The Monster Enegery NASCAR Cup Series speeds in to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Overton’s 301 this weekend. This track is very unique in that strategy might actually be more important than speed. We focused on drivers that have had success at this track in the past with experience playing a major role in our selections for this week’s DraftKings contests. Here is a look at the optimal lineup for this week’s NASCAR DraftKings competitions.
Martin Truex Jr., $10,400
No driver has been running as good as Truex and at this point it feels like he should be a lock in DraftKings NASCAR fantasy lineups every week. While he historically hasn’t been excellent at New Hampshire, he turned a corner there a year ago when he performed at a high level in both Cup races there. Truex led 123 laps in the July race here and then led 141 laps in the September race. Considering his current form and the fact that he performed at such a high level here a year ago, Truex should be an excellent pick for this week’s Overton’s 301.
Truex Jr. enters the week in second place in the Monster Energy Cup standings. Him and Kyle Larson have been flip-flopping all season long. As of now, Larson leads by a point as we enter this weeks’ race.
Kyle Busch, $10,200
If there is one driver that you want on your team for this week’s race at New Hampshire it will be Busch. While he has had some bad luck throughout this season, Busch has been an absolute monster at this track. He is the only driver with multiple wins in this race and he has finished third or better in five of his last eight Cup races at this track. It’s only a matter of time before Busch breaks through and it won’t be a surprise to anybody if it happens this weekend.
Brad Keselowski, $10,100
If Busch is the 1a pick for this week’s race then Keselowski will have to be the 1b. Keselowski had some bad luck here last year when a blown tire resulted in him finishing outside of the top-10. However, he still owns a series-best average finishing position and a series-best driver rating in his last five races at this track. Keselowski should contend for the outright win again this weekend so lock him in as another excellent DraftKings option to round out the top-three on your board.
Daniel Suarez, $7,100
After spending big on the top-three options on our board, we had to get a little creative in order to stay under the salary cap. Dillon is one of the better sleeper picks we can find based on his overall potential and price point. Suarez has registered top-five finishes in each of his two races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. At just over $7K, he should be a valuable sleeper play this weekend.
Michael McDowell, $5,900
Desperate times call for desperate measures. After locking in four excellent options that we expect to carry our team, we need to dig deep for value. McDowell is an experienced driver that has competed a number of times at this track. While he won’t finish in the top-10 this week, a top-25 finish would be more than good enough considering his price tag and the fact that we have so much talent at the top of our lineup.
Danica Patrick, $5,800
Eventually Danica is going to have to deliver, right? While she has really struggled this season, she is available at under $6K, which isn’t bad considering how she fared at this track a year ago. Patrick placed 14th in the July race here and then followed that up with another top-20 finish in the September race. At such a low price tag, Danica is a strong deep sleeper pick to deliver at New Hampshire this weekend.
Odds To Win 2017 Overton’s 301
Kyle Busch +500
Kevin Harvick +500
Martin Truex Jr +600
Denny Hamlin +600
Brad Keselowski +800
Jimmie Johnson +800
Matt Kenseth +1000
Kyle Larson +1000
Chase Elliott +1200
Joey Logano +1500
Clint Bowyer +2000
Jamie McMurray +2500
Ryan Blaney +3000
Erik Jones +5000
Kurt Busch +5000
Dale Earnhardt Jr +6000
Ryan Newman +8000
Kasey Kahne +8000
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