2019 Duels at Daytona DFS: Best DraftKings daily fantasy NASCAR picks

NASCAR's top drivers will be split into a pair of qualifying races at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday evening beginning at 7 p.m. ET when the 2019 Gander RV Duels get underway. This pair of 60-lap races will determine a majority of the Daytona 500 starting spots for Sunday, so there's a lot on the line Thursday night. Before entering a NASCAR daily Fantasy sports tournament such as the $25K Octane on DraftKings, first check out what Mike McClure has to say. He's a professional DFS player with almost $2 million in career winnings, and his top NASCAR DFS picks, lineups and advice can help you cash in on the Duels at Daytona. 

He was all over his NASCAR picks for last week's Clash, locking Kurt Busch into his DraftKings lineup. The result? Busch surged to a second-place finish, and anyone who listened to McClure and had Busch rostered was well on their way to a profitable day.

For the the Duels at Daytona on Thursday, we can tell you McClure likes Brad Keselowski at $10,000 on DraftKings in Duel No. 1. Keselowski won the July race at Daytona in 2016, though accidents have derailed him in his past few starts at this track. He's one of the toughest drivers to pass in all of NASCAR, and McClure's model has taken that into account in what should be an action-packed short qualifying race. 

Part of McClure's NASCAR DFS strategy for Duel No. 2 includes targeting Denny Hamlin at $9,700. Hamlin has led 407 laps all-time at Daytona, the most of any active NASCAR driver. He's a driver known for his ability to get close to the front, and after a winless 2018, he's going to be hungry to get 2019 off to a much stronger start. He's a NASCAR DFS value pick you should be all over Thursday. 

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

So what 2019 Gander RV Duels DFS lineup should you enter? And which driver is a must-roster? Visit SportsLine now to see the complete optimal tournament lineup for Thursday, all from the man who has made almost $2 million playing DFS, and find out.

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