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DraftKings NASCAR Strategy and Projections for Pocono 2

Projected finishes and DraftKings FPTS for all 38 drivers in Sunday’s Overton’s 400.

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DraftKings NASCAR Strategy and Projections for Pocono 2

These are my final thoughts and strategies to consider for Sunday afternoon’s race at Pocono Speedway, as well as projected DraftKings FPTS for each driver. The chart below is explained but if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

  • THIS POST WAS UPDATED AT 2 PM EASTERN. THE CHART BEFORE THAT WAS INCORRECT. THE ONE BELOW IS CORRECT. SORRY FOR THE ERROR.
  • There are only 160 laps scheduled for Sunday’s race at Pocono, which means that only 40 total FPTS will be awarded for laps led with ~70 awarded for fastest laps (depending on the number of cautions, obviously). This places a higher emphasis on finish and place differential FPTS, just like at Indianapolis last week.
  • Expect this race to play out like the last time we were at Pocono. Kyle Busch has the best car and is going to dominate this race, except for when the Stage cautions come and another driver gets ahead of him. Will he finally be able to get to victory lane, though?
  • Track position is everything at “The Tricky Triangle.” Drivers that qualify up front here tend to finish there as well.

Projected Base FPTS at Pocono 2

The following chart takes into account the very basics: the starting position and the projected finish of each driver. The projected finishes are averaged from five different ranking systems, using both mathematical equations as well as personal rankings. This chart also includes the average projected base + laps led DraftKings FPTS as well as the dollar per FPT. I don’t try to project fastest laps–that’s up to you. You can click the headers below to sort the chart by that attribute. By default it is sorted by average projected FPTS.

DriverDraftKings SalaryStarting PositionAvg. Projected FinishProj Laps LedAvg Proj Base + Laps Led FPTSDollar Per FPT
Kyle Busch$10,700103.86955.7$279
Kevin Harvick$10,200603.5948.3$222
Kyle Larson$10,1001605.7347.6$216
Matt Kenseth$9,2001507.2043.8$210
Martin Truex Jr$10,500204.82943.5$290
Brad Keselowski$9,1001108.5442.4$220
Chase Elliott$9,5001308.7342.2$229
Ryan Blaney$8,700505.81540.4$238
Denny Hamlin$9,700406.0938.7$266
Dale Earnhardt Jr$7,8002315.8037.4$209
Austin Dillon$6,9002618.8034.4$201
Joey Logano$8,8001011.8033.6$262
Erik Jones$8,300910.7733.6$261
Kurt Busch$8,5001815.3032.4$262
Jimmie Johnson$9,6001413.3031.6$304
Ryan Newman$7,6002015.5031.6$241
Ricky Stenhouse Jr$7,0002115.5031.4$223
Clint Bowyer$8,000711.0630.1$280
Ty Dillon$6,6003023.5029.6$223
Chris Buescher$6,2002419.7027.2$228
Daniel Suarez$7,200813.7225.7$286
Jamie McMurray$8,100311.0424.0$352
AJ Allmendinger$6,1002824.2024.0$254
Kasey Kahne$7,4001217.7022.4$330
Paul Menard$6,7002724.8022.2$302
Danica Patrick$5,9002222.8021.6$273
Trevor Bayne$6,5001920.7021.0$310
David Ragan$5,1003329.0019.0$268
Aric Almirola$6,0002525.8017.3$346
Landon Cassill$5,4003129.7016.6$325
Gray Gaulding$5,0003532.0016.2$309
Michael McDowell$5,6001723.2014.6$384
Cole Whitt$4,9003231.3014.4$340
Matt DiBenedetto$5,2002929.7014.2$366
Jeffrey Earnhardt$4,7003835.2012.0$392
Derrike Cope$4,6003735.2011.4$404
Corey Lajoie$4,5003434.3008.8$511

As someone who has always been obsessed with numbers, Fantasy NASCAR has been the perfect fit with me. I pride myself on the quality of my analysis for each race, and am glad that I have been able to help others along the way. I’ve been a serious Fantasy NASCAR player for over 10 years now, and I’m just getting started.

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