This weekend the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Bristol for some short track racing. The one thing we won’t have to deal with this weekend is rain. The forecast is beautiful for racing. Bristol is always an exciting race and they introduced a different package this season to help improve the racing even more. We saw that package at Pheonix earlier this season. This is a 500 lap race which means dominator points will be key on both sites this week. On Draftkings you will be looking to get between 2-4 dominators in your lineup and on Fanduel you will be looking to get 2 doms in your gpps. In cash games on Draftkings a mixture of dominators and place differential drivers will be the construction. They will use the the PJ1(traction compound) this week to help with creating multiple lanes of racing.
Kyle Busch (DK $12,500 FD $14,000)
When you think of dominant drivers at Bristol, Kyle Busch has to be the first driver that comes to mind. In the last 5 races here Kyle has three wins and a fourth place finish. He has also led laps in four of the five races as well. Kyle has the highest driver rating in recent history here. He starts 7th so will have to work his way to the front. The season hasn’t started off quite like a Kyle Busch season would typically start however Bristol is one of his best tracks and a great place to get his season back on track.
Brad Keselowski (DK $9,100 FD $12,300)
In cash games you will need a couple dominators. Brad won the pole from his couch for the second time this season. If you look only at Brads finishing results here you may be tempted to look elsewhere for an early race dominator. However when you dig you see that he has led multiple laps here three of the last four races. There will be a competition caution which could hurt the amount of laps he leads however with his Penske teammates surrounding him, I don’t see them racing hard for the lead and Brad gets out front leading laps until the competition caution.
Ryan Blaney (DK $8,600 FD $10,300)
Ryan Blaney had a good week at Charlotte finishing 3rd and 4th and showing that the speed and competitiveness he was showing early can translate into good finishes. Like Brad, if you look solely at his finishes here at Bristol, he doesn’t stand out as a great play. However he has led 100 or more laps in three of the last four races here. Well I probably won’t play Blaney in cash games because there are better floor options below Blaney, he is a great gpp option and could possibly win this race. His teammate Logano is a great dom option too but the $2100 discount you get for Blaney is too good to pass up.
Tyler Reddick (DK $7,900 FD $7,300)
How impressive has Tyler Reddick been this season? The rookie class coming into this season was stout and really didn’t expect Tyler to be head of the class. This is another track that suits Tyler Reddick. He proved it in the Xfinity series winning here once and finishing in the top ten in the three other races as a full time Xfinity driver. Bristol’s make up is similar to that of Darlington and we saw how Reddick did there with finishes of 7th and 13th. Starting from the 21st position, Tyler provides some place differential upside in gpps.
Bubba Wallace (DK $7,500 FD $5,000)
After a bad week at Charlotte, Bubba heads to a track where he has had success in his Cup career. He has three finishes inside the top 20 over four races here. The great thing about Bubba this week is that he got the bad end of the qualifying draw and starts 36th. This price range range is fully of juicy plays that you should be inserting into your tournament lineups. However Bubba’s floor makes him a great option for cash games on Draftkings.
Christopher Bell (DK $7,300 FD $6,000)
Another great option in this price range on Draftkings. Bell starts 35th and provides another great cash game value option with a safe floor and decent place differential upside. Bell won the spring race here at Bristol in the Xfinity series last season. I don’t think we will see Bell competing for the lead like MDB did in this car last year here at Bristol however a top 20-25 out of Bell is more then sufficient at his price and where he starts.
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