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Daily Fantasy DraftKings NASCAR Forecast: 2024 Chicago Street Race

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For the second time in as many seasons, the NASCAR Cup Series returns to Chicago for an event unlike any on the schedule.

The Chicago Street Race is a true spectacle to behold and promises to be yet again. Last season, Shane Van Gisbergen won in his very first NASCAR start, making bettors familiar with the Australian Supercars champion plenty of cash.

It remains to be seen as to whether SVG can pull off a repeat this weekend, but its important to keep your eye on some of the full-time Cup drivers as well. When selecting a lineup and filling out your bet slips, bet on guys who have done well on road courses in the past.

Road courses racing remains kind of a niche skill for some drivers in the series, but there’s enough available to you to make sure your rosters and slips are solid.

Coverage of the 2024 Chicago Street Race begins at Sunday (July 7) at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

Let’s recap last week’s hits and misses. There were more misses than hits to be sure. My picks and slips looked pretty good up until the need for multiple overtime periods, but that’s the nature of the beast sometimes.

Ryan Preece (Finished 4th, 58 points scored) Ross Chastain (finished 33rd, 11 points scored)
Kyle Larson (finished 8th, 39 points scored) Chase Elliott (finished 18th, 20 points scored)
Josh Berry +320 to win his group

Yeah, it was pretty bad. I looked like genius when Corey Heim was flirting with a top-ten finish for a time though. I guess that’s something! But almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, as they say.

Here’s a quick rules breakdown:

Points will be awarded in their games 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.

Fantasy Forecast

  1. Shane Van Gisbergen ($10,000)

Stats that matter: Defending Chicago Street Race Winner; Two Xfinity Series wins in 2024 (both on road courses)

Could it be anybody else?

SVG took the racing world by storm this time last year by getting his first career win here….

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