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Fantasy Picks for NASCAR's Pocono 400

Max Staley
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600
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Now that Martin Truex Jr. has won the Coca-Cola 600, the NASCAR world turns its collective attention toward the Pocono 400. The 2019 edition of this race takes place at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, June 2, and it should feature plenty of big-name drivers.

With that in mind, let's take a look at some drivers to watch out for when building your fantasy team this weekend.

Martin Truex Jr.

It's hard to go against Truex Jr. right now, as he's coming off an impressive victory in the Coca-Cola 600. That was his third win this season, and Truex Jr. also won the Pocono 400 in 2018. Given how well Truex Jr. has been racing as of late, he could provide solid value in the 2019 Pocono 400.

Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch has been one of the most dominant drivers in the Monster Energy Cup Series this year, and he performed well at the Pocono 400 in 2017. Busch grabbed pole position and led for a race-high 100 laps in 2017 before ultimately finishing No. 18. Look for Busch to finish stronger than he did in 2017, as he's been on fire this season.

Kevin Harvick

Kevin Harvick has finished in the top 5 at the Pocono 400 in back-to-back years. In 2017, Harvick finished in second place, and he finished in fourth place in 2018. Given how well Harvick has performed at this track in the past, he has a decent shot at finally earning a win in the Pocono 400 this Sunday.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. 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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