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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Hot-Starts: Overton’s 400

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series travels to the midwest this week for its stop at Chicagoland Speedway. The green flag for the Overton’s 400 on Sunday (July 1) is at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

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FanDuel has put more of an emphasis on finishing position than other DFS sites. For this reason, FanDuel allows you to look at the entire field instead of just dominators and big movers.

Also, with only 0.1 points awarded for each lap led by a driver, the need for a dominator is less important when building a winning lineup. The 267-lap race will only have a total of 26.7 points up for grabs in this category. Take note when building your roster and focus on midpack drivers who can climb up toward the front on race day.

Here are two drivers that are primed for a big afternoon at Chicagoland.

Martin Truex Jr. ($12,800)
Starting Position: 36th

Truex is the most expensive driver on FanDuel this weekend, but for good reason. Truex is the most recent winner after finding victory lane at Sonoma, and he is also the defending race champion at Chicagoland. In fact, Truex has won the last two races held at the track.
In 2016, he started sixth and led 32 laps. Last season, en route to winning the series championship, he started third and led 39 laps.

Truex is one of the hottest drivers running right now and should finish within the top five.

Brad Keselowski ($10,100)
Starting Position: 7th

Keselowski will fly under the radar this weekend with all the talk about Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, and Truex’s dominance. But when it comes to that group, Keselowski has the best Chicago track history. Keselowski has nine career Chicagoland starts and has finished 10th or better the past seven straight. This includes two wins and two additional top five finishes.

Surprisingly, Keselowski is without a win in 2018 but still sits fourth in the point standings. He has been ultra consistent with only four finishes outside the top 20 in 16 races so far this season. Even though Keselowski has not won, he’s still led laps in eight races. If you’re looking for a darkhorse, the No. 2 team should be your selection.

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About the author

Corey Brewer made the move to Frontstretch to follow his dream of covering the sport of NASCAR. He is a die-hard motorsports fan and an avid player of daily fantasy sports.

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