The Truck Series will race five weeks in a row before they take four weeks off in June and July. The next race is a trip to Darlington to dance with “The Lady in Black”. The field will be stacked with William Byron, Ross Chastain, Bubba Wallace and Corey LaJoie entered in the race tonight. There are plenty of good options for our DraftKings lineups. It should be a fun race to watch. The Buckle Up South Carolina 200 is scheduled for Friday at 7:30 pm ET on FS1.
PRACTICE / QUALIFYING
The Truck Series had a 20-minute practice session Friday afternoon and then they lined up the trucks for qualifying. Some of the truckers were able to make long runs in practice. We can use this data for the picks tonight and combine it with the driver’s stats from the races at Kansas, Las Vegas and Texas earlier this season.
Here are the lap times from the practice Saturday at Darlington…
DFS STRATEGY FOR DARLINGTON
The race at Darlington is scheduled for 147 laps (200 miles). That means there are 36.75 points available for leading laps and 66.15 points available for fastest laps (102.9 dominator points). The trend at Darlington over the last four Truck Series races is for one driver to lead roughly 68 laps and score 32 fastest laps (31.4 dominator points). A second driver leads roughly 46 laps and scores 12 fastest laps (16.9 dominator points). It will be very important to try and get these two drivers into our lineups tonight. It will not matter what the cheap drivers in our lineups do, if we are able to score the 48.3 dominator points.
There are 11 drivers in the field tonight who have never turned a lap at Darlington. There could be a lot of wrecks, because they do not call Darlington “The Track Too Tough to Tame” for nothing. I will try to get as many experienced drivers in my lineup as possible tonight.
The drivers with the best chance to score dominator points today are William Byron, Bubba Wallace, Grant Enfinger, Stewart Fresien and Ty Majewski
The drivers with the best chance to score place differential points include William Byron, Ross Chastain, Zane Smith, Bubba Wallace, Parker Kligerman, Matt Crafton, Johnny Sauter, Hailie Deegan, Corey LaJoie, Colby Howard, Kris Wright
DRIVER RANKINGS FOR DARLINGTON
DRAFTKINGS CORE DRIVERS
TOP-TIER DRIVERS: ROSS CHASTAIN ($11,500), WILLIAM BYRON ($11,100), ZANE SMITH ($10,700), TY MAJEWSKI ($10,400), BUBBA WALLACE ($10,100), COREY HEIM ($9,900), GRANT ENFINGER ($9,500), STEWART FRIESEN ($9,000)
VALUE-TIER DRIVERS: MATT CRAFTON ($8,800), COREY LAJOIE ($8,400), PARKER KLIGERMAN ($8,200), CARSON HOCEVAR ($8,000), MATT DIBENEDETTO ($7,900), TANNER GRAY ($7,700), JOHNNY SAUTER ($7,200), TYLER ANKRUM ($7,000), RYAN VARGAS ($6,700), HAILIE DEEGAN ($6,500), COLBY HOWARD ($6,100)
PUNT PLAYS: SPENCER BOYD ($5,300), KRIS WRIGHT ($5,100), BRENNAN POOLE ($4,700), DAWSON CRAM ($4,500)
DRAFTKINGS CASH CONTEST PICKS
DRAFTKINGS TOURNAMENT CONTEST PICKS
DRIVER GROUP GAME PICKS
The Driver Group Game will once again have a contest for the Truck Series. It is easy to play. You simply select one driver from Group A, two drivers from Group B and one driver from Group C for your lineup. You can only use the drivers in Groups A & B six times throughout the season. You can only use the drivers in Group C five times throughout the season, so you have to use your allocations wisely. Here is the link to join: DGG Truck Series Game
Here are the drivers I will use for the Buckle Up South Carolina 200 …
Good luck with your lineups!
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