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DraftKings Lineups: Martinsville II, 2016

Matt Kenseth photo

Matt Kenseth appears in 29 of my optimized top 30 DraftKings lineups for Martinsville II today. (photo courtesy nascar)

I’ve used my lineup optimizer to compile my top 30 DraftKings NASCAR driver lineups for today’s Martinsville II 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 Martinsville II 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 $3. Here’s the link: Martinsville II 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: Martinsville II, 2016

Kyle Busch photo

Kyle Busch offers top DraftKings value today at Martinsville II. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my DraftKings driver points and price/point predictions for today’s race at Martinsville. 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.

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.

The table: Continue reading

Final Rankings: Martinsville II, 2016

Kyle Busch photo

Kyle Busch remains my pick to win Martinsville II today in my final driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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

Early Rankings: Martinsville II, 2016

Kyle Busch photo

Kyle Busch tops my early Martinsville II driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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

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

The results:

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

DraftKings Driver Values: Martinsville I, 2016

Martin Truex Jr photo

At $8,400, Martin Truex Jr. looks like a key midrange guy today in DraftKings NASCAR. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my DraftKings driver points and price/point predictions for today’s race at Martinsville. 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.

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.

More reading: Yesterday, using the below points projections, I posted optimized DraftKings lineups for Martinsville.

The table: Continue reading

DraftKings Lineups: Martinsville I, 2016

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In my lineup optimizer’s top 30 DraftKings lineups for Martinsville I, Brian Vickers appears in every one. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my top 30 DraftKings NASCAR driver lineups for tomorrow’s race at Martinsville. To compile them, first I plugged my driver rankings for tomorrow’s race and Friday’s qualifying results into my driver points projection model to project how many DraftKings points each driver will score at Martinsville I. Then I ran those points projections through an algorithm I created in Google Sheets with the Solver add-on, which chewed through all possible driver combinations to spit out the 30 best lineups for tomorrow’s race.

The results are in descending order, and the total predicted points have been rounded to the nearest hundredth. If you’re on a small-screen device, scroll the table horizontally with a finger-drag to see all the columns.

The lineups: Continue reading

Final Rankings: Martinsville I, 2016

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Joey Logano took over the top spot in my final Martinsville I rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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

Early Rankings: Martinsville I, 2016

Kevin Harvick photo

Kevin Harvick tops my early Martinsville I driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

Update: I’ve completed my final Martinsville driver rankings.

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

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

The results:

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

DraftKings Driver Values: Martinsville II, 2015

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Paul Menard looks like a good DraftKings lineup filler at Martinsville II today. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my DraftKings driver points and price/point predictions for today’s race at Martinsville. 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: Martinsville II, 2015

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Joey Logano remains my pick to win in my final Martinsville II rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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