These are my favorite drivers to roster whether they’re dominator contenders, place differential targets, or drivers that could be both with a chance to win.
Sam Mayer ($10,200)
In two XFINITY races at Bristol Mayer has impressed. His first time here he started 22nd, led 49 laps, and ended up finishing 9th. The other he started fifth and finished fourth. Mayer has more than come into his own this season with two wins, nine top-fives, and 15 top-10’s in 26 races. Look for him to contend tonight.
Brandon Jones ($9,000)
Lat season Jones finished second here at Bristol after starting the race 11th. It was his third top-five in his career at Bristol; all of which have come over his most recent four-race span. It’s always sketchy with Jones who’s coming off a second-place finish last week and still looking for his first race of the season. Keep an eye on where he qualifies because that will be a major factor with him.
Justin Algaier ($11,500)
Algaier has been a dominator supreme at Bristol since the first race of 2019. Here are his laps led in his last six Bristol races: 138, 131, 156, 126, 92, and 148. Over that span Algaier has one win and four top-five finishes. His floor is so strong here that it’s hard to believe fading him no matter where he starts. The major factor here, though is the hefty salary he brings. To get him in lineups we’ll need some value. Be sure to check the channel in Discord for value updates post-qualifying!
Riley Herbst ($8,000)
Quietly Riley Herbst has been good at Bristol in his last two races with a p3 in 2021 and a p5 in 2022. He has five top-five’s on the season and in 18 career short track races he has five top-fives and 12 top-10’s. A solid mid-range play is Herbst which could be elevated depending on qualifying.
Daniel Hemric ($8,500)
Hemric has seen a lot of success at Bristol in his seven XFINITY races there. Over that time, Hemric has two top-five’s, five top-10’s, and an average finish of 10th. Specifically Hemric has been strong on short tracks with eight top-five’s, 16 top-10’s, and an average finish of 9th in 23 races on such tracks in an XFINITY car.