The 2021 Toyota Owners 400 will take place on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET at Richmond Raceway, and the 0.75-mile oval has been a NASCAR fan favorite since it first began hosting Cup races in 1953. With distinct grooves and close confines, contact is inevitable, and we've seen double-digit caution flags 27 times at Richmond throughout the years. However, Brad Keselowski won in a surprisingly clean race with only three cautions last September, so the 37-year-old could be a popular option for NASCAR DFS lineups.
Martin Truex Jr. won the two previous races before Keselowski, while Kyle Busch won the two before Truex, so Toyota drivers could be favored in the NASCAR DFS pool. However, with Chevy drivers like Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott running well on a short track last week and Keselowski driving a Ford, there are multiple NASCAR DFS strategies worth exploring. Before finalizing your NASCAR DFS picks for the 2021 Toyota Owners 400 on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to check out the optimal NASCAR at Richmond 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 in four of the last five races. Anybody who has followed his picks has seen huge returns.
Now, he's turned his attention to Sunday's 2021 Toyota Owners 400. He's only sharing his picks and NASCAR DFS driver pool here.
Top 2021 Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR DFS picks
For NASCAR at Richmond, McClure is high on Austin Cindric at $6,000 on FanDuel and $8,600 on DraftKings. The 22-year-old is the defending NASCAR Xfinity Series champion and currently sits atop the Xfinity Series standings. Now, he'll make his third NASCAR Cup Series start and has already shown a proclivity for working his way up the NASCAR leaderboard.
Cindric started 39th and led two laps before finishing 15th in the 2021 Daytona 500. At the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, Cindric started in 39th again and wound up finishing 22nd. On Sunday, Cindric will start last (38th) in No. 33 Ford for Team Penske, so the talented youngster is a high-upside passing play for your 2021 Toyota Owners 400 DFS lineups.
Part of McClure's optimal NASCAR DFS strategy includes rostering Brad Keselowski at $13,500 on FanDuel and $12,000 on DraftKings. The 2012 NASCAR Cup Series champion has already collected three top-five finishes this season and should be hungry after a crash led to a disappointing 33rd-place finish last week in Martinsville.
Keselowski won the 2020 Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway and is a two-time cup winner there. The 37-year-old has five consecutive top-10 finishes in Richmond and led in six of the last seven races at the track, including at least 30 laps in each of his last four starts.
How to set 2021 Toyota Owners 400 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 2021 Toyota Owners 400? 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 Richmond.