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What to do with Kyle Busch in NASCAR DFS at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

We break down how Kyle Busch stacks up against the competition ahead of Sunday’s Big Machine 400.

Kyle Busch, driver of the M&M’s Mini’s Toyota, during the NASCAR Cup Series Pocono 350 at Pocono Raceway on June 28, 2020 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Kyle Busch is 11th in the NASCAR Cup Series standings and has yet to get his first win of the season. He’ll get a chance to find some success this weekend on Sunday, at the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400. The race will take place at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Busch has struggled there since 2017. We go over his DFS potential for this weekend here.

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History at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Busch has 15 career starts at Indianapolis and has tallied 11 top 10s and two wins. While that seems promising in the grand scheme of things, he’s been terrible at the venue in his last three races there. Busch’s average finishing position since February of 2017 is 26.33. That’s one of the worst marks in the field.

2020 performance

Although Busch doesn’t have any wins this season, he is tied for third in top five finishes with seven. He’s finished in second three times in 2020, and the last time he did that was in early June at the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 in Atlanta.

Daily fantasy advice

I’d suggest fading Busch in this race. Although he finishes in the top five with the best of them, he’s been bad at Indianapolis as of late and doesn’t offer much from a place differential standpoint given his place in the standings. Other drivers have been on more of a roll, so paying up for a driver with zero victories doesn’t make a ton of sense.