Here we are again. We are just outside of Nashville, TN for the Rackley Roofing 200 later this evening. The NASCAR DFS picks will look a little different today as we await qualifying for the race tonight.
I’m gonna give three of my best guys that I think will run up front throughout the night.
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It’s super refreshing for NASCAR to return to Nashville for the first time in ten years. Nobody is sure what exactly to expect, and the trucks will be the guinea pigs tonight heading into the weekend.
I’ve analyzed as much as I possibly can in preparation: tire combination, old races, driver averages on similar tracks, the momentum factor, etc.
One thing that’s important here based on history is track position. I expect major emphasis on qualifying to start up front and stay there.
Another thing that’s important: it’s hotter than hell here in Nashville. Nash is still not as bad as Texas, but fuck me. It’s hot. It’s gonna be another blazing hot weekend at the races.
I’m confident that these picks are gonna be just as blazing hot as the temperatures. Let’s get right into it.
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William Byron: #27 Rackley War Chevrolet – $9,800
It’s incredible what some funding along with a Tier 1 racecar driver can do to a race team.
I think that’s what people will be saying after tonight. Obviously, that’s no discredit to Byron. He’s an outstanding driver who ran the show in the Truck Series a few years back.
I would be shocked if Byron was slow tonight. They have GMS resources, and he has his Cup pit crew in his box as well as a practice and qualifying session under their belts by the drop of the green flag.
At his salary price, I just feel like passing on Byron can be a major mistake. Let’s see how qualifying goes, but don’t be surprised if he starts P1 and stinks up the show.
Matt Crafton: #88 ThorSport Toyota – $8,800
Crafton is one of the few drivers in the field who raced at this track multiple times back over a decade ago. The #88 looked very sporty in practice as Crafton was very happy with his truck.
It’s been a tough stretch for the three-time series champion and ThorSport in general. I expect Crafton to bounce back tonight with a strong run and contend for the win.
Also, #88 priced at $8,800? I’m feelin’ somethin’ there.
Austin Hill: #16 Hattori Racing Toyota – $10,000
Austin Hill needs to win a race. This track fits right in his ballpark as a very uninteresting intermediate (sorry, Nashville).
Hill was fast in practice and I believe tonight is the night Hill can reclaim his “1.5 King title”. He’s gotta beat that #4 though.
I know it’s not actually at 1.5, but it’s close enough. I’ll be rooting for Hill tonight.