2019 STP 500 DFS: Best DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy NASCAR picks

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to historic Martinsville this week for the 2019 STP 500. The green flag drops on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET. This half-mile short track is one of the most historic venues in NASCAR 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 $65K Sunday Intimidator and DraftKings running a $300K 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 Martinsville 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 Fontana, locking Kurt Busch in his lineup on both FanDuel and DraftKings. The result: Busch surged to his second consecutive win, and anybody who built their lineup around him was well on their way to a huge day.

For the 2019 STP 500 on Sunday, we can tell you McClure is banking on Denny Hamlin at $13,000 on FanDuel and $9,400 on DraftKings. The Virginia native has led over 1,500 laps at this course in his career on his way to five wins and 13 top-five finishes. He opened the season with a victory at Daytona and claimed a top-five finish at Phoenix using the same rules package as what NASCAR has this week, so he's one of the top NASCAR DFS picks you can bank on.

Part of McClure's NASCAR DFS strategy also includes targeting Jimmie Johnson ($9,900 on FanDuel, $8,000 on DraftKings), who has nine career wins at Martinsville, more than any other active driver. He's also led almost 3,000 laps at this track. And while he hasn't been as dominant recently, he recorded a top-10 finish at Phoenix recently, so he's shown he can still return plenty of value for NASCAR DFS players. 

McClure is also high on a value driver with a strong track record at Martinsville. 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 STP 500? And which value driver is a must-roster? Visit SportsLine now to see DFS millionaire Mike McClure's complete optimal tournament lineups for FanDuel and DraftKings, and cash big on NASCAR.

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