NASCAR daily fantasy advice: Dale Earnhardt Jr. worth the excessive price

Dale Earnhardt Jr. already has one win at Talladega this season. Image courtesy of @ESPN.
Image courtesy of @ESPN.

Image courtesy of @ESPN.

When it comes to superspeedways, there are a wealth of options to choose from that can come away with a win. But for owners hoping to lock up a massive haul on Sunday night, there is one driver that has to be in every lineup.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is his name. Driving to Victory Lane at restrictor-plate tracks is his game.

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The winner of the 2014 Daytona 500, Earnhardt wasn’t able to follow that up in February. After leading 32 laps, Junior dropped like a pebble in a stream down to the middle of the pack when he couldn’t find a drafting partner. His rally fell just short as he finished third.

Don’t expect that again on Sunday as Earnhardt looks to continue his superspeedway dominance. His lone win this season came at Talladega, the only other restrictor-plate track on the NASCAR schedule.

Junior also happens to be streaking after that Dega triumph. The No. 88 machine finished with 60 fantasy points at Sonoma to continue a streak of seven straight races with 49 fantasy points or more on DraftKings. Over that span, Earnhardt has averaged 58 points per race.

Sunday will be Earnhardt’s best chance to tally his second win of the season and move up further on the Chase Grid. DraftKings owners can’t afford to leave him off the roster even at the highest price for the Daytona race.

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