Left Turns – O’Reilly Auto Parts 500

NASCAR is back this week, coming to the Texas Motor Speedway. 2 weeks ago we were on a short track which really changed the philosophy on how we pick players. This week it’ll be much more important to have 2 dominators only and balance out the remainder of your line. Getting guys who can get place differential will help a lot. Reminder, place differential is worth 1 whole point for each spot moved up or down  so having good drivers who start a little further back will help a lot(assuming they move up).  Let’s begin.


334 Laps

Fastest Lap Points available 167

Laps Led Points available 83.5


Dominator Candidates

Kevin Harvick

Martin Truex Jr

Kyle Larson


Upper Level – High Upside

Denny Hamlin

Ryan Blaney

Joey Logano


Mid Level – High Upside

Daniel Saurez

Rickey Stenhouse

Jamie McMurray


The Cheapies

AJ Allmendinger

Michael McDowell


Punt to the Lowest of lows if it helps you fit a stud


Ryan Blaney is a name to watch today, practiced decently, and has been racing very well the past few times out.


Jimmie Johnson has a long term history of success here but I’ve seen nothing of him this year that’s makes me think he’s worth a high exposure look here today


Kevin Harvick has absolutely dominated at tracks like this one all year  I find it hard to believe he won’t find his way back to the winners circle today.


Denny Hamlin always seems to hang around in races but never wins them.  He’s gotta break thru eventually, keep an eye on him today.


If you chose Saurez don’t expose too high.  He has a good starting position and I doubt he moves up too much past that, however he can and should finish the race around that spot, which is still worth decent points at his price.


Kurt Busch could be an interesting name to throw in, he is kicking off from the pole, so differential doesn’t help you here, but he’s been getting better seemingly all year.


Dont be afraid to take one of the min salary guys to get another stud  this is the number 1 mistake I see people making with their nascar lines, they’re afraid to take those chances.  I had Castill in my best line 2 weeks ago, he finished about 40 laps down and I still hit a very nice profit.  This is a very realistic week to do it.


Again, one last time, get at least one dominator above (preferably 2) and then focus on lap differential points.




Lenny Hadley

Lenny Hadley is a Daily Fantasy player for the past 5 years, specializing in NBA, NHL, NFL, and PGA. He operates under the user name leonardhadley on both DraftKings and FanDuel, currently ranked top 10% overall on RotoGrinders.

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