Prime Sports NASCAR weekly fantasy team update heading to Phoenix

Greg scored 2 of the top 5 finishers on Sunday but Eric also had 4 of the top 6 finishers himself and 5 of his 7 drivers in the top 10 to maintain his points lead heading to the season finale on Sunday in Phoenix. CJ had just 1 driver in the top 10 and 2 in the top 18.

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Season Finale 500 Preview
Which trend to you think wins out? In all eight years under this Championship 4 format, the champion had to win the season finale. In fact, more times than not, all four championship drivers have finishing in the top four at that. They’ve done so in 2 of the last 4 years and have at the very minimum been 1-2-3 in three of the last four years at that.
2021: 1-2-3-5 (2nd year at Phoenix)
2020: 1-2-3-4 (1st year at Phoenix)
2019: 1-2-4-10 (last year at Homestead)
2018: 1-2-3-4 (Homestead)
2017: 1-2-4-7 (Homestead)
2016: 1-4-6-34 (Homestead)
2015: 1-2-6-12 (Homestead)
2014: 1-2-7-16 (Homestead)
That’s why the top odds go to the championship front runners. However, in this year of the playoffs and a new car, we’ve seen way more parity. The first four races of this year’s postseason were each won by non championship eligible drivers. The reason for that was because the drivers felt like there was no more holding back your best stuff for this year’s playoffs. You have what you have.

So that does mean this is the year we see some better racing for the win up front among non championship contenders?

It’s not unprecedented. Prior to this format, the champion only won the final race once in the previous 10 years of the playoff format (2011 Tony Stewart). In fact, if you go back to the start of the Modern Era (1972) and go through the 2003 season on the traditional points format, the season champion won the season finale just two times in 42 years. Jeff Gordon (1998 in Atlanta) and Tony Stewart (2011 in Homestead). They’re 8-for-8 since.
Season Finale 500 Top Stats
• Starting position matters in Phoenix. 9 of the last 10 Phoenix winners have come from a top 10 starting spot. In fact, 13 of the last 16 have started in the first 5 Rows including 7 of the last 8 from the top 6 at that.
• We’ve only seen 1 overtime finish in the last
o The final green flag run was just 3 laps this past spring.
o In the spring race of 2021, the final 25 laps went green while the final 24 laps in the playoff race went green to checkered.
o We went green for the final 112 laps in the 2020 playoff race without a yellow in the final stage.
o For 2019, the spring race went 74 laps from green to checkered over the final run but only three in the playoff event.
o In 2018, it was 114 laps (spring) and 12 laps (Fall) over the final green flag run to the distance.
• The driver to win the spring race in Phoenix has only went on to win the series championship just three times – Terry Labonte (1984), Dale Earnhardt (1990) and Jeff Gordon (1995). That may not bode well for Chase Briscoe.
Season Finale 500 Live Trends
· Martin Truex Jr. last spring was the only driver since the 2017 Fall race to not score stage points in both stages and to win at Phoenix.
· In fact, since the stages were introduced in 2017, he’s the only driver not to score stage points in Stage 1 and win in the end.
· 6 of the last 7 Phoenix races saw the eventual race winner get a top five in the opening stage. Chase Briscoe finished 2nd in Stage 1 back in March.
· Furthermore, 6 of the last 8 race winners had a top 2 in Stage 2. Briscoe was 8th in March.
· Basically, a driver in the top five in Stage 1 and top 2 in Stage 2 is your winner on Sunday.

2022 FANTASY STANDINGS

1 TEAM ERIC

2 TEAM GDP –2,080 points

3 TEAM CJ – 3,535 points

1 TEAM ERIC – 13,380 points (12 wins)

R Chastain… 2,360 (2 wins)

D Hamlin… 2,300 (2 wins)

K Larson… 2,280 (2 wins)

J Logano… 2,275 (3 wins)

D Suarez… 1,375 (1 win)

C Buescher… 805 (1 win)

C Briscoe…560

Waived/Traded Drivers… (1,425; 1 win)

DRIVER CHANGES

10/10 (After Race 32) Acquired C Briscoe for A Dillon (300 points).

8/28 (After Race 26) Acquired A Dillon for M McDowell (30 points).

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

8/5 (After Race 23) Acquired Ty Gibbs for Kurt B (295 points, 1 win).

3/29 (After Race 6) Acquired K Larson and Kurt B from TEAM GDP for K Harvick (120 points) and T Reddick (120 points).

3/14 (After Race 4) Acquired R Chastain for C Bell (35 points).

2 TEAM GDP – 11,300 points (13 wins)

C Bell… 2,340 (3 wins)

R Blaney… 1,740 (1 win)

K Harvick…1,555 (2 wins)

B Wallace…750 (1 win)

A Dillon…560

B Keselowski…260

J Haley…0

Waived/Traded Drivers… (4,095; 6 wins)

DRIVER CHANGES

11/1 (After Race 35) Acquired B Wallace (750 points/1 win) and J Haley (0 points) for T Reddick (1,505 points/3 wins) andAJ Allmendinger (200 points).

10/24 (After Race 34) Acquired B Keselowski (260 points) and AJ Allmendinger (160 points) for N Gragson (40 points) and A Almirola (120 points).

10/18 (After Race 33) Acquired N Gragson for B Wallace (750 points/1 win).

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

10/4 (After Race 31) Acquired AJ Allmendinger forB Keselowski (260 points).

9/27 (After Race 30) Acquired M McDowell (55 points) forA Bowman (825 points/1 win).

9/27 (After Race 30) Acquired B Keselowski (240 points) forC Briscoe (705 points/1 win).

8/1 (After Race 23) Acquired B Wallace (200 points) for B Keselowski (240 points).

7/18 (After Race 20) Acquired B Keselowski (210 points) for M McDowell (55 points).

5/27 (After Race 18) Acquired M McDowell for R Stenhouse Jr. (105 points).

5/16 (After Race 13) Acquired R Stenhouse Jr. for J Haley (0 points).

5/9 (After Race 12) Acquired J Haley for B Keselowski (210 points).

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

3/15 (After Race 4) Acquired C Bell for D Wallace (200 points).

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

3 TEAM CJ – 9,845 points (10 wins)

C Elliott… 2,080 (5 wins)

Kyle B… 1,640(1 win)

W Byron… 1,515(2 wins)

M Truex Jr… 1,325

A Cindric… 1,260 (1 win)

E Jones… 1,225 (1 win)

A Bowman…0

Waived Drivers… (800)

DRIVER CHANGES

11/1 (After Race 35) Acquired A Bowman for T Gibbs (285 points).

8/17 (After Race 25) Acquired T Gibbs for A Dillon (460 points).

4/25 (After Race 10) Acquired E Jones for H Burton (55 points).

LEAGUE TRANSACTIONS

11/1 (After Race 35/Martinsville) Team GDP waives

T Reddick (1,505 points/3 wins) andAJ Allmendinger (200 points) forB Wallace (750 points/1 win) and J Haley (0 points).

11/1 (After Race 35/Martinsville) Team CJ waives T Gibbs (285 points) for A Bowman.

10/24 (After Race 34/Homestead) Team GDP waives N Gragson (40 points) and A Almirola (120 points) for B Keselowski (260 points) and AJ Allmendinger (160 points).

10/18 (After Race 33/Las Vegas) Team GDP waives B Wallace (750 points/1 win) N Gragson.

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 36 Martinsville

1 ERIC 1,800

2 GDP 1,240

3 CJ 800

Week 35 Homestead

1 ERIC 2,000

2 CJ 960

3 GDP 880

Week 34 Las Vegas

1 ERIC 2,160

2 CJ 1,080

3 GDP 760

Week 33 Roval

1 GDP 1,080

2 CJ 400

3 ERIC 360

Week 32 Talladega

1 CJ 780

2 ERIC 600

3 GDP 540

Week 31 Texas

1 GDP 800

2 ERIC 700

3 CJ 360

Week 30 Bristol

1 ERIC 430

2 CJ 230

3 GDP 210

Week 29 Kansas

1 GDP 460

2 ERIC 400

3 CJ 240

Week 28 Darlington

1 CJ 330

1 GDP 330

3 ERIC 310

POINTS INCREASE

Week 27 Daytona

1 CJ 135

2 GDP 130

3 ERIC 35

Week 26 Watkins Glen

1 ERIC 255

2 GDP 110

3 CJ 105

Week 25 Richmond

1 GDP 225

2 CJ 150

3 ERIC 140

Week 24 Michigan

1 GDP 250

2 ERIC 150

3 CJ 120

Week 23 Indianapolis (Road)

1 GDP 140

2 CJ 120

3 ERIC 60

Week 22 Pocono

1 CJ 210

2 GDP 165

3 ERIC 110

Week 21 New Hampshire

1 GDP 180

2 CJ 175

3 ERIC 145

Week 20 Atlanta

1 CJ 215

2 ERIC 155

3 GDP 105

Week 19 Road America

1 GDP 230

2 ERIC 145

3 CJ 130

Week 18 Nashville

1 ERIC 230

2 CJ 180

3 GDP 120

Week 17 Sonoma

1 ERIC 190

2 CJ 135

3 GDP 110

Week 16 Illinois

1 ERIC 235

2 CJ 175

3 GDP 105

Week 15 Coke 600 (Prime 3 Race)

1 GDP 645

2 ERIC 525

3 CJ 315

Week 14 All-Star

1 GDP 120

2 ERIC 100

3 CJ 40

Week 13 Kansas

1 ERIC 245

2 CJ 125

3 GDP 120

Week 12 Darlington

1 ERIC 165

2 GDP 155

3 CJ 110

Week 11 Dover

1 CJ 190

2 GDP 150

3 ERIC 110

Week 10 Talladega

1 CJ 195

2 ERIC 180

3 GDP 90

Week 9 Bristol Dirt

1 GDP 185

2 CJ 165

3 ERIC 105

Week 8 Martinsville

1 CJ 230

2 ERIC 180

3 GDP 140

Week 7 Richmond

1 GDP 210

2 CJ 180

3 ERIC 175

Week 6 Texas (Road)

1 ERIC 185

2 CJ 165

3 GDP 160

Week 5 Atlanta

1 CJ 165

2 ERIC 150

3 GDP 130

Week 4 Phoenix

1 GDP 210

2 ERIC 175

3 CJ 75

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

Driver Standings (Top 10)

1 K Larson… 2,450 (ERIC)

2 C Bell… 2,375 (GDP)

3 R Chastain… 2,360 (ERIC)

4 D Hamlin… 2,300 (ERIC)

5 J Logano… 2,275 (ERIC)

6 C Elliott… 2,080 (CJ)

7 R Blaney… 1,740 (GDP)

8 K Harvick… 1,675 (GDP)

9 Kyle B… 1,640 (CJ)

10 T Reddick… 1,625 (FA)

PLAYOFF RACE POINTS SYSTEM (R4)

1ST1,600

2ND960

Top 5…640

Top 10…480

Top 15…320

Top 20…160

Top 30…80

PLAYOFF RACE POINTS SYSTEM (R8)

1ST800

2ND480

Top 5…320

Top 10…240

Top 15…160

Top 20…80

Top 30…40

PLAYOFF RACE POINTS SYSTEM (R12)

1ST400

2ND240

Top 5…160

Top 10…120

Top 15…80

Top 20…40

Top 30…20

PLAYOFF RACE POINTS SYSTEM (R16)

1ST200

2ND120

Top 5…80

Top 10…60

Top 15…40

Top 20…20

Top 30…10

PRIME 3 RACE POINTS (Reg. Season Points Tripled)

*Daytona 500

*Coca-Cola 600

PRIME 3 RACE POINTS SYSTEM

1ST300

2ND180

Top 5…120

Top 10…90

Top 15…60

Top 20…30

Top 30…15

ALL-STAR RACE POINTS SYSTEM

1ST100

2nd50

3rd40

4th30

5th20

Top 10…10

STANDARD RACE POINTS SYSTEM

1ST100

2ND60

Top 5…40

Top 10…30

Top 15…20

Top 20…10

Top 30…5

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