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Daytona 500 picks 2020: Best lineup strategy for Great American Race

Want to win the cash in The Great American Race? We’ve got a plan of action for you!

NASCAR Cup Series driver William Byron celebrates winning the second Bluegreen Vacations Duels At DAYTONA at Daytona International Speedway.  Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Looking for some advice as to how to bet on the Daytona 500 today? We’ve got you covered! Here’s some tips for picking the best lineup for the Great American Race on Sunday, February 16th at 2:30 p.m.

Kevin Harvick ($9700)

He was fourth in the Duel, showed plenty of car, and inked a two-year contract extension this morning. Plus he’s won The Big One at Daytona before. You want a guy with the car and the experience, and that’s Harvick to a T. Plus at only $9700 he leaves you a bit of room down the board as well.

William Byron ($8300)

All this guy does is run near the top of the field, and he won his Duel on Thursday night. Seems like an absolute steal at this price, with the discount being that he’s yet to win a full Cup race. Byron seems like a must-have for many lineups on Sunday.

Joey Logano ($10500)

It’s tough to eat the chalk in DFS sometimes, but in this case it’s warranted. Won his Duel, was the fastest in practice on Saturday, and is the second-favorite by bettors as well.

Kyle Busch ($9800)

Strictly a value play here: He’s the chalk at the sportsbook to win it all here at 9-1, but still $700 cheaper in your lineup than the most-expensive driver.

Drivers to avoid: Brad Keselowski ($10200). When he’s not fighting with teammates, he brings a stiff price that can be spent a bit better elsewhere. Can still certainly win the race, but there might be a bit better value above and below him at the top of the board.

Here’s the list of all DFS prices for the Daytona 500 at DraftKings.

DFS Daytona 500

Name Salary PPG
Name Salary PPG
Joey Logano 10500 46.01
Denny Hamlin 10400 49.37
Brad Keselowski 10200 40.89
Chase Elliott 10000 35.96
Kyle Busch 9800 61.74
Kevin Harvick 9700 50.73
Martin Truex Jr 9500 58.36
Ryan Blaney 9300 37.22
Kurt Busch 9100 36.37
Alex Bowman 8900 33.96
Ricky Stenhouse Jr 8800 21.86
Clint Bowyer 8600 29.33
Aric Almirola 8500 29.41
William Byron 8300 30.72
Jimmie Johnson 8200 26.62
Kyle Larson 8000 37.98
Erik Jones 7900 32.18
Matt DiBenedetto 7800 31.51
Ryan Newman 7600 35.61
Austin Dillon 7400 24.74
Brendan Gaughan 7200 36.7
Chris Buescher 7100 30.28
Ross Chastain 6900 22.33
Christopher Bell 6700 0
Cole Custer 6600 0
Tyler Reddick 6400 35.33
Bubba Wallace 6300 22.74
Daniel Suarez 6100 29.67
Michael McDowell 5900 17.76
Ty Dillon 5700 28.43
Corey Lajoie 5500 22.97
Ryan Preece 5300 23.52
David Ragan 5200 15.22
John H. Nemechek 5100 26.17
Justin Haley 5000 35.42
JJ Yeley 4900 21.2
BJ McLeod 4800 15.82
Quin Houff 4700 13.86
Brennan Poole 4600 0
Reed Sorenson 4500 14.56
Joey Gase 4500 14.27
Chad Finchum 4500 0
Timmy Hill 4500 13.67

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