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DraftKings Driver Values: Talladega II, 2017

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Trevor Bayne offers nice value in DraftKings’ $6K tier today at Talladega. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my DraftKings driver points and price/point predictions for today’s Talladega II race. To predict how many DraftKings points each driver will score today, I plugged my final driver rankings for today’s race into my projection model, and the starting lineup. Then, to calculate each driver’s price/point, I simply divided each driver’s price by their predicted points.

The below table lists all drivers available on DraftKings today, and it’s sorted from lowest price/point to highest. If you’re on a small-screen device, scroll the table horizontally with a finger drag to see all the columns.

The table: Continue reading

Final Rankings: Talladega II, 2017

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Brad Keselowski remains on top in my final Talladega II driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my final driver rankings for today’s Talladega II race. I compiled them by crunching the qualifying data from Talladega on Saturday, and then melding it with the historical data:

  1. Brad Keselowski
  2. Dale Earnhardt Jr
  3. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
  4. Chase Elliott
  5. Joey Logano
  6. Kurt Busch
  7. Ryan Blaney
  8. Kevin Harvick
  9. Denny Hamlin
  10. Jimmie Johnson Continue reading

Early Rankings: Talladega II, 2017

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Brad Keselowski tops my early Talladega II driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

Update: I’ve now posted my final Talladega II driver rankings, which improve upon the below early rankings.

Here are my early driver rankings for this week’s Talladega race. I compiled them by crunching the loop data for the past four plate races and the qualifying data from the past four plate races. Those metrics reflect speed, the ability to pass and the ability (and inclination) to run a lot of laps up front.

The results:

  1. Brad Keselowski
  2. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
  3. Dale Earnhardt Jr
  4. Chase Elliott
  5. Kevin Harvick
  6. Ryan Blaney
  7. Joey Logano
  8. Kurt Busch
  9. Denny Hamlin
  10. Paul Menard Continue reading