gettyimages-1384949664.jpg
Getty Images

Sunday's 2022 NASCAR All-Star race at Texas Motor Speedway provides fans with a different race experience than most weeks. For NASCAR DFS fans, it also means paying close attention to the All-Star Open immediately preceding the NASCAR All-Star Race 2022 since three drivers from the three-stage opening act will continue on to the main event at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday. Twenty total drivers make up the NASCAR DFS driver pool based on winning in the All-Star Open, winning a race in the previous season or having won a past NASCAR All-Star Race.

Last weekend's AdventHealth 400 winner, Kurt Busch, will be in the hunt for his second consecutive win. William Byron and Ross Chastain, the only two-time winners on the NASCAR Cup Series this season, will also try for another win in the four-stage NASCAR All-Star Race 2022. Before making any NASCAR DFS picks for the 2022 NASCAR All-Star Race, be sure to check out the optimal NASCAR at Texas DFS strategy and lineup 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.

Last week, McClure was high on Kyle Busch in his AdventHealth 400 picks on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, and he finished third. Two weeks before, McClure had correctly picked Chase Elliott to win the DuraMAX Drydene 400. His model, which simulates every race 10,000 times, called seven outright winners last season. Anybody who has followed his picks has seen huge returns.

Anybody who has followed his picks has seen huge returns. Now, he's turned his attention to Sunday's 2022 NASCAR at Texas race. He's only sharing his picks and NASCAR DFS driver pool here.

Top 2022 NASCAR All-Star Race NASCAR DFS picks

For NASCAR at Texas, McClure is high on Ryan Blaney ($10,000 on FanDuel, $7,900 on DraftKings). Although he has yet to win a race this season, he's taken four top-five and four top-ten finishes with three pole positions through the 13 races held this year. Last season, Blaney finished sixth in the AutoTrader EchoPark 500 in one of the final races of the season held at Texas Motor Speedway after starting fourth.

Since 2017, Blaney has only finished outside of the top ten just once in nine races at Texas, with four top-five performances. This season, Blaney is second in the points standings with 423 and has led for the second-most total laps this season with 371. The 2022 NASCAR All-Star Race will be broken down into three 25-lap stages and one 50-lap final stage, so a driver like Blaney, who has a pass differential of plus-140 this season, should be comfortable driving aggressively for top finishes in each.

Another part of McClure's optimal NASCAR DFS strategy includes rostering Kevin Harvick ($7,300 on DraftKings and $7,500 on FanDuel). In last weekend's race, Harvick was briefly in the top 10, but ultimately finished 15th after starting 23rd. Harvick hasn't won a race in more than a year, but he is a two-time All-Star Race champion, making him an intriguing pick for this weekend.

Harvick is one of the three drivers with a higher average driver rating than Busch at Texas Motor Speedway since 2019, at 103.5. Even though the wins have eluded him, he's stayed within the top 15 of the pack for nearly 70 percent of the total laps he's driven this season. Harvick also has the seventh-highest average mid-race position of 13.2, so he should position himself well for the three-stage format for Sunday night's race.

How to set 2022 NASCAR at Texas DFS lineups

McClure is also targeting an undervalued driver set to return plenty of value. He's in a prime position to make a run at the checkered flag and comes at a price that won't break the bank. You can see who it is, and every other pick, right here.

So what are the top NASCAR DFS picks for Sunday's 2022 NASCAR All-Star Race? 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 DFS.