Fantasy Nascar Top Plays for the Ambetter 400
Atlanta Motor Speedway Track Overview
Atlanta Motor Speedway’s steeper banking and smoother racing surface make it unique compared to NASCAR’s typical 1.5-mile ovals. The track’s recent reprofiling delivered superspeedway-style racing more akin to Daytona and Talladega, generating a whopping 70 lead changes combined in the two races last season. Drivers will have to master navigating through the pack, which can be an obstacle.
Caution periods are also likely to increase, creating opportunities for a more exciting race. With drivers bunched up, precision will be vital, and avoiding trouble will be critical. Teams will need to set their cars up to give their drivers a well-handling car in traffic and be ahead of any potential danger. The fight for track position will be critical, and late-race cautions could create a race between pit crews to put their machine in the best possible position to get to the lead.
Top 3 Cash Drivers
Alex Bowman (DK $9,100, FD $9,000) – He’s the most consistent driver this season with four top-10 finishes from four races. Bowman is a reliable contender and finished 10th in this race last season.
Kyle Larson (DK $11,200, FD $10,500) – After multiple near-wins, Larson could finally get his breakthrough at Atlanta. He has two runner-up finishes at the track, and with his skills in the draft, he’s one to watch out for.
Brad Keselowski (DK $8,500, FD $8,200) – His drafting abilities make him one of the best in the field, and he already has two track wins prior to the reprofiling. Keselowski finished 12th in the first visit last season.
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Top 3 GPP Drivers
Christopher Bell (DK $9,500, FD $11,500) – With two top-fives and three top-10 finishes from four races, Bell has shown consistency this season. He finished third in the Daytona 500 and led 16 laps in this race last season.
Ryan Blaney (DK $10,400, FD $13,500) – Although Penske Racing hasn’t had the pace of the Chevrolets, Blaney’s skill in the draft makes him a top selection. He’s a bit of a risker option but could pay off.
Corey Lajoie (DK $6,000, FD $5,000) – Lajoie often finishes among the top runners in these types of races, and he led 19 laps in the return visit to Atlanta last season. Despite starting 33rd, he finished fifth in this race last season.
Potential dominators in the Ambetter Health 400, here are three drivers to consider:
William Byron – Although his team has been penalized, Byron is still a dominant driver, having won the last two races. He also won one of the two races at Atlanta last season.
Kyle Larson – As mentioned earlier, Larson is a skilled driver in the draft and has two runner-up finishes at Atlanta. He’s a contender for a win this weekend.
Chase Elliott – Although Elliott is out with a broken leg, he won the other race at Atlanta last season and has been a dominant driver in recent years.
Sleeper dominator picks, here are two to consider:
Ross Chastain – Starting in 18th, Chastain had two second-place finishes at Atlanta last season and could be a potential sleeper dominator.
Ryan Blaney – As mentioned earlier, Blaney has the skill in the draft to be a top contender, and starting in 10th, he could surprise with a dominant performance.
Here’s a potential DraftKings lineup
- William Byron ($10,900)
- Kyle Larson ($11,200)
- Erik Jones ($7,500)
- AJ Allmendinger ($6,300)
- Corey Lajoie ($6,000)
- Justin Haley ($6,000)
This lineup includes two potential dominators in Byron and Larson, and also includes some sleeper picks in Jones, Allmendinger, Lajoie, and Haley. All drivers are starting 17th or worse, which provides some upside for place differential points.
Please understand this is just a lineup shell and I’m not telling you to play this lineup without doing any research I’m just giving you an example of the type of lineup you could build on a slate like this with 2 dominators.
That’s all I’ve got for today