Phoenix Raceway is where we will crown the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Champion, as there are 312 laps scheduled around this one-mile flat track on Sunday afternoon. It’ll come down to Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, and Martin Truex, Jr. for the Championship, and likely the race as well. This will also cap off the 2021 DFS NASCAR season, so thank you for following along all season long! Hopefully these projections were able to help you win some money this year.

Optimal Lineup According to Jordan’s Projections

Kevin Harvick Fantasy NASCAR 2018
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The optimal FanDuel lineup for Phoenix on Sunday afternoon according to my Projections is:

  • Martin Truex, Jr.
  • Joey Logano
  • Kevin Harvick
  • Aric Almirola
  • Tyler Reddick

Confidence Rating = 6.3/10. Don’t really hate this one, but it’s hard to see any of these drivers leading significant laps except mayybeee Martin Truex, Jr. This lineup is relatively safe but I’m not sure it has a great chance of being optimal.

FanDuel Driver Projections for the Xfinity 500 at Martinsville

The following chart takes into account the very basics: the starting position and the projected finish of each driver. The projected finishes are averaged from six different ranking systems. Also factored in are projected laps led for each driver. You can click the headers below to sort the chart by that attribute. By default it is sorted by average projected FPTS.

DriverFanDuel SalaryAvg Proj PtsStarting PositionCeiling Proj PtsDollar Per Pt
Kyle Larson$14,50077.85192.60$186
Martin Truex Jr.$13,00075.701288.20$172
Chase Elliott$14,00075.58282.50$185
Denny Hamlin$13,50075.37684.20$179
Joey Logano$11,00069.421079.50$158
Kevin Harvick$9,50067.35972.10$141
Brad Keselowski$9,80067.051176.80$146
Ryan Blaney$10,50064.60476.10$163
Alex Bowman$9,00063.951476.70$141
Aric Almirola$8,50063.451870.70$134
William Byron$12,00063.20372.70$190
Christopher Bell$10,00063.20872.50$158
Tyler Reddick$8,00062.452070.20$128
Kyle Busch$11,50061.951374.70$186
Austin Dillon$7,30059.352367.20$123
Ross Chastain$7,50059.201668.20$127
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.$6,20055.602158.70$112
Matt DiBenedetto$7,70055.351561.70$139
Erik Jones$6,80054.252761.70$125
Bubba Wallace$7,00053.252562.20$131
Kurt Busch$8,20052.75564.00$155
Chris Buescher$6,30052.252658.20$121
Chase Briscoe$5,80052.002260.70$112
Cole Custer$6,00047.35759.40$127
Daniel Suarez$6,50047.251755.20$138
Corey LaJoie$4,50046.652457.20$96
Ryan Preece$4,50045.953154.70$98
Michael McDowell$5,50044.702851.70$123
Ryan Newman$5,00044.151953.20$113
Justin Haley$4,00043.102949.20$93
Anthony Alfredo$4,00041.853048.20$96
B.J. McLeod$2,50041.353244.70$60
Cody Ware$3,00038.303343.70$78
Quin Houff$3,00037.303541.70$80
Joey Gase$2,00036.803442.70$54
Josh Bilicki$2,50036.453741.20$69
Garrett Smithley$2,00034.853840.20$57
David Starr$2,00034.603640.70$58
Timmy Hill$2,00032.503934.70$62
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.