Xfinity Series Fantasy Picks for New Hampshire

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The Xfinity Series will join the Cup Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. This is race No. 18 on the Xfinity Series schedule. They still have nine races left before their playoffs begin. There is still plenty of time the Xfinity Series drivers to punch their ticket to the playoffs, but many of the races are on road courses (Road America, Indianapolis and Watkins Glen) and a Superspeedway (Daytona). The race at New Hampshire should be easier to predict than some of those other races on the schedule. The Ambetter Health 200 can be seen Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network.

 

XFINITY SERIES PRACTICE / QUALIFYING

The Xfinity Series teams had a 20-minute practice session to shake down their cars for the Ambetter Health 200. Most of the teams had enough time to run 10 laps in practice. That should give us an idea of which teams unloaded with some speed and who should be good in the race. Many of the drivers who ran well in practice will be in my DraftKings lineup Saturday.

Here are the practice speeds for Ambetter Health 200 in New Hampshire…

 

 

 

XFINITY SERIES STATS ON SHORT, FLAT TRACKS

There have been two races on the short, flat tracks this season (Phoenix and Richmond). The Xfinity Series also competed at Martinsville, but I do not think the results from that race will translate into speed at New Hampshire. Ty Gibbs won the race at Phoenix and Chandler Smith won at Richmond. I will use the data from the two short, flat track races this year and the data from the race at New Hampshire last year for the picks for Saturday’s race.

Here are the driver’s average DraftKings Points in the two short, flat track races this year and the race at New Hampshire in 2022…

 

 

STRATEGY FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE

The racing on the short, flat tracks has been pretty competitive this season. The trend is for one driver to lead 50 laps and score 32 fastest laps (26.9 dominator points), another driver to lead 48 laps and score 24 fastest laps (22.8 dominator points) and a third driver to lead 20 laps and score 22 fastest laps (14.9 dominator points).

My strategy this week will be to have these three drivers in my lineup. We should cash all of our DraftKings lineups if we are able to score the 64.6 dominator points that the three dominators are likely to score Saturday.

The drivers with the best chance to be the top dominators include Chandler Smith, Justin Allgaier, John H. Nemechek and Cole Custer

The drivers who start in the back with the best chance to score place differential points includes Sheldon Creed, Joe Graf Jr., Riley Herbst, Parker Kligerman, Jeb Burton, Rajah Caruth, Ryan Sieg, Kaz Grala and Kyle Weatherman

 

 

DRIVER RANKINGS FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

CORE DRIVERS FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE

TOP-TIER DRIVERSJOHN H. NEMECHEK ($11,000), JUSTIN ALLGAIER ($10,800), COLE CUSTER ($10,400), CHANDLER SMITH ($9,900), AUSTIN HILL ($9,600), SHELDON CREED ($9,000)

VALUE DRIVERSBRANDON JONES ($8,800), RILEY HERBST ($8,600), PARKER KLIGERMAN ($8,200), KAZ GRALA ($7,800), RYAN SIEG ($7,700), PARKER RETZLAFF ($7,500), JEB BURTON ($7,300), RAJAH CARUTH ($7,200), JOE GRAF JR. ($7,100), KYLE WEATHERMAN ($6,800), JEREMY CLEMENTS ($6,500), KYLE SEIG ($6,300), CONNOR MASSACK ($6,100)

PUNT PLAYSJOSH WILLIAMS ($5,700), BRENNAN POOLE ($5,500), GREG VAN ALST ($5,400), BLAINE PERKINS ($5,200), STEFON PARSONS ($5,000),

 

DRAFTKINGS CASH CONTEST LINEUP

– I will use Justin Allgaier and Chandler Smith as my two dominators. Sheldon Creed has a car that is a lot faster than his 17th starting position. He should score 7-10 place differential points. Ryan Sieg and Kaz Grala crashed in practice. They will start in the back and should score 15-18 place differential points. CJ McLaughlin is a punt play. He starts in the back, so he cannot score negative points.

 

 

DRAFTKINGS TOURNAMENT CONTEST LINEUP

-The two best cars in practice were the No. 7 (Justin Allgaier) and the No. OO (Cole Custer). I will use these two drivers as my dominators in my Tournament Contest lineup. I thought about using Brandon Jones, but I do not trust him. Instead, I will pivot to Riley Herbst. New Hampshire is a good track for Stewart-Haas Racing. Ryan Sieg is a safe pick from the back of the field. Joe Graf Jr. is in the No. 19 car for Joe Gibbs Racing. He had speed in practice and should move up from his 19th starting position. Masson Massey started 30th and finished 9th at New Hampshire. We will win sone cash if he can do it again.

 

 

DRIVER GROUP GAME PICKS

Here are the drivers I will use for Ambetter Health 200 at New Hampshire…

* I am using Cole Custer in DFS and John H. Nemechek in the Driver Group Game. I think they will both be good Saturday. I do not want all of my eggs in one basket, so I will use both of them.

 

Good Luck Saturday!

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