Prime Sports NASCAR – weekly fantasy team update leaving Vegas

Greg has been 2nd both weeks of the season but last Sunday, he had his drivers go 1-2. He’s now had his driver win 2 of the 3 races this season but due to CJ’s solid day in Daytona, he still trails in the standings heading to this weekend’s race at the Phoenix Raceway.

That’s also due to despite having a 1-2 in Vegas, his other drivers went 13th, 18th, 24th, 25th and 36th respectively. He won the week but only by 10.

CJ had two cars in the top five too but 5 of his 7 in the top 11 on Sunday. His other two results were 16th and 19th on his team. That’s why he had 180 points to Greg’s 190 and leads the standings by 45 after three weeks.

After Eric’s weekly win in Fontana, he fell this week as Daniel Suarez (37th) crashed out, Denny Hamlin (32nd) broke his transmission and Kevin Harvick (12th) and Joey Logano (14th) were non factors. Other than that, he was solid with three cars also in the top 10 and counting Harvick and Logano, he had five cars in the top 14. CJ also had five but he had two cars in the top five as the difference maker. He added 130 points to his total on Sunday.

Now, we head to Phoenix where Martin Truex Jr. (CJ) and Kyle Larson (Greg) won at last year.

Cindric won there in the Fall of 2020 and was runner-up in that same race last November. He and Burton are rookies this week.

Kyle Busch went through a stretch of five straight top threes but has only been 11th, 25th and 7th since. Chase Elliott has four straight top sevens including a win in Nov. 2020 and a pair of fifth’s last year. Truex Jr. was first and second respectively in 2021. William Byron has 3 top 10’s in his last four while Austin Dillon has no top fives and just two top 10’s in 16 Phoenix tries.

For Greg’s team, Wallace has struggled in Phoenix while Keselowski has 4 top 10’s in his last 5 there including 2 top four’s in his last three, but he has just 3 top fives since 2015 and driving for a new team now. Kurt Busch has been 10th or worse in 8 of his last 10 there including being 12th, 15th and 16th in his last three. Chris Buescher hasn’t been that great in Phoenix. Neither has Alex Bowman who’s been 13th, 30th, 35th, 23rd, 11th, 16th, 13th and 18th respectively in his last eight. Greg has to hope for a win from either Larson (6 straight top 7’s) or Ryan Blaney (5 top 10’s in last 6).

Eric has Aric Almirola who was 6th last November and the only driver with a top 10 in every race run this season including all in the top six at that. He also has 6 top 10’s in his last 9 overall tries at Phoenix too. Joey Logano has three top three’s in his last four there while Kevin Harvick is one win shy of 10 in the Arizona desert. He has 17 consecutive top 10’s on the 1-mile track. Denny Hamlin was third in both races last year including five top fives in his last six. Christopher Bell was ninth in both races in 2021 too. Tyler Reddick and Daniel Suarez are his weak links but both are having solid starts to this season though as well.

1 TEAM CJ – 860 points (1 win)

A Cindric… 330 (1 win)

Kyle B… 150

C Elliott… 125

M Truex Jr… 110

A Dillon… 95

W Byron… 40

H Burton… 10

2 TEAM GDP – 815 points (2 wins)

D Wallace… 195

K Larson… 160 (1 win)

R Blaney… 130

A Bowman… 120 (1 win)

B Keselowski… 100

Kurt B… 80

C Briscoe… 0

Waived Drivers… (30)

DRIVER CHANGES

3/2 (After Race 2) Acquired C Briscoe for C Buescher (30 points).

3 TEAM ERIC – 475 points

A Almirola… 180

J Logano… 75

D Suarez… 70

K Harvick… 65

T Reddick… 35

C Bell… 30

D Hamlin… 20

LEAGUE TRANSACTIONS

3/2(After Race 2/Fontana)

Team GDP waives C Buescher (30 points) for C Briscoe.

Weekly Race Points Standings

Week 3 Las Vegas

1 GDP 190

2 CJ 180

3 ERIC 130

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… 330 (CJ)

2 D Wallace… 195 (GDP)

3 A Almirola… 180 (ERIC)

4 K Larson… 160 (GDP)

5 Kyle B… 150 (CJ)

6 R Blaney… 130 (GDP)

7 C Elliott… 125 (CJ)

8 A Bowman… 120 (GDP)

9 M Truex Jr… 110 (CJ)

10B Keselowski… 100 (GDP)

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