NASCAR Xfinity Series Setup for Draftkings: ISM Raceway 2

What’s up everyone?!! Welcome to the Xfinity Series Setup. This week we will be looking ahead to the Xfinity Series race at ISM Raceway. I’m RyanLarkin88 and you can follow me on twitter @Larkin8. If you are just finding the DFS Army and are not a  VIP member sign up and use code LARKIN to save 20%!! Our DFS Army VIP members get access to the Domination Station and Research Station post qualifying. Also, VIP members get access to our VIP Slack with direct contact to the NASCAR coaches. Come join the best team in NASCAR DFS!

Race Info

This weeks race comes to you from ISM Raceway in Arizona. It is a flat, one mile track with two distinctly different ends of the track. This race runs relatively caution free with few incidents and multiple long green flag runs. Generally, this would mean long run speed is important but this week it isn’t necessarily the case. Speed is speed here and it usually carries over from single lap to 5 laps speed all the way to 50 lap long run speed. Elite cars start up front and stay up front. 12 of the last 14 races here have been won by a driver who started inside the top 3. The other two were a driver starting 5th and Christopher Bell starting last and winning in this race last year. Be sure to jump into the DFS Army research station to see who has the killer practice speeds and race history here.

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Quick Facts

Date: November 9th

Practice: Friday 3:05 pm ET.

Practice: Friday 6:05 pm ET.

Qualifying: Saturday 12:35 pm ET.

Race: Saturday 3:30 pm ET.

Laps: 200  Stages: 45/90/200

Drivers: 38

Defending Champion: Christopher Bell

AVG. # of Cautions: 4 excluding stage breaks

AVG DNF’s: 7 per race

Remember to check out our VIP Xfinity Series article The Inside Line breaking down every driver in this weekends race.

Lineup Building

Dominator/Top Tier

Outside of the occasional Kyle Busch destruction this race is almost always a two dominator affair. That should be the direction you go this week. Christopher Bell has been lights out on the shorter, flat tracks in 2019 and should be the favorite to win this week. If there is anyone to be a lone dominator it would be him. Of course there are other top guys like Allgaier, Custer and Reddick who will be strong contenders for the win the week.

Mid to Low Tier

This group will be all about the combination of finishing position upside as well as Place differential. Overall the Xfinity field is rather weak so drivers like Zane Smith in the #8, John Hunter Nemechek and Riley Herbst in the #18 will offer some of the best value with top 10 cars and even top 5 upside. Playing the drivers with the best teams is the right mindset for this week.

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As always with this group we will look for the drivers who can take advantage of place differential. Drivers starting deep in the field who can find their way into the top 25 or even top 20 are what we are looking for. There are a couple options that should finish inside the top 20 this week but their value will be determined based off where they qualify.


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