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DraftKings Lineups: Talladega I, 2017

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. appears in 29 of my top 30 optmized DraftKings lineups. (photo courtesy nascar)

I’ve used my lineup optimizer to compile my top 30 DraftKings NASCAR driver lineups for today’s Talladega I race. To compile them, first I plugged my final driver rankings for the race and the starting lineup into my driver points projection model to project how many DraftKings points each driver will score at Talladega I. Then I ran those points projections through a knapsack-problem optimizer 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 the 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: Talladega I 2017 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!

DraftKings Driver Values: Talladega I, 2017

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Kurt Busch offers top DraftKings value at Talladega today. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my DraftKings driver points and price/point predictions for today’s Talladega 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 the starting lineup. 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: Talladega I, 2017

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Brad Keselowski remains my pick to win at Talladega today in my final driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

  1. Brad Keselowski
  2. Joey Logano
  3. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  4. Chase Elliott
  5. Ryan Blaney
  6. Kurt Busch
  7. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  8. Denny Hamlin
  9. Kyle Busch
  10. Trevor Bayne Continue reading