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NASCAR Xfinity Series: DraftKings DFS Lineup Picks for Atlanta RAPTOR King of Tough 250 (3/18/23)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday as part of a tripleheader weekend for the sanctioning body's top three series. Who'll end up victorious in the RAPTOR King of Tough 250?

Last time Xfinity was here, Austin Hill drove to victory lane, something that shouldn't be a surprise because Hill's established himself as an elite superspeedway racer. He already won Daytona this year—can he go 2-for-2 at these draft-heavy tracks?

Here at RotoBaller, we want to help you make informed decisions about your DFS lineups, which is why I'll be breaking down the slates for the Xfinity Series. Let's look at some NASCAR Xfinity DFS lineup picks for the NASCAR Xfinity Series RAPTOR King of Tough 250 on DraftKings. Be sure to also check out our NASCAR Premium Tools for Xfinity Series including our DFS Lineup Optimizer and powerful Research Station. This slate locks on 3/18/23 at 5:14 p.m. ET.


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Justin Haley

Starting 18th - $10,800

Any time Justin Haley is running a superspeedway in Xfinity, he's a threat to win, and this week he comes with some added place differential upside as qualifying being rained out has put Haley 18th on the grid.

Haley has an interesting track history here, as he's never finished lower than eighth in four Xfinity starts, but he's also only led laps once. He also ran really well here in the Cup Series last year, finishing 11th in the spring and seventh in fall. Considering his overall average finish last year was 18.4, those Atlanta races really stand out. Don't be shocked to see this 10 car in victory lane when everything's over on Saturday.


Justin Allgaier

Starting 19th - $10,300

I think the sweet spot here is these drivers in this 18th-21st starting range. They have PD upside, but they're also starting in spots where they should be able to get to the front, thanks to having other Chevy drivers starting around them who can work together.

Allgaier won here in 2021, leading 47 laps on his way to the victory, and he's finished seventh or better in six of the last seven races here, with the lone exception being this race last year, when he qualified sixth but crashed out, finishing 34th.


Brandon Jones

Starting 21st - $8,700

Moving to JRM hasn't gone well so far for Brandon Jones, who has no top 10s and an average finish of just 22.8 this season. But he's a five-time Xfinity winner who is now racing for the series' best team, so I'll continue to have high hopes for Jones, especially with some good PD upside on Saturday. Jones was seventh and 11th here last year, leading one lap in the spring race. He also had 10 fastest laps in the fall race here. Jones is an appealing play on Saturday evening.


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Daniel Hemric

Starting 11th - $8,500

Hemric starts a little higher than you'd like at a track like this, but I'm probably always going to go a little heavy on Kaulig cars at drafting tracks, even if Kaulig isn't as dominant at them now as they were a couple years back.

Hemric led 45 laps here in the 2021 fall race, but ran into issues and finished 30th. He crashed out of this race a year ago, but put it together in the fall race, finishing fifth, his second Atlanta top five.

I know this is tough to say just because Hemric has a history of not winning races, but he's someone I wouldn't mind throwing a few bucks down on for a win bet.


Kaz Grala

Starting 28th - $6,700

Grala's another driver whose switch to a different team hasn't gone as expected. Through four races, he has an average finish of just 25.5 and sits 23rd in points.

But this is a weekend where Grala could start to turn things around. He's a good superspeedway driver, winning a Truck Series race at Daytona back in 2017. I expect this to be the best shot Grala's had so far at getting a top 10. Jeffrey Earnhardt earned top 20s in both Atlanta races last year while driving for Sam Hunt Racing, and Grala's definitely a more talented racer than Earnhardt it.


Joey Gase

Starting 33rd - $4,600

Because of the potential for chaos here, I love the idea of rounding out your lineup with a deep sleeper play like Gase (or like Chad Chastain or Gray Gaulding). Anything can happen here with the way this track races. Last March, eight drivers had crash-related DNFs here, and we got top 10 finishes from Mason Massey and Kyle Weatherman.

Gase also ran pretty well at Daytona, another draft-heavy track, back in February, starting 36th and then improving all the way up to an 18th-place finish. There aren't many weeks where you can take advantage of drivers being this low in salary, so take advantage. Throw a Gase-like guy in your lineup and then you can afford to anchor things with multiple top drivers.

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