It’s bittersweet writing this final playbook for the 2020 Cup season, fittingly for the Season Finale 500. It’s been a strange year this 2020 has. From it getting going with the horrifying wreck with Ryan Newman to the shutdown of the season just four weeks later to covering iRacing for DFS to getting two races a week for a few weeks and now finally getting a normal run of playoff races in place all the way up to this Sunday’s race at Phoenix.

This track is a change for Championship venue from Homestead-Miami and for the first time in a long time, the championship venue has already been run at previously this season giving teams a leg up on setting up their cars for the final race of the year. This is a tricky 1-mile track that has multiple lines to drive around the relatively flat surface and the restarts here, with a choose cone now, are equally as crazy as the multiple lines as they drive over the 312 laps. If you watched the Truck race on Friday night, you know just what a late-race restart does for the running order and DFS lineups alike.

If you haven’t checked out the Track Breakdown, DFS Rankings, or the Podcast this week those will get you full stats and strategy tidbits in addition to what’s presented here.

Average DFS Points By Starting Spot

These charts are to give you an idea of strategy based on starting spots regardless of the drivers starting in those spots over the last four races here.

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 DriverStartMakeCar Fanduel DraftKingsBreakDown
Ch. Elliott1Chevrolet9 $12500 $10600UPGRADE
Jo. Logano2Ford22 $13300 $10000UPGRADE
Br. Keselowski3Ford2 $13500 $10800UPGRADE
De. Hamlin4Toyota11 $13000 $10300UPGRADE
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Ky. Busch8Toyota18 $12000 $9600UPGRADE
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Ke. Harvick11Ford4 $12300 $11100UPGRADE
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Ty. Dillon22Chevrolet13 $6000 $6000UPGRADE
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Ji. Johnson26Chevrolet48 $10500 $9300UPGRADE
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