It’s time for Daytona Duels 2021 to determine starting positions for the 500. Trevor Marcotte gets you ready for the Bluegreen Vacations Duel DFS slate!
BLUEGREEN VACATIONS DUEL QUICK FACTS
- Daytona International Speedway
- Thursday 2/11/21 – 7:00 PM
- 2.5-mile Paved Track
And the season is off and running. Same as last week, I will stress to not let it all fly in these races with fewer laps and not full fields, plus they are plate races. Do not…….I repeat, do not dump your bankrolls into these volatile events. The good stuff is to come in the following weeks. With that said, here we go.
Let me explain what the Duels are for those of you who are not familiar. They are two 60 lap preliminary races to determine the starting order for the Daytona 500. Position 1 and 2 (Alex Bowman and William Byron) have already been determined; 3 thru 38 will run the Duel to determine their starting position.
Qualifying speeds have determined which Duel the drivers will be in – Even-Numbered and Odd-Numbered starting position – so, 3, 5, 7, 9, etc. and 4, 6, 8, 10, etc. So, for example, the winner of the Odd Duel will start 3rd, and the 3rd place will start 7th. Same for the Even Duel with the winner starting 4th and 3rd place 8th.
The following drivers will take place in the Odd Duel:
The following drivers will take place in the Even Duel:
|Wallace||Kyle Busch||Truex Jr.||Gase|
NASCAR DFS PROCESS
Let me give you guys a better idea of what we are doing here for NASCAR. We put out an early article with some track stats and what drivers we have our eyes on, based on some numbers. Things can change once qualifying and practice are over. So then we put out an update with drivers who seem to be fast or have had a good or bad qualifying run. I put out a total of 12 drivers I like and a few who I am off. The guys I am off are typically guys who don’t run that well here and have qualified in a decent position.
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.
*Hey Mafia. This is another “Degenerates R’ Us” race. A short 60 lap event to determine starting positions for the 500. The best approach will be similar to last week. Do not go all in and make multiple lineups; get used to the scoring. There are 22 drivers in each of the Duels. The real fun starts on Sunday!!
BLUEGREEN VACATIONS DUEL DFS PICKS
The drivers listed below are in order of how much I like them.
Denny Hamlin ($9,800) – Starting 7th
Joey Logano ($10,100) – Starting 11th
Kyle Larson ($9,600) – Starting 8th
Chase Elliott ($9,700) – Starting 5th
Kyle Busch ($9,500) – Starting 8th
Ryan Blaney ($10,000) – Starting 9th
Brad Keselowski ($10,200) – Starting 13th
Aric Almirola ($9,300) – Starting 2nd
Tyler Reddick ($8,200) – Starting 16th
Erik Jones ($8,000) – Starting 15th
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ($9,000) – Starting 3rd
Martin Truex Jr. ($9,200) – Starting 14th
Kurt Busch ($8,600) – Starting 7th
Kevin Harvick ($8,900) – Starting 3rd
Ross Chastain ($8,300) – Starting 12th
Bubba Wallace ($7,700) – Starting 2nd
Ryan Newman ($6,400) – Starting 12th
Michael McDowell ($6,000) – Starting 14th
Cole Custer ($7,200) – Starting 13th
Austin Cindric ($6,500) – Starting 10th
Chris Buescher ($7,400) – Starting 15th
Chase Briscoe ($6,700) – Starting 11th
David Ragan ($6,200) – Starting 6th
Corey LaJoie ($7,100) – Starting 17th
A few parting notes: Do not be afraid to leave money on the table. As I said, this is similar to last week, with only 22 drivers in the field and only 60 laps. A multi-lineup approach will yield the best results.
Good luck and make sure to let me know of any successful cashes! As usual, if you have any questions, hit me up on Twitter, @trmp31.