Prime Sports NASCAR – weekly fantasy team update from Fontana

Greg picked Kyle Larson with his first selection in the draft. That move paid off by Larson getting him the win Sunday in Fontana. But, that was about the only thing that went right for him with Kurt Busch (8th) being his only other driver to score a top 10 finish.

Ryan Blaney (18th), Bubba Wallace (19th), Alex Bowman (25th), Brad Keselowski (27th) and Chris Buescher (35th). That netted him 160 points.

CJ had similar fortune with having pole sitter and Daytona 500 winner, Austin Cindric (12th), Martin Truex Jr. (13th), Kyle Busch (14th), Chase Elliott (26th), Harrison Burton (33rd) and William Byron (34th). His best was runner-up Austin Dillon though. He went from 555 points with the win last week at Daytona to 125 and last this week in Fontana.

Eric had the dominating driver of the day in Tyler Reddick (24th) before his cut tire while leading towards the end. He did have four drivers in the top seven with Daniel Suarez (4th), Joey Logano (5th), Aric Almirola (6th) and Kevin Harvick (7th). His other two were JGR teammates Denny Hamlin (15th) and Christopher Bell (36th). Despite having no one win yet this year, his strong finishes in Fontana netted him the weekly win 165-160-125.

Now, it’s to Vegas for a track that no one knows what to expect.

Eric could prevail again. He has Logano (10 Top-10 finishes in his last 12 Vegas starts), Harvick (3Top-4 finishes in a four race span before being eighth, 10th, 20th and ninth in his last four) and Hamlin (won last Fall) as his favorites.

For CJ he has Truex who has three straight top six finishes on this track including eight top eight’s in his last nine there overall, Kyle Busch who’s always a threat with two straight 3rd place finishes last year. But, he has to worry about Chase Elliott who prior to a runner-up in last year’s playoff race, had just two career top fives on this track with his last three finishes being 26th, 22nd and 13th respectively. He has five finishes of 22nd or worse there too. Also William Byron who has 3 finishes of 18th or worse in his last 4 Vegas tries. Plus rookies Austin Cindric and Harrison Burton. Austin Dillon is his sleeper again with being 4th, 12th, 12th and 13th respectively in his last four.

Greg has the obvious favorite in Larson who’s the defending race winner as well as Blaney who has three fifth place results in his last five at Vegas and was seventh in another. That could be where it stops though.

Brad Keselowski is a question mark. He has a top 10 finish in all but one start at Vegas since Penske went to Ford’s in 2013. He won the Fall race in 2018. He was second and third respectively in 2019 and seventh and 13th in 2020, with a runner-up and seventh last year. Now he’s with his own team at RFK Racing. It’s too early to tell what happens so I have him as a sleeper.

He has Alex Bowman who’s had 2 of his last 4 Vegas starts he had a top six. His other six finishes were outside the top 10 too. Kurt Busch who won the 2020 Fall race but that happened due to some luck and was just his second top five in his last 18 Vegas starts. He was 19th and 8th last year.

1 TEAM CJ – 680 points (1 win)

A Cindric… 320 (1 win)

Kyle B… 110

C Elliott… 95

M Truex Jr… 80

A Dillon… 75

H Burton… 0

W Byron… 0

2 TEAM GDP – 625 points (1 win)

D Wallace… 190

R Blaney… 130

K Larson… 100 (1 win)

B Keselowski… 95

Kurt B… 60

C Buescher… 30

A Bowman… 20

3 TEAM ERIC – 345 points

A Almirola… 150

D Suarez… 70

J Logano… 55

K Harvick… 45

D Hamlin… 20

T Reddick… 5

C Bell… 0

Weekly Race Points Standings

Week 2 Fontana

1 ERIC 165

2 GDP 160

3 CJ 125

Week 1 Daytona 500 (Prime 3 Race)

1 CJ 555

2 GDP 465

3 ERIC 180

Overall Driver Standings (Top 10)

1 A Cindric… 320 (CJ)

2 D Wallace… 190 (GDP)

3 A Almirola… 150 (ERIC)

4 R Blaney… 130 (GDP)

5 Kyle B… 110 (CJ)

6 K Larson… 100 (GDP)

7 C Elliott… 95 (CJ)

7 B Keselowski… 95 (GDP)

9 M Truex Jr… 80 (CJ)

10 A Dillon… 75 (CJ)

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