NASCAR is at Richmond Raceway this weekend for the second visit of the year at this 0.75-mile track in Virginia. Denny Hamlin ended up in victory lane here back in April, and if you remember back to that race, strategy came into play quite a bit because of a well-timed caution. Typically, Richmond is a very predictable race to handicap, but with cautions happening at a higher rate this year, there’s definitely the possibility of things getting a little whacky here once again.

There are 400 laps scheduled for today’s Federated Auto Parts 400, which means nailing the dominators in your lineup is going to be very important. When you’re looking at similar tracks, Phoenix is the one that pops the most compared to Richmond, and then you can also throw in New Hampshire. The teams also ran this tire combination at Gateway earlier this year.

Optimal Lineup According to Jordan’s Projections

The optimal DraftKings lineup for Pocono on Sunday according to my Projections is:

  • Martin Truex, Jr.
  • Kyle Larson
  • Kevin Harvick
  • Austin Cindric
  • Aric Almirola
  • Ty Dillon

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Richmond 2 DraftKings Driver Projections

The following chart takes into account the very basics: the starting position and the projected finish of each driver. The projected finishes are averaged from six different ranking systems. Also factored in are projected laps led and fastest laps for each driver. You can click the headers below to sort the chart by that attribute. By default it is sorted by average projected FPTS.

DriverDK SalaryAvg Proj FPTSProj OwnStarting PositionAvg. Projected FinishDollar Per FPT
Martin Truex Jr$10,60081.8831.69%604.3$129
Kyle Larson$10,30069.5024.70%106.2$148
Kyle Busch$11,40066.1533.51%2907.2$172
Chase Elliott$10,80060.2828.49%2306.8$179
Kevin Harvick$9,10057.1519.85%1307.2$159
Christopher Bell$9,60056.8820.80%2111.0$169
Ross Chastain$10,10054.7222.29%208.8$185
Tyler Reddick$8,80049.7524.48%2611.5$177
Denny Hamlin$11,10049.6315.94%307.3$224
Joey Logano$9,30049.1022.71%1711.5$189
William Byron$8,60046.3712.00%407.5$185
Ryan Blaney$9,90045.2218.85%1008.7$219
Daniel Suarez$8,20043.9518.48%2415.0$187
Aric Almirola$6,80039.9755.40%3218.3$170
Alex Bowman$8,40038.5511.86%511.3$218
Austin Cindric$7,50033.5345.16%3322.7$224
Austin Dillon$7,20029.129.23%1215.3$247
Chris Buescher$6,60028.5713.14%1817.3$231
Justin Haley$6,00026.5718.11%2722.3$226
Ty Dillon$5,40025.6311.74%2220.8$211
Erik Jones$7,90025.324.21%915.7$312
Ty Gibbs$7,60024.5814.93%1417.2$309
Brad Keselowski$7,00023.275.11%816.2$301
Harrison Burton$5,80023.0718.38%3025.3$251
Bubba Wallace$8,00022.9712.86%1116.5$348
Chase Briscoe$7,70021.5812.43%1518.2$357
Cole Custer$5,70020.537.34%716.7$278
Michael McDowell$6,20017.8321.94%3428.8$348
Noah Gragson$5,50015.529.23%1924.3$354
Corey Lajoie$5,20014.339.53%3128.7$363
Ricky Stenhouse Jr$6,40011.6210.94%2026.0$551
JJ Yeley$4,70009.002.43%3533.8$0
BJ McLeod$4,80008.831.31%3634.3$0
Todd Gilliland$5,10007.804.11%1625.8$654
Cody Ware$4,90001.831.48%2833.8$2,673
Landon Cassill$5,00001.674.83%2532.3$3,000
Kurt Busch$7,40000.000.51%N/AN/AN/A
As someone who has always been obsessed with numbers, Fantasy NASCAR has been the perfect fit with me. I pride myself on the quality of my analysis for each race, and am glad that I have been able to help others along the way. I've been a serious Fantasy NASCAR player for over 10 years now, and I'm just getting started.