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Ally 400: NASCAR DFS Targets on DraftKings at Nashville

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NASCAR and NASCAR DFS return to action this Sunday, following what was probably a much-needed week off for the drivers and teams for Father’s Day. Not only will the Cup Series be back on track for the first time in two weeks, but they’ll also be making their return to Nashville for just the second time ever for the Ally 400.

Motorsports in the Music City may not be something that is totally new, but it is new to some of the series’ drivers and teams — especially in the Next-Gen car of 2022. Nashville Superspeedway measures 1.33 miles in length and sits just 30 minutes outside of America’s country music capital. NASCAR held its series-ending awards banquet in 2019, and returned to racing at the track for the first time since 2011, in 2021.

Defending Cup Series Champion, Kyle Larson, is also the defending race winner. He lead 264 of 300 laps last year in a dominating performance, and will likely be in contention to win again this weekend.

Twelve different drivers have gone to Victory Lane in 2022, leaving just four playoff positions available with 10 races to go in the regular season. Four drivers have collected their first career wins this year, the most in 16 races since 1950.

With all of that in mind, what do we do for NASCAR DFS this weekend? Stepping back in to help me make my picks for Sunday’s race is Scrosby, a beloved member of Team Rise or Rall.

NASCAR DFS Targets for the Ally 400

#18 Kyle Busch – ($11,000)

Kyle Busch starts 36th after hitting the wall in qualifying. He looked really good in practice and will be very chalky. He should be the start to your cash and small tournament lineups. I plan on having a ton of him in tournaments as well. Arguably the best play on the slate.

#23 Bubba Wallace – ($6,500)

Bubba was the fastest car in practice and posted the fasted 10 lap average speed as well. With qualifying getting canceled he will start 30th and will instantly become the best point per dollar play on the slate if he can bring that speed from practice into the race. Just like Kyle Busch he will be very chalky but should be a cash game staple in your lineups and someone to go very heavy on in tournaments.

#45 Kurt Busch – ($8,300)

Now that we have talked about the two highest-owned plays on the board, let’s talk about some great tournament plays. Starting with Kurt Busch, his teammate he had the fastest car in practice, and the Toyota’s, in general, looked great. He has been performing better than the results say as wrecks and other issues have popped up. He offers top 10 upside and we know if things bounce his way he could find himself in the top 5.

#5 Kyle Larson – ($11,600)

Kyle Larson is my favorite to win the race and to lead the most laps. Over the last 8 races, he has led laps in 7 of them but has run into some issues with his pit crew and will be without his crew chief this weekend. If they are able to clean things up, Larson could find his way to dominating this race for the second straight year and winning it again. I think Larson will come in lower owned due to price and recent issues, making him a great play in tournaments.


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