The 2021 Coke Zero Sugar 400 has always been one of the marquee races on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule, but it's had even more meaning the last couple years. That's because NASCAR moved the Daytona night race to the final race of the regular season and it's become a mad dash to the finish before the start of the NASCAR playoffs. Creating NASCAR DFS lineups for superspeedway races is always a challenge, and with dozens of drivers racing for one remaining playoff spot, it will be even tougher on Saturday night when the green flag drops at 7 p.m. ET.
However, a few drivers have shown a penchant for three and four-wide racing at high speeds. Those are the drivers you want to target in the NASCAR DFS driver pool. So who has the most passing potential and can climb to the top of the 2021 Coke Zero Sugar 400 leaderboard to help you turn a profit in NASCAR DFS contests on FanDuel and DraftKings? Before making any NASCAR DFS picks for the 2021 Coke Zero Sugar 400, be sure to check out the optimal NASCAR at Daytona 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 had Chase Elliott listed as his top NASCAR DFS pick last month, and Elliott went on to earn the win at Road America. Then his model nailed the top five in a road race at Watkins Glen earlier this month. His model, which simulates every race 10,000 times, has called four outright winners this year. Anybody who has followed his picks has seen some huge returns.
Now, he's turned his attention to Saturday's 2021 Coke Zero Sugar 400. He's only sharing his picks and NASCAR DFS driver pool here.
Top 2021 Coke Zero Sugar 400 NASCAR DFS picks
For the 2021 NASCAR at Daytona night race, McClure is high on Austin Dillon ($10,300 on DraftKings, $12,500 on FanDuel). The 31-year-old veteran has been at his best on the 2.5-mile oval of Daytona International Speedway during his NASCAR Cup Series career.
Dillon won the 2018 Daytona 500 and also finished third earlier this season at the 2021 Daytona 500. He's finished inside the top 10 in eight of his 16 career Cup starts at Daytona and he's in a position to earn a lot of passing points starting 27th on the 2021 Coke Zero Sugar 400 grid.
Part of McClure's optimal NASCAR DFS strategy also includes rostering Joey Logano ($10,600 on DraftKings, $14,000 on FanDuel). The 2015 Daytona 500 winner and 2018 NASCAR Cup Series champion is currently eighth in the 2021 NASCAR standings and has punched his ticket to the 2021 NASCAR Playoffs with a win on the dirt at Bristol earlier this season.
Logano led 26 laps at the 2021 Daytona 500 but ended up finishing 12th after being involved in a crash late. Logano has led at least six laps in each of his last five Cup starts at Daytona and he's also got a lot of passing upside starting 22nd on Saturday night.
How to set 2021 NASCAR at Daytona 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. 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 Saturday's 2021 Coke Zero Sugar 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 DFS at Daytona.