This week, the Money Train delves into the DFS options for Saturday’s Cup Series event in Bristol, TN. The selections are broken down between high salary, mid-range, and value play. Included are player salaries from both FanDuel (FD) and DraftKings (DK). Best of luck to everyone with lineups this weekend.
Last Saturday night’s tumultuous end to the regular season has now ushered us into the round of 16. In keeping with recent tradition, Darlington will again host the first race in the Cup Series playoffs.
For the second year in a row, the Cup Series will finish off the regular season at Daytona International Speedway. This week, the Money Train delves into the DFS options for Sunday’s Cup Series event in Daytona, FL.
Kyle Larson led the final 26 laps on Sunday en route to his fifth win on the season. Moreover, he caught Denny Hamlin in the point race (both have 917 points). Despite this, he would not be free of controversy. On the 55th lap, Larson and Christopher Bell had a dust-up that would leave Bell on the losing end. As Larson attempted to overtake Bell in turn 1, his brakes evidently locked up, which would cause Bell to spin out. Bell finished seventh in the race.
After seeing Kurt Busch pull off the surprise victory to put himself in the playoffs two races ago, Aric Almirola would go and trump that feat in New Hampshire, winning his first-ever Cup race at a track other than a Superspeedway. His win would require getting past three fellow Ford drivers late in the race, including SHR teammate Kevin Harvick and Penske’s Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney.
In Atlanta, it was a brother 1-2 finish with Kurt Busch emerging as the surprise winner. As well as Kurt bested his brother Kyle Busch last Sunday, it’s uncommon these days to see him do that. Amazingly, Kurt didn’t lead more than 144 laps in a Cup race since 2015 at Richmond, in which he led 291 laps.