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DraftKings Lineups: Charlotte I, 2017

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Kyle Larson appears in every one of my top 30 optimized DraftKings lineups for Charlotte I (photo courtesy nascar)

I’ve used my lineup optimizer to compile my top 30 DraftKings NASCAR driver lineups for tonight’s Charlotte 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 Charlotte 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: Charlotte 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: Charlotte I, 2017

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

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

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Happy Harvick took over the top spot in my final Charlotte I driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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