Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Fantasy NASCAR points per dollar by 2017 Track Type

Who are the best fantasy NASCAR fppk performers at DraftKings (fantasy points per $1,000 of salary)? Check out the best fantasy NASCAR point per dollar performers at the 2017 intermediate tracks and short tracks.





Monday, August 21, 2017

Darlington Race Info - #FantasyNASCAR Hub

Darlington (9/1-3) - Fantasy NASCAR Hub


Friday
1 pm  - Practice #1
3:30 pm - Practice #2 (final)

Saturday
2 pm -  Qualifying
Xfinity Race

Sunday
6 pm -  Southern 500

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Bristol Race Info - #FantasyNASCAR Hub

Bristol (8/17-19) - Fantasy NASCAR Hub


Wednesday
Truck Race

Thursday
Xfinity Practice

Friday
10 am Practice #1
12:30 pm Practice #2 (final)
xfinity qualifying
5:45 pm Qualifying
Xfinity Race

Saturday
7:30 pm - Monster Race

Fantasy NASCAR - Bristol - Practice to Race Comparison

How do practice times and starting position affect daily fantasy NASCAR outcomes at Bristol? What were the optimal fantasy NASCAR lineups at DraftKings in the spring 2017 Bristol race? Check the DFS NASCAR data below.





Monday, August 7, 2017

Fantasy NASCAR - Michigan - Practice to Race Comparison (updated August 2017)

How do practice times and starting position affect daily fantasy NASCAR outcomes at Michigan? What were the optimal fantasy NASCAR lineups at DraftKings in the spring 2017 Michigan race? Check the DFS NASCAR data below.





Sunday, August 6, 2017

Michigan 2 Race Info - #FantasyNASCAR Hub

Michigan (8/11-13) - Fantasy NASCAR Hub



FRI
11:30 am Monster Practice #1
Truck Practice
Xfinity Practice (Mid-Ohio)
5 pm Monster Qualifying 

SAT
8:30 am Monster Practice #2
11:30 am Monster Practice #3
Truck Race (Michigan)
Xfinity Race (Mid-Ohio)

SUN
3:00 pm - Monster Race

Michigan Spring 2017 - #FantasyNASCAR Rewind

fantasy nascar michiganWhat happened in the Michigan spring 2017 race? How can I make better fantasy picks at Draft Kings?

Tire dragon = Didn't do much. Only ran it on the bottom line
  • Several cars to the back ► last minute announcement (4 and 41)
    • 19, 47, 48
  • Ty Dillon Q run thrown out - start/score in back = chalk
  • 88 great speed off the truck
  • Larry mac predicts only 2 tire changes for the cars that aren't elite
  • Fuel window 44-48
  • LAP TURNING ...what can I write (lap 5
  • 42,78,18 ...Busch was 2, but Truex passed him
  • Debris on lap 7…..for a trash bag
    • This race was the tipping point
      • Drivers complained...88 talked about all of the debris on the track in the 80s and 90s
        • Nascar stopped throwing them after this race


Friday, August 4, 2017

Watkins Glen Race Info - #FantasyNASCAR Hub

Watkins Glen (8/4-6) - Fantasy NASCAR Hub



FRI
K&N Practice
Xfinity Practices
K&N Race 

SAT
10am Monster Practice #1
12:30pm Monster Practice #2
Xfinity Race

SUN
12:05pm - Monster Qualifying
3:00pm - Monster Race

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Watkins Glen 2016 Notes - YouTube Replay for DFS


Watkins Glen 2016 Notes - YouTube Replay for DFS
  • Watching video at 2x speed (sometimes slow it down)
  • Truex should have had the pole, but Stenhouse pulled out in front of him, so Truex did the same and ruined Stenhouse's Q lap.
  • 28-30 lap window. Possible to make with just 2 stops.
  • Austin Dillon slows the turn before the chute. Jeff Gordon (#88) rear-ends him. Dillon spins off track. Gordon goes on, but damage to the front. Looks cosmetic, but will affect down force at high speed track like The Glen
  • A.J. Allmendinger working his way through the top 10, same for Kyle Busch
  • Edwards and Kenseth cruising 1 and 2

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Fantasy NASCAR - Watkins Glen - Practice vs Results

How do practice times and starting position affect daily fantasy NASCAR outcomes? What were the optimal fantasy NASCAR lineups at DraftKings? Check the DFS NASCAR data below. Check out the video review on YouTube (coming soon).




Fantasy NASCAR - TOP 10 DFS Points Pie Chart - Watkins Glen 2016

Don't worry about hog points (fast lap & laps led points). It's all about finishing position in DFS NASCAR this weekend at Watkins Glen. Finishing Position. Finishing Position. Finishing Position.

fantasy nascar pie chart
For comparison, here is the 2017 Kentucky Fantasy NASCAR Top 10 pie chart.

Friday, July 28, 2017

#FantasyNASCAR Pocono - Stream of Consciousness

kyle larson says race trim is off quite a bit, bad lap times, hard to drive. Good in Q trim.

Kyle Busch #1 - 1 mph faster than anyone else

Stenhouse =8th

BK q run = 9th

McDowell to 7th  ...here come the q runs with 4 minutes left

...and there it is ....larson to the top of the chart

impound race...Moody: "Team cant make wholesale changes for qualifying, but there will be some tape on the nose."

Monday, July 24, 2017

Optimal Fantasy NASCAR Lineup - Pocono Spring 2017

How do practice times and starting position affect daily fantasy NASCAR outcomes? What were the optimal fantasy NASCAR lineups at DraftKings? Check the DFS NASCAR data below.



Pocono 2 Race Info - #FantasyNASCAR Hub

Pocono (7/28-31) - Fantasy NASCAR Hub




FRI
Truck Practice
ARCA Practice
ARCA Race

SAT
9am - Monster Practice
11:30am - Monster Practice
1pm - Truck Race

SUN
11:30am - Monster Qualifying
3:00pm - Monster Race

Friday, July 21, 2017

Indianapolis Race Info - #FantasyNASCAR Hub

Indianapolis (7/21-23) - Fantasy NASCAR Hub




Sat
9am - practice 1
11am - practice 2
6pm - qualifying

Sun
2:30pm - Indy Lock at DK

Fantasy NASCAR - Indianapolis - Practice vs Results

How do practice times and starting position affect daily fantasy NASCAR outcomes? What were the optimal fantasy NASCAR lineups at DraftKings? Check the DFS NASCAR data below. Check out the video review on YouTube (coming soon).





Thursday, July 13, 2017

New Hampshire Race Info - #FantasyNASCAR Hub

 New Hampshire (7/21-23) - Fantasy NASCAR Hub




FRIDAY, JULY 14:
– 11:30 a.m.-12:55 p.m.: Monster practice
– 1-1:55 p.m.: XFINITY Series practice
– 3-3:55 p.m.: XFINITY Series final practice
– 4:45 p.m.: Monster Qualifying
SATURDAY, JULY 15:
– 10-10:55 a.m.: Monster  practice
– 11:05 a.m.: XFINITY Series Qualifying
– 12:30-1:25 p.m.: Monster final practice
– 4 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series Overton’s 200
SUNDAY, JULY 16:
– 3 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton’s 301

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Fantasy NASCAR - New Hampshire - Practice vs Results

How do practice times and starting position affect daily fantasy NASCAR outcomes? What were the optimal fantasy NASCAR lineups at DraftKings? Check the DFS NASCAR data below. Check out the video review on YouTube (coming soon).





Sunday, July 2, 2017

Kentucky Race Info - #FantasyNASCAR Hub

Kentucky (7/5-8) - Fantasy NASCAR Hub



Wed
  • Truck Practice
Thu
  • Xfinity Practice
  • Truck Qualifying
  • Truck Race
Fri
  • Monster Practice
  • Xfinity Qualifying
  • Monster Qualifying
  • Xfinity Race
Sat
  • Monster Cup Race

Monday, June 26, 2017

Daytona Race Info - #fantasyNASCAR Hub

Daytona (6/29-7/1) - Fantasy NASCAR Hub




Thursday, June 29
TV Notes (ET):
2:00 p.m., XFINITY Series practice, NBCSN
3:00 p.m., Monster Cup Series practice, NBCSN
4:00 p.m., XFINITY Series final practice, NBCSN
5:00 p.m., Monster Cup Series final practice, NBCSN


Friday, June 30
TV Notes (ET):
2:00 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, NBCSN
4:00 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, NBCSN
7:30 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series: Coca-Cola Firecracker 250, NBCSN


Saturday, July 1
TV Notes (ET):
7:30 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, NBC

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Fantasy NASCAR Wheel of Death™ - Daytona Summer Race

Fantasy NASCAR Wheel of Death™ - Daytona - July 2017

Now you can play at home. Please, use the Fantasy NASCAR Wheel of Death™ responsibly. Do not use the Fantasy NASCAR Wheel of Death™ at non-restrictor plate races.

 


Looking for a punt? Who are we kidding? Are you looking for 6 punts? Pick them based on their starting position (maybe just 5, do your homework to predict the lap leader).

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fantasy NASCAR - Road Courses (Sonoma & Watkins Glen) - Practice to Race Comparison

How do practice times and starting position affect daily fantasy NASCAR road course outcomes? What were the optimal fantasy NASCAR lineups at DraftKings at Sonoma and Watkins Glen? Check the DFS NASCAR data below. YouTube analysis on the significance of Sonoma practice speeds.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Michigan Race Info - #FantasyNASCAR Hub

Michigan (6/16-18) - Fantasy NASCAR Hub




Practice
Friday 11:00 am - 12:25 pm/et, TV-FS2;
Saturday 9:00 - 9:55 pm/et, TV-FS2
Saturday 12:00 - 12:50 pm/et, TV-FS2
Qualifying - Friday 4:15 pm/et, TV-FS2;

Monday, June 12, 2017

Fantasy NASCAR - Michigan - Practice to Race Comparison

How do practice times and starting position affect daily fantasy NASCAR outcomes? What were the optimal fantasy NASCAR lineups at DraftKings? Check the DFS NASCAR data below. Check out the video review on YouTube.






Monday, June 5, 2017

Fantasy NASCAR - Pocono - Practice to Race Comparison

For Dover, it was clear that practice and starting position impacted daily fantasy NASCAR scores. At Pocono, it's a different story. Check the DFS NASCAR data below. I'll post a video review on YouTube later this week.





Pocono Race Info - #FantasyNASCAR Hub

Pocono (6/9-11) - Fantasy NASCAR Hub



Thursday, June 8
4:00 p.m., Truck Series practice, no TV
6:00 p.m., Truck Series practice, no TV
8:00 p.m. Truck Series final practice, no TV


Friday, June 9

Pocono Raceway:
11 a.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, FS1
1:00 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series practice, FS1
3:00 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice, FS1
4:00 p.m. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, FS1


Texas Motor Speedway:
5:35 p.m., NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Keystone Light Pole Qualifying, no TV
8:00 p.m., NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: winstaronlinegaming.com 400, FS1


Saturday, June 10
9:35 a.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, FS1
11:30 a.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, FS1
1:00 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series: Pocono Green 250, FOX


Sunday, June 11
3:00 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Axalta Presents The Pocono 400

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Fantasy NASCAR - Dover - Practice to Race Comparison

We've analyzed the 2017 short track data. It seems clear that a top 5 starting position and top 10 practice speed are indicative of a top 10 fantasy score. What does the data say about past races at Dover? Check the DFS NASCAR data below.





Fantasy NASCAR - Dover - Pre-Qualifying Guideline

Daily Fantasy NASCAR - Dover - Pre-Qualifying Guideline based on 2017 Short Track Research (check out the video on my YouTube page),

daily fantasy nascar


Based on 2017 short track trends, this is the daily fantasy NASCAR lineup construction that I am leaning towards for the Dover spring 2017 race. I'm not married to the idea of 3 top 5 starters. I can broaden this to top 10, if there is a hot driver within the top 10 or very warm driver with good track history (e,g. Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex, Jr., and Jimmie Johnson off the top of my head). That being said, I am fairly certain that I am locked in on 2 top 5 starters.

The outside the top 10 picks depend on qualifying. If someone fails tech or qualifies poorly, then lock them into your lineups. Even if they will not finish inside the top 10. If they can score +15 place differential points, then a top 10 is not necessary.

The punt is self explanatory. You need to pick the sub $6 driver that scores the most points and allows the salary relief to pick drivers starting inside the top 5. Generally speaking, there are two punts per race that finish with a top 20 score. You need the driver that scores the most, unless there is a large salary discrepancy ($5900 vs. $4900).

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Dover Race Info - #FantasyNASCAR Hub

Dover (6/2-4) - Fantasy NASCAR Hub




Friday, June 2
TV Notes (ET):
9:30 a.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series practice, FS2
10:30 a.m., Monster Cup Series practice, FS2
1:30 p.m., XFINITY Series final practice, FS1
2:30 p.m., Truck Qualifying, FS2
3:30 p.m., Monster Cup Qualifying, FS1
5:30 p.m., NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Bar Harbor 200, FS1


Saturday, June 3
TV Notes (ET):
9:00 a.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, FS1
10:00 a.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, FS1
11:30 a.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, FS1
1:00 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series: OneMain Financial 200


Sunday, June 4
TV Notes (ET):
1:00 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: AAA 400 Drive for Autism, FS1

Monday, May 29, 2017

Fantasy NASCAR Video - Intermediate Track Analysis - Practice and Starting Position Compared to DFS Score

Does NASCAR practice matter and can it help you make better fantasy NASCAR picks? Yes. Starting position matters as well. Review the data below and check out my YouTube video that reviews the data.




Optimal Lineups 2017








Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Charlotte Race Info - #FantasyNASCAR Hub

Charlotte (5/25-28) - Fantasy NASCAR Hub



Thursday, May 25
TV Notes (ET):
2:00 p.m., Monster practice, FS1
4:00 p.m., XFINITY Series practice, FS1
6:00 p.m., XFINITY Series final practice, FS1
7:00 p.m., Monster Energy Qualifying, FS1


Saturday, May 27

TV Notes (ET):
9:00 a.m., Monster Series practice, FS1
10:00 a.m., NASCAR XFINITY Qualifying, FS1
11:30 a.m., Monster final practice, FS1
1:00 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series: Hisense 4K TV 300, FS1


Sunday, May 28

TV Notes (ET):
6:00 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Coca-Cola 600, FOX


Sunday Racing on TV Extravaganza

Formula 1 - Monaco
NBCSN
7:00am-7:30am - Pre-Race
7:30am-8:00am - Pre-Race

NBC 
8:00am-10:00am - Race
10:00am-10:30am - Post-Race

IndyCar - Indianapolis 500
ABC
11:00pm-12:00pm - Pre-Race
12:00pm-3:30pm - Race

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup - Charlotte - Coca-Cola 600
FOX
5:30pm-6:00pm - Pre-Race
6:30pm-8:00pm - Race