NASCAR HEADS TO BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
The Food City 500 takes place in Tennessee and we have picks for both DraftKings and FanDuel DFS contests this week.
KYLE LARSON (DK $9,500) – Kyle Larson should come in under the radar this week after two very disappointing showings the past two Sundays. He heads to Bristol on Sunday where he has more than his measure of success. Last time at this track he took second place while putting up 57.25 fantasy points. In his last four appearances at Bristol, he has finished in the top ten. He is priced below $10K this week and should rebound from his recent slump. He will start in the 16th position and can put up decent numbers if he can return to last year’s form at this track where he finished in second place in both Cup races at Bristol in 2018.
(Kyle Larson drives the #42 Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing.)
CLINT BOWYER (DK $8,600) – Clint has scored 54+ fantasy points in three of his last four races. Last week he scored 77.25 fantasy points in his second place finish in Fort Worth. Bowyer goes to Tennessee this week to Bristol Motor Speedway where he has finished in the top ten in five of his last seven races. Fortunately for DraftKings players, despite his finish last week and recent history at Bristol he is down in salary this week. Look for Bowyer to contend this week where he will start in 8th position.
(Clint Bowyer drives the #14 Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing.)
RICKY STENHOUSE JR. (FD $9,000) – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is averaging 59.12 FPPR over his last five races. He has the highest FPPR of any driver under $10K in salary. Last year at the Food City 500 he had a 4th place finish and scored 87.0 fantasy points. He has had a great deal of success at Bristol with six top ten finishes in his last ten races there including four top-five finishes. He starts in 19th place on Sunday at a track where he has an average finish of 10.2. Look for him to move up and score this week.
(Ricky Stenhouse Jr. drives the #17 Ford for Roush Fenway Racing.)
JIMMIE JOHNSON (FD $9,700) – Jimmie Johnson has yet to break out this season but has a good opportunity at Bristol where he has finished in the top ten in four of his last five starts there, including a first-place finish two years ago. His lap averages in practice were 7th overall this week and he is coming off a 5th place finish last week in Fort Worth. He starts in 10th position and is poised nicely to make a run at this track where he has the most success of any driver over the last ten races at Bristol.
(Jimmie Johnson drives the #48 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports.)
That’s all for this week. Good luck with your lineups!