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Big Machine Vodka 400: DraftKings, FanDuel Daily Fantasy NASCAR Lineup Picks


There's only one cure for "Flat Track Fever" and it's coming for us Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Brickyard is one of NASCAR's most prestigious races in the sport, which makes it like an infinity stone that every driver is chasing after. Expect a pretty tight race this Sunday as it's difficult to pass at this track, unless you're someone like Kyle Busch and qualify towards the rear (the dude is like a rocketship).

Getting on the subject of Busch, he is the favorite to win and holds an average of 59 FPTS when racing at this track. He had a top speed of 182.578 at the second practice on Saturday, and no matter where he qualifies, he is sure to stack you a solid points line. It's a no brainer that he will be in a lot of lineups this Sunday.

The big topic this week is bubble drivers trying to squeeze their way into the playoffs. Two drivers from my Sleepers And Drivers To Avoid article that I'm most excited to watch duke it out is Daniel Suarez and Ryan Newman after last weeks shenanigans at Darlington. I have a strong feeling one of these two guys will punch the ticket for the 16th spot.

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*POST QUALIFYING UPDATE*

Kevin Harvick is sitting on the pole at the Brickyard and should be used in DFS lineups everywhere today. Harvick has what it takes to lead laps, and at this track, getting that clean air upfront can be the difference-maker.

Paul Menard and Clint Bowyer have found themselves right behind Harvick, and with both of them fighting to seal a playoff spot, things could get dicey. I expect to see both of them drop a few spots.

Keep an eye out for Joey Logano now that he's starting in P4. Logano had a Top 10 finish in the second practice, and posted Top 10 finishes at this track since 2013, until last year when he finished in P13.

DFS Lineup Picks - DraftKings, FanDuel

Kyle Busch #18 (DraftKings $12,000 | FanDuel $15,500)

After scoring a whopping 122 FPTS last week in Darlington, are we really not going to put curtsy man in our lineups? Busch is (as always) the favorite to kiss the bricks this weekend, and if he continues his trend of qualifying bad, he will also be the fantasy favorite that is worth the money. Busch had Top 10 finishes in both practices on Saturday.

Kurt Busch #1 (DraftKings $9,200 | FanDuel $10,700)

I'm back on my Busch'it again (I love saying that) this week even though Busch hasn't had the hottest stats at this track in years past. Busch has finished the last two cup races in the Top 10, and finished both practices at this track inside the Top 10 on Saturday. I'm willing to bet that Busch has one of the better runs of his career this Sunday, and it turns into some solid fantasy production.

Brad Keselowski #2 (DraftKings $9,800 | FanDuel $13,300)

Keselowski has been a stud at this track over the past two years, winning last year's race, and finishing second in 2017. Keselowski averages 42.50 FPTS when running at the Brickyard and should be able to deliver big based on his qualifying position. His best speed in practice on Saturday came in his first run where he finished third with a speed of 184.600.

Matt DiBenedetto #95 (DraftKings $7,300 | FanDuel $6,800)

What a story DiBenedetto has written over the past few weeks. DiBenedetto has something to prove Sunday, as he will be racing harder than ever to grab a win and punch his ticket for the playoffs. While it is a longshot for him to win it (100-1 odds), his motivation to show out and get picked up by a team come 2020 should help fantasy owners out big time if he qualifies towards the back.

 

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Be sure to also check out this week's Revvin' Up, a weekly video series by Sean Engel focused on previewing every Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race from DFS perspectives. Sean Engel is a six-time DraftKings NASCAR DFS tournament winner and a 15-year NASCAR veteran.

For any and all fantasy NASCAR questions, find me on Twitter @GarageGuyChase. Good luck RotoBallers!

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