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NASCAR DFS: Kobalt 400 DraftKings Lineup Tips (Preview)

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is visiting Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and for anyone who plays DFS NASCAR at DraftKings, the strategy that worked last week at Atlanta could also prove profitable for Sunday's Kobalt 400.

As is the case at most 1.5-mile tracks, races at Vegas tend to be dominated by one or two drivers, so earning a chunk of points in the laps led and fastest laps run categories will be a must. History says that the drivers who earn the most points in the dominator categories will be starting in the Top 10, so you are going to have to pay up for a couple of studs.

For the rest of your lineup, I recommend focusing on the place differential category. In cash games, quality drivers starting deeper in the field are the smartest plays. It's a little trickier in GPPs because you need to consider how popular a driver will be among the masses. If you can find that one hidden gem, it can mean the difference in a decent week and a huge payday.

To help you finalize all your DFS NASCAR lineups for the Kobalt 400, check out my favorite cash game and tournament plays and my favorite lineup combinations.

Top Cash Game Plays

Kevin Harvick ($10,700)

I expect his ownership to be through the roof, and Harvick is a must-own driver in cash games. He qualified back in 19th, so he can post a big score simply by finishing in the Top 10. Meanwhile, he is always a threat to own the dominator categories, and he led the most laps and won at Vegas back in 2015. Harvick's ceiling is sky high, and he probably has the safest floor of any driver in the field Sunday.


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