2019 Auto Club 400 DFS: Best DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy NASCAR picks

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Fontana, Calif., this week for the 2019 Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. The green flag drops on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET. This two-mile track is NASCAR's only stop in Southern California and the action is expected to be heavy as drivers look to pile up points early in the season. 

This event is also a popular draw for NASCAR DFS players, with FanDuel hosting a $100K Sunday Intimidator and DraftKings running a $400K Piston tournament. If you're setting a lineup for one of those tournaments or any cash games, check in with SportsLine's Mike McClure. He's a professional DFS player who has won almost $2 million in his career, and his top NASCAR DFS picks, optimal lineups and advice can help you cash in at Fontana on Sunday.

McClure is also a predictive data engineer at SportsLine, and he has crushed his DFS picks in several sports recently, including producing multiple tournament rosters that have cashed in huge. He was all over his NASCAR DFS picks last week at Phoenix, locking Martin Truex Jr. in his FanDuel lineup. The result: Truex rolled to a second-place finish, and anybody who followed McClure's advice was well on their way to a big day.

For the 2019 Auto Club 400 on Sunday, we can tell you McClure is banking on Joey Logano at $12,800 on FanDuel and $10,400 on DraftKings. Logano has looked extremely comfortable at Fontana, recording a top-five finish in his past three starts at this track. In total, he has five top-five finishes in 12 appearances at Auto Club Speedway as well as three Xfiniity Series victories at Fontana.

Logano also won at Las Vegas, one of NASCAR's longest tracks, a few weeks back in a race he led 86 laps. That bodes well for his chances at Fontana on Sunday, so confidently lock him in as one of the top NASCAR DFS picks. 

Part of McClure's NASCAR DFS strategy for the Auto Club 400 2019 includes targeting Clint Bowyer at $10,300 on FanDuel and $8,600 on DraftKings. He has seven career top-10 finishes at Fontana, including a runner-up showing in 2010. He comes at a more affordable price than some of the top drivers, but has clear top-10 upside.

McClure is also a value driver who has a strong track record at Auto Club Speedway. He's in prime position to make a run at the checkered flag and comes at a price that won't break the bank. This pick could be the difference between cashing huge in your NASCAR at Fontana DFS tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing.

So what is the optimal NASCAR DFS tournament lineup for the 2019 Auto Club 400. And which value driver is a must-roster? Visit SportsLine now to see DFS millionaire Mike McClure's complete optimal tournament lineups on FanDuel and DraftKings, and cash big on NASCAR.

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