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NASCAR DFS Picks for the Toyota Care 250 on April 17, 2021

Austin Hill
BRISTOL, TN - MARCH 29: #2: Sheldon Creed, GMS Racing, Chevrolet Silverado Chevy Accessories #16: Austin Hill, Hattori Racing Enterprises, Toyota Tundra United Rentals during the running of the rain delayed Pinty's Truck Race on March 29, 2021 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, TN (Photo by Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire)

After a two-week break for the Camping World Truck Series, we head to Richmond Raceway for the Toyota Care 250. Richmond had not hosted the Truck Series since 2005 before returning for the 2020 season. Last year Grant Enfinger left victorious in the regular season finale. The race this weekend will almost be a new skillset for quite a few drivers in the field. Only two drivers have raced on this track more then once, those being Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter. With Enfinger being the reigning champion, and Enfinger also driving a Toyota Tundra, Toyota has a chance to keep their win streak alive after being the manufacturer to win all five races this year so far. It would be fitting if another Toyota car won this week, with the race being sponsored by them. 

Below is a lineup that we believe can provide the best value for the Toyota Care 250 at Richmond Raceway on 04/17/2021 (DraftKings Values)

Driver #1Austin Hill $ 10,100 
Driver #2Grant Enfinger $ 9,500 
Driver #3   
Driver #4Ben Rhodes $ 8,300  
Driver #5    
Driver #6    

Ben Rhodes

Before I even get into how he has done at this racetrack or how he did last year, just put Ben Rhodesin your lineup and move on. There is only one driver this year with multiple wins, and that is Rhodes. Rhodes pulled off wins at the first two races at Daytona this year. He then followed that up with a 10th place finish at Las Vegas, 16th at Atlanta (his blunder of the year), and second in the last race on the dirt track. Rhodes was extremely close to winning on dirt. Rhodes has been dynamite this year and for what it is worth he was pretty good last year too. How he is only worth $8,300 this week, blows me away. It must be that he has the pole. The value here is astounding, not very often do you get the second-place driver in points for only $8,300. Anyways, let’s look at how he has done at Richmond. In last years race at Richmond, Rhodes finishes third, again another reason why he is a great pick this week. 2020 was also a great year for him where he had one win, nine top-five finishes, 14 top 10 finishes and led 103 laps. As I started earlier, just put him in your lineup and move on, you do not see value like this often.

Austin Hill

After finishing eighth in last years race at Richmond I think that Austin Hill has as good a shot as anyone to win this race. Now you might say, maybe you don’t want the two drivers on the front row to start the race in your lineup, but this week I think it is a good play. With Hill looking for his first win of the year and Rhodes being one of the best drivers this year, it is my play for this week. So far in 2021 Hill has two top five finishes and three top 10 finishes. His start of the year was a little rough, but he has rebounded the last three races excellently. Hill was a dominant racer in the 2019 and 2020 seasons where he had six wins, 18 top five finishes, 30 top 10 finishes and led 557 laps.

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Below is a lineup that we believe can provide the best value for the Toyota Care 250 at Richmond Raceway on 04/17/2021 (DraftKings Values)

Driver #1Austin Hill $ 10,100 
Driver #2Grant Enfinger $ 9,500 
Driver #3Matt Crafton $ 8,700 
Driver #4Ben Rhodes $ 8,300 
Driver #5Timmy Hill $ 7,000 
Driver #6Codie Rohrbaugh $ 6,000 

Grant Enfinger

Picking part-time drivers in DFS has its pros and cons, but with how well Grant Enfinger has raced in four races this season, honestly how can you not pick him. Enfinger is going to start this race in the third position, which by itself has a lot of appeal since he can jump to a lead early. So far, in 2021 Enfinger has finished 11th at Daytona, seventh at Las Vegas, 11th at Atlanta, and sixth at the Bristol Dirt Track. To add to his success this year Enfinger is the defending champion at Richmond in the NASCAR Truck Series. Enfinger was able to lead 18 laps in that race. I think it goes without saying that Enfinger’s best year in the Truck Series was 2020. As a full time driver, he finished the season with four wins (Daytona, Atlanta, Richmond, and Martinsville), eight top-five finishes, 13 top 10 finishes, and 156 laps led. The four wins were a career high. I do not see why Enfinger cannot stay in the top 10 this weekend. If he does you will be happy, he is in your lineup.

Matt Crafton

As one of the series’ steady veterans you can always count on Matt Crafton to race his heart out. The Truck Series has only raced at Richmond once in the last three years. In that one race, Crafton was excellent. He finished in second place while leading 25 laps. Crafton will start this weekend’s race in the seventh spot which should easily put him in contention to drive for the win. In five races this year Crafton has yet to find victory lane but does have one top five finish at Las Vegas, three top 10 finishes and had finished top 15 in all five races. I think Crafton is a sneaky pick this week, he comes at great value and a good starting position to content early. I think this could be the week he gets his first win of the season.

Timmy Hill

I feel like I have a lot of balance in my lineup this week of value picks and picks who I think can contend. Timmy Hill falls into the value category. He is going to be starting in the back of the pack with his 34th place starting position. You take a guy this late and at this value because all they really can do is go up. I have built a top-heavy lineup this week. Therefore, Timmy Hill comes in as my week’s value pick. Starting 34th gives Hill a lot of point differential potential. In 2020 Hill raced at Richmond once where he finished ninth. Hill has been racing in the Xfinity Series and Cup Series quite frequently over the last few years. In the 2020 season, Hill had two top 10 finishes in the Truck Series, one top-five in the Xfinity Series, and two top 10’s in the Xfinity Series.

Codie Rohrbaugh

Here is my deep sleeper of the week. Codie Rohrbaugh is not a household name in the NASCAR Truck Series, however, he in 2020 had two top five finishes and three top 10 finishes. Not bad for someone you likely have not heard of. His two top five finishes came at Daytona and Talladega, not the easiest of racecourses. His other top 10 finish was at Richmond. Codie was able to add another top 10 finish this year at Daytona. Now you’re probably thinking, his success has been on super speedways and I do agree with you, he has also fared well on shorter tracks. Codie will start this race in the 20th position and at his low price I think he provides a lot of value.

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