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DraftKings Lineups: Watkins Glen, 2016

Clint Bowyer photo

Clint Bowyer appears in 19 of my DraftKings lineup optimizer’s top 30 lineups. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

Final Rankings: Watkins Glen, 2016

Kyle Busch photo

Kyle Busch remains my pick to win at Watkins Glen tomorrow in my final driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

  1. Kyle Busch
  2. Carl Edwards
  3. AJ Allmendinger
  4. Martin Truex Jr.
  5. Brad Keselowski
  6. Kevin Harvick
  7. Kurt Busch
  8. Joey Logano
  9. Jimmie Johnson
  10. Tony Stewart Continue reading

Mid-Week Rankings: Watkins Glen, 2016

Kyle Busch photo

Kyle Busch tops my mid-week Watkins Glen driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

Here are my mid-week driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen. 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 at Watkins Glen;
  • the loop data for the past four races at Sonoma;
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Watkins Glen; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past four races at Sonoma.

The results:

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

Final Rankings: Watkins Glen, 2015

Kyle Busch photo

Kyle Busch remains my pick to win today at Watkins Glen. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

  1. Kyle Busch
  2. Martin Truex Jr.
  3. AJ Allmendinger
  4. Jimmie Johnson
  5. Brad Keselowski
  6. Jeff Gordon
  7. Kevin Harvick
  8. Kurt Busch
  9. Carl Edwards
  10. Clint Bowyer Continue reading

Early Rankings: Watkins Glen, 2015

Kyle Busch photo

Kyle Busch tops my early Watkins Glen rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

Update: I’ve now completed my final Watkins Glen rankings (click here to see them).

Here are my early driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen. 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 at Watkins Glen;
  • the loop data for the past four races at Sonoma;
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Watkins Glen; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past four races at Sonoma.

The results:

  1. Kyle Busch
  2. Jimmie Johnson
  3. Martin Truex Jr.
  4. AJ Allmendinger
  5. Brad Keselowski
  6. Clint Bowyer
  7. Carl Edwards
  8. Kurt Busch
  9. Jeff Gordon
  10. Kevin Harvick Continue reading

Final Rankings: Watkins Glen, 2014

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

  1. Marcos Ambrose
  2. Jimmie Johnson
  3. Kyle Busch
  4. A.J. Allmendinger
  5. Jeff Gordon
  6. Brad Keselowski
  7. Clint Bowyer
  8. Carl Edwards
  9. Kurt Busch
  10. Joey Logano Continue reading

Mid-Week Rankings: Watkins Glen, 2014

Here are my mid-week driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen. 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 at Watkins Glen;
  • the loop data for the past four races at Sonoma;
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Watkins Glen; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past four races at Sonoma.

The results:

  1. Marcos Ambrose
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Clint Bowyer
  4. A.J. Allmendinger
  5. Carl Edwards
  6. Jimmie Johnson
  7. Martin Truex Jr.
  8. Brad Keselowski
  9. Tony Stewart
  10. Jeff Gordon Continue reading

Final Rankings: Watkins Glen, 2013

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

  1. Marcos Ambrose
  2. Kyle Busch
  3. Juan Pablo Montoya
  4. Jimmie Johnson
  5. Clint Bowyer
  6. Martin Truex, Jr.
  7. Kurt Busch
  8. Carl Edwards
  9. Brad Keselowski
  10. A.J. Allmendinger Continue reading

Mid-Week Rankings: Watkins Glen, 2013

Here are my early driver rankings for this week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen. 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 at Watkins Glen;
  • the loop data for the past four races at Sonoma;
  • the practice and qualifying data for the past four races at Watkins Glen; and
  • the practice and qualifying data for past four races at Sonoma.

The results:

  1. Marcos Ambrose
  2. Jimmie Johnson
  3. Kyle Busch
  4. Juan Pablo Montoya
  5. Kurt Busch
  6. Martin Truex, Jr.
  7. Carl Edwards
  8. Jeff Gordon
  9. Kevin Harvick
  10. Clint Bowyer Continue reading