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NASCAR DFS: FireKeepers Casino 400 Lineup Tips (Preview)

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Building a winning DFS NASCAR lineup at DraftKings for Sunday's FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan will require a balanced approach.

With a scheduled distance of 200 laps, Sunday's race at the speedy, 2.0-mile oval falls somewhere in the middle of the spectrum regarding points available in the laps led and fastest laps run categories. While Michigan has more laps than a road course event or last weekend's race at Pocono, it has significantly fewer laps than a 500-mile race at a 1.5-mile oval or a short track event.

As a result, you can't ignore driver points and place differential and expect to make up the difference by picking the one or two drivers that spend the most time out front. With that in mind, I won't hesitate to spend up for one of the many big names starting deeper in the field to pair them with one of the drivers I fell can do some damage in the laps led and fastest laps run categories.

Get your final lineups locked in at DraftKings, and don't forget to check out the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET on FS1.

Building Blocks

Kevin Harvick ($10,600)

An ill-timed caution during his qualifying run has a lot to do with why he is starting 29th, and Harvick now has so much upside through place differential that he is a must-own in all DFS games. Keep in mind that he has five second-place finishes in the last six races at Michigan, and he has led the second-most laps during the same stretch. He has a high floor and the potential for a monster point total.

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