This year's NASCAR Cup Series season has been unpredictable, with 10 different winners through 12 races. Chase Elliott, last year's Cup Series champion, isn't even among those 10 winners entering Sunday's 2021 Drydene 400. The race at Dover International Speedway starts at 2 p.m. ET and provides an opportunity for Elliott to get back on track after winning here three years ago. Should you include him as part of your NASCAR DFS lineups?
Elliott is $12,500 on FanDuel and $10,700 on DraftKings for your 2021 Drydene 400 DFS lineups. He's the fourth most expensive option on both sites, so your NASCAR DFS strategy will also include lower-priced options. Before finalizing your NASCAR DFS picks for the 2021 Drydene 400 on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel, be sure to check out the optimal NASCAR at Dover 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.
Last month, McClure had Alex Bowman listed as his top NASCAR DFS pick and Bowman went on to capture the win at Richmond. His model, which simulates every race 10,000 times, has also nailed at least seven of the top 10 finishers in five of the last nine races. Anybody who has followed his picks has seen huge returns.
Now, he's turned his attention to Sunday's 2021 Drydene 400. He's only sharing his picks and NASCAR DFS driver pool here.
Top 2021 Drydene 400 NASCAR DFS picks
For NASCAR at Dover, McClure is high on Aric Almirola at $7,500 on FanDuel and $8,200 on DraftKings. Driving the No. 10 car for Stewart-Haas, Almirola has spent over 30 percent of his laps inside the top 15. He had his highest finish of the season four weeks ago at Richmond, when he finished in sixth place.
Almirola has four top-10 finishes at Dover, including his last appearance in August 2020. He also raced at Dover International Speedway numerous times in the Xfinity and Truck Series, while winning at the track in 2008 in the Camping World East Series. Almirola won't break the bank but still provides upside, making him one of the undervalued NASCAR DFS picks.
Part of McClure's optimal NASCAR DFS strategy also includes rostering Kurt Busch at $8,700 on DraftKings and $8,500 on FanDuel. Busch has nine top-five finishes at Dover including a win in 2011. He made his Cup Series debut at this track way back in 2000 and also claimed a victory here on the Truck Series that same year.
While it's been a rocky season for the elder Busch brother, he did experience some success early on. Busch finished fourth at the 2021 O'Reilly Auto Parts 253 and then posted a top-10 finish a week later at Homestead. He admitted that his Ganassi Racing team was "just not getting the job done" recently but certain tweaks have him more confident entering Dover. Thus, he's an undervalued option as a 2021 Drydene 400 DFS pick, so you can see why McClure is high on him.
How to set 2021 NASCAR at Dover 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 Sunday's 2021 Drydene 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 Dover.