Hello NASCAR fans! Been a busy week with family visiting so time has been extremely tight. Limited time means a straight and to the point preview and DFS post for this week at the Monster Mile.
We haven’t gotten a lot of track time at Dover as rain has washed out some practice and qualifying, meaning the starting grid is now determined by the standings. Kyle Busch will lead everyone to the green flag and there aren’t the obvious plays for point differential that happen some weeks after impounding or guys miss qualifying. A long practice Saturday afternoon did provide some good info, although conditions on race day will be different than during Saturday’s practice. Below is where I currently stand for Made, Trade, & Fade.
Kyle Larson $10,200: Larson will start 10th based off of the grid being determined off of the standings. This has been a track that he has done well at and has led over 370 laps combined in the L3 races here. He also has 3 T5 in the L5 races and he continued to show his speed in practice not only with single lap speed, but his multiple lap averages. Always risky to fade the Big 3 but I think Larson fits the style for this track and he can run up front to compete for the W.
Denny Hamlin $9,600 to Clint Bowyer $9,300: You have to think that Hamlin is upset at the underachieving year in 2018. I know that all teams will still go out there and try to win races but I do think the Chase drivers still competing for a championship will excel past the majority of teams that have been eliminated. Bowyer was fast in the extended practice Saturday and will roll off 5th to start. I expect Bowyer to be a sleeper for the W Sunday and with his runner up finish in the spring, I think Bowyer is a driver to watch sneak into victory lane Sunday.
Joey Logano $8,900: Penske drivers have been hot heading into the Chase and I expect another win by the team between now and the end of the year. However I think it’ll come from Keselowski or Ryan Blaney rather than Logano. He will roll off the grid 6th but I expect negative place differential points from him and battling for a T10 finish. At Dover, he only has one T10 finish in the L5 races. Looking elsewhere at this price point and fading Logano this weekend.
Short and sweet this week folks. Be on the lookout for any matchups posted or any adjustments prior to race time. GL this week all!