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NASCAR finished up it’s west coast swing last weekend at Phoenix and will now head out east to Georgia for the first race at the newly reconfigured Atlanta Motor Speedway. There is a lot of question marks heading into the weekend meaning finding leverage throughout the field will be crucial to taking down tournaments this weekend. With the starting grid set for today’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, let’s dive into some tournament plays to help up climb the leaderboards on Sunday!

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Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR DFS GPP Picks

NASCAR may be at Atlanta this weekend, but looking at recent track history here has become irrelevant as they have completely reconstructed the track. The old mile and half track has now been turned into a mini superspeedway, which will produce pack style racing. This means dominator points should be spread out more so than what we would normally see, and place differential and finishing position becomes king this weekend. With this being a hybrid mix of an intermediate track and superspeedway, taking chances on drivers starting closer to the front becomes more viable than it would be at a Daytona or Talladega.

Top Driver Picks & Projections

Ryan Blaney $10,700 DK / $13,500 FD (2nd) & Joey Logano $9,900 DK / $13,000 FD (3rd) – Grouping the two Penske teammates together since they are realistically the same play this weekend with their similar starting positions. If this does end up racing like a plate race, these are two of the strongest drivers in the field at this and they will be starting right by each other, which means they can team up and run the front of the pack early on. There is certainly risk here as I don’t normally roster drivers this close to the front at a superspeedway, but with it being a hybrid, I’ve found myself more inclined to take more shots at riskier plays up front.

Chase Elliott $10,300 DK / $12,500 FD (6th) – Chase is a similar play to the two above, but he offers more place differential upside and he in his own right has been a strong superspeedway racer over the years. The Chevy’s seemed strong in traffic during practice and that could end proving fruitful for the race on Sunday. This is a good pivot off of the chalkier Kyle Larson and Denny Hamlin that offer more place differential upside at similar price points.

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Mid-Range Driver Picks & Projections

Austin Cindric $7,800 DK / $9,000 FD (16th) – Cindric is sitting in a dead spot where he isn’t a massive place differential play, but he presents race winning potential starting in the teens. He is also part of the Penske stable that has been dominant at these track types. Even though he’s a rookie, he was able to take the checkered flag at the Daytona 500 earlier in the season and he should be in great position once again if he’s able to work with his teammates.

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Bubba Wallace $7,300 DK / $8,500 FD (19th) – Never the easiest driver to trust, but Bubba has been excellent at grabbing strong finishes at the superspeedways in recent memory. His previous three races at them he has finished no worse than 2nd, and he brought home a P2 in February at Daytona. Bubba has a knack for speed at these and it should show up once again. With his starting spot mid-pack, these guys tend to get overlooked more than they should.

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NASCAR Driver Value Picks & Projections

Ty Dillon $6,000 DK / $3,000 FD (18th) – Not a great starting spot for Dillon, but he is known for being a good finisher at plate tracks and this starting spot will certainly keep him below the double digit mark. He’s quietly averaging the 2nd most fantasy points per race at these over the past few years, only behind Denny Hamlin, who is highly regarded as a top superspeedway driver.

David Ragan $5,400 DK / $3,000 FD (35th) – Not the greatest equipment by any means here driving for Rick Ware, but he’s a capable plate racer who raced his way into the optimal lineup at Daytona in a similar starting position. He also has an average finish inside the top 20 the past four races at these tracks.

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