Joey Logano won the inaugural Enjoy Illinois 300 last year after winning at Darlington a month earlier. The two tracks are similar in terms of shape, making Darlington one of the key data points to look at before locking in your NASCAR DFS lineups for Sunday's 2023 Enjoy Illinois 300 at 3:30 p.m. ET. William Byron won at Darlington this year, giving him three wins overall this season. Should you include him in your Enjoy Illinois 300 NASCAR DFS strategy? Kyle Busch led a race-high 66 laps a year ago during a second-place finish behind Logano. He also finished seventh in Darlington last month, so there are reasons to back Busch in the NASCAR DFS driver pool on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel.
Before locking in any NASCAR DFS picks for NASCAR at Illinois 2023, be sure to check out the optimal NASCAR at Illinois DFS strategy and advice from SportsLine's Mike McClure.
McClure has won over $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), Kyle Busch's Fontana victory (10-1), Denny Hamlin's triumph in Kansas (6-1) and Kyle Larson's wins at Martinsville (6-1) and the NASCAR All-Star Race (13-2). In Austin, it listed Tyler Reddick as one of its best values and he went on to win for a 10-1 payout. It also impressively nailed five of Kyle Larson's wins during his historic season in 2021. All told, the model has nailed a whopping 12 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 Enjoy Illinois 300. He's only sharing his picks and NASCAR DFS driver pool here.
Top 2023 Enjoy Illinois 300 NASCAR DFS picks
For NASCAR at Illinois, McClure is high on Ross Chastain. He has led 347 laps and posted six top-10s through the first 14 races of the season. However, he has been outside the top 10 in three consecutive races, so he will be motivated to get back into the top 10 on Sunday.
Chastain finished third at Darlington two years ago and eighth in the inaugural edition of this race, proving he can contend on this track type. He led 93 laps at Darlington this year before crashing, so that performance is ultimately undervalued. McClure recommends adding Chastain to your NASCAR DFS lineups for NASCAR at Gateway 2023.
Part of McClure's optimal NASCAR DFS strategy also includes rostering Joey Logano, who won last year's inaugural edition of this race. He survived the pressure of a green-white-checker finish, getting past Ryan Blaney to win by .655 seconds. Logano went on to win the 2022 Cup Series title, which was the second of his career.
He is outside the top 10 in the standings heading into this race, so he will be motivated to post a strong finish on Sunday. Logano has been outstanding at Darlington during his career, winning last spring before finishing fourth in the fall. His form might be concerning, but his history at this type of track makes him a driver to include in NASCAR DFS lineups. See which other drivers to roster here.
How to set 2023 NASCAR at Illinois 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 Illinois 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.