What is considered to be the best intermediate track on the schedule, Homestead-Miami is the host venue this week. A pure oval, 1.5-mile track, this layout puts the racing in the drivers’ hands more than any other track on schedule. With multiple grooves of racing, tire wear, and generally low-caution racing it’s a perfect combination of action. The Dixie Vodka 400 is also the last intermediate race of the year and the second chance for a Round of 8 driver to clinch their way into the Championship race at Phoenix in two weeks.

Dixie Vodka 400 DFS Strategy

With 267 laps in the 400-mile race at Homestead this weekend, we’re approaching this like a typical mile-and-a-half race. Laps led and position differential will be absolutely key to winning lineups for Sunday’s DraftKings and FanDuel contests whether it be cash or GPPs. We’ve seen Homestead typically be a two dominator race in the last several trips to South Florida. However, most intermediate races this year have been a bit more split up in terms of dominators this year so building for either eventuality makes sense. We’ve also seen both at Miami and with the Next Gen car that green flag passing at this style of track has been fairly commonplace. Tracks like Vegas, Kansas, Darlington, and Auto Club are comparable and all put on great races with a lot of passing. One thing to keep in mind here is the tire wear issue might cause some tire-related crashes and a few more cautions than normal here. Speaking of cautions, over the last several races here have averaged just five cautions a race which includes two per race for stages. So in general, we’re building standard intermediate lineups focusing on two laps led dominators and drivers that can move up, however, we do want to get a bit weird in a build or two given we’ve seen drivers come out of nowhere to finish well or lead laps here.

Practice To Qualifying Table

The following table shows where each driver ranks in speed in single-lap, long-run, and qualifying spots to show who might be able to move up and who may fall back.

DriverPrac to QualQualComb. Prac5-Lap10-lap15-Lap20-Lap
William Byron-111126464
Christopher Bell-224142928 
Chase Elliott132461011
John Hunter Nemechek3413533
Kyle Larson-1051510942
Ty Gibbs-1261819191816
Tyler Reddick47311811
Chris Buescher-2082825212019
Brad Keselowski-291118201714
AJ Allmendinger31075256
Kyle Busch-11112227181920
Martin Truex Jr-812201713128
Ryan Blaney-813218141413
Denny Hamlin-1014241210117
Justin Haley615913810
Kevin Harvick-7162323222423
Joey Logano-9172616161312
Michael McDowell2181626242321
Chase Briscoe11198131299
Ross Chastain142062125
Harrison Burton42117243233 
Erik Jones-52227312622 
Daniel Suarez4231915151517
Noah Gragson11241377715
Cole Custer-5253029252526
Austin Cindric122614213331 
Ricky Stenhouse Jr17271091132 
Aric Almirola3282522232122
Todd Gilliland-2293132313027
Ty Dillon-33033333029 
Corey Lajoie2631520171618
Austin Dillon3322930282724
Landon Cassill1333228272625
JJ Yeley034343434  
BJ McLeod-1353635   
Cody Ware1363536   

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