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DraftKings Lineups: Kentucky, 2016

Hambone appears in 28 of my top 30 optimized DraftKings lineups for Kentucky. (photo courtesy nascar)

Hambone appears in 28 of my top 30 optimized DraftKings lineups for Kentucky. (photo courtesy nascar)

I’ve used my lineup optimizer to compile my top 30 DraftKings NASCAR driver lineups for tonight’s Kentucky race. To compile them, first I plugged my final driver rankings for tonight’s race and Friday’s qualifying results into my driver points projection model to project how many DraftKings points each driver will score at Kentucky tonight. 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 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: Kentucky 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: Kentucky, 2016

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr looks good in DraftKings’ $6K range tonight at Kentucky. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my DraftKings driver points and price/point predictions for tonight’s Kentucky 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: Kentucky, 2016

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Jimmie Johnson took over the top spot in my final Kentucky driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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