NASCAR at Charlotte Roval DFS Picks: DraftKings Strategy for the XFINITY Series Drive for the Cure 250 on Saturday
Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images. Pictured: NASCAR XFINITY Series driver AJ Allmendinger (No. 10) leads the field.
- The NASCAR XFINITY Series is back in action for Saturday's Drive for the Cure 250 at Charlotte Motor Speedway's Roval.
- Road-course racing requires a unique DFS strategy, especially with rain in the weather forecast in Charlotte on Saturday.
- We break down DraftKings DFS picks and strategy for Saturday's NASCAR race, including three drivers to build around.
The First Family of NASCAR Betting™ is heading to Charlotte Motor Speedway for Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 250 (3:30 p.m. ET, NBC)!
Now, I know what you’re thinking: Taking two young kids on a road trip to a NASCAR XFINITY Series race is a dumb idea …
… and you would be right.
Does it change anything? Nope. I’m a glutton for punishment and I apparently enjoy being stressed out in a public place with a screaming 3-year-old.
Now, the chances of her screaming because she’s happy and thinking that she’s going to see Jeff Gordon are fairly high, but it’s always a gamble with that girl — a gamble I’m willing to take because you guessed it … I like to gamble (insert shocked face).
And no, I have not told her that Gordon doesn’t race anymore, what do you think I am, a rookie?
So what is the real point of this article? With all of the uncertainties of taking my kids to public places and the expectation that shit will inevitably hit the fan, I need to do something for myself.
I need a fallback plan.
And in a shocking turn of events, that includes more gambling.
Playing NASCAR DFS gives me a little boost and a lot of bravado to make it through a whole race with two kids in tow and minimal amounts of booze.
It also gives me a multitude of drivers to follow for the day.
In order to land on my XFINITY Series DFS lineups, I am taking advantage of Nick Giffen’s NASCAR DFS model at FantasyLabs to optimize around the three drivers that I already really like for Saturday’s Charlotte Roval race.
NASCAR at Charlotte DraftKings DFS Picks
Ty Gibbs ($10,500)
Over five XFINITY Series road-course races this season, Gibbs has two wins and three top-three finishes.
He’s also starting 12th, which makes his place-differential potential valuable as well.
And most importantly for me, Gibbs also gets bonus points since his grandfather is Joe Gibbs and I love him from his days winning Super Bowls with Washington.
I’m low-key hoping that Papa Joe will be at the race so I can get a moment to geek out on pit road. I know it’s not professional, but I am who I am.
AJ Allmendinger ($10,700)
Allmendinger is starting 14th, but has won the Charlotte Roval two years in a row.
I like anything with his name on it in this specific race, then throw in the potential for place-differential points, laps led and fast laps and his DFS prospects are that much sweeter.
Alex Labbe ($7,300)
Labbe finished fourth here last season and has had 2 top 10’s.
And I not only like him due to his price tag, but the added bonus that he’s also really good in the rain.
I mean, REALLY good.
And with a 60% chance of rain according to the National Weather Service, I’m all over this one.
He’s starting 20th but I’ll hope for a little extra chaos and precipitation to give Labbe the boost he needs to propel me to DFS glory.
Although track position is a very important factor in road-course racing, I ultimately decided to fade the front row of Austin Cindric and Justin Allgaier.
I expect pole-sitter Cindric to be a very popular pick among DFS players, so I’m going to drink a beer, swing for the fences and pray that our daughter doesn’t lose her freaking mind when she realizes that she will not, in fact, see Gordon, Jimmie Johnson or that M&M’s car (lol at that one, I wont tell her his name).