It feels good going into the weekend with a clear vision and a hunger for bags. On the latest NASCAR DFS Preview Show, we talked over my first four DFS picks for the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. These next four picks were put under the microscope with a little bit of stat, and a little bit of energy straight from VEGaS TRENCH COaT TOWERS with Riff Raff.
NASCAR DFS Gut Bois – Dixie Vodka 400
#48 Alex Bowman (DK- $8.8K | FD – $9.5K)
I’m running back to Alex this week because I don’t give up easily on a guy who has speed and shock value. Bowman has the lay of the land down at Vegas and leads the field in quality passes. He has also proven to be one of the more consistent drivers at this track since 2019.
The majority of DK players will be looking to snag William Byron or Aric Almirola in this price range. I expect us to run with Almirola, but in turn, I can see Bowman being way less owned, and a form of insurance that can turn into bags. Bowman starts this race P9.
#20 Christopher Bell (DK – $7.7K | FD – $8.5K)
Starting in P16 on Sunday, Bell is another guy I have to revisit at a track like Las Vegas. Bell has always performed well in Sin City, and I heard from his own mouth that he loves this track. Anytime there is room for place differential points mixed with confidence and understanding of a track, I’m in.
I expect Bell to be played but I feel like some players will shy away due to his cup data. Seeing the speed the 20 car has, and the control Bell has inside it, I know he will shine. He’s the Gut Boi this week and should bang out a Top 10.
#38 Anthony Alfredo (DK – $5.6K | FD – $3K)
I Gotta give a big shoutout to Anthony for all he’s been helping us with lately as a company, but that’s not why he’s getting a spot here this week. Alfredo is the best punt play in my opinion with a P27 starting position and equipment that I have more faith in than all the “Low-Bois”. I also took a look back at his Vegas track history before making my decision.
I found that Anthony only ran one race at this track in Xfinity, but he managed to keep his starting position of P8 and finish there. This week I expect to see him take his time and strike very carefully. Anthony is no dummy, and will work a field strategically, just like I do when I’m trying to talk my wife into going to a place I want to eat for dinner. He’s also not a big holder of “The Fear” and I like that even more.
#47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (DK – $6.8K | FD – $6K)
Stenhouse Jr. always seems to find himself in the middle of bullshit, but sometimes he’ll do something incredible with that position and drive towards the front. Since Stenhouse Jr. made the jump to JTG, he has been more on the incredible side at this track. In his first race with JTG at this track in 2020, he gained a total of 10 spots.
Cole Custer was the main guy I liked in this price range as of Thursday. Once I got to dig deeper into Vegas stats, I felt like both these guys were pretty equal in terms of a potential outcome. The moral of the story is to be playing some Custer, or Stenhouse Jr. on both sites come Sunday. Now we need to petition for Ricky to grow back the Mullett.