The Sway Bar: NASCAR Draftkings Plays, Fades and Values for the Coke 600

It’s time for one of the most exciting days in motorsports – and we will cap it off with 600 miles in NASCAR’s backyard – Charlotte Motor Speedway. As always, the research is just getting started, so think about getting signed up and get exclusive access to our projection model, the domination station lineup optimizer, and most importantly, direct chat room access to some of the sharpest NASCAR minds in the industry. I will be on there all weekend updating everyone on my research.

May 30, 2021; Concord, North Carolina, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) during practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

 Top Plays

Kyle Larson – Larson starts P1 with what appears a top 3 three-car. He should dominate this race early, and I wouldn’t be suprised if he dominated the whole race. His long-run speed needs some help, but hit short-run speed should put him far enough ahead to maintain.

Kyle Busch -Practice Kyle Busch is a force to be reckoned with. When it came to single lap speed in practice, KB didn’t really blow me away. However, his long-run speed seems to be on point. I think Kyle Busch is the biggest threat to HMS to steal this race.

William Byron – If Larson stumbled at all, I think Byron will be there to capitalize. He is been one of the most consistent drivers in the field, and I actually think he might be a tad faster than Larson. It will be difficult to take the lead away from Larson, but Byron should make a good run at it.

Tyler Reddick –Reddick was strong in practice and the RCR cars are really fast. I think Reddick runs well inside the top 10, and could even compete for a win if things get a little goofy.


Josh Bilicki
BJ McLeod
Garrett Smithley
James Davison
Justin Haley
Cody Ware
David Starr
Quin Houff


Matt DiBenedetto –  Matty D had pretty decent speed in practice, but it didn’t translate to qualifying. Bad for him, good for us. I expect Dibenedetto will compete for a top 20, and maybe even a top 15 if things get weird.

Chris Buescher –Obvious chalk play. Buescher has finished top 5 in three straight 1.5 mile races, and always brings speed to Charlotte. The mid-tier teams are very much in play this week, and Buescher and AD should lead that charge.

Ryan Newman- Same as Buescher. This team has speed on the long runs, and should push well into the top 20.

Michael McDowell – Not even really a punt…its a good play. But this is my “punt of the week”.


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