Darrell Wallace Jr. – Darrell Wallace Jr. will be a fantasy prospect you’ll want to watch with great interest at Phoenix. He’s essentially in RCR equipment and last fall their cars were low double digits to mid-teens good with 3 of the 4 cars finishing between 11th to 15th (Austin Dillon, Ty Dillon and Paul Menard). Ryan Newman had the best RCR car and was top ten good but had problems. Wallace is a “hungry” driver and I think he’ll be a high-teens to low-twenties performer. Last year in the Xfinity Series Wallace finished 6th.
Ty Dillon – Ty Dillon has interesting fantasy value at Phoenix. He’s run well the last three races, but yet I find it hard to bet on him running well again. Over the last three races in the desert his combined average finish is 13.5. Last fall Dillon had his best Phoenix race. In that event he finished 11th, earned the 11th best driver rating and had a 17th place average running position. Last spring Dillon had a respectable result and crossed the finish line in 16th. Additionally he had a 21st place average running position and earned the 21st best driver rating. I will note the late Green-White-Checker caution helped him a little bit because otherwise he was poised to finish in 20th. In spring 2016 Dillon drove the #14 and finished 15th. That afternoon he earned the 16th best driver rating and had an 18th place average running position. At Phoenix I would look for him to likely be about a high-teens driver and then hope for the best.