DraftKings NASCAR DFS Picks for Phoenix: Fantasy NASCAR Strategy for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race

The NASCAR Cup Series Championship race takes place on Sunday at Phoenix Raceway (3:00 p.m. ET, NBC).

Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Christopher Bell and Ross Chastain are still alive for the drivers’ title, while Kyle Larson has replaced Elliott as the fourth driver to compete for the owners championship.

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Here are NASCAR DFS’s picks and strategy for today’s NASCAR Cup Series Championship race in Phoenix.

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Joey Logano ($10,500)Lugano has many things that will make him play incredibly safe with a lot of climbing.

First, he starts in first place, which under normal conditions already bodes well for the laps he drives and the fastest laps.

Add the fact that he’s a title contender and other teams are experimenting or seeming to be taking early leave, and that reduces the competition even more.

Then keep in mind that his teammate Ryan Blaney and fellow Ford driver Chase Briscoe start second and third, and Lugano has the perfect wing to help him drive a lot of the early race.

Lugano has a huge floor and roof for this race. Start it without worry.

Kevin Harvick ($8,700): It’s very hard to ignore the start of a driver who has not yet finished in the top 10 on the track since 2013.

Early in the week, I had some slight concerns that Harvick might cut that streak, given that he has only finished in the back half of the top 10 out of five of the last seven, and seems to have slowed overall in the past couple of years.

But my fears faded when he got on the track and had a lot of speed in practice and qualifying.

Perhaps it was ridiculous of me to doubt Harvick, as he had a car in the top three here in the spring, was first and second in Richmond, and finished 10th in New Hampshire.

It will be fast today.

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Ross Chastain ($10,400)As the farthest starting driver out of the four title contenders, expect Chastain to find his way forward.

Qualifying was never Chastain’s strong suit, but he was quick in practice, placing within the top 10 on all long-range practice metrics.

Chastain had the highest finish earlier this year at Phoenix, so if the race gets crazy, look for him to jump to the front as the best restaurant in the business.

Chris Bucher ($6,700): This price tag seems pretty cheap for Buescher, who started in the middle of the bag in the 19th.

Buescher finished 10th earlier this year in Phoenix and finished third in the second Richmond race.

Buescher also showed speed in practice, scoring 15th best, with an average of 15 laps. Even better, tire fall was incredibly low. He lost just 0.24 seconds between five and 20 laps. That’s actually lower than drivers like Logano, Elliott, Harvick, Tyler Reddick and William Byron, to name a few. Each of these drivers scored 15 laps inside the top ten.

We’ve seen enough tire drops this weekend across the three series that could matter in the long run.