BANK of AMERICA 500:Charlotte Top 5 Drivers

My #5 driver to watch is a former winner: a six-time former winner, #48 Jimmie Johnson. Jimmie has six wins in 24 starts plus 11 of those starts were Top 5’s. He finished 3rd here last year and is #3 ranked on tracks like this.


My #4 driver is one I haven’t used lately, #11 Denny Hamlin. Denny only has four Top 5’s in his 16 starts, but his last six races were Top 10’s and his last three were all Top 5’s!  Look for Denny to be back in the spotlight under the lights this Saturday night.


My #3 driver has not really been dominant here, #22 Joey Logano. Joey has just nine starts and four of those were Top 5’s. Joey has been over-performing just about everywhere this season and the Queen city should be no exception.  


My #2 driver to watch is our points’ leader, #20 Matt Kenseth. Matt has 28 starts, two wins and seven Top 5’s.  Matt is also the best driver on tracks like this and #1 hottest over the last six races. Matt has only had one Top 5 in his last seven starts, but that was a win in this race in 2011.


The #1 pick is the most recent winner at this track, #29 Kevin Harvick. Kevin is coming off a win here in May and a win here last week in Kansas. He has two wins in his 25 starts with just four Top 5’s. Kevin’s two wins have come in his last five starts.



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