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DraftKings Lineups: Sonoma, 2016

Greg Biffle photo

Greg Biffle appears in 29 of my 30 top DraftKings lineups for Sonoma today. (photo courtesy nascar)

I’ve used my lineup optimizer to compile my top 30 DraftKings NASCAR driver lineups for today’s Sonoma race. 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 Sonoma. 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 tomorrow’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: Sonoma 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!

DraftKings Driver Values: Sonoma, 2016

Jamie McMurray photo

Jamie McMurray offers top DraftKings value today at Sonoma. (photo courtesy nascar)

Here are my DraftKings driver points and price/point predictions for today’s Sonoma 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 Saturday’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 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: Sonoma, 2016

Carl Edwards photo

Carl Edwards took over the top spot in my final Sonoma driver rankings. (photo courtesy nascar)

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

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