DraftKings Xfinity NASCAR DFS – Alsco Uniforms 300 – March 6, 2021
Noah Gragson – DK: $11,300 – Starting 34th
Alright, third time is a charm, right? Noah Gragson has been a main-stay in this article to start the season but has returned disappointing results in his first two races of the season with 28th and 34th place finishes. However, Gragson returns to Las Vegas this week for the Alsco Uniforms 300 at a track that he has never finished worse than sixth at. Gragson had two races here in 2020, finishing fourth and second, though he only led two total laps during this stretch. Back in 2019 Gragson finished sixth after starting 36th and third in his other start. On tracks that are between one and two miles in length, Gragson has an average finish inside the top ten and has his most lap leading success. It will take some work for Gragson to get to the front with a 34th place start, but his career track record here speaks for itself. Gragson’s two races to start this year are disappointing on paper, but really were bad luck on the track. Sometimes luck is a factor we aren’t able to control in Nascar and we just have to roll with the punches. I believe things will correct themself sooner than later as Gragson will be a title contender all season.
Gray Gaulding – DK: $6,700 – Starting 36th
Gaulding has three career starts at Las Vegas in the Xfinity series and has an average starting position of 22 and an average finishing position of 14. With a deep starting position, we are going to have the upside to grab differential here. I have spoken frequently about the low-priced tier of drivers in Xfinity and how we need to treat them all more as tournament options and not so much cash options as they are highly violate – you will be hard-pressed to find a consistent driver who is also consistently underpriced, therefore we need to attack past track success and a little bit of luck on our side. Ryan Vargas is another name in this range that I like, as his success at 1.5-mile tracks has shined at Miami and Texas. Bayley Currey is priced at $6,200 and has a 12th and 18th place finish at Texas and Kansas – both of which are 1.5-mile tracks like Vegas – in his last Vegas start, Currey started 31st and finished 25th.
$ Tier D High Tyler Reddick (11.6k / 77.45) Noah Gragson (11.3k / 69.77) Justin Allgaier (11k / 75.78) Harrison Burton (9.9k / 52.75) Medium Justin Haley (8.8k / 34.72) Jeb Burton (7.8k / 32.37) Ryan Vargas (7.1k / 34.27) Low Gray Gaulding (6.7k / 41.97) Bayley Currey (6.2k / 30.90) Chad Finchum (5.5k / 17.53) Jesse Little (5k / 21.23)