New Hampshire Motor Speedway has been on the NASCAR calendar since 1990, but most people call it “Loudon” after the town where the 1.058-mile track is located. And for today’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race, up to 12,000 fans will be permitted in the stands.
DraftKings has plenty of DFS contests before the green flag drops at 3:15 p.m., and we break down some of the best picks to round out your roster below, and you can set your lineups here.
Austin Dillon ($7,400)
The last time we recommended him as a sleeper, he went out and won the race at Texas. He’s averaging 31.7 DFS points per race, making him a better option that plenty of others in this price range, and it’s even better when you take away his wreck at Kansas last week. Don’t let that scare you off, as at minimum you can grab valuable place points from a driver starting 23rd today.
John H Nemechek ($7,000)
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 per race, and starts he starts 36th today with plenty of room to improve. Has finshed above his starting grid spot in five of his last six races with three Top 10’s this season.
Michael McDowell ($6,300)
When he’s not wreckin’ and preachin’ at Bubba Wallace, he continues to be the best valued driver at the bottom of the field. In his last two races, has started in an average of 30.5 position, and finished at 15.5 with a 44 DFS points average.
Three Top 10’s this season with an average finish of 18.4, with 31.5 DFS points per race. Take away his wreck in the second race at Pocono, and he’s finished in the top half of the field in eight straight races.
Ty Dillon ($5,700)
Be forewarned there’s not a ton of value down the field anymore as the pricing has mostly adjusted now more than halfway through the season. But if you need a very cheap option that can still score, Dillon has been running well and has a decent record at Loudon. Has scored at least 45 DFS points in four of his last five races, and has finished above his starting grid spot in his last four races at New Hampshire. Also has two Top 10’s this season, and it’s not completely impossible he could do that again from the 25th spot today. Unlikely, but not impossible.