The annual trip to Kansas in May for a night race before the All-Star break was delayed this year due to Covid-19 but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have night racing at Kansas. That’s just what comes calling on Thursday night just outside of Kansas City. This 1.5-mile track has been one of the better tracks in the intermediate realm for the last few years as it possesses a wide racing surface with multiple grooves that allows for passing and different ways to make laps around the tri-oval. This is a track where position differential is important to filling out a bulk of your lineup as there tends to be just two dominators in the laps led department. In each of the last five races here, there has been one driver to lead at least 100 laps and a second driver to lead between 65-90 laps as well and the rest are spread amongst a few other drivers. In the same span, an average of eight drivers have moved up double-digit spots a race.

In terms of how this race plays out, it’s a pretty fair race for both cash and GPPs although it might be a tad stronger for a cash game approach as there is certainly a core of what we expect to be fairly to very chalky drivers for Thursday night.

Average Points By Starting Spot

These charts give you an idea of how each starting spot has fared on both sites in DFS scoring compared to the average over the last five races regardless of the driver that started in those spots. It’s not meant as a hard and fast rule but just another tool to help build lineups.

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Ke. HarvickFord4 $12300 $11100UPGRADE
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Br. KeselowskiFord2 $13500 $10800UPGRADE
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Ch. ElliottChevrolet9 $12500 $10600UPGRADE
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Er. JonesToyota20 $9000 $8600UPGRADE
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Ty. ReddickChevrolet8 $7600 $8100UPGRADE
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Mi. McDowellFord34 $5000 $6300UPGRADE
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