The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season moves to its second event of the season on Sunday with the O'Reilly Auto Parts 253 from the Daytona International Speedway Road Course. The green flag drops at 3:00 pm. ET.
Before building your DFS NASCAR lineups on sites like FanDuel or DraftKings, it is essential to review Scott Engel's best picks for the Daytona 500. Engel is an inaugural member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association's Hall of Fame and is 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. Last week, Engel correctly pinpointed Daytona 500 winner Michael McDowell as one of his top recommended lineup targets.
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 the Daytona International Speedway Road Course on Sunday, Engel is targeting Denny Hamlin as one of his favorite choices. The advanced statistics show that Hamlin will be a superb pick. Several Loop Data stats demonstrate why Hamlin is one of the prime selections at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course. This is also a great site for William Byron to perform well for DFS purposes. Engel provides the important data that supports Byron as a key lineup selection.
Engel is also recommending an overlooked driver who is a very good Place Differential lineup pick on Sunday. You MUST see Engel's top DFS targets for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 253 before you set your lineups.
So are the best top picks and value DFS plays for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 253? And which driver will continue to build on his momentum from last week? ... Join SportsLine right now to see the recommended targets for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 253, all from a Hall of Fame Fantasy Expert!