Prime Sports NASCAR – weekly fantasy team update leaving Vegas and heading to Homestead

What a massive weekend for Eric in the top of his drivers shining. He had the 1-2-4-5 placed finishers which includes his pickup of Chase Briscoe last week. With 3 of Greg’s drivers having problems, Eric not only closed the gap significantly heading to Homestead, he’s the new points leader.

Eric heads to Homestead 400 points clear of Greg and 1,495 up front of CJ. Eric had 2,160 points alone in Vegas with CJ 1,080 and Greg 760.

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Dixie Vodka 400 Preview:
Sunday’s race is a return to guessing as this is the first trip the NASCAR Cup Series has taken to the Homestead-Miami Speedway with the Next Gen. Can you take anything from years past and use it for this weekend?
The best way to handicap this race is to look at some of the past as well as using how both Darlington race fared this year. Homestead races a lot like Darlington in a sense that they’re somewhat similar shaped, both are ages surfaces that provide a lot of tire wear and the racing lines look similar.
Which is why you can look more at Darlington this season, moreso the May race there and use that data for this weekend’s picks.
Dixie Vodka 400 Top Stats:
· Hamlin beat the kids in 2020. The then 39 year old was one of only three drivers over the age of 28 in the top 10 in the Dixie Vodka 400. 24 year olds Chase Elliott and Tyler Reddick were second and fourth respectively. 26 year old Ryan Blaney was third. 25 year old Christopher Bell was eighth while 22 year old William Byron was ninth. The only other drivers in the top 10 was 36 year olds Brad Keselowski (10th) and Aric Almirola (5th), 35 year old Kyle Busch (6th) and 30 year old Austin Dillon (7th).
· Don’t expect overtime – 14 of the last 15 Homestead races ended on Lap 267.
· Ford has won 1 of the last 11 at Homestead.
· 7 of the last 9 winners came from the top 5 of the starting lineup.
Dixie Vodka 400 Live Trends:
· When NASCAR began using stage breaks in their races in 2017, the eventual Homestead winner has finished in the top five of every stage run. They’re 10-for-10.
· William Byron won last year and finished 4th and 1st.
· Denny Hamlin won the 2020 race and swept both stages.
· Kyle Busch won the year prior and was 3rd and 1st in the two stages.
· Joey Logano was victorious in 2018 and was fourth and third respectively himself.
· Martin Truex Jr. was fifth and second respectively in his win in 2017.


2 TEAM GDP –400 points

3 TEAM CJ – 1,495 points

1 TEAM ERIC – 9,580 points (11 wins)

J Logano… 1,955 (3 wins)

D Hamlin… 1,740 (2 wins)

R Chastain… 1,560 (2 wins)

K Larson… 1,000 (1 win)

D Suarez… 975 (1 win)

C Buescher… 605 (1 win)

C Briscoe…320

Waived/Traded Drivers… (1,425; 1 win)

2 TEAM GDP – 9,180 points (12 wins)

T Reddick…1,505 (3 wins)

C Bell… 1,380 (2 wins)

R Blaney… 1,340 (1 win)

K Harvick…1,235 (2 wins)

B Wallace 750 (1 win)

A Almirola…80

A Dillon…240

Waived/Traded Drivers… (2,650; 3 wins)

3 TEAM CJ – 8,085 points (10 wins)

C Elliott… 1,680 (5 wins)

Kyle B… 1,360(1 win)

A Cindric… 1,140 (1 win)

W Byron… 1,115(2 wins)

E Jones… 1,105 (1 win)

M Truex Jr… 1,005

T Gibbs… 165

Waived Drivers… (515)


10/10 (After Race 32/Roval) Team ERIC waives A Dillon (300 points) for C Briscoe.

10/10 (After Race 32/Roval) Team GDP waives AJ Allmendinger (160 points) and M McDowell (235 points) for A Almirola and A Dillon.

10/4 (After Race 31/Talladega) Team GDP waives B Keselowski (260 points) forAJ Allmendinger.

9/29 (After Race 30/Texas) Team GDP waives A Bowman (825 points/1 win) for M McDowell (55 points).

9/27 (After Race 30/Texas) Team GDP waives C Briscoe (705 points/1 win) for B Keselowski (240 points).

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 34 Las Vegas

1 ERIC 2,160

2 CJ 1,080

3 GDP 760

Driver Standings (Top 10)

1 J Logano… 1,955 (ERIC)

2 D Hamlin… 1,740 (ERIC)

3 C Elliott… 1,680 (CJ)

4 T Reddick… 1,625 (GDP)

5 R Chastain… 1,560 (ERIC)

6 C Bell… 1,415 (GDP)

7 Kyle B… 1,360 (CJ)

8 K Harvick… 1,355 (GDP)

9 R Blaney… 1,340 (GDP)

10 K Larson… 1,170 (ERIC)

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