The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway for the third race of the 2021 Playoffs. The green flag drops on the Bass Pro Shops Night Race on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Before building any DFS NASCAR lineups on sites such as FanDuel or DraftKings, be sure to see Scott Engel's best picks for Bristol.
Engel is an inaugural member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association's Hall of Fame and was a two-time finalist for the FSWA Racing Writer of the Year award. He is a longtime Fantasy NASCAR analyst who has appeared on ESPN.com, Bleacher Report, the New York Daily News and SiriusXM NASCAR and Fantasy Sports Radio to break down the races from DFS perspectives.
Engel backed Darlington winner Denny Hamlin as one of his top picks this month and highlighted Watkins Glen Winner Kyle Larson as one of his preferred selections in early August. He targeted both recent Pocono weekend winners Alex Bowman and Kyle Busch as prime plays. Engel also correctly pinpointed Charlotte winner Larson as one of his top lineup picks in late May. Earlier this season, he highly recommended Talladega winner Brad Keselowski, and Martinsville and Darlington winner Martin Truex Jr. in both events.
Engel determines his preferred selections by using Loop Data, which are advanced statistics that are electronically recorded by NASCAR to accurately illustrate how drivers perform. Loop Data stats are very useful in DFS NASCAR to tell us which drivers truly will perform the best at particular tracks. They determine how a driver actually fares without the negative factors of crashes, car issues and pit problems. Last season, two SportsLine subscribers won DFS NASCAR tournaments in the same week using Scott's picks
For NASCAR at Bristol, Engel is targeting Denny Hamlin as one of his favorite drivers. The advanced statistics confirm that Hamlin will be a superb pick. This is also a great site for Ryan Blaney to perform at his best levels for DFS purposes. Engel provides the important data that supports Blaney as a key lineup selection.
Engel is also strongly recommending a quality bargain play at Bristol who can provide a superb DFS return on Saturday. You MUST see Engel's top DFS targets for the Bass Pro Shops Night Race before you set your lineups.
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