The 2022 NASCAR Cup Season has been the wildest I have ever seen, but they made it to Phoenix and now it is time to crown a championship. Before I get into the One & Done picks for the championship race, I want to say THANK YOU!!! My goal every year is to provide you the best picks and teach you a little bit about how to be a better Fantasy NASCAR player. I appreciate you giving me the chance to be your “Fantasy NASCAR Crew Chief.” The 2022 season is almost complete and I already cannot wait for the 2023 season. Now onto Phoenix….
My goal every year in the One & Done game is to have my drivers average a 15th-place finish or better in every race. I found in the past that if your drivers can simply finish in the top-15 every race, you will score well in your One & Done league. The average finishing position for the One & Done picks this year is 14.8. We need another good race to reach my goal. I think we will get it.
Here is my One & Done pick for the Championship 500…
ONE & DONE PICK FOR PHOENIX: ALEX BOWMAN will be my pick for One & Done games where you can only use a driver once during the season. I was saving Bowman for the playoff race at Las Vegas since he went to Victory Lane in Sin City in the spring. Bowman missed that race because of an injury so now I can use him at his home track. Bowman finished 14th at Phoenix in March. He is by far the best driver I have available Sunday. (You can ask me who to pick in the member’s forum or on Twitter if Alex Bowman is not available for you to pick Sunday)
ONE & DONE PICK FOR PHOENIX: CHASE BRISCOE will be my pick in the One & Done games where you can use a driver more than once. The choices I have left include: Alex Bowman, Daniel Suarez, Bubba Wallace, Austin Dillon, Aric Almirola, Chris Buescher, Chase Briscoe, Erik Jones, AJ Allmendinger and all of the back markers. I used Briscoe last week and he finished in the top-10. Briscoe won the last race at Phoenix so I will use him Sunday and hope he can have the same success.
ONE & DONE PICK FOR PHOENIX: ROSS CHASTAIN will be my pick in games where you can use any driver in the playoff races. The Championship Four drivers usually get plenty of room to race and they have a good chance to finish up front Sunday. I already used Joey Logano, Chase Elliott and Christopher Bell so I will take a chance with Ross Chastain. He proved last week that he will do whatever it takes to win the championship. I like those qualities in a driver. (I am not too worried about his starting position)
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