The NASCAR Cup Series travels to Phoenix Sunday to crown their 2021 champion. Before I get into the picks for the race at Phoenix I wanted to say THANK YOU for subscribing to my website. I know you have options for your Fantasy NASCAR advice and I truly appreciate that you give FantasyRacingTips.com the chance to be your “Fantasy NASCAR Crew Chief” in 2021. Hopefully you were able to have some success in your DFS Contests. I always do my best to give you the most accurate advice I can. I will work hard in the off-season to get information on the NexGen Car so we can be prepared for the 2022 season. I hope you decide to return to the website for another season of Fantasy NASCAR advice.
There have been six races on the short, flat tracks this season (Martinsville, Phoenix, New Hampshire and Richmond). We can get an idea which drivers will be fast by looking at the data from these races. Here are the driver’s average DFS points in the six races using the 750 HP aero package on the short, flat tracks this season…
It finally happened!!! NASCAR had practice and qualifying for the championship race. Hopefully they decide to bring back at least one practice session and qualifying next year. Here are the practice speeds from the practice session Friday…
The championship race is scheduled for 312 laps (312 miles). That means there are 78 points available for leading laps and 140.4 points available for fastest laps (31.2 dominator points available in FanDuel Contests).
The championship race Sunday will be the third time the final race has been run at Phoenix Raceway. Last year Chase Elliott won the championship and led 153 laps and scored 53 fastest laps (62.1 dominator points). Joey Logano was also competing for the championship. Logano led 125 laps and scored 47 fastest laps (52.4 dominator points). Brad Keselowski led 16 laps and scored 47 fastest laps (25.15 dominator points) while competing for the championship. These three drivers competing for the championship led 294 of 312 laps and scored 147 fast laps. The same scenario played out in 2019 when Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch were running for the championship and led 236 laps. The most likely dominators Sunday are the four drivers competing for the championship: Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr.
I am going to try and squeeze as many of the championship four drivers into my lineup as possible, but I also like Brad Keselowski as a contrarian pick. Keselowski had the fastest car in practice and he finished 4th at Phoenix in March.
DraftKings Cash Lineup
*Cash Contests are the 50/50 and Double-up Contests
DraftKings Tournament Lineup
FanDuel Cash Lineup
FanDuel Tournament Lineup
*Stats from Fantasy Racing Cheat Sheet Pro
** Photos from NASCAR Media
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