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Race order and betting split impact on Alsco Uniforms 500 DFS strategy

NASCAR is back for one more Charlotte race on Thursday following a Wednesday rain-out. We break down race order, odds, and betting split info to consider for picking drivers in DFS.

NASCAR Cup Series driver William Byron during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Pool Photo-USA TODAY NETWORK via Imagn Content Services, LLC

NASCAR wraps up its week at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday evening with the Alsco Uniforms 500. The race was scheduled for Wednesday evening, but rain has pushed it to Thursday at 7 p.m. ET on FS1.

There is still time to get your daily fantasy racing lineups set, and we’ve got a host of information that could inform your DFS picks and lineup strategy. We’ve got race order, previous performance at Charlotte, and betting splits all providing input into drivers to consider on Thursday evening.

Race order and odds

William Byron ($8,500) gets pole position thanks to the inversion of Coca-Cola 600 results. He’s got the seventh best odds to win. While he’s not a great option if you’re betting on just winners, you get some value from him potentially leading a decent number of laps out of the gate. He could get passed right away and end up with a subpar performance, but the pole position offers some value.

Martin Truex Jr. ($9,400) is starting in the 15th position, but is tied as the odds-on favorite to win the race. There’s value in final position, but also in position differential from his spot. He’s pricey, but a better value than some of the higher-priced options in front of him.

Betting splits

The most bet drivers mostly follows the top odds, but there is some intriguing value to be found. For example, Alex Bowman is starting second and has the third best odds to win. He is fourth in betting with nine percent of the handle and seven percent of total bets. At $8,700, he’s worth a look without going too crazy on spending.

Kevin Harvick ($9,200) is having a strong season, with eight top ten finishes in nine races, and his last four all finishing in the top six. He’s fifth in handle and total bets, and starting in the 16th spot offers some value. He’s pricing above what you can spend on average, but I’d rather have him than most of the drivers in the five figures.