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Phoenix is the site of this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, or ISM Raceway if you’re being technically correct. For some reason, the name ISM Raceway hasn’t really caught on, and everyone still calls this place Phoenix, so we’ll stick with that. Anyway, Phoenix is still the same track despite the name change, and it’s a one-mile flat track. This means it compares nicely with Richmond as well as New Hampshire. So with the first Phoenix race, the two Richmond races, and the New Hampshire event this season, we’ve got four races to analyze for comparison’s sake.

This week, I’m going to do something a little different with this post. Admittedly, Phoenix is nowhere near my best track from a NASCAR Fantasy DFS perspective. In fact, I’d argue it’s my worst track on the schedule, and my DraftKings losses over the years backs that up. So instead of providing what would probably end up being unreliable projections, I’m just going to post the data I’m using this week. Take it for what it’s worth, and sit back and enjoy the race–that’s what I’m going to do anyway.

Here are some helpful links to the qualifying results and practice speeds from this weekend.

Race Statistics on Flat, Short Tracks in 2019

Denny Hamlin 2019 Paint Scheme FedEx Fantasy NASCAR
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Below you will find the average statistics for each driver over the Phoenix, Richmond, New Hampshire, and Richmond 2 races in the following categories: average finish, average running position, average starting position, and average driver rating per race. You can sort each column by clicking on it, and the table is, by default, sorted by average finish.

DriverPHX2 SalaryAvg FinishAvg Run PosAvg StartAvg Driver Rating
Martin Truex Jr$11,20002.5005.2507.00123.18
Denny Hamlin$10,60003.7507.5015.50109.60
Kyle Busch$11,90004.7504.2503.50130.15
Kevin Harvick$11,50005.2505.7506.25113.83
Joey Logano$9,90008.0010.2512.7595.18
Ryan Newman$7,60008.2512.2521.7585.90
Brad Keselowski$9,10010.0009.0003.75101.80
Clint Bowyer$8,90010.5009.5015.2594.63
Ryan Blaney$9,40012.2512.5010.7587.63
Kurt Busch$8,70013.5010.0007.5088.20
Aric Almirola$8,10013.5012.7515.2583.15
Jimmie Johnson$7,90015.0014.0017.2582.08
Paul Menard$7,50016.7517.2516.7570.43
Daniel Suarez$7,20017.2518.0022.0073.58
Chase Elliott$10,20017.7517.2512.2575.63
Matt DiBenedetto$7,30017.7517.0016.0068.95
William Byron$8,30018.2517.2516.7569.70
Ty Dillon$6,20019.5021.7522.7557.78
Ricky Stenhouse Jr$6,60020.0018.2514.7567.95
Austin Dillon$6,80020.2519.0014.2568.68
Kyle Larson$9,60020.5017.7517.2572.33
Bubba Wallace$5,70020.7523.5026.5054.53
Erik Jones$8,50021.0015.2516.2584.68
Chris Buescher$7,00021.0019.5019.2561.85
Alex Bowman$7,80022.2519.2518.7565.40
Daniel Hemric$6,10024.7523.7517.2551.53
Corey Lajoie$5,80026.0027.2525.7543.48
Ryan Preece$6,40026.2525.7521.5046.98
David Ragan$5,50026.5024.2522.7548.58
Michael McDowell$6,00027.5025.7520.0047.73
Ross Chastain$5,60029.5032.0031.2535.38
Landon Cassill$4,90030.5030.5030.5037.15

DraftKings Statistics on Flat, Short Tracks in 2019

Kyle Busch 2018 Homestead Fantasy NASCAR
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Below you will find the average DraftKings statistics for each driver over the Phoenix, Richmond, New Hampshire, and Richmond 2 races in the following categories: average DraftKings points scored, average dominator points, fastest laps per race, and laps led per race. You can sort each column by clicking on it, and the table is, by default, sorted by average DraftKings points per race.


DriverPHX2 SalaryDK Pts Per RaceDominator Pts Per RaceFastest Laps Per RaceLaps Led Per Race
Kyle Busch$11,900113.3874.6374.50149.50
Martin Truex Jr$11,20081.5634.0631.2573.75
Denny Hamlin$10,60071.6319.6324.2530.00
Kevin Harvick$11,50058.0617.5626.2517.75
Ryan Newman$7,60052.1302.8805.7500.00
Joey Logano$9,90049.8109.0611.5013.25
Brad Keselowski$9,10045.7518.0019.5033.00
Clint Bowyer$8,90043.7505.5011.0000.00
Ryan Blaney$9,40040.6310.3809.0023.50
Aric Almirola$8,10037.3805.1305.5009.50
Daniel Suarez$7,20035.7504.2508.5000.00
Jimmie Johnson$7,90032.1300.8801.2501.00
Paul Menard$7,50031.0003.7507.5000.00
Bubba Wallace$5,70029.8800.8801.7500.00
Ty Dillon$6,20028.3800.6301.2500.00
Kurt Busch$8,70025.8801.3802.7500.00
William Byron$8,30025.6301.3802.7500.00
Matt DiBenedetto$7,30025.3800.8801.7500.00
Chase Elliott$10,20023.1302.3804.7500.00
Chris Buescher$7,00023.1301.8803.7500.00
Kyle Larson$9,60022.5002.2504.5000.00
Austin Dillon$6,80021.8804.1308.2500.00
Erik Jones$8,50021.6303.3806.2501.00
Ricky Stenhouse Jr$6,60021.5002.7505.5000.00
Ross Chastain$5,60020.6304.3808.7500.00
Alex Bowman$7,80019.0000.7501.5000.00
Corey Lajoie$5,80018.5000.7501.5000.00
David Ragan$5,50016.0002.2504.5000.00
Landon Cassill$4,90015.0001.5003.0000.00
Ryan Preece$6,40013.6300.6301.2500.00
Daniel Hemric$6,10012.1300.3800.2501.00
Michael McDowell$6,00009.8800.8801.7500.00
As someone who has always been obsessed with numbers, Fantasy NASCAR has been the perfect fit with me. I pride myself on the quality of my analysis for each race, and am glad that I have been able to help others along the way. I've been a serious Fantasy NASCAR player for over 10 years now, and I'm just getting started.