DraftKings Xfinity NASCAR DFS – Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner 300 – February 13, 2021
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Ty Dillon – DK: $9,500 – Starting 32nd
There are two drivers in this field who will absolutely be high owned chalk, but if you get either wrong it could cost us big as they have the highest ceilings on the slate. These two drivers are Ty Dillon and AJ Allmendinger. Dillon is $400 cheaper than Allmendinger and starts one spot further back, so that gives a slight edge. Dillon also had the fastest practice time in the field. Dillon has an average finish of 16th at Dayton over ten career races at the Cup level, including three straight top-six finishes in 2018-2019. Ultimately, Dillon has more experience than 90% of this field at a higher level and has a car that is faster than maybe all of the field. Dillon has the potential here to dominate this race, and as long as he avoids the dreaded Daytona wrecks, should have no issue pushing top five here.
Gray Gaulding – DK: $6,500 – Starting 35th
Gaulding turned in a little bit of a slower practice time than anticipated but that isn’t going to move me off of this play much. Gaulding has an average finish of fifth (2nd and 8th) over his last two races at Daytona at the Xfinity level and had two top-ten finishes in six races in 2020. Gaulding will now compete full-time at the Xfinity level after signing with Jimmy Means Racing in the off-season. Gaulding’s last race at Dayton was the Wawa 250 last August where he finished second after starting 28th and led nine laps. Of course, this isn’t a large data set, but you’ll be hard to find any large data samples for Xfinity. We are going to want to stack the back, so guys like Gaulding and Gdovic are likely your chalk value of the slate.
$ Tier D High AJ Allmendinger (9.9k / 62.97) Ty Dillon (9.5k / 51.76) Justin Haley (9.4k / 31.34) Daniel Hemric (9.2k / 37.60) Medium Jeb Burton (8.5k / 29.49) Landon Cassill (7.2k / 27.54) Brandon Gdovic (6.8k / 42.96) Low Gray Gaulding (6.5k / 40.49) Bayley Currey (5.3k / 15.54) Caesar Bacarella (4.5k / 15.27)