Quaker State 400 Presented by Wal Mart at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Good morning, race fans!  It's time for the Quaker State 400 presented by Wal-Mart. This is the first return trip on the circuit as the season starts its second half.  Position differential will be huge today and there will be superspeedway-like chaos!

No cars are reported to start at the rear.  The weather looks like a 50% chance of rain for when the green flag drops at 3:00EST today.  Start your engines!


I'll be playing in Draft Kings this week. If you're new to the NASCAR DFS world, here's a quick summary of how scoring is done:

Look for a mix of drivers that fit the following:

Start upfront and can potentially lead a lot of laps.

Good drivers starting farther back can pass a lot of cars and finish with a strong differential.

Drivers starting up front I like: 
Ryan Blaney, Kyle Larson 

Drivers with a great differential potential and could lead laps:
Bubba Wallace, Denny Hamlin

Drivers with great differential points, and possible top finishes:
Corey Lajoie, Ricky Stenhouse Jr

Most likely to be chalk plays:
Kyle Larson, Bubba Wallace


Embrace the Chaos this week.  Go heavy on the pass differential and lighter on laps led as I believe pretty much anyone can lead laps this week.

Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Winner  Ryan Blaney
Best Bet for a solid finish Kyle Larson, William Byron, Ryan Blaney
Dark Horse Differentiators Corey Lajoie, Austin Cindric, Michael McDowell
Chalk Plays Kyle Larson, Bubba Wallace


My DFS Line-up Today:

DK Chrome Horn 150K  

DFS H2H Picks and props:


Fanduel Joey Logano +2200 Outright

Fanduel Corey Lajoie +6000 for a yop 3 finish is pretty wild.  

NASCAR Fantasy Live:
The revamped Fantasy Live game run by NASCAR.com is a free game to win prizes and test your skills at picking drivers with limited starts. Each driver has 10 allocations, a garage slot you can swap with mid-race, and now the ability to choose drivers in head-to-head matchups for bonus points. Play at nascar.com.

It's a great week to save some starts on top drivers. With Suarez and McDowell all showing well, I have them in with Ross Chastain in the garage as a swap candidate. Here's who I have in my NASCAR Fantasy Live Pool this week:

One-and-done Games:

If you are in any one-and-done pools, I'm going with Landon Cassill. Bubba Wallace and Corey Lajoie could be great picks as well.  Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex, Jr. look to be fast, solid cars if you're way behind.

If you are interested in playing any of these games, sign up before the green flag drops at 3:00 pm EST at the links below:




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