NASCAR DFS Picks: Top Drivers for the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400 at Texas (2024)

The NASCAR Cup Series heads south to Texas for a race on the smooth, high banks of Texas Motor Speedway. We can expect high top speeds this weekend, and the biggest question will be whether the new Ford noses can help improve their performance on intermediate tracks. The early returns are encouraging, with a smattering of Fords starting near the front. Without further ado, let’s get started with our top NASCAR DFS picks for the 2024 AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400 at Texas , including Brad Keselowski.

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NASCAR DFS Picks: Top Drivers for the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400 at Texas

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Ty Gibbs | AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400 NASCAR DFS Picks | Texas

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It feels like I’m writing about Ty Gibbs ($8,500 at DraftKings) every time I do this story, so here we go again. Gibbs will start on the front row alongside Kyle Larson, which will give him a shot to earn some dominator points. He was lightning-fast in practice, scoring the fastest lap (28.3), beating the next-best driver by two-tenths of a second.

Gibbs is a better point-per-dollar investment than most of his Toyota teammates, with Denny Hamlin ($10,500), Tyler Reddick ($10,000), Martin Truex Jr. ($9,700) and Christopher Bell ($9,500) all clocking in $1,000 or more than Gibbs.

Texas Motor Speedway’s smooth surface makes managing tires far less important than at other tracks, and the raw speed Gibbs flashed in practice and qualifying should prove to be a good source of dominator points.

Brad Keselowski

I also recommend getting some exposure to Brad Keselowski ($8,200) this weekend. The RFK Racing Fords flashed plenty of speed on the smooth, high-speed intermediates last year, with Chris Buescher even winning at Michigan. If they can retain their edge with the new noses, Keselowski and Buescher could be bad fast.

Keselowski will start in P20 but showed plenty of speed in practice, recording the second-fastest lap of the day. A silver lining of his poor qualifying effort is the opportunity for him to score some position differential points.

Keselowski has put together some impressive results at Texas lately. He finished P7 last year, extending a five-race streak of top-10 results. Keselowski is yet to win here (although he probably should’ve in November 2015), but he has two runner-up finishes and six top-5s across 30 starts.

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Isaiah Sirois is a Sports Betting Analyst at OddsShopper/Stokastic specializing in basketball, football and motorsports. He uses a wide variety of analytical tools to identify value on event-specific markets, and you trust his columns will be stuffed to the brim with data. Basketball is Isaiah’s favorite sport to handicap, and he has covered NBA, WNBA, NCAA and FIBA markets for OddsShopper and other sites. However, Isaiah’s favorite sport to follow is auto racing, and you can usually find him watching NASCAR or IndyCar during their seasons. He will be a fan of Team Penske and Ford Performance until the end of time. Isaiah graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history from Emory University.

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