NASCAR Xfinity Series: DraftKings DFS Lineup Picks for Darlington Sport Clips 200 (9/2/23)

The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Darlington on Saturday as the regular season winds down. Just two races remain before the playoffs begin, with this race on Saturday and next week’s race at Kansas. Two more chances for drivers to win their way into the playoffs.

This is the second Xfinity Series race at Darlington this season. Back in May, Cup Series regular Kyle Larson dipped down into the series and won here, while Justin Allgaier was the highest-finished Xfinity regular in second place. John Hunter Nemechek led 57 laps and finished fifth.

Here at RotoBaller, we want to help you make informed decisions about your DFS lineups, which is why I’ll be breaking down the slates for the Xfinity Series. Let’s look at some NASCAR Xfinity DFS lineup picks for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Sport Clips 200 on DraftKings. Be sure to also check out our NASCAR Premium Tools for Xfinity Series including our DFS Lineup Optimizer and powerful Research Station. This slate locks on 9/2/23 at 3:47 p.m. ET.


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Kyle Larson – $11,300

Starts 12th

Bit of an unexpectedly poor qualifying run for Larson. This is his fourth Xfinity start in the 17 car over the past two seasons, and his previous worst start was seventh. But hey—that just gives him a little place differential upside for Saturday’s race.

Larson won the first Darlington race this season, driving the 10 car for Kaulig Racing. He led 46 laps in that one on his way to the victory. He led 53 laps and finished third at Sonoma in his other Xfinity Series start this season.

This isn’t necessarily one of Larson’s best tracks as he’s never won here in the Cup Series, but he has led 100-plus laps in three Cup Series starts with five top fives in 11 starts. He and Denny Hamlin should be the favorites to win, but in DFS I like Larson more because of place differential.


John Hunter Nemechek – $10,300

Starts 1st

Nemechek led a race-high 57 laps in the race here earlier this season, but ended up finishing fifth. This race can provide some redemption for Nemechek, who is on the pole just like he was back in May.

While he finished fifth, he led 17 of the final 18 laps. And he was leading on the final lap before contact with Kyle Larson led to this:

With a chance to lead laps early and contend for the win, Nemechek is my favorite play among the Xfinity Series regulars in the field. I like him even more than Justin Allgaier, even though Allgaier has the better track record here.


Cole Custer – $9,800

Starts 4th

Custer’s an intriguing bet to win this on Saturday. There are other drivers who clearly look better positioned to end the day in victory lane, but Custer should be a threat. He’s won twice this season already and has 15 top 10s in the first 24 races of the season.

He’s also has a really good track record at Darlington, running four Xfinity Series races at the Track Too Tough to Tame. His worst finish here is ninth back in 2017, and he’s finished in the top five in his last three starts here, including a “win” in 2019.

I put that in quotes because Custer didn’t lead a single lap in that race, finishing second before race-winner Denny Hamlin was disqualified. But he put himself in a good position, and even if you take that win away, he’d still have three consecutive top-fives here.


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Corey Heim – $7,000

Starts 17th

Heim is set to make this fourth career start in the Xfinity Series. So far, he has one top 10 and two DNFs, a pretty uneven track record to begin his time in NASCAR’s No. 2 series.

But that top 10 came earlier this season at this track, when he started 24th and finished 10th in the Shriners Children’s 200. It was an impressive race for Heim, who kept the car clean and ended up with a solid result.

Heim finished eighth in the Truck Series race here earlier this season, leading 66 of the 158 laps in the race. I expect a solid showing today from the budding star.


Kyle Weatherman – $5,800

Starts 28th

Weatherman has been on a really good run lately. Over the last five races, he has two DNFs, but he finished in the top 20 in the three races where he was running at the end, including a 13th-place finish at Watkins Glen.

His track record here is fairly uneven, but a lot of that’s because he made three starts for Mike Harmon. Harmon cars are…well, bad. I’m not holding that against him. If we take those three races out, Weatherman’s results here actually look pretty good. He ran both races here last year in the 34 car, finishing 12th and 16th. Really solid. Love the value here today.


Kyle Sieg – $5,700

Starts 25th

Sieg’s definitely riskier than the other two drivers named “Kyle” that I’ve recommended this week, but the 22-year-old has seemingly found something lately, posting top 20 runs in three of the last four races. In fact, over the last eight races, he has six finishes of 23rd or better, with one top 10 and another top 15 in that span.

At $5,700, there’s definitely some upside here, because he can get you seven-to-10 points in place differential. It’s a risky move, but I can see Sieg being a good call to differentiate your lineup vs. other people’s in GPPs.

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