Daily Fantasy NASCAR: Current Form, Track History, and Betting Odds for the South Point 400

Ryan Blaney failed to advance to the second round of the playoffs, but his elite form on 1.5-mile tracks keeps him in play for NASCAR DFS in Sunday's South Point 400.

For Sunday's South Point 400, we know what to expect. That's a reassuring feeling for NASCAR DFS.

When the Cup Series heads to Las Vegas, it'll be their ninth race of the season at a 1.5-mile track. Of those previous eight, four were at moderately banked tracks, including one at this very same track back in February.

We've seen this race before. We know who's going to be fast. We just have to properly apply that knowledge within our lineups.

Most of those past eight races are in our data sheet below. It includes the race in Las Vegas in the track history section. Six of the seven other races at 1.5-mile tracks are in the current form section. The only race omitted was the second Charlotte race. Not only was it a higher-banked track, but the starting order was set with an invert there rather than by points as with the other six races.

As always, the numbers listed are each driver's average running position. Finishes can be fluky, as we saw in the first race in Vegas this year.

In that one, Ryan Blaney ($11,500) and Alex Bowman ($9,000) were battling for the lead late. But a caution came out with a few laps to go. Blaney and Bowman decided to pit while others stayed out. They didn't have enough time left to make up the ground they had given up, so they finished 11th and 13th, respectively. Their fourth- and eight-place average running positions were much better representations of the speed they had.

The other numbers listed are each driver's FanDuel salary, win odds at FanDuel Sportsbook, and starting position. The win odds are presented in fractional form, so Joey Logano ($12,800) being listed at 6.5 means he is +650 to win.

Kevin Harvick$13,50051681215314343
Kyle Busch$12,000122671394914257
Chase Elliott$12,30013312138467779
Aric Almirola$11,00031481079171715911
Joey Logano$12,8006.55207622128464
Clint Bowyer$9,60037617171011734161816
Austin Dillon$10,50044723141214189131218
Alex Bowman$9,000378121310912481313
Kurt Busch$9,3005591189141412171711
Denny Hamlin$13,3008103918263621127
Martin Truex, Jr.$13,2005.511417711338711
Brad Keselowski$13,000612411911101111147
Erik Jones$8,30055139917151711223113
Tyler Reddick$7,80075141215174151018----
Ryan Blaney$11,5001315655391141023
Chris Buescher$6,00020016271716172217191917
Michael McDowell$5,50020017242323212524362027
Jimmie Johnson$10,00037181927112397101414
Matt DiBenedetto$8,500551921117181317141921
Matt Kenseth$7,3007520201923251822------
Ryan Preece$4,50020021272829212523232726
Cole Custer$8,000852216241422222227----
Bubba Wallace$6,50020023272027182133222423
Ty Dillon$5,00020024252421282427202027
John Hunter Nemechek$5,0002002518242820252120----
Christopher Bell$7,200852619221916181527----
Ryan Newman$7,5008527241822242019--1423
William Byron$8,8005528151815103678913
Daniel Suarez$4,50020029252929313128321213
Gray Gaulding$3,00020030--31------31------
Corey LaJoie$4,00020031252329292725252926
Quin Houff$3,0002003232323533333733----
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.$7,000753335242523142315208
Joey Gase$3,00020034343735373738343838
Brennan Poole$3,5002003535323133303130----
Timmy Hill$3,0002003638373735383636----
Josh Bilicki$3,000200383237353634--------
Chad Finchum$3,00020039------------------

In this week's track preview, we discussed why our default build should be including two playoff drivers in each lineup. The one exception may be the lineups where we jam in Blaney.

Blaney's exclusion from the second round is largely due to a scheduling nightmare. The first round included his two worst tracks, putting him in a hole he couldn't dig himself out of. But the 1.5-mile tracks have been far friendlier.

Blaney has led more laps than everybody except Kevin Harvick ($13,500) on the 1.5-mile tracks this year, and he has had a top-five average running position five of the eight races. He doesn't have the same motivation to win as the remaining playoff drivers, but Blaney's still someone we'll want to include in our player pool regardless.

Bowman and Aric Almirola ($11,000) could be ways to squeeze a second playoff driver into the Blaney lineups. Bowman had the aforementioned good run in Las Vegas, and Almirola has had a top-10 average running position in four straight races at 1.5-mile tracks. He'll start fourth, so there's no place-differential juice there, but he does figure to run out front on Sunday.