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DraftKings Lineups: Texas I, 2017

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Chase Elliott appears in every one of my optimized top 30 DraftKings lineups for Texas I. (photo courtesy nascar)

I’ve used my lineup optimizer to compile my top 30 DraftKings NASCAR driver lineups for Sunday’s Texas I race. To compile them, first I plugged my final driver rankings for Sunday’s race and the starting lineup into my driver points projection model to project how many DraftKings points each driver will score at Texas 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 Sunday’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: Texas 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: Texas I, 2017

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My numbers say Chase Elliott offers top DraftKings value at Texas I today. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my DraftKings driver points and price/point predictions for tomorrow’s Texas I 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 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 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: Texas I, 2017

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Kez took over the top spot in my final Texas driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

  1. Brad Keselowski
  2. Martin Truex Jr.
  3. Joey Logano
  4. Chase Elliott
  5. Kyle Larson
  6. Kevin Harvick
  7. Jimmie Johnson
  8. Kyle Busch
  9. Matt Kenseth
  10. Jamie McMurray Continue reading