DraftKings Fantasy NASCAR picks for Martinsville Speedway

I’m playing DraftKings this season and will be posting my picks here each week. Disclosure: If you want to play and sign up using this link, DraftKings will give my website a commission. Disclosure No. 2: I might be America’s worst daily fantasy player.

Last week’s results: Played the $4 entry Pedal to the Medal with $50,000 payout and finished around 40,100th out of 88,200. Won $0.

Season results: $5 wagered, $0 won in five contests.

This week’s contest: $3 Casual Slingshot game with a $15,000 total payout.

Martinsville picks:

Kyle Busch ($10,300). According to Joe Schroder of DFSDash.com, Busch was fastest in 10-lap, 15-lap and 20-lap averages during final practice. Official NASCAR data was not immediately available this week, so I’m leaning heavily on that tweet I linked.

Kyle Larson ($10,000). Larson has said he stinks here, but he was awarded the pole and has a good chance to lead a lot of laps early. I figure there are so many laps up for grabs here (500!) that it’s important to try and guess lap leaders this week.

Denny Hamlin ($9,700). I’m not going to pass up on the guy who might be the best Martinsville driver.

Clint Bowyer ($8,000). He’s been pretty solid at Martinsville over the years, and he seems to have his confidence and mojo back. With a good car underneath him, I could see a potentially good day. I had to decide between Bowyer and AJ Allmendinger, so that was a tough one (you might want to go the opposite of me).

Danica Patrick ($6,100). I needed a couple cheap drivers to make this work, and she’s actually had some of her best runs here. I’ll need another one Sunday if my lineup has any chance of success.

Cole Whitt ($5,100). Whew, this is scary. But I’m picking him over guys like Chris Buescher and Landon Cassill because he was downright decent in practice. He was 15th in 10-lap averages for final practice (again according to Joe Schroeder). So we’ll see.

Unused salary cap money: $800

2 Replies to “DraftKings Fantasy NASCAR picks for Martinsville Speedway”

  1. Yeah so my entire lineup tanked and I came in dead last in the only contest I entered. It was a 100 entry $5 contest. Yup I came in 100th. Just wow.

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