)
I need to wait until after qualifying before I can post the DraftKings picks for the Truck Series. I am going to do my best to get the DraftKings picks for the Truck Series posted after qualifying Friday evening. This means the article will simply be my Core Drivers and picks for Cash Contests and Tournament Contests.
It is going to be a slow week and a crazy weekend. I will do my best to get the picks posted ASAP.
Good luck at Nashville. It should be fun.