NASCAR – Bristol Bass Pro / NRA DFS – 08.18.18

Hello Gup’s Corner NASCAR fans! We’re back for another edition of Made, Fade, & Trade with me and @SDBoyle1. In case you didn’t know, this is a Saturday night race at BRISTOL BABY! We’ve already had plenty of action at the track this weekend with the entertaining truck race Thursday night and the Xfinity race last night. Kyle Busch was the car to beat early before some trouble and some contact with the wall ended his night. Kyle Larson went on to dominate from there to pickup the victory. Both guys are among the favorites to win tonight in the Cup race and you’ll see both of them mentioned below.

As I said in this week’s race preview, I’d recommend this race for everyone to watch. Race fan or not, this is a great spectacle to see and provides a ton of action and entertainment. You can probably sense I’m pretty excited for this race. Now let’s dive into our picks for this week.

 

Made

@SDBoyle1: Kyle Busch $12,300 – Kyle Busch is the highest priced driver on Draft Kings for a reason. He has won the last 2 races at Bristol and 7 overall. I believe the ownership will be more spread based on the results of last night’s Xfinity race. Kyle Larson dominated the race en route to victory, as Busch hit the wall early and ended his night. Larson also proclaimed this as his favorite track and with a $900 savings I could see a lot of people starting their lineups with him. I will not fade him completely but give me the more expensive driver and one who is now determined and pissed off after wrecking last night to bring the 18 home in victory lane tonight.

@TheRealJoshG: Kyle Larson $11,400 – The pole sitter at Bristol has at least 100 laps in the L3 races here. Having the track position at this half mile track is important. Larson is the best at running the top groove and I think that’s going to be key in the race tonight. He has the speed and I think he’s the car to beat tonight despite Kyle Busch’s great success and speed this week

Fade

@SDBoyle1: Ty Dillon $5,700 – When you are looking to roster the high priced guys, you have to go way down the board to fill out your lineup. Ty admittedly loves this track and this is one of the few track types that I would consider rostering him on. Not this week. He has shown me 0 speed out of the #13 this week. Not only that, I think he will be a popular choice with starting 32nd and people will think differential finishing points. I could see him over driving just like he did in last night’s Xfinity race and ruining his car by flat tire etc. and thus ending his night early. I’d much rather have David Ragan priced right below him or Trevor Bayne right above.

@TheRealJoshG: William Byron $7,400 -Byron is really starting to grow on me and I like the kid. He has a lot of potential and he’s getting better every week. He burned a lot of people this week and I thought this could be a week to use him as a sneaky play while ownership could be low. However he qualified 5th this week and I don’t think he can return the value at this price. He could burn me just like Austin Dillon did last week but I see too many valuable options at this price range to take the risk with Byron.

Trade

@SDBoyle1: Denny Hamlin $10,200 for Ricky Stenhouse Jr $7,800 – Congrats Denny on missing the Fade portion of this article, but don’t think you are getting out of here unscathed. Another driver that seems to frequent the Fade list will be a core play for me this week: Ricky Stenhouse. He is mainly viewed as a restrictor plate racer but his record at Bristol is pretty nice as well. Ricky scored a 4th place finish this Spring and a 9th place in last year’s race. Stenhouse also had the 3rd best 10 lap average in Happy hour yesterday. The $2,400 savings will come in handy when constructing lineups and will be rewarded when Stenhouse finishes higher then Hamlin when the checkered flag falls this evening. Mark it down!

@TheRealJoshG: William Byron $7,400 to Alex Bowman $7,200 -Pivoting off of one Hendrick driver to his teammate. I really like Bowman this week and plan to be higher than the contest on exposure. He was well here in the spring in his debut with Hendrick starting 8th and finishing 5th. Starting 22nd gives him a high probability to gain place differential points and I’m predicting a T10 finish. I already stated the downside to Byron and this pivot is a no brainer for me.

Good luck to everyone tonight! Check us out on Twitter for any last minute updates or a matchup that we may like for the night. Let’s go racin!

@TheRealJoshG