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DraftKings Lineups: Martinsville I, 2017

Martin Truex Jr photo

Martin Truex Jr. appears in 25 of my top 30 optimized DraftKings lineups today. (photo courtesy nascar)

I’ve used my lineup optimizer to compile my top 30 DraftKings NASCAR driver lineups for today’s Martinsville race. To compile them, first I plugged my final driver rankings for today’s race and the starting lineup into my driver points projection model to project how many DraftKings points each driver will score at Martinsville today. 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 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 $3. Here’s the link: Martinsville 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 today!

DraftKings Driver Values: Martinsville I, 2017

Ryan Newman photo

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

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

Kyle Busch photo

Kyle Busch remains my pick to win Martinsville I in my final driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

  1. Kyle Busch
  2. Martin Truex Jr.
  3. Brad Keselowski
  4. Joey Logano
  5. Kyle Larson
  6. Denny Hamlin
  7. Ryan Newman
  8. Erik Jones
  9. Kevin Harvick
  10. Jamie McMurray Continue reading