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DraftKings Lineups: Richmond II, 2016

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Look to Paul Menard for help filling the bottom of your Richmond II DraftKings lineups tonight. (photo courtesy nascar)

I’ve used my lineup optimizer to compile my top 30 DraftKings NASCAR driver lineups for tonight’s Richmond II race. To compile them, first I plugged my final driver rankings for tonight’s race and the starting lineup into my driver points projection model to project how many DraftKings points each driver will score at Richmond tonight. 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 tonight’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: Richmond 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 tonight!

DraftKings Driver Values: Richmond II, 2016

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

Here are my DraftKings driver points and price/point predictions for tonight’s Richmond II race. To predict how many DraftKings points each driver will score tonight, I plugged my driver rankings for tonight’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: Richmond II, 2016

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

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

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

Mid-Week Rankings: Richmond II, 2016

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Kevin Harvick tops my mid-week Richmond II driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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

The results:

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

DraftKings Lineups: Richmond I, 2016

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Martin Truex Jr. appears in all 20 of my optimized Richmond I DraftKings lineups. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my top 20 DraftKings NASCAR driver lineups for today’s race at Richmond. 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 Richmond 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 20 best lineups for today’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

DraftKings Driver Values: Richmond I, 2016

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Ryan Blaney looks good in DraftKings’ $6K range today at Richmond.

Here are my DraftKings driver points and price/point predictions for today’s race at Richmond. 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 (which in this case is actually the Practice 1 results because qualifying was cancelled). 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

Early Rankings: Richmond I, 2016

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

Update: I posted my final Richmond I driver rankings today.

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

The results:

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

Final Rankings: Richmond II, 2015

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Kevin Harvick remains my pick to win tonight at Richmond. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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

Mid-Week Rankings: Richmond II, 2015

Kevin Harvick photo

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

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

The results:

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

Final Rankings: Richmond I, 2015

Kevin Harvick remains my pick to win at Richmond tonight. (photo courtesy nascar)

Kevin Harvick remains my pick to win at Richmond tonight. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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