As we head into New Hampshire Race Week, we will have to look at drivers’ stats and history from other courses as we build our lineup this week. Another great part about this weekend is we are back to practice and qualifying. This week we are going to focus on finding value by looking at previous top contenders at this speedway. There are quite a few value drivers that you can insert into your lineup. Let’s now take a deep dive into who I think you can insert into your lineup for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Past Winners/Track Knowledge
It’s time for the NASCAR Series to take their best shot once again at defeating the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. This will be a 318.458-mile race where the drivers will be tasked with completing 301 laps around the Motor Speedway. New Hampshire Motor Speedway is a 1.058-mile Oval, with an asphalt surface. There are varying degrees of banking in each section of the raceway. As stage points are becoming more coveted as the year goes on and racers, must win stages to get those oh so valuable stage points, racers will have three stages to try and get points. Stage one is 75 laps, stage two is 110 laps, and stage three is 116 laps. With New Hampshire being a storied track with a long history there is a lot of data to sift through as we build out winning lineup.
Below is a lineup that we believe can provide the best value for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on 07/18/2021 (DraftKings Values)
|Driver #1||Kevin Harvick||$ 10,300|
|Driver #2||Joey Logano||$ 9,500|
|Driver #6||$ 6,000|
Below is a lineup that we believe can provide the best value for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on 07/18/2021 (Fanduel Values)
|Driver #2||Kevin Harvick||$ 11,300|
|Driver #3||Joey Logano||$ 10,800|
A-List Premium Price Drivers
Kevin Harvick ($10,300 DK, $11,300 FD)
2021 has been far from the year that Kevin Harvick had in 2020 where he had nine wins, 20 top five finishes, 27 top 10 finishes, while leading 1531 laps. Harvick was the regular season winner last year and was by far the best and most dominant driver all year. 2021 has been less than average for Harvick as he has yet to find victory lane. He does however have six top five finishes, and 14 top 10 finishes. It is safe to say that Harvick is due for a win. This might even be the week. Harvick provides value while also providing as good a shot as any to win this race. Harvick has been one of the better if not best racers at New Hampshire recently and frankly in his career. In the last three races Harvick has two wins and top five finishes in all three. I want to see Harvick get to the front of a road race this year and just see what happens. 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.
Joey Logano ($9,500 DK, $10,800 FD)
Here is one of those drivers that you never really feel bad about having in your lineup each week. Joey Logano is going to race well, and he is going to race hard every time he hits the tracks. And of course, because of that he is often a very expensive driver to insert into your lineup. With saying that when you can get him into your lineup for only $9,500 on DraftKings, it’s almost a no-brainier choice. Logano is off to another usual season for him, so far, he has one win, seven top five finishes, 12 top 10 finishes, and had led 361 laps. All totals are well within what we expect from him. In his career Logano is averaging just under two wins a year, so you know he is going to be out racing for his second of the year this weekend. With his 27 career wins Logano has won at New Hampshire twice in the past, where he also adds seven top five finishes, 12 top 10 finishes and had led 105 laps in his career. Starting 15th this week, makes me think that Logano is going to be finishing this race with another top five finish. I think this is some of the best value all year for a driver.
Brad Keselowski ($9,300 DK, $11,500 FD)
As one of my favorite drivers for this race, Brad Keselowski is poised to add another win to his resume this year. In 21 races this year Keselowski has one win, six top five finishes, eight top 10 finishes, and has led 232 laps. The strange thing this year for Keselowski is he is having a career bad year in the average finish department as his average finish this year has been 13.00. Now for some drivers that would be a career best, but Keselowski is a really good driver. Compared to his 2020 average finish of 10.08 and four wins, 2021 so far has been good but not great. I think Keselowski can “turn” it around this weekend. And with that being said, I am surprised that Keselowski is not worth more this week, with the resume he has at New Hampshire where he has two wins. Good for us I guess as we get a phenomenal driver at good value. I really like Keselowski this weekend, I think he is in for a top five or better performance.
B-List Value Drivers
Christopher Bell ($7,700 DK, $9,000 FD)
To start off, the driver of the number 20 for Joe Gibbs Racing, Christopher Bell just won the Xfinity race at New Hampshire, which in the Xfinity Series was his third in a row. Bell is having a good year in 2021. So far, he has one win, three top five finishes, and eight top 10 finishes. I do not see a reason why Bell, who has a great history of success at New Hampshire cannot put in another top five finish this weekend. He will be a favorite to win. The Xfinity Series has raced at New Hampshire three time over the last three years and guess who has won all three if you said Bell, then you would be right. Bell has been electric at New Hampshire the last three years. In three races, there are 600 laps to be completed, well Bell led 430 of them. That is flat out domination. Absolutely love this pick.
C-List Sleeper Picks
Tyler Reddick ($6,800 DK)
Tyler Reddick moved up to the Cup Series in 2020 and had a great rookie season with three top-five finishes and nine top 10 finishes. I have been enjoying everything I have seen from Reddick since he burst onto the scene in 2018 and 2019 winning eight races in the Xfinity Series while also being back to back champion those two years. For me, anytime I see Reddick at a good price point I am going to insert him into my lineup. Reddick has raced at New Hampshire once in his career, where he has a top 10 finish. I think Reddick provides a lot of value for his middle of the pack price point.
Chase Briscoe ($6,000 DK, $5,800 FD)
All year I have been very excited to see what rookie Chase Briscoe can do in this Number 14 Stuart Haas Racing Ford this season. He has not had the success I thought he might have had out of the gun, but he will come around. Briscoe finished his Xfinity career in 2020 with nine wins, four more then the five-race goal that he set for himself. He was good at New Hampshire last year in the Xfinity Series where he finished sixth. Briscoe has shown so far that he may need a couple of races to adjust to the new challenges that driving in the Cup Series presents, however, his 2020 success could indicate otherwise. Chase should still be a lock for contention for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year award and could very well be in the mix for a playoff spot in 2021. Look for him to have a good race this weekend. All you need to do is win one race, right.
Now go win your matchup and let us know how you did. Or if I picked every driver that will be in that lap 291 crash, I encourage you to let me hear it. Either way come find us on Twitter (@FantasyDFSX).
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