The Cup and Xfinity Series will travel to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin to compete at Road America. This will be the first race for the Cup Series at Road America. The Xfinity Series has been competing at this track for the last 10 years so there are some drivers in the field who have some experience at the track. The Cup Series will have a unique schedule this week since Road America is a new track on the schedule. The drivers will get a 50-minute practice and qualifying to get used to the track.
Cup Series Schedule
Saturday, July 3rd Cup Series Practice (12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN)
Sunday, July 4th Series Qualifying (11 a.m. ET on Peacock)
Sunday, July 4th Cup Series Race (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC)
Driver Group Game picks need to be submitted by Sunday, July 4th 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 in 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 for the race.
The initial Driver Rankings for the Cup Series race will be posted Tuesday, June 29th. These rankings will likely change after practice and qualifying.
The Best Bets for Road America will be posted Wednesday. I want to get some bets in early before the cars hit the track. We should get good odds on some 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 Road America.
Xfinity Series Schedule
Friday, July 2nd Xfinity Series Practice (4 p.m. ET on NBCSN)
Saturday, July 3rd Xfinity Series Qualifying (11:30 a.m. ET on Peacock and NBCSN)
Saturday, July 3rd Xfinity Series Race (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC)
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 for the race. The DFS Xfinity Series article will be posted after qualifying on Saturday.
It is going to be a slow week and a crazy weekend. I will do my best to get the picks posted ASAP.
Have a happy and safe 4th of July.