Prime Sports NASCAR – weekly fantasy team update leaving Kansas

Greg got the winner right with Bubba Wallace in a 1-3-4 effort with one of them in Alex Bowman also leading the most laps. But what kept him from a near perfect day was having the bottom 2 finishers too.

CJ had 2 cars in the top 10 but 3 of his 7 being 26th or worse. Eric was more consistent with 4 cars in the top 10 and all but 1 of his drivers finishing in the top 15.

Bristol Night Race Preview
Just 3 times has a non playoff driver won the third race of the postseason. The last was back in 2007. I don’t see it happening again this weekend either. This is the 3rd year Bristol has been in this spot and all 3 years the winner was a playoff driver too.
So you can narrow this weekend down to the 16 eligible playoff drivers still fighting for a title then. Among that list, you can narrow it down further in the sense of looking at past Bristol trends as well as short track races this season.
Toyota has won twice on short tracks this season but their drivers note that these aren’t their strong suits either. That’s why I’d side more with a sleeper like Christopher Bell (stats above) rather than Denny Hamlin or Martin Truex Jr.
Chevrolet has 3 Bristol wins in the last 16 tries but one occurred just last year. That driver however in Kyle Larson (stats above) is also a fade which sets us up nicely for better drivers for better odds.
In the Ford camp, you have some good value here.
Bristol Night Race Top Stats
• We’ve had 4 different teams win the last 4 races. JGR and Penske won in 2019, SHR in 2020 and HMS in 2021.
• 3 of the last 4 Bristol race have went the final green to checkered stretch of at least 82 laps.
• Starting spot is key when you’re starting on the pole (3 winners in last 7).
o Last 4 winners have started in the top 5, 6 of the last 7 from the top 10.
o Starting spots of short tracks this season: 6th, 13th, 5th, 4th, 7th, 5th, 13th. The only ones not in the top 4 rows were both at Richmond….
Bristol Night Race Live Trends
• The last 2 years, the race winner finished in the top three of both stages each time.
• This season on short tracks, none of the winners of the race won a stage. In fact, just three times did they finish in the top 5 of Stage 1 (Phoenix, Martinsville, Dover) and just twice did they do so in Stage 2 (Martinsville, Richmond 2).
• Great race to live bet in a sense that 7 of the last 9 races saw the eventual race winner not lead a single lap in the first 2 stages including 5 of the last 6.

1 TEAM GDP – 5,790 points (10 wins)

R Blaney… 870 (1 win)

C Bell… 860 (1 win)

A Bowman… 805 (1 win)

K Harvick…715 (2 wins)

T Reddick…715 (2 wins)

B Wallace 560 (1 win)

C Briscoe… 505 (1 win)

Waived/Traded Drivers… (760; 1 win)

2 TEAM ERIC – 5,330 points (9 wins)

D Hamlin… 1,000 (2 wins)

J Logano… 845 (2 wins)

R Chastain… 780 (2 wins)

K Larson…760 (1 win)

D Suarez… 675 (1 win)

C Buescher… 85

A Dillon…60

Waived/Traded Drivers… (1,125; 1 win)

3 TEAM CJ – 5,235 points (9 wins)

C Elliott… 1080 (4 wins)

A Cindric… 860 (1 win)

Kyle B… 840(1 win)

M Truex Jr… 705

W Byron… 635(2 wins)

E Jones… 535 (1 win)

T Gibbs… 65

Waived Drivers… (515)


8/28 (After Race 26/Daytona) Team ERIC waives M McDowell (30 points) for A Dillon.

8/17 (After Race 25/Richmond) Team ERIC waives A Almirola (495 points) and T Gibbs (30 points) for C Buescher and M McDowell.

8/17 (After Race 25/Richmond) Team CJ waives A Dillon (460 points) for T Gibbs.

8/5 (After Race 23/Indianapolis RC) Team ERIC waives Kurt B (295 points, 1 win) for Ty Gibbs.

8/1 (After Race 23/Indianapolis RC)

Team GDP waives B Keselowski (240 points) for B Wallace (200 points).

7/18 (After Race 20/New Hampshire)

Team GDP waives M McDowell (55 points) for B Keselowski (210 points).

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 forK Larson (170 points, 1 win) and Kurt B (160 points).

Weekly Race Points Standings

Week 29 Kansas

1 GDP 460

2 ERIC 400

3 CJ 240

Driver Standings (Top 10)

1 C Elliott… 1080 (CJ)

2 D Hamlin… 1000 (ERIC)

3 K Larson… 930 (ERIC)

4 C Bell… 895 (GDP)

5 R Blaney… 870 (GDP)

6 A Cindric… 860 (CJ)

7 J Logano… 845 (ERIC)

8 Kyle B… 840 (CJ)

9 K Harvick… 835 (GDP)10T Reddick… 825 (GDP)

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