Racing under the lights in Daytona! It doesn’t get any better than that for us race fans – and if the Xfinity Series race last night was any indication of what’s to come, Sunday night should be special! Let’s dive right in to see what the DPA has in store for your Fanduel lineups and Daytona International Speedway.
Blue Chip Studs
Kurt Busch | #41 | $10,800
Busch and the #41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Stewart-Haas Racing Ford will roll off from the 23rd starting position. It’s not the ideal spot to begin, but the Stewart-Haas Team has shown to have the fastest cars in practice and Busch should have no problems bringing his Ford to the front. That is, if he can stay out of trouble as he makes his way there.
Brad Keselowski | #2 | $12,200
Keselowski and the #2 Stars, Stripes, and Lites Team Penske Ford will start from the 3rd position when the green flag drops on Sunday night. Keselowski had the 3rd fastest car in practice, and should see plenty of opportunities to gain valuable points while leading the pack.
Keslowski will start from 3rd place at Daytona
Kevin Harvick | #4 | $12,000
Harvick and the #4 Jimmy John’s Stewart-Haas Racing Team should be in a great position on Sunday night to give us a great return on investment. Harvick will roll off from the 5th starting position and should be in line to gain valuable points for running up front. Look for Harvick to put his Jimmy John’s Ford at the front of the pack early, and linger around the front of the pack the end to maximize points.
Clint Bowyer | #14 | $10,400
Bowyer and the #14 Rush Truck Centers Stewart-Haas Racing Ford will roll off from the 9th starting position Sunday night. Like Harvick, Bowyer has a fast car and should be in line to lead his fair share of laps under the lights. Bowyer was the fastest car in practice and will look to stay up front for the majority of the race. Clint is the DPA Fanduel play of the day.
Paul Menard | #21 | $9,000
Menard and the #21 Menards/Moen Wood Brothers Racing Ford will start in the 30th position Sunday night. Menard was 11th fastest during practice and has been really good at avoiding trouble during his last couple of races in Daytona. Menard finished 3rd at this race last year and was 6th at this year’s Daytona 500.
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Aric Almirola | #10 | $10,100
I know you should never put all of your eggs in one basket, but this week I’m all in on Stewart-Haas Racing. Almirola and his #10 Smithfield Ford will start from the 26th starting position Sunday night, but chances are he won’t be in the rear of the field for long. Almirola was 2nd fastest in practice and should make his way to the front before the end of the first stage.
Daniel Suarez | #19 | $8,000
Suarez and the #19 Arris Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota will start in the 32nd starting position on Sunday. Suarez was only 20th fastest in practice and will have to steadily improve his track position in order to bring his Toyota home in the top 15.
Erik Jones | #20 | $8,500
Jones and the #20 BUYATOYOTA.COM Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota will start in the 29th starting position on Sunday. Jones was 18th fastest in practice but has shown he knows how to finish up front in Daytona as he finished 9th here last year after starting in the 17th position. His familiarity with the track should play in his favor today.
Jones has had success at Daytona in the past
David Ragan | #38 | $5,500
Ragan and the #38 Shriners Hospital For Children Front Row Motorsports Ford will roll off from the 21st starting position on Sunday. That’s exactly where he was during practice, but we know that Ragan knows his way around Daytona. He has been to Daytona several times and understands what it takes to be around at the end of the race while having a chance to bring home the checkers. In fact, one of his only 2 wins came right here at this track in Daytona.
Bryan Holland is a senior NASCAR writer for Daily Play Action with years of success in both GPPs and Cash Games on FanDuel. He reserves the right to change his plays at any time without notice and without discretion.