Kyle Larson is considered one of the top drivers in NASCAR and although he's the leader in the NASCAR Cup Series standings, Talladega Superspeedway has been one of his toughest tracks. Larson has 18 NASCAR Cup Series victories since 2021 and yet, he's never won any of his 18 NASCAR at Talladega races entering the 2024 GEICO 500 on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET at Talladega Superspeedway. Larson has finished 15th or worse in seven of his last eight runs at Talladega, including outside of the top 30 in four of those races. How should his poor history affect how you use him in 2024 GEICO 500 DFS lineups or NASCAR fantasy rankings and NASCAR fantasy picks?

Larson has 18-1 2024 GEICO 500 odds, significantly longer than his average after finishing second in the final NASCAR Cup Series standings last season. Joey Logano is the 9-1 favorite, followed by Brad Keselowski (10-1) in the latest 2024 NASCAR at Talladega odds. Before locking in your 2024 GEICO 500 DFS lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel, and Fantasy NASCAR projections, be sure to check out the optimal NASCAR at Talladega 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 was red-hot in the 2023 season, nailing Martin Truex Jr.'s Clash win (20-1) as well as his win in New Hampshire (11-2), 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). The model correctly predicted winners in two playoff races as well, with Ryan Blaney scoring a 12-1 payout at Talladega and Larson winning at 9-2 in Las Vegas. It also impressively nailed five of Larson's wins during his historic season in 2021. All told, the model has nailed a whopping 18 winners since 2021 and nine last year alone. Anyone who followed its lead on those NASCAR picks saw huge returns. 

It also called its first victory of the 2024 season with Larson winning again in Las Vegas for a 21-5 payout then predicted a Denny Hamlin's wins in Bristol at 5-1 and Richmond at 17-4. It impressively nailed five of Larson's wins during his historic season in 2021 too. All told, the model has nailed a whopping 18 winners since 2021 and hit nine last year alone! Anyone who followed its lead on those NASCAR picks saw huge returns.

Now, McClure has dialed in on the 2024 GEICO 500 and just locked in his sleepers, DFS projections and Fantasy NASCAR predictions. They are a must-see for any player looking for an edge. You can only see McClure's GEICO 500 2024 sleeper picks, DFS lineups and Fantasy NASCAR plays at SportsLine.

Top 2024 GEICO 500 DFS picks, lineup advice

One of McClure's top NASCAR at Talladega DFS picks is Austin Cindric ($7,000 on FanDuel and $7,400 on DraftKings). Cindric was the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion and he immediately impressed when joining Team Penske Ford in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2022. Cindric won the Daytona 500 at 23 years old in his first regular-season race with Team Penske Ford. Since that race, he has 15 top-10 finishes but is chasing his first victory since the 2022 Daytona 500. His lack of victories has dropped his NASCAR DFS price to a point where McClure sees him as a viable piece for NASCAR DFS lineups.

Cindric finished fifth in his last run at Talladega in October and has two top-10 finishes over four NASCAR Cup Series races there. He also finished fourth at NASCAR at Atlanta earlier this season. With teammates like Ryan Blaney and Joey Logano toward the top of the latest 2024 GEICO 500 odds, McClure expects Cindric to benefit from his teammates as well in a strong showing on Sunday. You can see the rest of McClure's GEICO 500 DFS picks at SportsLine

Top 2024 GEICO 500 Fantasy NASCAR picks, projections

One sleeper McClure is targeting in his 2024 GEICO 500 Fantasy lineups is Erik Jones. He is a 28-1 longshot to win the 2024 GEICO 500, but the model projects a top-10 finish from him. The 27-year-old has finished inside the top 20 in three straight races and showcased his top-10 potential in the first race of the NASCAR Cup Series season, finishing eighth at the Daytona 500. Jones has at least 13 top-10 finishes in five of his last seven seasons as although he only has one victory since 2020, his ability to stay with the pack makes him a valuable NASCAR Fantasy pick.

Jones has finished in the top 10 in four of his last five races at Talladega Superspeedway, including finishing sixth three times. He finished second at Talladega in October 2020 as Talladega has been one of his most successful speedways over his career. Although it's unlikely Jones finishes as the winner, his recent success in NASCAR at Talladega events makes him a sneaky option for NASCAR Fantasy players. He's led multiple laps in four straight races at Talladega Speedway, so he can provide value even if he doesn't win the race. You can see the rest of McClure's GEICO 500 Fantasy NASCAR picks at SportsLine.

How to make GEICO 500 2024 picks, longshot bets

McClure is also targeting three drivers with odds of 15-1 or longer who will make a strong run at the checkered flag. You can find out who they are, and check out all of McClure's GEICO 500 picks and best bets at SportsLine.

Who will win the GEICO 500 2024, and which drivers should you target for your NASCAR DFS lineups, and Fantasy NASCAR plays this week at Talladega Superspeedway? Visit SportsLine now to get Mike McClure's GEICO 500 2024 DFS lineups and Fantasy NASCAR plays -- and find out.