One of the best venues in American sports is home to today’s NASCAR calendar. Though the fans won’t be there, you can still get your bets down for the Food City 500 today at 6:00 p.m. ET on Fox. DraftKings has plenty of DFS contests going for the race, and we break down some of the best picks to round out your roster below, and you can set your lineups here.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ($7,400)
Started fourth and finished fourth here two years ago, started 24th and finished fourth at Charlotte midweek, and has three Top 10 finishes out of nine events this season. Has improved on his track position in each of his last four races at Bristol, and he starts 16th today. Has three Top 10s this season, and with Stenhouse it’s always a gamble, but he can get you some points today.
Aric Almirola ($6,700)
Struggles when he starts in the back of the field, but is pretty good when he’s up top. He begins today on the outside pole, and five of the eight races this year when he’s started in the Top 10 he’s finished there too. Has not run well at Bristol in the past, but also seems to have a better car this season, and his horsepower deficit won’t hurt as badly on the short track today.
John Nemechek ($5,500)
Used his track position well at Charlotte when starting fifth to hang on for 13th, six fastest laps, and 29 fantasy points. Starts 18th today, but he’s added more than 10 places from his starting position twice this season, and the lack of top-end speed will hurt less today at Thunder Valley.
Chris Buescher ($5,800)
Consistently improves on track position both at Bristol and in the main field. Picked up 45 points and then 31 points in his last two races before the Alsco 500, where he lost 11 spots. He’s beaten his starting point in each of his last three races at Bristol however, and he starts 18th today.
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