Xfinity at Daytona for the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300!!
Sounds like fun…………..or possible wrecks. We will see. This is a 120 lap event.
BEEF 300 QUICK FACTS
- Daytona International Speedway
- Saturday 2/13/21 – 5:00 PM
- 2.5-mile Paved Track
Last Race Notables: Noah Gragson won
Laps Led: Harrison Burton: 26, Justin Allgaier: 23, Myatt Snider: 22, Alex Labbé: 19, Gragson: 15, Jeb Burton: 9, Chase Briscoe: 5
Start/Finish: Gragson 12/1, Timmy Hill 26/3, Ray Black Jr. 16/8, Labbé 19/10, J.J. Yeley 34/12, B.J. McLeod 22/13, Vinnie Miller 25/14, JH Nemechek 36/15, Mike Harmon 35/16, David Starr 31/18, Chad Finchum 33/20, Josh Bilicki 32/21
I am going to take the same approach to the Xfinity series as I do for the big dogs. To put this into perspective for you, the Xfinity series is like the minor leagues of the Monster Energy Cup series.
Take these statements as pros or cons. Your call. The cars are similar yet very different from the Monster Cup cars. Driver list will be different each week. They have rules that only allow the Monster Energy guys to race a certain number of Xfinity races. These guys are less experienced and typically are less consistent.
All this stuff is blah blah blah, I know. So with all that being said, the point here is to build some winning lineups……..SO LET’S FUCKING DO THIS!!!
Xfinity Process: Timing is difficult here for Xfinity. They typically qualify and start the race within hours. So I am assigning a value to drivers I like: guys who could dominate and win, solid drivers and GPP or risky plays.
You will need to check the starting lineups before making your final decision. It is marked on DK after qualifying so that shouldn’t be a problem. For example, typically, you would not want to start a low-end guy who is starting 4th, where it is very unlikely for him to finish top 5.
I am trying to narrow things down for you. Too much information can just be confusing. If you need more information, you can look at the projections tab. Take a look at the scoring to better understand why I do it this way.
Drivers will accumulate points as follows:
- Place Differential = +/- 1 PTs (Where they start vs. where they finish….start 20th, finish 10th = 10 pts)
- Fastest Laps = +0.45 PTs
- Laps Led = +0.25 PTs
- Finishing Position Scoring (Winner 45 pts, 2nd 42 pts, 3rd 41, 4th 40, 39, 38, 37, etc…)
- 0.1 PTs for each lap completed
- Place Differential = +/- 0.5 PTs (Where they start vs. where they finish….start 20th, finish 10th = 5 pts)
- Fastest Laps = +0.5 PTs
- Laps Led = +0.1 PTs
- Finishing Position Scoring (Winner 43 pts, 2nd 40 pts, 3rd 38, 4th 37, 36, 35, 34, etc…)
XFINITY DRIVERS FOR THE DRIVE FOR THE BEEF 300
We definitely need to see where these guys are starting before we lock them into our lineups. Solid strategy at these superspeedways is to start a bunch of mid- and lower-tier guys starting in the back. There should/will be a bunch of wrecks……Including “the big one”(wreck that takes out a bunch of top drivers). Do not be afraid to leave money on the table here……………..ANY AMOUNT!
*Starting positions are posted on sites after qualifying
- Dominator/Possible winner
|$9500 and up||$9400-$7600||$7500 and below|
|Austin Cindric||Ty Dillon||Jeremy Clements|
|Justin Allgaier||Harrison Burton||Gray Gaulding|
|Tyler Reddick||Myatt Snider||Alex Labbé|
|Noah Gragson||Justin Haley||Timmy Hill|
|A.J. Allmendinger||Brandon Jones||Tommy Joe Martins|
|Daniel Hemric||Stefan Parsons|
|Brett Moffitt||Jesse Little|
As usual, if you have any questions, hit me up on Twitter, @trmp31.