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NASCAR DFS: AAA 400 (Preview)

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AAA 400

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The Cup Series heads to Dover International Speedway this weekend, and the high-banked, concrete oval is often referred to as "The Monster Mile" because of the track's ability to tear up race cars.

With a confined pit road and a small apron lined with an unforgiving wall, a driver's day can turn bad in a hurry at Dover. When cars wreck, they often look like ping-pong balls bouncing off the inside and outside walls before finally coming to a stop.

When building a lineup at DraftKings, it all starts with the laps led and fastest laps run categories. Sunday's AAA 400 is scheduled for 400 laps, so when it comes to points available in those two categories, it ranks alongside the short tracks.

More importantly, history says that one driver is going to lead 150-plus laps Sunday, and owning that driver is going to be a must if you plan on winning anything substantial.

Make sure to check back for more tips after the field is set and the practice sessions have been run, but in the meantime, here are some drivers to keep an eye for the AAA 400. Qualifying is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. ET Friday, and you can watch the AAA 400 Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET on FS1.

High-Priced Drivers

Jimmie Johnson ($10,700)

Johnson's series-leading ten wins are impressive in their right, but his overwhelming dominance is what makes him the clear No. 1 option this weekend. His 1,207 fastest laps run at Dover are 696 more than any other driver, and his 2,604 laps led are 1,567 more than any other driver. In the last ten races alone, Johnson leads all drivers with four wins, seven top five finishes and 1,377 laps led at Dover.

Kevin Harvick ($10,400)

There is dominating the competition, and then there is what Harvick did to the rest of the field at Dover last fall when he led 355 of the 400 laps on his way to the win. Harvick has excelled at the track since joining Stewart-Haas Racing, leading 693 laps in four races and leading more than 90 laps three times.

Martin Truex Jr. ($9,700)

Truex has been leading a ton of laps in recent weeks, and he could spend more time out front this weekend. After all, he led the most laps at Dover last spring, and he has five straight top 15s at the track, including three finishes of seventh or better in his last four starts here. For his career, he ranks in the top 10 in both laps led, and fastest laps run at Dover.

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