The NASCAR Cup Series will turn its attention to the first road course on this year's schedule, the 2023 EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas on Sunday. Joey Logano started first and finished first in Atlanta last week, putting him atop the Cup Series standings ahead of Christopher Bell and Ross Chastain. Chase Elliott is generally dominant in road races, but he is not in the 2023 EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix NASCAR DFS driver pool due to a leg injury. Which drivers will step up as valuable picks to be included in 2023 NASCAR DFS lineups?

Chastain is the defending champion and has already collected several stage wins this season. Should you include him in your 2023 Austin NASCAR DFS picks? Before locking in any NASCAR DFS picks for NASCAR at COTA, be sure to check out the optimal NASCAR at Austin DFS strategy and advice from SportsLine's Mike McClure

McClure has won almost $2 million in his career as a daily Fantasy pro, and his NASCAR DFS driver pool, projections and advice can help you score a big win on Sunday.

McClure's model is off to a red-hot start this season, already nailing Martin Truex Jr.'s Clash win (20-1), Joey Logano's Duel win (8-1), and Kyle Busch's Fontana victory (10-1). It also impressively nailed five of Kyle Larson's wins during his historic season in 2021. All told, the model has nailed a whopping nine winners since 2021. Anyone who followed its lead on those NASCAR picks saw huge returns.

Now, he's turned his attention to Sunday's 2023 EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix. He's only sharing his picks and NASCAR DFS driver pool here.

Top 2023 EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix NASCAR DFS picks

For NASCAR at Austin, McClure is high on A.J. Allmendinger, who finished sixth at Daytona earlier this season. He has excelled on road courses during his career, notching 16 top-10 finishes in 32 career starts. Allmendinger has seven top-fives and a pair of wins included in those race, making him one of the best road course drivers in the Cup Series.

He has also won six road races in the Xfinity Series, which is why he is more expensive this week than usual. Allmendinger came up just short behind Chastain at this track last year, giving him extra motivation and confidence heading into Sunday's race. McClure thinks he is worth including in NASCAR DFS lineups this weekend, despite the hefty price tag.

Part of McClure's optimal NASCAR DFS strategy also includes rostering Daniel Suarez, who has quietly been putting together a quality resume in 2023. He has an average finishing position that is nearly four spots higher than his average starting position, putting him in 10th place in the Cup Series standings. Suarez is in his third year driving for Trackhouse Racing, becoming the first Mexican-born driver to win a Cup Series race by winning at Sonomo Raceway last summer. 

He finished fourth at Auto Club Speedway and seventh at Daytona earlier in the season, providing value as a NASCAR DFS pick in those races. He had a career-high 13 top-10 finishes last year and has already recorded three of those this season. Suarez finished tenth at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and is a mid-tier value option for Sunday's race. See which other drivers to roster here.

How to set 2023 NASCAR at Austin DFS lineups

McClure is also targeting an undervalued driver set to return plenty of value for his NASCAR DFS picks. He's in a prime position to make a run at the checkered flag and comes at a price that won't break the bank. You can see who it is, and every other pick, right here.

So what are the top NASCAR DFS picks for NASCAR at Circuit of the Americas 2023? And which value driver is a must-roster? Visit SportsLine now to see DFS millionaire Mike McClure's complete driver pool for DraftKings and FanDuel, and cash in big on NASCAR DFS.