DraftKings NASCAR Daytona 2 Picks and Projections
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This week’s DraftKings NASCAR Daytona slate includes a $300k GPP with a $50k first prize. I’ll give you all the picks, fades, and machine learning model projections to help you for this week’s contests. NASCAR heads to Daytona International Speedway for the second time this year. Last time NASCAR visited Daytona, Denny Hamlin edged Martin Truex, Jr. by 0.01 seconds to win the Daytona 500. Daytona is a restrictor plate track, so place differential will be king this week. Target drivers who qualify near the back and have potential to make their way forward. Starting position is highly correlated with DraftKings points; the the plot below shows starting position vs. DraftKings points at restrictor plate races from 2005-2015. For further reading, check out the restrictor plate section of my track types article. Brush up on your general GPP strategy and game theory if you want to have a shot at taking down the $50k first prize. If you’re more of a cash game player, check out how to target high floor drivers and remember, at a track as wild as Daytona it is not a requirement to find a race dominator.