The time has come for the NASCAR season to officially start with the biggest race of the year in the Daytona 500. This is a race where I have won a lot of money by leaving up to $12k in salary on the table. The biggest key is to make sure all your drivers finish the race.

One strategy to do that is to take a lineup full of drivers who will lose the draft therefore being clear of the big wrecks and finish in the top 10-12 merely through attrition to other drivers. Other drivers are starting far enough back in the field to have quite tempting upside. I will be ranking my top drivers in each salary tier for each week’s race to help you construct that GPP-winning lineup.

For this week’s race, I have five guys I’m banking on in the top...

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