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DraftKings Lineups: Pocono II, 2016

Kyle Busch photo

My DraftKings lineup optimizer included KyBu in 29 of its top 30 lineups for Pocono II today. (photo courtesy nascar)

I’ve used my lineup optimizer to compile my top 30 DraftKings NASCAR driver lineups for today’s race at Pocono. To compile them, first I plugged my final driver rankings for today’s race and Friday’s qualifying results into my driver points projection model to project how many DraftKings points each driver will score at Pocono 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: Pocono 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: Pocono II, 2016

Jamie McMurray photo

Jamie McMurray offers good DraftKings value in the $7K range tomorrow at Pocono II. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my DraftKings driver points and price/point predictions for tomorrow’s Pocono II 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 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 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: Pocono II, 2016

Kevin Harvick photo

Kevin Harvick remains my pick to win Pocono II tomorrow in my final driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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

Early Rankings: Pocono II, 2016

Kevin Harvick photo

Kevin Harvick tops my early Pocono II driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

Here are my early driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono. 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;
  • the loop data for the past four races at Pocono;
  • the loop data for the past seven races at the other tracks in the Flats track group (i.e., Martinsville, Phoenix, Indy, Richmond and New Hampshire);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Pocono; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past seven races at the aforementioned Flats.

The results:

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

DraftKings Lineups: Pocono I, 2016

kurt busch photo

My algorithm included Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick in each of its top 30 DraftKings lineups for Pocono I. (photo courtesy nascar)

I’ve used my lineup optimizer to compile my top 30 DraftKings NASCAR driver lineups for today’s Pocono I race. To compile them, first I plugged my final driver rankings for today’s race and Friday’s qualifying results into my driver points projection model to project how many DraftKings points each driver will score at Pocono I. 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 tomorrow’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: Pocono I 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: Pocono I, 2016

Ryan Newman photo

Ryan Newman offers good value today in DraftKing’s $7K range. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my DraftKings driver points and price/point predictions for today’s Pocono I race. 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 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: Pocono I, 2016

Kevin Harvick photo

Kevin Harvick remains my pick to win today in my final Pocono I driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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

Early Rankings: Pocono I, 2016

Kevin Harvick photo

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

Update: I’ve posted my final Pocono I 2016 driver rankings, which improve upon these early rankings.

Here are my early driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono. 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 Pocono;
  • the loop data for the past seven races at the other tracks in the Flats track group (i.e., Martinsville, Phoenix, Indy, Richmond and New Hampshire);
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Pocono; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past seven races at the aforementioned Flats.

The results:

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

Final Rankings: Pocono II, 2015

Kevin Harvick photo

Kevin Harvick remains my pick to win Pocono II. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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