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NASCAR DFS Picks, Tiers & Rankings: 2024 NASCAR All-Star Race

by Seth Woolcock

Stock car racing’s premiere series celebrates its’ best in North Wilkesboro, N.C., this weekend. Make the most of the 2024 NASCAR All-Star with our NASCAR DFS picks and tiers.

We reveal our “Tire Tiers” and betting cards live every Thursday at 8:30 p.m. EST on our YouTube series, “The Backroad.” Be sure to tune in, enjoy the race and reach out if you have any questions.

(DFS prices are courtesy of DraftKings)


NASCAR DFS Picks, Tiers & Rankings: 2024 NASCAR All-Star Race

NASCAR DFS Picks, Tiers & Rankings: 2024 NASCAR All-Star Race

Driver As | The Elites

It’s hard to imagine a world where Kyle Larson isn’t optimal this week, even at the high price of $10,300 on DraftKings. Last year, he came from the rear after a speeding penalty and would go on to lead 145 laps and win the NASCAR All-Star Race. Starting in the rear again this week after missing practice and qualifying, the chance for additional differential points outweighs the high cost.

Denny Hamlin has taken over the lead in DraftKings points per race at an average of 50.8, and you’re paying for it this week at the top-of-the-board price of $10,500. While Hamlin wasn’t a factor in last year’s running, he should be this year after winning at comp tracks like the Los Angeles Coliseum and Richmond this year.

Joey Logano leads all active drivers in average finishes at All-Star Races (6.5) and has only finished without a T10 in one of 13 appearances. Martin Truex Jr. also likes to pop his head up in these exhibition races, winning the 2022 Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum and finishing P9 in it this season. Like it or not, William Byron will be a factor this weekend, sitting third in the 2024 short-flat track total speed rankings (courtesy of ifantasyrace.com). All three are solid A-Tier NASCAR DFS options if you want some salary relief at the top of the board.

Driver Bs | Point-Getters

Ty Gibbs will be a threat if he transfers from the All-Star Open. He’s just $9,000 on DraftKings despite leading 84 laps at the Busch Light Clash this year and finishing third at Phoenix. If he gets in, he’ll start toward the back, making way for some serious differential points.

Chase Elliott is coming in one of his worst runs of the season, but he still managed to finish P12 at Darlington. He had the No.1. total speed ranking at our comp track of Martinsville this year and finished P4 here last season. At $9,300, he’s a chalky yet reasonable play this week.

Driver Cs | In the Mix

Maybe it’s more of a gut call than backed up with data, but Chris Buescher has all the motivation to pull out a surprising victory for $1 million after two bad beats in a row. He finished P16 in last year’s All-Star Race but is No. 10 in the 2024 short-flat track total speed rankings, which includes a runner-up finish at Kansas. He’s my favorite NASCAR DFS option in the $ 8,000 range this week.

This is another pick that depends on transferring, but Bubba Wallace will be in lineups if he does. The No. 23 car finished runner-up in this race and P5 in the Truck Series race at North Wilkesboro last year. He was also a real threat at Martinsville earlier this year and could continue to have speed on short tracks.

Chase Briscoe also needs to transfer, but this track fits his racecraft, as he finished P4 last year and had the second-best total speed ranking. Briscoe finished P7 at the Busch Light Clash, P10 at Martinsville and P9 at Phoenix. He has the talent to be an asset this week; it’ll just be a matter of if he has the car to get in.

Driver Ds | Could Do Worse

Ross Chastain was the fifth-fastest late in a run in last year’s NASCAR All-Star Race. He has the aggressiveness to win, but he hasn’t scored a Cup Series T10 since Circuit of the Americas (COTA) on March 24. Still, it doesn’t get too much better than Chastain at $7,200 on DraftKings this week.

If you’re looking for some salary relief in this D-Tier, consider Chastian’s Trackhouse Racing teammate Daniel Saurez. “Mi Amigo” got the pole, led 55 laps and finished P7 in last year’s race. That’s enough to justify the $6,700 price tag this year.

Driver Fs | The Junk Drawer

You’ll need dart throws if you’re stacking top-tier drivers this week. However, most of this F-Tier is comprised of drivers who would have to transfer to get into the featured event.

One of the few who are already locked in is Ricky Stenhosue Jr. ($5,500), who was dead last in total speed ranking and green flag speed last season. The other is A.J. Allmendinger ($6,000), who’s run just four Cup Series races this season, albeit averaging 39.7 DraftKings points per race. God speed.

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*Photo Credit: Gary A. Vasquez – USA TODAY Sports*

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