Daily Fantasy NASCAR: Current Form, Track History, and Betting Odds for the Bass Pro Shops Night Race

Chase Elliott won the All-Star race in Bristol, a continuation of a favorable history for him at the track. Which other data should we note before filling out NASCAR DFS lineups for the Bass Pro Shops Night Race?

Rejoice and be glad, NASCAR DFS players. We've hit the golden hour of the 2020 season.

Saturday night's race in Bristol will be the 29th this year. Over the course of the previous 28 races, they've been to every track type at least once, and some tracks have already featured multiple races.

When this happens, we know what to expect going into a race. If a driver runs well at high-banked, concrete tracks, we can expect them to be out front on Saturday night. We've finally got the data to draw those conclusions.

Saturday's race will be the eighth this year in the 750-horsepower package. It'll also be the fourth of the season at a high-banked, concrete track, and it's the fifth if you count the July All-Star Race in Bristol. We're late enough in the season where we have elite data on what to expect at each track type; we've just got to take advantage of it.

The table below has each driver's average running position in the seven races with the high-horsepower package this year. The first race at Bristol is included in the track history section, and the other six high-horsepower races occupy the current-form section. If drivers have run well in those races, we should be high on them entering Saturday. The two Dover races should carry extra importance because they featured banking that is much more representative of what we'll see in Bristol.

The reason for listing the average running position rather than the finish is pretty simple. In this year's spring Bristol race, Chase Elliott ($13,000) led 88 laps and had a fourth-place average running position. He had one of the best cars in the field. You just wouldn't be able to tell that by looking at his 22nd-place finish after he got tangled with Joey Logano ($12,500) while battling for the lead late.

The other numbers listed are each driver's FanDuel salary, odds to win at FanDuel Sportsbook, and starting position. The odds are presented in fractional form, so Brad Keselowski ($13,200) being listed at 6.5 means he is +650 to win.

Brad Keselowski$13,2006.513862136766148
Joey Logano$12,500102347626720368
Martin Truex, Jr.$11,6001936749811127141531
Kevin Harvick$13,4006.548381073822241212
Austin Dillon$10,000195612111733311435131312
Chase Elliott$13,000767391111574410332
Denny Hamlin$13,6004.87121232242459111513
Alex Bowman$8,9004788102417913281523149
Kyle Busch$12,0006.599188362268137194
Aric Almirola$9,0008510910177249824371415
Clint Bowyer$10,70021111111511111113106513
Cole Custer$8,200851212101414281429--------
Kurt Busch$11,0001913101239149142089720
Ryan Blaney$11,30017141951413931258362
William Byron$8,8005515196201011131417172215
Matt DiBenedetto$9,700471618121791011255122521
Tyler Reddick$7,500851716161416131431--------
Christopher Bell$8,600751818232116282016--------
Matt Kenseth$7,00085191318212424--14--------
Erik Jones$9,2003120202116232015111020718
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.$7,200130211837122121222317352111
Ryan Preece$5,00020022232423162123222228----
Chris Buescher$6,000200232416172413222422111426
Jimmie Johnson$9,4002624291191461372410107
Ryan Newman$8,00085252022191913--201391614
Michael McDowell$5,000200262525232414252031253629
Bubba Wallace$6,600200272420222212271717213713
Ty Dillon$4,500200282625212426213224132429
Daniel Suarez$5,000200292927292729272612121911
Corey LaJoie$3,500200302526273217242725273328
John Hunter Nemechek$5,5002003128222624212016--------
Brennan Poole$3,5002003232303129313230--------
Quin Houff$3,00020033333435353634343533----
Reed Sorenson$3,00020034353337--3533--36--3129
James Davison$3,0002003536----32--------------
Joey Gase$3,0002003637403734363236--------
Gray Gaulding$3,00020037------------27--343831
Timmy Hill$3,0002003837353533373827--3431--
Josh Bilicki$3,00020039--3333--------33------
Garrett Smithley$3,00020040--363633383533--------

This should make it obvious why Logano is hyper intriguing.

Logano has had a top-seven average running position in all seven races in the high-horsepower package this year. His lone non-top-10 finish was in Bristol due to that incident with Elliott. Both he and Keselowski on the front row rank among the best DFS plays on the slate.

This can also help us see why Bubba Wallace ($6,600) is a tempting low-salaried option. In five career Bristol races, Wallace has three top-17 average running positions, something you'll happily take at his salary. He also starts 27th, giving you place-differential juice from a driver who will help you jam in all the studs you need.

If you want a more wide-picture view of drivers in the high-horsepower package, this Racing Reference fantasy tool link shows what each driver has done in this span. If you click an individual driver's name, you will see what they've done within each individual race. The obvious caveat applies that this focuses just on finishes, but combining that with the table above should give you a good idea of who will have the giddy-up necessary to be a good DFS play on Saturday night.