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NASCAR DFS: Ford EcoBoost 400 Lineup Tips (Preview)

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Homestead-Miami Speedway plays host to final race of the 2016 Sprint Cup Series season this weekend, and for those of you that have been playing DFS NASCAR all year, Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400 is your last chance to win some serious cash before the offseason begins.

On the plus side, Homestead is a 1.5-mile oval, so you already have plenty of experience setting lineups for this type of track. Start by focusing on the laps led and fastest laps run categories. History says that you will want to target a few drivers starting in the top 10, preferably a couple of top five qualifiers.

The other factor to consider this weekend is that the championship is on the line. In the two previous years that this elimination format has been used, title contenders have claimed the top two finishing spots. You will probably want to have at least one of the four remaining Chase drivers in your lineups this weekend.

Don’t forget to lock in your final DFS NASCAR lineups of the season, and be sure to follow along as a champion is crowned Sunday at 3:00 p.m. ET on NBC.

Building Blocks

Kevin Harvick ($10,700)

Harvick won't win the title Sunday, but he can still win the race. More importantly, he can help you win a lot of money. He is already the most consistent driver at Homestead based on average finish, and he has led 40-plus laps in both starts here with Stewart-Haas Racing, finishing first and second, respectively. He also grabbed the pole for Sunday's finale, and two of the last three pole winners have led more than 100 laps. While the four title contenders are busy fighting it out, Harvick could be busy dominating the laps led and fastest laps run categories.

Martin Truex Jr. ($10,000)

All year, Truex has been the most impressive driver at the 1.5-mile tracks, dominating the laps led category. Homestead has always been one of his strongest, so there is no reason to expect that to change as he caps off the best season of his career. Truex rolls off sixth, putting him in a great position to add to his impressive total of laps led and fastest laps run at the 1.5-mile ovals.

Carl Edwards ($9,700)

The two-time Homestead winner boasts an impressive resume at the track, and over the last ten races here, no driver has led more laps. In fact, Edwards has led more than 100 laps at the track three times in that span. He had one of the best cars throughout both practice sessions Saturday, so Edwards appears to have a good chance at delivering another dominant showing at Homestead.


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