The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series heads to the flat surface of New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301. The Toyota’s have been dominate here over the last couple of races, leading almost 98% of the laps run. Will that change today? Can Stewart-Haas Racing get back to winning this week or will the Chevrolet’s finally break through with a win? Let’s jump right in and see what the DPA has for our Optimal Fanduel drivers this week.
Blue Chip Studs
Kyle Larson | #42 | $11,000
Larson and the #42 Credit One Bank Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet will roll off from the 20th starting position on Sunday. Larson was the runner up at both races here last year and knows how to get to the front. He had the 10th fastest time in the 10 lap average category during Happy Hour and that time came late in his run. His car is set up for long green flag runs and should be strong if the race stays green.
Kyle Busch | #18 | $12,500
Busch and the #18 Interstate Batteries Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota will roll off from the 3rd starting position on Sunday. Busch won the last time out at New Hampshire and will look to repeat this weekend. The whole Joe Gibbs Racing Team looks strong and should have a strong showing as the Toyota’s have been dominate here for the last few races.
Martin Truex Jr. | #78 | $12,700
Truex Jr. and the #78 5-Hour Energy/Bass Pro Shops Furniture Row Racing Toyota will start from the outside of the front row when the green flag drops on Sunday. Truex was second fastest in the 10 lap average and had the fastest single lap in Happy Hour. He had finishes of 3rd and 5th at this track last year and will be a contender again on Sunday.
Ryan Blaney | #12 | $10,000
Blaney and the #12 Menards/Sylvania Team Penske Ford will start from the 5th position when the green flag drops on Sunday. Blaney finished 9th his last time out at New Hampshire. He posted the 6th fastest 10 lap average and looks to have a car that is set up for long green flag runs.
Kurt Busch | #41 | $9,600
Busch and the #41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Stewart-Haas Racing Ford will roll off from the poll when the green flag drops on Sunday. The Toyota’s have been dominate here as of late, but something tells me that Busch and the SHR boys will have something to say about that today. Busch was 4th fastest on his 10 lap average speed and his car looks to be set up for long green flag runs.
Erik Jones | #20 | $9,800
Jones followed his first Cup win with a strong 7th place finish in Kentucky and looks to be on a roll. Jones and the #20 Dewalt Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota will start from the 7th starting position and have been fast in practice all week. He had the 3rd fastest 10 lap average in the final practice and was 6th fastest overall.
Daniel Suarez | #19 | $9,000
Suarez and the #19 Arris Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota will roll off from the 9th starting position Sunday. Suarez had the 12th fastest 10 lap average and like his stable mates, should be in line for a solid finish.
Paul Menard | #21 | $7,700
Menard and the #21 Motorcraft\Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Woods Brothers Racing Ford will start from the 12th starting position on Sunday. Menard has been running really well the last couple of weeks and is way too cheap to ignore.
Jamie McMurray | #1 | $8,400
McMurray and the #1 McDonald’s Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet will roll off from the 22nd starting position on Sunday. If this is your first time reading my article, I am not a Jamie Mac fan. He usually burns me when I recommend him and I wouldn’t be surprised if it happened again, but at $8,400, he is hard to pass up with his decent history of finishes in New Hampshire.
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.