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NASCAR DFS: New Hampshire 301 (Preview)

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New Hampshire 301

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The Sprint Cup Series heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend, and when it comes to DFS NASCAR, Sunday's New Hampshire 301 can be treated as a short track event.

The race is scheduled for 301 laps, so there are plenty of points available in the laps led and fastest laps run categories. More importantly, passing tends to be difficult on New Hampshire's flat surface, so it is common for one or two drivers to monopolize the categories.

In fact, a driver has led more than 100 laps in nine of the last ten races at New Hampshire, including eight straight. There is a good chance that one driver tops 100 fantasy points at DraftKings this weekend, and needless to say, that driver needs to be in your lineup if you have any hope of winning serious cash.

As important as the laps led and fastest laps run categories will be, it isn't the only way to score points this weekend. The track's difficult passing conditions can also lead to a variety of pit strategies being used, and there always seems to be a few drivers starting deeper in the field that end up with strong finishes.

In the six races at New Hampshire since 2013, there have been four instances when three or more drivers that have started outside the top 20 have finished 11th or better. There are going to be a few drivers that pile up points in the place differential category, and if you can pair a couple of them with the dominant driver, you are going to be in business.

Here is a closer look at the drivers to keep in mind heading into the weekend. Qualifying is set for 4:45 p.m. ET Friday, and the New Hampshire 301 can be seen at 1:30 p.m. ET Sunday on NBCSN.

High-Priced Drivers

Kevin Harvick ($10,700)

Over the last three races at New Hampshire, Harvick's 379 laps led are the most of any driver. He has led at least 59 laps in all three races during the stretch, logging a pair of third-place finishes and leading 216 of the 300 laps last fall before running out of gas while leading with a couple of laps to go. Look for Harvick to pile up plenty of points in the laps led and fastest laps run categories.


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