Talladega Superspeedway provided another great weekend of racing where Justin Haley was able to come away victorious after starting the race in 10th. The race completed with an exciting last 10 laps. Justin Haley with six laps to go was picking off cars one at a time, making his way to the front. Haley was starting to chase down the leaders; with two laps to go Noah Gragson and Chase Briscoe were fighting for the lead. There was contact between both cars and Haley was able to sneak past in the inside lane and take the checkered flag. Justin Haley’s win on Saturday clinched him a berth in the next round of the playoffs. The Drive for the Cure 250 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course is the final race in the Round of 12. This week’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course, also known as the “Charlotte Roval” has been known to be a tough, yet exciting racetrack. Unlike most race tracks the Roval has 17 turns on the 2.28-mile track. Of the 38 drivers racing at the Charlotte Roval this weekend only 13 Xfinity series drivers have raced it twice or more. Last year’s champion AJ Allmendinger will start 22nd on Saturday. Allmendinger led 20 laps last year at the Charlotte Roval. In 2018 Chase Briscoe left Charlotte victorious. Both recent winners will race in this Saturdays Drive for the Cure 250. Since 2017 Chase Briscoe has led the most laps in the Xfinity races at the Charlotte Roval. Chase Briscoe since 2017 on road courses (Indy Road Course, Daytona Road Course, and the Charlotte Roval) leads the field in almost all categories; laps led with 110, top 10’s with three, top fives with two, and wins with two.
Today’s free pick for the Drive for the Cure 250 is Justin Allgaier ($10,700 DK). Allgaier has had a pretty good year in the Xfinity series. Justin has won three races this year; Dover International Speedway and then back-to-back wins at Richmond Raceway. In his last four races at road courses Allgaier has one top five finish and three top ten finishes. His resume at road courses though not spectacular is helped by the way he has raced this year. In 28 races this year Allgaier has three wins, nine top five finishes, and 16 top 10 finishes. What is exciting about Allgaier this year is that he has led a series most 897 laps. Allgaier has raced at the Charlotte Roval two times where he has finished fourth and 15th. Allgaier is a great pick this week to round your lineup around.
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The final playoff spots in the round of eight are up for grabs this weekend. Fireworks are sure to fly at Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 250, the first-round cutoff race in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series Playoffs. Ross Chastain ($9,600 DK) currently sits in the eight spot in the playoffs with Harrison Burton ($8,900 DK), Brandon Brown ($6,500 DK), Riley Herbst ($7,300 DK) and Michael Annett ($8,000 DK) behind him fighting for their lives. Not just in DFS will every lap matter this weekend as many drivers will race to gain stage wins to accumulate playoff points.
DFS Potential Dominators
Chase Briscoe: The first driver that I think can dominate this weekend is Chase Briscoe ($10,400 DK). In Briscoe’s two races at the Charlotte Roval he has placed first and ninth. In those two races he has led 54 laps. The most by a wide margin at the track. Chase’s success at the Charlotte Roval are followed up by his success at other road courses as well. Since the start of the 2017 season Briscoe leads in wins with two and laps led with 110. Briscoes eight lace starting position makes him a very appealing option for this week’s race as not only does he have a great history on road races, but he has place differential potential as well.
Daniel Hemric: The second dominator for the week is Daniel Hemric ($9,200 DK). Hemric has raced at road courses twice since 2017 where he one top ten finish and four laps led. This week Hemric starts third and could take the lead early. On the season Hemric has five top five finishes and 10 top 10 finishes. Having placed third at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and fifth at Talladega Superspeedway, Hemric comes into Charlotte on a bit of a hot streak.
DFS Place Differential Options
Austin Cindric: Starting in the 11th spot this weekend at Charlotte is Austin Cindric ($11,000 DK). Cindric offers a lot of appeal this week as in his two races at the Charlotte Roval he has placed third twice. In those two races he has led 14 laps. On road courses since 2017 Cindric has one win and has placed top five in all four races. Cindric has been excellent on road courses to say the least. Cindric is second to Chase Briscoe in laps led at road courses with 56. Austin Cindric has a lot of appeal this week as he is a great place differential option to go along with his success at road courses recently. With his five wins already on the season there is nothing stopping Cindric from adding a sixth win to his resume.
DFS Picks to Avoid
Brandon Jones: For the Drive for the Cure 250 my pick to avoid is going to be Brandon Jones ($8,700 DK). Currently Jones is ranked fifth in the Xfinity playoff standings. Starting at Charlotte, Jones starts in the fourth spot. At road courses since 2017 Brandon Jones has raced four times where he has one top five finish. Of the playoff drivers I have the least faith in Brandon this week. Jones has also only led 144 laps this year. Among top price drivers I think there are better options.
MY TOP-FIVE OVERALL AT CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY ROAD COURSE
- Chase Briscoe
- Justin Haley
- Noah Gragson
- Daniel Hemric
- Justin Allgaier
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