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NASCAR DFS: Bank of America 500 Lineup Tips (Preview)

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Bank of America 500

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The Sprint Cup Series visits Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend, and for the second week in a row, DFS NASCAR lineups will have to be set without the benefit of practice data.

Qualifying was held Thursday, but all Friday activities were wiped out by the effects of Hurricane Matthew, making it tough to gauge which drivers have their cars dialed in heading into Saturday night's Bank of America 500.

Identifying the driver with the car to beat is always important in a scoring system that rewards laps led and fastest laps run, and it is especially important in a 334-lap race. In the last five races at Charlotte, six drivers have led at least 100 laps, and one driver has led at least 160 laps four times in that span.

Someone is going to post a huge score, and that driver needs to be on your roster if you want to hit it big at DraftKings. That being said, there are also a few big names who qualified deeper in the field, so there could also be some big scores to be had in the place differential category.

The ideal scenario would be picking both the dominant driver and two of the biggest movers, but you may want to hedge your bets and take two drivers starting closer to the front who are capable of leading a lot of laps. Ultimately, it will be better to miss out on a driver who gains 15 spots than it will be to miss out on a driver who leads 150 laps.

Don't forget to lock in your DFS NASCAR lineups, and make sure to check out the Bank of America 500 Sunday at 12:00 p.m. ET on NBC.

Building Blocks

Martin Truex Jr. ($10,900)

Truex was in a league of his own at Charlotte in May, leading 392 of the 400 laps and ranking first in fastest laps run. It was the second time in the last three races at Charlotte that he has led the most laps, and he enters this weekend's race amidst the best stretch of his career. In each of the last five races, Truex has either led the most laps or gone to victory lane, and he could certainly extend that streak this weekend.

Kevin Harvick ($10,700)

He starts on the pole, and based on his record at Charlotte, he might stay out front most of the night. He has a series-leading 5.3 average finish in the last ten races here, and he has four finishes of either first or second in his last five starts here. Harvick is one the best bets to be among the leaders in laps led and fastest laps run, and he should contend for the win while posting one of the top fantasy scores.

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