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DraftKings Lineups: Chicagoland, 2016

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Look at Ryan Blaney in DraftKings’ $7K tier today at Chicagoland for help filling out your lineup. (photo courtesy nascar)

I’ve used my lineup optimizer to compile my top 30 DraftKings NASCAR driver lineups for today’s Chicagoland race. To compile them, first I plugged my final driver rankings for today’s race and the starting lineup into my driver points projection model to project how many DraftKings points each driver will score at Chicagoland today. Then I ran those points projections through an algorithm I created in Google Sheets with the OpenSolver add-on, which churned through all possible driver combinations to calculate the 30 best lineups for today’s race.

The lineups are sorted in descending order of total predicted points scored, and the total predicted points have been rounded to the nearest hundredth. I posted them in a PDF file you can download and view for $1. Here’s the link: Chicagoland 2016 DraftKings Lineups

Note: No guarantee comes with my lineups, rankings, predictions, etc. Use them at your own risk. To get a feel for how the lineups look, check out my Kansas I 2016 DraftKings lineups.

Good luck today!

DraftKings Driver Values: Chicagoland, 2016

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Jimmie Johnson offers top DraftKings value at Chicagoland tomorrow. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my DraftKings driver points and price/point predictions for tomorrow’s Chicagoland race. To predict how many DraftKings points each driver will score tomorrow, I plugged my driver rankings for tomorrow’s race into my projection model, and the starting lineup (qualifying was canceled). 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 running tomorrow, 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: Chicagoland, 2016

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Martin Truex Jr. remains my pick to win in my final Chicagoland driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my final driver rankings for tomorrow’s race at Chicagoland. I compiled them by crunching the practice data from Chicagoland on Friday and Saturday, and then melding it with the historical data:

  1. Martin Truex Jr.
  2. Jimmie Johnson
  3. Kyle Busch
  4. Brad Keselowski
  5. Carl Edwards
  6. Kevin Harvick
  7. Chase Elliott
  8. Joey Logano
  9. Kyle Larson
  10. Kurt Busch Continue reading

Early Rankings: Chicagoland, 2016

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Martin Truex Jr. tops my early Chicagoland driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

Here are my early driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland. I compiled them by crunching:

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding Daytona, Talladega, Sonoma and Watkins Glen);
  • the loop data for the past four races;
  • the loop data for the past four races at Chicagoland;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at other tracks in the Large Ovals track group (i.e., Michigan, Kentucky, Fontana, Charlotte, Texas, Atlanta and Kansas);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Chicagoland; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past eight races at the aforementioned Large Ovals.

The results:

  1. Martin Truex Jr.
  2. Kevin Harvick
  3. Brad Keselowski
  4. Jimmie Johnson
  5. Kyle Busch
  6. Joey Logano
  7. Denny Hamlin
  8. Carl Edwards
  9. Matt Kenseth
  10. Chase Elliott Continue reading

DraftKings Driver Values: Chicagoland, 2015

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Jimmie Johnson offers top DraftKings value this week at Chicagoland. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my DraftKings driver points and price/point predictions for today’s race at Chicagoland. To predict how many DraftKings points each driver will score today, I plugged my driver rankings for today’s race into my projection model, and Friday’s qualifying results. Then, to calculate each driver’s price/point, I simply divided each driver’s price by their predicted points.

My points projection model is a work in progress, so don’t take the below info as gospel. Still, I think it can provide big-picture help when crafting DraftKings lineups.

Note: the below table lists all drivers running 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: Continue reading

Final Rankings: Chicagoland, 2015

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Brad Keselowski remains my pick to win today at Chicagoland. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

  1. Brad Keselowski
  2. Jimmie Johnson
  3. Matt Kenseth
  4. Martin Truex Jr.
  5. Kyle Busch
  6. Kevin Harvick
  7. Joey Logano
  8. Kurt Busch
  9. Carl Edwards
  10. Denny Hamlin Continue reading

Early Rankings: Chicagoland, 2015

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Brad Keselowski tops my early Chicagoland rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my early driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland. I compiled them by crunching:

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding Daytona, Talladega, Sonoma and Watkins Glen);
  • the loop data for the past four races;
  • the loop data for the past four races at Chicagoland;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at other tracks in the Large Ovals track group (i.e., Michigan, Kentucky, Fontana, Charlotte, Texas, Atlanta and Kansas);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Chicagoland; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past eight races at the aforementioned Large Ovals.

The results:

  1. Brad Keselowski
  2. Joey Logano
  3. Matt Kenseth
  4. Kyle Busch
  5. Kevin Harvick
  6. Jimmie Johnson
  7. Kurt Busch
  8. Carl Edwards
  9. Martin Truex Jr.
  10. Denny Hamlin Continue reading

Final Rankings: Chicagoland, 2014

Jeff Gordon remains my pick to win Chicagoland today. (photo courtesy nascar)

Jeff Gordon remains my pick to win Chicagoland today. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

  1. Jeff Gordon
  2. Jimmie Johnson
  3. Kevin Harvick
  4. Brad Keselowski
  5. Carl Edwards
  6. Joey Logano
  7. Kasey Kahne
  8. Matt Kenseth
  9. Paul Menard
  10. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Continue reading

Early Rankings: Chicagoland, 2014

Jeff Gordon tops my early Chicagoland driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

Jeff Gordon tops my early Chicagoland driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my early driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland. I compiled them by crunching:

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding Daytona, Talladega, Sonoma and Watkins Glen);
  • the loop data for the past four races;
  • the loop data for the past four races at Chicagoland;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at other tracks in the Large Ovals track group (i.e., Michigan, Kentucky, Fontana, Charlotte, Texas, Atlanta and Kansas);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Chicagoland; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past eight races at the aforementioned Large Ovals.

The results:

  1. Jeff Gordon
  2. Jimmie Johnson
  3. Brad Keselowski
  4. Joey Logano
  5. Kevin Harvick
  6. Kasey Kahne
  7. Matt Kenseth
  8. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  9. Carl Edwards
  10. Jamie McMurray Continue reading

Final Rankings: Chicagoland, 2013

Here are my final driver rankings for tonight’s race at Chicagoland. I compiled them by crunching the practice and qualifying data from Richmond on Friday, and then melding it with the historical data:

  1. Jimmie Johnson
  2. Kasey Kahne
  3. Carl Edwards
  4. Matt Kenseth
  5. Joey Logano
  6. Kyle Busch
  7. Kurt Busch
  8. Jeff Gordon
  9. Juan Pablo Montoya
  10. Martin Truex, Jr. Continue reading