Friday, January 15, 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
DFS NASCAR notes - CUP - homestead
Fantasy NASCAR notes
Day race…. Delayed by rain…..no longer a hot day race…. The Setup that works will be different
Hot day… but rain clouds keeping it cool
Hamlin setup - looked at final run from happy hour practice in 2019, and the 1st two runs of the fall race of 2019
Big rain clouds… temperature dropping
Logano gets good shove from teammate BK on the inside takes the lead
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
DFS NASCAR Spreadsheet - Xfinity
Daytona Road Course - 2021
Monday, January 11, 2021
DFS NASCAR Spreadsheet - Trucks
Daytona Road Course - 2021
Friday, January 8, 2021
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Removing bias in DFS NASCAR
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Fantasy NASCAR Optimal Lineups 2020 - Cup Series
|Martin Truex, Jr.||10||36||0.28|
|Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.||9||36||0.25|
|John Hunter Nemechek||3||36||0.08|
DFS NASCAR Optimal Lineups 2020 - Cup Series
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
DFS NASCAR Xfinity Series Race where more than $1,000 was unspent at DraftKings
- Kentucky 1
- Daytona Road Course
- Talladega 2
- Kansas 2
- Phoenix 2
Monday, January 4, 2021
This will be an unpopular opinion at first, but let ruminate. Let the idea breathe. Everyone should be on board.
The Xfinity series should do single file restarts at the Daytona Road Course. Here are the reasons:
Xfinity teams are poor. They can’t afford to tear up race cars on kamikaze restarts.
Xfinity drivers and crews do not have enough experience at the new road courses to attempt double file restarts.
Yes, restart carnage is exciting, but the wrecks denigrate the actual racing.
Less wrecks means quicker races, and cautions at road courses can last a lifetime.
DFS NASCAR becomes less of a lottery, and more about identifying driver skill.
It won’t be a total snooze, drivers can still run 2 to 3 wide into turn 1, but it will be more spread out.
Mike Harmon’s team did nothing wrong last year, but when the 10th place car trails the leader by half a minute, and the 30th place cars fill the front row on a restart with old tires, bad things will happen. A single file restart will allow crafty drivers to go around or find a safe space. With a double file restarts, the result will always be a Shark Sandwich.
Saturday, January 2, 2021
First of all, the Xfinity and Trucks Series need practice. There is no way around it. The racing product is embarrassing without practice. Imagine paying full price to watch a dress rehearsal. The actors are holding their scripts and the director is shouting instructions while the stage hands stumble around in the back. An argument can be made that the drivers don’t really need practice; they need to be better on restarts, and that cannot be simulated in practice, but that argument is not being made. Instead we hear something about Covid, and words like adapt and evolve are thrown around to silence critics.
Friday, January 1, 2021
Austin Cindric - Jam him in for DFS NASCAR Road Courses?He’s the best road racer in a series with garbage road racers and garbage equipment, but you can’t win them all. The following evidence can be used to defend Cindric as a must play at road courses. It can also be used to justify fading him because bad luck happens.
Road Course Losses
- Mid Ohio ‘18 - There were cautions in stage 3, and Allgaier ended up with fresh tires while Cindric did not. Cindric led 79% of the laps
- Roval ‘18 - Chase Briscoe (non-playoff driver not point racing) pits before the end of stage 1, then restarts behind the leader (stayed out on old tires). Briscoe easily takes the lead, then pits before the end of stage 3 and cruises to a victory at a track with few passing zones.
- Roval ‘19 - A.J. Allmendinger is better. Period.
- Road America ‘18 - Mechanical failure.
- Road America ‘19 - Cindric follows an unconventional tire strategy. If he pits with the leaders, then he likely wins.
- Indy GP ‘20 - NASCAR officials kneecapped him with a bogus penalty on a restart.