Trying to pick your optimal DraftKings lineup for the NASCAR race on April 23 at 2 pm ET on FOX: the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway? Our fantasy NASCAR experts are ready to help.
Here's what our optimal driver lineup looks like.
Kevin Harvick ($10,400)
In the past two seasons (2015-2016) Harvick has an average finish of 12.0, and has led 16.2% of laps. He won at Bristol last August and finished seventh in April. We like everything about this pick. And, unlike Kyle Busch, he's not as boom-or-bust at Bristol.
Kyle Larson ($10,100)
In five of the past six races this season, he's finished second or better. He's on a hot streak and we're riding it.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. ($8,600)
He finished well (fifth) in the Auto Parts 500 a couple of weeks back and overall his record at Bristol is solid: one win, eight top fives, 16 top 10s. Plus, he finished second in last year's Food City 500. And he has the second-best average finish at Bristol of any active driver.
Jamie McMurray ($8,000)
A quality sleeper pick. In seven races this season, he has scored four top 10s. In 10 of McMurray’s last 11 starts at Bristol, he placed top-20 or better. He’s led 179 career laps at Bristol and owns an average finish of 16.5. Since 2015, McMurray has run 80.6% of his laps in the top 15.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ($7,100)
After four years of competition at NASCAR's top level, Stenhouse has just seven top-5 finishes. Three of those have come at this track, where he was a a surprise second last August.
Matt DiBenedetto ($5,700)
For the price, he can't be beat. He posted an average finish of 11.5 in two Bristol starts last season.