Welcome to the NASCAR DFS Pit Stop for Saturday’s Xfinity Series race from The Charlotte Roval!
This week the Xfinity Series runs its sixth and final road course race on Saturday from the Charlotte Roval. Since it is a road course, we won’t be chasing dominator points with only 67 laps of racing in this race.
Practice and qualifying will be held Saturday morning so I will just be giving you the plays I think will be good for this race based on how they’ve done this season. Luckily we have a lot of races on this track type in 2022 to use for reference.
Make sure to check back in discord on Saturday afternoon before lock for my updated plays.
NASCAR DFS: Top Tier
AJ Allmendinger ($11,000)
Allmendinger is the epitome of a road course racer and to be honest, his price is too cheap for this race. The Xfinity Series has run three races on this track and Allmendinger’s average finish in those three races is 1st. Yep, that is correct, Allmendinger has won all three races the series has run on the Roval. In five road course races this season, Allmendinger has won three times and finished 2nd and 6th in the other two. We could see Allmendinger win again here and he is the most likely driver to lead the most laps as well. It does not matter where Dinger starts on Saturday, he is the top play on this slate.
Sam Mayer ($10,000)
Mayer has quietly been one of the top road course drivers in the Xfinity Series in his short career. In nine career road course races, Mayer has five top 10s and one top 5. Mayer comes in riding high with four straight top 10s and has finished 6th and 7th in the previous two road courses. Mayer is a potentially lower-owned pivot off a possibly high-owned Ty Gibbs ($10,600).
James Davison ($9,000)
Davison is a driver we usually see running road courses in the Cup Series, but for the first time this season and only the second time since 2018, he will be in an Xfinity race. This will be Davison’s fourth run in a Joe Gibbs car. Davison has two top 10s and a top 5 while driving for JGR in his career. Davison should be a contender for the win on Saturday but if he stays clean should be a top-10 lock.
Other Options: Noah Gragson ($10,100), Ty Gibbs ($10,600), Josh Berry ($9,200)
NASCAR DFS: Mid Tier
Unlike the top tier, it is hard to pick the best plays without seeing where they start. There are a few drivers, in particular, I have some interest in, but I will need to see how they run in practice and qualify first:
Myatt Snider ($8,400) – Snider is a solid road course driver, but if he starts too high the value won’t be there.
Daniil Kvyat ($7,200) – Kvyat is an experienced F1 driver but has not been given equipment this good in his two career Cup Series races. I believe that Kvyat could be a factor here on Saturday, but we will need to see how this car does in practice.
Andy Lally ($7,000) – Lally is one of the top road course specialists and has more experience than most in this field. In four races this season, Lally has only finished outside the top 20 one time and has an average finish of 18.8. Lally will run a clean race and if he starts lower than 20th, lock him into your lineups on Saturday. With that being said, he is still viable he starts higher.
Other Options Brandon Jones ($8,800), Kaz Grala ($7,800), Alex Labbe ($7,500)