NASCAR’s annual All-Star Race is here and is set for 8:30 p.m. ET Thursday at Bristol Motor Speedway. The race will be aired by FS1 following the NASCAR All-Star Open. DraftKings has DFS contests available for the race, and we break down some ideal picks and sleepers below. You can set your lineup here.
Kevin Harvick ($10,400)
It’s hard to argue against rostering Harvick in this race. He’s the points leader in the Cup Series, is riding a streak of four straight top five finishes. Although he doesn’t have the best track record at Bristol, his momentum is unrivaled. He’s won two All-Star races in the past and could get a third victory this time around.
Kyle Busch ($9,100)
We’re all waiting for Busch to get it together, and this is another quality opportunity for to get a win this year. He has more wins (8) than any other driver at Bristol and has claimed three victories at the venue since 2017.
Clint Bowyer ($7,800)
Bowyer isn’t a fan of the new “choose cone rule” that allows drivers to a choice of what lane they’d like to restart in that will be featured in this race. However, he’s been one of the best drivers at Bristol in recent history. He’s tallied six top 10 finishes in his last seven races at Bristol. He’s still looking for a win there, but finished second earlier this year and has been very consistent.
Jimmie Johnson ($8,800)
Johnson holds the record for most All-Star Race wins with four. Bristol isn’t his best track historically, but he’s been above average there lately. Only Bowyer has more top 10 finishes since 2017. Johnson might not secure a victory, but he’s among the leaders in top 10 finishes. There’s value in that.