The NASCAR DFS Cup Series kicks off the round of 12 from Texas Motor Speedway! This legitimately might be the worst track on the schedule if we’re being honest. NASCAR even shortened this race from 500 miles to 400. The fans and drivers have voiced their displeasure. The racing just hasn’t been very good. And on top of that we have Talladega and the Charlotte Roval coming up. Truthfully, it’s just an odd trio of tracks for the Round of 12. But we’ve seen drivers break through here. Kyle Busch avoided the first winless season of his career a few years ago by winning this race. Austin Dillon stole a win here a couple years ago. While the racing may not be the greatest, we still have an opportunity to make some money with our NASCAR DFS contests.


Texas Motor Speedway is a 1.5-mile intermediate that is one of those “cookie cutter” intermediates. It’s most similar in size and shape to Charlotte, but Kansas and Vegas are similar in shape as well. Even Michigan, which is a higher speed intermediate track, is a good option to pull data from. The downside is that since Texas was rebuilt, the racing has been sub-par with the single groove that benefits the race leader. Passing is difficult. However, the racing conditions are shaping up to parallel last year’s race. And by that, it’ll be hot and humid in North Texas. This track will be slick and we have a new tire combination as well. Keep an eye on the weather because this could be a race impacted by rain and storms. But even if there is rain and a lengthy delay, that may just lend itself to more humidity and an even slicker track.

DriverAvg. Prac to QualQual1-Lap5-Lap10-lap15-lap20-Lap
Bubba Wallace-1211412   
Chris Buescher-821110119 
Brad Keselowski-1531520   
Ty Gibbs-842222843
Ross Chastain-1510735 
AJ Allmendinger16914  
Kyle Busch273953 
Daniel Suarez-1882527   
Christopher Bell-1392321   
Denny Hamlin510811222
Kyle Larson81155111
Erik Jones412631210 
Austin Dillon-13132625   
Alex Bowman-4142015   
Tyler Reddick-21521231311 
Martin Truex Jr7161714664
Michael McDowell161712   
William Byron131874   
Carson Hocevar619181998 
Joey Logano152028   
Aric Almirola162146   
Kevin Harvick-422333115  
Ryan Blaney10231313   
Ricky Stenhouse Jr8241616   
Ryan Preece62524281412 
Ty Dillon-5263130   
Corey Lajoie13271217   
Justin Haley132819187  
Chase Elliott12292724107 
Harrison Burton-5303634   
Chase Briscoe731282617  
Austin Cindric-1323233   
Zane Smith633343216  
BJ McLeod-13435    
JJ Yeley6352929   
Todd Gilliland63630