One Loose Lug Nut – Daily Fantasy NASCAR – Coke Zero 400

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We are at the Mecca of NASCAR this week at Daytona. Daytona is a restrictor plate track, which basically means good luck for daily fantasy NASCAR players. The big one can happen at anytime, which means your monster lineup can crash out in a matter of seconds. So throwing strategy out of the window I am going to try and give you the best (not the safest) drivers to put you in contention.  This week I will provide 5 top end daily fantasy NASCAR plays and 5 value plays. One Loose Lug Nut is presented by UTV Family. Check them out at or on twitter @utvfamily they are giving away a 2016 Polaris Rzr Turbo. For every $5 spent at their website you’ll get entered into the raffle to win!

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Daily Fantasy NASCAR Picks

Top End Picks

1. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Junior is the GOAT of restrictor plate racing and will probably be one of the highest owned plays. He qualified outside of the top 15 and should easily work his way to the front by the end of the race. I love him and will have exposure, but I won’t be the only one.

2. Kurt Busch 

Busch qualified in the 10th spot, but has been great this season. He has produced a top 10 race after race and actually is a decent restrictor plate racer. In 61 career plate races Busch has 32 top 10s. I will be banking on his present form and past history to score big.

3. Martin Truex Jr. 

No, Charlotte wasn’t a restrictor plate track, but it did show Truex’s ability to dominate. He qualified right in front of Dale in the 15th spot. Truex was only inches away from winning the Daytona 500 in February. I think he will use this motivation and his 11 top 10s at plate races to push him in the top 5.

4. Kevin Harvick 

At plate races I love targeting place differential and Harvick provides you with some serious plate differential potential. He qualified in the 21st position, but should be a top 10 (barring catastrophe). All stats aside, Harvick’s equipment and skill makes him an elite play.

5. Kasey Kahne

Don’t base what you know about Kahne off of his performance this year. Kahne is a sneaky plate play who has 13 top 10s in 50 plate races. He qualified in the 18th spot and can return value by popping up in the top 10.

Value Picks

1. Clint Bowyer

Bowyer has an average finish of 16th at Daytona, he qualified in 31st and could make it to the top 20. Bowyer is smart enough to dodge trouble, which makes him a pretty safe play considering his starting position and past history.

2. Austin Dillon

Overlook Dillon’s wild ride at Daytona a couple of years ago and the driver has been pretty convincing. He starts in 6th which will worry some, but he has been great over the past couple of years. I think he will start 6th and stay 6th scoring some nice points at price.

3. Ryan Newman

Newman is just a safe play, that is all. He will either start where he finishes or move up, he does it week in and week out. He starts in the 23rd spot and has been a sneaky top 5 over the last 5 years.

4. Danica Patrick

Danica will start in the 22nd spot and could surprise us all with a top 10 finish. She has been a staple in the top 20 at Daytona with multiple top 20s in the last 8 races. I will have exposure.

5. David Ragan

Ragan won this race in 2011. He has also found the top 25 in the last 3 races. He will only cost you $5,900 and has qualified in 38th, the only place he has to go is up.

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