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Best, sleeper options to consider for NASCAR iRacing DFS at Talladega on DraftKings

The track known as The Biggest And The Fastest becomes the loop for today’s virtual racing.

Class member 2019 Jeff Gordon and 2020 class member Tony Stewart embrace during the NASCAR 2020 Hall of Fame announcement ceremony at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on May 22, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Jason Miczek/Getty Images

The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series is off to the fastest track in stock car racing today for 70 laps at Talladega Superspeedway. DraftKings has several DFS contests around the race, and if your drivers can avoid The Big One, they’ll have a shot to earn you points. You can enter today’s contests here.

There is no live scoring for eNASCAR DFS contests, but you’ll be able to see the results about an hour after the race is complete. Each entry gives you $50,000 salary cap and a six-racer team. Each driver will gain or lose a point for place differential from their starting position, get 0.5 points each time they finish with the fastest lap, and receive 0.25 points for each lap they lead.

Keep in mind Bubba Wallace has pulled himself out of this race, let’s make best bets and sleeper options for today’s 1 p.m. ET race!

Best Bets

William Byron ($11,100)

He cost you $100 less last week, but then led 95 laps and won the race at Richmond. This week he’ll start dead last thanks to a new rule by NASCAR put in this week (this is like when the NCAA banned the dunk because of Lew Alcindor, this guy is that good). For fantasy owners, this is actually good because he’ll just add points as he moves up the field from 40th to the checkered flag. Eat the chalk: The week before his last win, he led 116 of 150 laps at Bristol and won there too. It’s worth paying the $2800 price over an average drive for him.

Parker Kligerman ($9200)

Has improved every week in the series, finishing seventh at Bristol and third at Richmond last week, adding 16 fastest laps at Strawberry Hill. Will also start in the back of the field due because of his third place finish last week, which is just more place points at the end for the winner.

Sleeper Picks

Brad Keselowski ($6300)

Got a Top 10 and two fastest laps at Richmond last week, and seems to be figuring out his way through the series. Plus in real life, he’s got five wins at Talladega. This seems like a gift price for a guy that should have a lot of confidence in the simulator today.

Erik Jones ($7200)

Might have finally figured out the sim thing after a few races finishing right around where he started. Jones started 24th last week at Richmond, but worked all the way up to seventh place for his first Top 10 of the season. He’s one of the racers that’s taking this series seriously, and that might translate to some results today.

The following are the DFS prices at DraftKings for all drivers for today’s eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series from Talladega Superspeedway:

iNASCAR DFS at Talladega

Name Salary Avg Points Per Race
Name Salary Avg Points Per Race
William Byron $11,100 49.88
Timmy Hill $10,800 51.5
Denny Hamlin $10,500 45.69
Garrett Smithley $10,100 38.5
Dale Earnhardt Jr $9,800 31.5
Ryan Preece $9,600 38.69
Kyle Busch $9,400 32.75
Parker Kligerman $9,200 37.12
Alex Bowman $9,000 36.12
John H. Nemechek $8,800 26.88
Landon Cassill $8,700 32.5
Matt DiBenedetto $8,500 30.88
Christopher Bell $8,300 15
Clint Bowyer $8,200 32.12
Jeff Gordon $8,000 0
Joey Logano $7,900 24.83
Michael McDowell $7,700 30.33
Bobby Labonte $7,500 37.38
Tyler Reddick $7,400 28
Erik Jones $7,200 35.5
Ross Chastain $7,000 30.75
Chase Elliott $6,800 26.25
Kevin Harvick $6,600 3.5
Kurt Busch $6,500 25.5
Chris Buescher $6,400 23.12
Brad Keselowski $6,300 25.67
Daniel Suarez $6,100 5.17
Ricky Stenhouse Jr $6,000 27
Ty Dillon $5,900 30.62
Jimmie Johnson $5,800 23.12
Ryan Blaney $5,700 14
Aric Almirola $5,500 0
Austin Dillon $5,400 10.62
Joey Gase $5,200 0
Brennan Poole $5,100 0
Corey Lajoie $5,000 0
Cole Custer $4,900 0
Chad Finchum $4,800 0
JJ Yeley $4,700 0

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