Tum’s Fast Relief 500 from MARTINSVILLE

My #5 driver, is my #1 rated short-track driver, #18 Kyle Busch. Kyle has wins at Richmond and Bristol, the other short tracks but not here. He has 16 starts, no wins, and seven Top 5’s. Four of his last six starts were Top 5’s.


My #4 pick never had a Top 5 here at Martinsville until his 19th start, #29 Kevin Harvick. Kevin has 24 starts, one win, and three Top 5’s, The win and the Top 5’s all happened in his last six starts. I think it is fair to say that Kevin is just getting better here. And he is #3 hottest over the last six weeks.  


My #3 pick is my #3 ranked short-track driver, #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is a very good short track driver and almost got a win last week in Talladega. He has 27 starts and 10 Top 5’s here. He drives for Hendrick Motorsports who have won 55% of the Martinsville races in the last 10 years.


My #2 driver to watch is the #2 current winning-est driver and has the #2 Best Average Finish, #24 Jeff Gordon. 16 of Jeff’s last 21 starts here were all Top 5’s. Jeff has 41 starts, seven wins and 26 Top 5’s. Jeff is a 7-time former winner here. His last win though was the fall of 2005.


My #1 driver is the winning-est current driver here and has the Best Average Finish, #48 Jimmie Johnson.  Jimmie has 23 starts and 16 of those were Top 5’s. 13 of his last 16 races were Top 5’s. And Jimmie has eight wins in just 23 starts including his last two stops here! He is battling to win the Championship and needs a big finish

 to put distance between himself and #20 Matt Kenseth.




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