Michigan International Speedway will host a rare NASCAR Cup doubleheader this weekend as the top flight of stock car racing will fire it up today for the FireKeepers Casino 400 on NBCSN at 4:00 p.m. ET. The 2.0 mile oval is one of the faster tracks on the circuit, but doesn’t have a ton of bank so drivers can’t just stand on the gas either.
38 drivers have notched at least one point in the season standing this year, but we’re looking for those that can score the much easier DFS points as part of today’s race.
Tyler Reddick ($7,200)
Fresh off a contract extension, the Richard Childress Racing driver is the favorite for Rookie of The Year and has nine Top 10’s in 20 races. Averaging 51.3 points per race in the last three, Reddick starts in the 14-spot today. He’s outperformed his DFS value all season, and that should continue on a speedier track where some of his best performances have come this season.
Cole Custer ($6,700)
In second place behind Reddick in the Rookie of The Year chase, Custer has a win and five Top 10’s so far this season. After his win at Kentucky, he’s averaged 50 DFS points per outing when a wreck at Texas is taken out of the equation. He might be a bit far behind to catch up to Reddick, but he’s still in good shape with some value starting in the 16th spot today on the grid.
Michael McDowell ($6,100)
Still the best valued driver at the bottom of the field week in and week out. A mediocre 25-point performance at Texas shouldn’t diminish what he’s done this season. Three Top 10’s this season with an average finish of 18.4, with 31.2 DFS points per race. Take away his wreck in the second race at Pocono, and he’s finished in the top half of the field in eight straight races. Starts in the 21 hole today so placement points are available.