Prime Sports NASCAR – weekly fantasy team update from Road America and heading to Atlanta

Greg picked up his 6th win of the season Sunday in Road America via Tyler Reddick, but it was Eric who had a solid day with 3 drivers in the top 5. he also had his other 4 being 17th or worse too. But, Greg and CJ each only had 2 drivers in the top 10 which is why the points remain close heading to Atlanta.

This upcoming race should look a lot like the one of the spring which featured action like Daytona and Talladega. Which is why with all the uncertainty we saw for the spring race, we have more data to base this weekend off of.

We’ve seen 3 superspeedway races run this season with 3 different drivers winning from 3 different teams. Austin Cindric (Team Penske) won the Daytona 500. William Byron (Hendrick Motorsports) won here in March while Ross Chastain (Trackhouse Racing) won at Talladega in April.

That certainly opens the door.

William Byron isn’t primed to be the 1st driver in well over a decade to sweep the Atlanta races. His teammates have all struggled on speedway tracks while Chase Elliott has never won on his hometrack before while Kyle Larson has 1 top 5 in 32 superspeedway starts. Team Penske was 9-17-32 this past spring themselves.

Does it open the door to Joe Gibbs Racing? They only went 8-23-29-33 here in March and features Martin Truex Jr. who’s 0-for-25 in Atlanta.

That’s why this could be a new team race. Trackhouse Racing (2nd, 4th in March) and 23XI Racing (3rd, 13th but Wallace was 2nd at the white flag and crashed) have my attention.

Quaker State 400 key stat

The Ford’s have won all but 2 Atlanta races since 2017. 1 of which though wasn’t in March. In saying that, Ford’s still have in my opinion the top speedway package. They went 1-2-3-4-5 in all four Daytona 500 practices, 1-2-3 (Duel 1), 1-2-3-4 (Duel 2) and 3 cars in the top 5 for the ‘500 itself.

However, Chevrolet is 2-for-3 on speedway tracks this season while Toyota hasn’t won on this track in any of the last 10 tries.

1 TEAM GDP – 3,695 points (5 wins)

R Blaney… 620 (1 win)

A Bowman… 565 (1 win)

C Bell… 435

K Harvick…420

C Briscoe… 380 (1 win)

T Reddick…370 (1 win)

M McDowell…30

Waived/Traded Drivers… (875; 1 win)

2 TEAM ERIC – 3,570 points (8 wins)

D Hamlin… 610 (2 wins)

R Chastain… 585 (2 wins)

J Logano… 565 (2 wins)

D Suarez… 430 (1 win)

K Larson…430

A Almirola… 415

Kurt B…260 (1 win)

Waived/Traded Drivers… (275)

 

3 TEAM CJ – 3,435 points (6 wins)

Kyle B… 710 (1 win)

C Elliott… 665 (2 wins)

A Cindric… 600 (1 win)

M Truex Jr… 435

W Byron… 425 (2 wins)

A Dillon… 390

E Jones… 155

Waived Drivers… (55)

LEAGUE TRANSACTIONS

5/27 (After Race 18/Nashville)

Team GDP waives R Stenhouse Jr. (105 points) for M McDowell. 

 

5/16 (After Race 13/Kansas)

Team GDP waives J Haley (0 points) for R Stenhouse Jr. 

 

5/9 (After Race 12/Darlington)

Team GDP waives B Keselowski (210 points) for J Haley. 

 

4/25 (After Race 10/Talladega)

Team CJ waives H Burton (55 points) for E Jones.

 

3/15 (After Race 4/Phoenix)

Team GDP waives D Wallace (200 points) for C Bell

 

3/14 (After Race 4/Phoenix) 

Team ERIC waives C Bell (35 points) for R Chastain. 

 

3/2 (After Race 2/Fontana) 

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

 

3/29 (After Race 6/Texas Road)Team GDP Acquired K Harvick (120 points) and T Reddick (120 points) from Team ERIC for K Larson (170 points, 1 win) and Kurt B (160 points).

 

Weekly Race Points Standings

Week 19 Road America

1 GDP 230

2 ERIC 145

3 CJ 130

 

Driver Standings (Top 10)

 

1 Kyle B… 710 (CJ)

2 C Elliott… 665 (CJ)

3 R Blaney… 620 (GDP)

3 D Hamlin… 610 (ERIC)

5 A Cindric… 600 (CJ)

5 K Larson… 600 (ERIC)

7 R Chastain… 585 (ERIC)

8 A Bowman… 565 (GDP)

8 J Logano… 565 (ERIC)

10 K Harvick… 540 (GDP)

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