The NASCAR Cup series heads back to The Brickyard for the first time on 4th of July weekend this Sunday for the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400. It may not sound as cool as The Brickyard 400 with a sponsor, but rest assured this is still one of the biggest races on the NASCAR calendar.
We break down some of the best picks to round out your roster below, and you can set your lineup here.
Aric Almiorla ($7,400)
His last four races: 5th, 3rd, 3rd, 5th. How’s he cheaper than an average driver in the field? Averaging 58 fantasy points per race in those four outings, and the No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford has shown enough horsepower to compete. Starting in the five-hole means he could also start with enough clean air to stay in front for a bit for some laps led too.
Ty Dillon ($6,800)
Three races at The Brickyard career, and has improved on his starting position in all of them. Also started 33rd at ‘Dega this year and finished 12th, showing he’s got enough horsepower for the huge straightaways at the 2.5 mile oval. He can make the moves necessary to win here.
Michael McDowell ($5,700)
Take away his wreck to finish last in the second race at Pocno, and he’s been cheap points all season. Started 26th yesterday and finished 8th in the other race and led a lap. Before Pocono II, increased his starting position at the finish by 13.16 spots the last six races. Has three Top 20’s in his last three races at Indy too.
John H Nemechek ($5,400)
Grinds out cheap points each week in his rookie season, and the Front Row Motorsports #38 Ford has beaten his starting position on all the fastest tracks such as Daytona and Talladega. An average of 28.2 fantasy points for an improving driver not even halfway through his rookie season is a good spot to be.
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