For just the second time since 2011, NASCAR’s premier racing series will hit Nashville Superspeedway. Ryan Preece won last year’s truck race here, the first in 10 years at that time. Nashville is a 1.33-mile concrete track that has very little banking. Track position will be important here as last year three drivers led 39 or more laps; pole-sitter Derek Kraus, (48), Chandler Smith (48) who started fifth, and Grant Enfinger (39) who started fourth. There are 150 laps in this race making dominator points more relevant than the last time the trucks took the track at Sonoma (75 laps). With qualifying coming late Friday afternoon (4:30 p.m. eastern) and the race coming at 8:00 p.m. eastern be sure to check on the NASCAR channel in Discord for any updates and more drivers to consider.
Most comparable tracks: Dover, Richmond, Phoenix
*Note: all pricing is DraftKings focused
Grant Enfinger ($8,700)
Enfinger showed well in this race last year starting fourth and leading 39 laps en route to a top-five finish. At Dover, a very similar track to Nashville, Enfinger has two top-five finishes in four starts in a truck while adding two career top-five finishes at Phoenix; another flat track like Nashville. The veteran is very affordable under 9K and should be considered a play. Whether or not he’s a cash game or tournament play is yet to be seen until qualifying wraps up.
Zane Smith ($11,100)
Zane has been as consistent as they come this season with an average finish of seventh while finishing in the top-five in three of his last four races. Smith finished this race fourth last season, has won at Dover, and has two top-five finishes in his career at Phoenix. He’ll be a contender to win regardless of where he qualifies.
Corey Heim ($9,400)
You could consider Chandler Smith ($10,800) who raced this track well last year and led a ton of laps in a Kyle Busch truck but at this moment I’m looking at the less-expensive Heim in Busch’s 51 truck riding high after winning his last race in this series. Heim’s win at Gateway was his second of the season in the 51 after winning Atlanta earlier in the year. At a track that’s unfamiliar to many, Heim should be considered a dark-horse contender.
Tanner Gray ($7,600)
- Gray made some solid gains in this race last year after starting 36th he finished 18th. Gray also has two top-15 finishes in his last four races with four top-10’s on the season. A value-mid range play, Gray is a driver to keep an eye on if he qualifies deeper in the field.
Jack Wood ($6,600)
- The youngster has underwhelmed thus far with an average finish of 24th. However, in this race last year Wood hung around and finished 11th. Wood is simply a bargain play with limited upside but a decent fllor depending on where he qualifies.
Tyler Ankrum ($7,900)
Carson Hocevar ($8,900)