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The 2021 Food City Dirt Race will be one of the most unique events in recent history, and you can probably surmise why based on the title. Bristol Motor Speedway has been covered in clay and transformed into the first dirt track that the NASCAR Cup Series has visited since 1970. That means that NASCAR DFS players on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings will be venturing into uncharted waters this weekend, but who should you roster with your NASCAR DFS picks?

Dirt ringers like Mike Marlar, Stewart Friesen and Shane Golobic have been brought into the fold this week and could be popular value plays for NASCAR DFS lineups this week. Meanwhile, established NASCAR Cup Series drivers with dirt backgrounds like Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell, Ryan Blaney and Austin Dillon could also be worthy of consideration in the NASCAR DFS driver pool. Before finalizing your NASCAR DFS picks for the 2021 Food City Dirt Race on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to check out the optimal 2021 Food City Dirt Race NASCAR DFS strategy and advice from SportsLine's Mike McClure.

McClure has won almost $2 million in his career as a daily Fantasy pro, and his NASCAR DFS driver pool, projections and advice can help you score a big win on Sunday. McClure dominated NASCAR DFS at the 2020 Daytona 500, turning a 4x ROI after rostering four of the top seven drivers.

He then crushed the 2020 Real Heroes 400, with his top three picks -- Denny Hamlin, Erik Jones and Martin Truex Jr. -- all finishing in the top eight. He also had Truex Jr. at No. 1 in his DraftKings value rankings for his win at Martinsville and then had Kevin Harvick at No. 1 for his win at Indianapolis.

His model has also nailed seven of the top 10 finishers the last three weeks. Anybody who has followed his picks has seen huge returns. 

Now, he's turned his attention to Sunday's 2021 Food City Dirt Race. He's only sharing his picks and NASCAR DFS driver pool here.

Top 2021 Food City Dirt Race NASCAR DFS picks

For NASCAR at Bristol, McClure is high on Martin Truex Jr. at $8,000 on DraftKings and $10,500 on FanDuel. The 28-time NASCAR Cup Series winner is well known as one of the most versatile drivers in the sport, earning wins at speedways, superspeedways, short tracks, and road courses during his NASCAR career.

Truex has admittedly only raced on dirt twice at charity events put on my former NASCAR legend Ken Schrader. However, he's had a chance for advanced scouting during qualifying heats and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on the dirt at Bristol.

Part of McClure's optimal NASCAR DFS strategy includes rostering Kyle Larson at $14,000 on FanDuel and $12,000 on DraftKings. The 28-year-old is in the midst of an excellent first season with Hendrick Motorsports, winning in Las Vegas and collecting four other top-10 finishes in his first six races to enter the weekend second in the NASCAR standings.

Larson won the 2020 Chili Bowl Nationals and ran a full schedule of dirt races to close out last season. He defended his championship at the 2021 Chili Bowl Nationals, and his recent success on dirt combined with his hot start in the NASCAR Cup Series make him a must-roster on Sunday.

How to set 2021 Food City Dirt Race NASCAR DFS lineups

McClure is also targeting an undervalued driver set to return plenty of value. 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 DFS tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing. You can see every pick here.

So what are the top NASCAR DFS picks for Sunday's Food City Dirt Race 2021? And which value driver is a must-roster? Visit SportsLine now to see DFS millionaire Mike McClure's complete driver pool for DraftKings and FanDuel, and cash in big on NASCAR at Bristol.