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Fantasy NASCAR Picks for the Coke Zero Sugar 400

David Kaestle
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 / Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
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As Americans are celebrating the nation's independence across the country this Fourth of July weekend, NASCAR drivers will be starting their engines to race in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, July 6.

Let's take a look at some drivers to watch out for when putting together your fantasy lineup for this weekend's race.

Denny Hamlin
Denny Hamlin has been great at Daytona over the year, although, it's mainly been in the Daytona 500, rather than NASCAR's second stop of the year here this Sunday. He's won the Daytona 500 twice in the last four years and has actually finished sixth or better in seven of his last 11 overall appearances on this track. Look for him to be near the top of the leaderboard if his track record at this hollowed ground of racing is any indication.

Joey Logano
Joey Logano is building a résumé of consistency week after week. He has a top-5 finish in six of his last 10 races, and he has finished sixth or better in six of his last nine races at Daytona. Additionally, Logano won the 2015 Daytona 500, so he knows what it's like to visit victory lane here.

Kyle Busch
Kyle Busch has done a great job of following up a poor performance with a great one the following week this year. In fact, the last seven times that Busch has finished outside the top 10, he has garnered a top-10 finish the following week. He finished 22nd last week in Chicago, so look for him to have a bounce-back week at Daytona on Sunday. It should also be noted that Busch finished as the runner-up at this year's Daytona 500.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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