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NASCAR Fantasy Picks for YellaWood 500 Cup Series Race at Talladega Superspeedway

By David Hayes
NASCAR fantasy picks to win the YellaWood 500 Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
NASCAR fantasy picks to win the YellaWood 500 Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. / Sean Gardner/Getty Images
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NASCAR Fantasy Picks for YellaWood 500

Kurt Busch took home the checkered flag in last weekend's South Point 400 in Las Vegas. Now the NASCAR world turns its attention to the YellaWood 500 in Alabama.

With Sunday's next NASCAR Cup Series race rapidly approaching with a 2 p.m. EST start time, let's take a look at some drivers to consider when building your fantasy lineup to win the YellaWood 500 this year.

YellaWood 500 Fantasy Picks

*Note: All career results rankings are among active drivers in this weekend's YellaWood 500 with three or more appearances at the Talladega Superspeedway track unless otherwise noted.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has been great in his 14 career appearances here. He doesn't have the best winning rate with one top finish in those 14 races, but Stenhouse Jr. does boast the best average career finishing position on this track (10.93), best top-5 finishing rate (42.86 percent), best top-10 finishing rate (64.29 percent) and third-best top-20 finishing rate (78.57 percent).

Brad Keselowski
Brad Keselowski has been the top competitor when it comes to taking the checkered flag at Dega, with the most wins (five) and the best winning rate (21.74 percent) on this track. Keselowski also has the third-best top-10 finishing rate (47.83 percent), fifth-best top-5 finishing rate (30.43 percent) and the fifth-most total laps led here, with 293.

Aric Almirola
Aric Almirola is a little more of a long shot compared to our first two consideration, but he's arguably been the best driver at Talladega over any competitor's last seven respective races here. Spanning that last seven-performance stretch, Almirola has posted a field-best 4.71 average finishing position, field-best five top-5 finishes and field-best seven top-10 placements.


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