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DraftKings Lineups: Indy, 2016

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Jimmie Johnson appears in 27 of my top 30 DraftKings lineups for Indy today. (photo courtesy nascar)

I’ve used my lineup optimizer to compile my top 30 DraftKings NASCAR driver lineups for today’s race at Indianapolis. To compile them, first I plugged my final driver rankings for today’s race and Saturday’s qualifying results into my driver points projection model to project how many DraftKings points each driver will score at Indy today. Then I ran those points projections through an algorithm I created in Google Sheets with the OpenSolver add-on, which chewed through all possible driver combinations to spit out 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: Indy 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: Indy, 2016

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Kasey Kahne offers good DraftKings value at Indy today in the $7K tier . (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my DraftKings driver points and price/point predictions for today’s race at Indianapolis. 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 Saturday’s qualifying results. 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 tonight, 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: Indy, 2016

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KyBu remains my pick to win today in my final Indy driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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

Fantasy NASCAR Alert: Jeff Gordon Hits Group C

Don't miss out on Jeff Gordon running in Yahoo's Group C on Sunday at Indy. (photo courtesy nascar)

Don’t miss out on Jeff Gordon running in Yahoo’s Group C on Sunday at Indy. (photo courtesy nascar)

If you play Yahoo’s fantasy NASCAR game, you’ll like this: Jeff Gordon now appears in Group C and will apparently be available when he drives the 88 car at Indianapolis this week and Pocono next week. Grab him while you can!

Note: If you don’t see him listed, make sure you have “Show Only Entered Drivers” un-checked.

Thanks to PJ at Fantasy NASCAR Preview for the tip.

Mid-Week Rankings: Indy, 2016

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KyBu tops my early Indy driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

Update: I’ve posted my final Indy driver rankings, which improve upon these early rankings.

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

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding Daytona, Talladega and Sonoma);
  • the loop data for the past four races (excluding Daytona and Sonoma);
  • the loop data for the past four races at Indy;
  • the loop data for the past seven races at the other tracks in the Flats track group (i.e., Martinsville, Phoenix, New Hampshire, Pocono and Richmond);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Indy; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past seven races at the aforementioned Flats.

The results:

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

Final Rankings: Indy, 2015

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Kevin Harvick remains on top in my final Indianapolis rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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

Mid-Week Rankings: Indy, 2015

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Kevin Harvick tops my early Indianapolis rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

UPDATE: I’ve now completed my final Indy rankings (click here to see them).

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

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding Daytona, Talladega and Sonoma);
  • the loop data for the past four races (excluding Daytona and Sonoma);
  • the loop data for the past four races at Indy;
  • the loop data for the past seven races at the other tracks in the Flats track group (i.e., Martinsville, Phoenix, New Hampshire, Pocono and Richmond);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Indy; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past seven races at the aforementioned Flats.

The results:

  1. Kevin Harvick
  2. Brad Keselowski
  3. Jeff Gordon
  4. Kurt Busch
  5. Kyle Busch
  6. Joey Logano
  7. Jimmie Johnson
  8. Matt Kenseth
  9. Kasey Kahne
  10. Carl Edwards Continue reading

Final Rankings: Indy, 2014

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

  1. Brad Keselowski
  2. Jimmie Johnson
  3. Kevin Harvick
  4. Jeff Gordon
  5. Kyle Busch
  6. Matt Kenseth
  7. Joey Logano
  8. Kasey Kahne
  9. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  10. Ryan Newman Continue reading

Early Rankings: Indy, 2014

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

  • The loop data for the past 15 Sprint Cup races (excluding Daytona, Talladega and Sonoma);
  • the loop data for the past four races (excluding Daytona and Sonoma);
  • the loop data for the past four races at Indy;
  • the loop data for the past eight races at the other tracks in the Flats track group (i.e., Martinsville, Phoenix, New Hampshire, Pocono and Richmond);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Indy; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past eight races at the aforementioned Flats.

The results:

  1. Brad Keselowski
  2. Jimmie Johnson
  3. Jeff Gordon
  4. Kevin Harvick
  5. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  6. Kyle Busch
  7. Matt Kenseth
  8. Joey Logano
  9. Kasey Kahne
  10. Clint Bowyer Continue reading

Final Rankings: Indy, 2013

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

  1. Jimmie Johnson
  2. Kasey Kahne
  3. Matt Kenseth
  4. Kyle Busch
  5. Jeff Gordon
  6. Juan Pablo Montoya
  7. Tony Stewart
  8. Carl Edwards
  9. Clint Bowyer
  10. Kurt Busch Continue reading