Martin Truex Jr and Matt Kenseth both failed pre-race tech inspection twice and will drop to the rear on the pace laps. They will be scored from their ORIGINAL starting spots which means they have to get back there to get back to even in PD points on both sites.

The Quaker State 400 is this weekend at the 1.5-mile speedway in Sparta, Kentucky. This track has produced some interesting races in the nine Cup races that have been run at the facility, including last year’s beating and banging finish between the Busch brothers.

This has been a track where track position has been king with a third of the winners coming from the pole and more than half coming from the front row. Passing can be tough here as there are typically less big PD movers in this race than others and the big PD movers are guys that had bad qualifying efforts for the race or had to move to the rear, so watch for that in how the field was set this week. There will be some guys that are heavy chalk, but as we saw with the Xfinity race, the chalk mostly paid off.

Average DFS Points By Starting Spots

Remember this is an average over the last four races here. They give you a general idea of which spots, regardless of driver, have performed well here for DFS. One note I will say is that the 40th starting spot average comes from one particular race in which the driver had to start in the back but was a top-five car.

(Max 3)