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Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings: 2024 Goodyear 400

Nascar Cup Series driver Kyle Larson celebrates with checkered flag after winning at Kansas Speedway, NKP

Well, that was a rough week. Barely any points and no money makes this writer a very sad boy. It’s a new week though, and we’re headed to one of my favorite tracks.

The Track Too Tough to Tame and The Lady in Black are both very apt nicknames for Darlington Raceway, located in the hot and humid swamps of South Carolina. This place has been a part of NASCAR history since 1950. It is an old fashioned driver’s track where skill is an absolute necessity.

You can have the best team or the best car, but it will not matter unless you have the ability to run right up against the outside wall. Some of the very best to ever sit behind the wheel have been triumphant here, including Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt and many, many more.

Its distinct egg-shape make the four turns difficult to navigate and set up for. It has long straightaways that carry a whole lot of speed. If your tires aren’t up to snuff, your car could very well end up sideways on exit or picking up an infamous Darlington Stripe.

If you’re going to win here, you need to have the perfect balance of speed, skill, and handling. Whoever figures out that balance will be able to tame this place. There will be paint schemes from NASCAR’s yesteryear that will give this race an old school feel. When picking your lineup, go with experience and rely on the stats, not so much your gut. When filling out your bet slips, do the same. Rookies and guys in their second or third year in the NASCAR Cup Series typically don’t do well at Darlington.

Let’s do a quick rules breakdown before we get into it.

Points will be awarded on DraftKings for finishing position, position differential, fastest laps and laps led. The driver who wins the race scores 45 fantasy points, while second gets 42 points, third gets 41 points and so on, at least through the top 10. The 11th-place finisher scores 32 points, 21st gets 21 points and 31st gets 10 points.

However many spots they lose or gain on the track are added to or subtracted from their score. Then, if the driver leads a lap, they will earn 0.25 points for each lap led and 0.45 points for each fastest lap.

DraftKings NASCAR Scoring Rules

Fantasy Forecast

1. Kyle Larson ($11,300)

Stats that matter: Won the 2023 Southern 500, won last week at Kansas, career average finish of 9.4 at Darlington

After last week’s historic finish, something dawned on me: Larson is hitting a stretch of his best tracks.


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