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NASCAR DFS Picks for the Buschy McBusch Race 400 on May 2, 2021

Denny Hamlin DFS
DAYTONA, FL - FEBRUARY 09: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 Joe Gibbs Racing FedEx Express Toyota Camry, during the Busch Clash on February 9, 2021 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL. (Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire)

There are a lot of good drivers competing this coming Sunday and I believe that I have picked out a winning line for you. As we head into Kansas racing week, there are quite a few value drivers that you can pick to build that winning lineup. Let’s now take a deep dive into who I think you can insert into your lineup for the Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Below is a lineup that we believe can provide the best value for the Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway on 05/02/2021 (DraftKings Values)

Driver #1Denny Hamlin $ 10,200
Driver #2  
Driver #3Aric Almirola $ 8,400
Driver #4  
Driver #5Cole Custer $ 7,100
Driver #6  $ 6,700

Below is a lineup that we believe can provide the best value for the Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway on 05/02/2021 (Fanduel Values)

Driver #1Denny Hamlin $ 14,000
Driver #2  
Driver #3  
Driver #4Aric Almirola $ 7,100
Driver #5  

Denny Hamlin

Last year’s winner of the first of two Kansas Speedway races and three-time Kansas Speedway winner Denny Hamlin comes into this race as my favorite to win. Hamlin has flat out been the best driver all year and Kansas has been a very good track for him in his career. Hamlin is tied with Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick with the most wins among active drivers with three. Hamlin has always been a fast starter on the year. You can normally count on Hamlin to secure his playoff spot early, now he hasn’t yet as he remains winless, but no one has been better. In six races since the start of the 2018 season, Hamlin has won two times, finished top-five three times, and led a series second 268 laps. Hamlin is not a value pick this week as he is among the most expensive, but we know how valuable it is to have the winning driver. Why not have Hamlin this week. Oh, and as a bonus Hamlin starts this race 20th. Drop everything and get Hamlin into your lineup. 

Aric Almirola

I have always thought that Aric Almirola is one of the unluckiest drivers in the series. If Almirola can avoid disaster and finish this race, he will be in a very good place DFS wise. Almirola has been really good at Kansas the last three years where he has three top 10 finishes. His best being sixth in last year’s first Kansas race. Almirola is going to start this race in the 18th position which puts him in the mix to potentially get into the top 10 which will lead to a lot of point differential points. You know he will be driving a fast Stewart Haas racing car for this race. No reason he cannot crack the top 10 this weekend.

Cole Custer

In his rookie season Cole Custer was able to get his first career win, which for rookies is not the easiest thing to do. Custer has two career races at Kansas where he has a seventh and 14th place finish. Custer is having an average sophomore season where he has one top 10 finish last week at Talladega. I don’t see why Custer cannot compete for a top 10 finish in this Sunday’s race.

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Below is a lineup that we believe can provide the best value for the Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway on 05/02/2021 (DraftKings Values)

Driver #1Denny Hamlin $ 10,200
Driver #2Kevin Harvick $ 9,100
Driver #3Aric Almirola $ 8,400
Driver #4Erik Jones $ 7,800
Driver #5Cole Custer $ 7,100
Driver #6Austin Cindric $ 6,700

Below is a lineup that we believe can provide the best value for the Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway on 05/02/2021 (Fanduel Values)

Driver #1Denny Hamlin $ 14,000
Driver #2Kevin Harvick $ 11,000
Driver #3Kyle Busch $ 10,500
Driver #4Aric Almirola $ 7,100
Driver #5Erik Jones $ 6,700

Kevin Harvick

There is a reason Kevin Harvick commands the high price point for the Buschy McBusch Race 400. In the last three years the Cup Series has traveled to Kansas five times, Harvick is one of three drivers who has finished top five in four of six races. He is joined by Chase Elliot and Brad Keselowski who have finished with four top 10 finishes. Harvick has one win, three top-five finishes, four top 10 finishes, and has led a series most 353 laps in the last three years at Kansas. Harvick is first in most categories from a full career standpoint at this racetrack where he has three wins (tied for first), 10 top five finishes (first), 17 top 10 finishes (first), and has led 949 laps (first). Not a bad career stat line at Kansas if you ask me. Harvick will start the race in the fourth position. There will likely be plenty of opportunities for Harvick to get to the front of the pack early in this one. We all know what happens more times than not when Harvick is in the front of the field. They do not call him “the closer” for no reason. I think Harvick is another no-brainer pick this week. 

Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch has been in the elite level of drivers at Kansas Speedway. Yes, you could argue that the likes of Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski or Denny Hamlin have been good also, but Busch is up there. Busch has won at Kansas Speedway once, where he also has eight top five finishes, 12 top 10 finishes and has led 384 laps. I do not see why Kyle Busch cannot find his way into victory lane for the second time this year (yes, the first was exhibition) and for the second time at Kansas. Busch, I am sure to his standards is having another off year where he has two top five finishes and five top 10 finishes. I think Busch has all it takes to turn his ninth place start into another first-place finish.

Erik Jones

Having a Daytona win under his belt at such a young age is an achievement Erik Jones should be proud of. Jones has raced at Kansas Speedway six times in the last three years where he has three top-five finishes, five top 10 finishes, while finishes top 20 in all six races. The appeal for Jones this week is his price tag of $7,800 on DraftKings and $6,700 on Fanduel… oh, and the fact that he starts this race 28th.  For this race I would rather take a value pick like Jones and be able to include a Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick into my lineup. Jones’ best finish at Kansas is third place. His lower price tag and low starting position prime him for some place differential points as well.

Austin Cindric

The rookie Austin Cindric is in a good spot starting this race in the 38th spot, way in the back. There is only up from here I am sure some would say. This will be Cindric’s fourth Cup Series race of the season. So far, he has not fared great with no top 10 finishes but this week Cindric is a place differential play. Cindric has easily been the best driver in the Xfinity Series this year where in seven races he has two wins, six top five finishes, seven top 10 finishes, and has led 312 laps. In two races at Kansas last year in the Xfinity Series Cindric finished second and then 28th. I think Cindric is a great play this week due to his relatively low cost and his starting position.

Now go win your matchup and let us know how you did. Or if I picked every driver that will be in that lap 172 crash, I encourage you to let me hear it. Either way come find us on Twitter (@FantasyDFSX).

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