Ladies and gentlemen, the NASCAR Truck Series is headed to Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park for the TSport200 as the series kicks off their first race of the 2022 playoffs. Last week at Pocono, it was Chandler Smith taking home the decisive victory over Ryan Preece. For KBM, it was yet another victory in the truck series at Pocono. This now gives them 7 wins in their last 8 tries at the Tricky Triangle.
Finishing runner-up was the #17 Ryan Preece, who was one of the drivers we highlighted as a Best Bet. The other head-to-head matchup we called out, was John Hunter Namecheck who defeated Zane Smith. Those that read the Best Bets article last week also cashed the head-to-head parlay at +269. It was a great way to end the regular season in the truck series, and now we look to stay red hot in the playoffs.
It’s been 11 years (2011) since the Truck Series visited Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. With the time gap, this could be a challenging race to handicap, but I’m confident we can find a few key positions to improve our ROI heading into the weekend.
With this being the first race in the playoffs, chaos usually ensues. My recommendation this week, as it is always prior to practice and qualifying, is to make small positions especially for those unable to watch live. With that being said, enjoy the truck race Friday night, and enjoy the truck series playoffs!
NASCAR Truck Bets: TSport 200 At IRP
#51 Corey Heim -125 vs. #18 Chandler Smith -105 (DraftKings Sportsbook)
After winning last week at Pocono, Smith enters this KBM H2H as the underdog priced at -105 on DraftKings. I was surprised to see this, and think there’s value for us to jump on. In a small sample size for the Truck Series at short tracks, Chandler has been the better of the two (two of those short tracks were on dirt as opposed to concrete or asphalt). If this was at a 1.5 mile or larger I wouldn’t touch this bet, but at a short track in the playoffs give me Chandler at -105.
#99 Ben Rhodes Top 5 +100 (DraftKings Sportsbook)
I’ll be honest, finding an additional play was difficult for me this week, and as of now I’m not on this but I am highly considering. On short tracks, I like what Rhodes and his team can bring (Again, we’ve seen more dirt tracks than true short tracks so metrics and analytics are tough to apply) so this becomes more of an eyeball play at even odds. I like the odds enough, and envision we’re talking about Rhodes in the closing laps come end of day Friday.
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NASCAR DFS Truck Picks For DraftKings: TSport 200
#52 Stewart Friesen – ($9.4K)
When it comes to Friesen, short tracks are his specialty. I almost made this a Top 5 write up, but I think he serves good value from a DFS standpoint. I wish we were able to see practice and qualifying first, but since we’re not given that, I feel confident in adding him to any DFS lineup given his ceiling.
#99 Ben Rhodes – ($9.8K)
As you’ll see above, I wrote Rhodes up as a Top 5 play, so the potential for a good return is there. I firmly believe the 99 is going to do well on Friday Night, so i’m definitely adding Rhodes to multiple lineups. Anything can happen in these playoff races, with the high probability of chaos and a surprise winner.