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This weekend started out wild at ISM Raceway in Phoenix Arizona as two drivers got into it heavy during qualifying. Daniel Suarez and Michael McDowell threw hands after McDowell got in Suarez's way during the first round of qualifying. This move by McDowell caused Suarez to not make it past the first round and his emotions turned into rage aimed at McDowell.

I'm honestly excited to see what may be the start of a new Wild Wild West in NASCAR that we haven't had since the nineties. Whatever happens Sunday at 3PM ET will be exciting for fans and fantasy players alike. This will be the first flat track race of the season lead by pole winner Ryan Blaney (#12). With this new rules package coming into its own we could be gearing up for the first high tempered event between drivers this season.

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TicketGuardian 500 - Starting Lineup

  1. (#12) Ryan BlaneyFord
  2. (#9) Chase Elliott - Chevrolet
  3. (#11) Denny Hamlin - Toyota
  4. (#18) Kyle Bush - Toyota
  5. (#2) Brad Keselowski - Ford
  6. (#88) Alex Bowman - Chevrolet
  7. (#24) William Byron - Chevrolet
  8. (#4) Kevin Harvick - Ford
  9. (#19) Martin Truex Jr. - Toyota
  10. (#20) Eric Jones - Toyota
  11. (#8) Daniel Hemric - Chevrolet
  12. (#22) Joey Logano - Ford
  13. (#3) Austin Dillon - Chevrolet
  14. (#10) Aric Almirola - Ford
  15. (#48) Jimmie Johnson - Chevrolet
  16. (#1) Kurt Bush - Chevrolet
  17. (#21) Paul Menard - Ford
  18. (#6) Ryan Newman - Ford
  19. (#17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr. - Ford
  20. (#13) Ty Dillon - Chevrolet
  21. (#47) Ryan Preece - Chevrolet
  22. (#37) Chris Buescher - Chevrolet
  23. (#43) Bubba Wallace - Chevrolet
  24. (#32) Corey Lajoie - Ford
  25. (#95) Matt DiBenedetto - Toyota
  26. (#14) Clint Bowyer - Ford
  27. (#34) Michael McDowell - Ford
  28. (#41) Daniel Suarez- Ford
  29. (#38) David Ragan - Ford
  30. (#36) Matt Tifft - Ford
  31. (#42) Kyle Larson - Chevrolet
  32. (#00) Landon Cassill - Chevrolet
  33. (#15) Ross Chastain - Chevrolet
  34. (#51) Cody Ware - Ford
  35. (#77) Quin Houff - Chevrolet
  36. (#52) Bayley Currey - Chevrolet

 

DFS Lineup Picks - DraftKings, FanDuel

Kyle Larson #42 (DraftKings $9,900 | FanDuel $11,000)

Kyle Larson hit the track hot at the first practice finishing third and putting up a legit speed of 140.406. Once it came time to qualify that speed was a bit different. Larson qualified 31st with a speed of 134.786. This officially makes him the hottest play of the weekend in my book. Larson's spot isn't the only reason to play him. He has a pretty solid history at this track with four top 10 finishes. Chalk play of the week? Absolutely!

Kyle Bush #18 (DraftKings $12,200 | FanDuel $14,200)

If you wanted to name someone King of ISM Kyle Bush would be a great man for the job. Bush has one of the sexiest stat lines at this track with a win, three top fives and leading 359 laps in recent years. Bush is expensive but very worth it this week. He will be starting fourth from the pole with a speed of 139.855.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. #17 (DraftKings $7,500 | FanDuel $9,800)

RSJ is my sneaky sleeper play of the week. We've seen a pretty outspoken and unapologetic personality from him so far this season which shows me that he's packing confidence in his team and car. Even though he's driving around repping juice harder than Juice WRLD, he had a great finish last week in Vegas bagging sixth. Stenhouse Jr. is packing two top 10's and a top five at ISM in recent races and by playing him you can really open up your lineup to some heavier players this week.

Ryan Newman #6 (DraftKings $7,100 | FanDuel $8,200)

Newman has had success at ISM in the past putting up two wins since 2010 and finished 11th in his last two races here driving for Richard Childress Racing. Newman is now with Rousch Fenway Racing and has yet to hit the Top 10 but there's no doubt that this is one of his favorite tracks and you can get that energy for a great price. Newman qualified with a speed of 138.696 and ran 13th in the first practice.

 

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