Updated Driver Rankings for Phoenix


The Cup Series had a 50-minute practice session Friday to work on their speeds with the new aero package. The teams then lined up for qualifying Saturday morning. We learned a lot from the practice and the speeds will be 50% of my rankings this week (the other 50% will come from track history at Phoenix (25%) and driver history on the short, flat tracks (25%). This should give us a good idea of what drivers will have the best chance to run up front Sunday.

Here are my final Driver Rankings for the United Rentals 500(k)

1. Kyle Larson
2. William Byron
3. Kevin Harvick
4. Ryan Blaney
5. Denny Hamlin
6. Joey Logano
7. Christopher Bell
8. Tyler Reddick
9. Daniel Suarez
10. Kyle Busch
11.  Ross Chastain
12. Alex Bowman
13. Chase Briscoe
14. Brad Keselowski
15.  Martin Truex Jr.
16. Chris Buescher
17. Austin Cindric
18. Erik Jones
19. Bubba Wallace
20. Aric Almirola
21. Ty Gibbs
22. Josh Berry
23. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
24. AJ Allmendinger
25. Austin Dillon
26. Michael McDowell
27. Harrison Burton
28. Corey LaJoie
29. Ryan Preece
30. Justin Haley
31. Noah Gragson
32. Zane Smith
33. Todd Gilliland
34. Ty Dillon
35. Cody Ware
36. B.J. McLoed


Need to know which driver would be the best pick for your Fantasy NASCAR lineup Sunday? Simply play the driver highest in the rankings.


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