The number #5 driver to watch has won two of the last five races here, #2 Brad Keselowski. Brad has those two wins in just eight starts! Brad is #2 hottest over the last six races and at #2 in points, we know he is doing very well early on in the season.


My #4 driver is the most recent winner here, #20 Matt Kenseth. Matt has great stats here – 18 starts, three wins and 11 Top 5’s. His team, Joe Gibbs Racing, has won six of the last ten races here.


The #3 driver to watch has won five races here, #18 Kyle Busch. Kyle has 18 starts, five wins, and eight Top 5’s. Kyle was 2nd in this race last year and has the #1 Highest Average Finish here over the last seven years. Also, like Matt Kenseth, he drives for Joe Gibbs Racing.


The #2 pick has the second-highest average finish here, #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. has 28 starts, one win, and seven Top 5’s. Interestingly, Jr. has 26 straight Top 20 finishes and is #1 hottest over the last six weeks.


My #1 driver is the #2 short track driver, #48 Jimmie Johnson. Jimmie has 22 starts with just one win and seven Top 5 finishes. The season may have just started, but Jimmie is #3 in points with only one Top 5. He is looking for a win and this could easily be the place to punch his ticket for the Chase for the Cup. 



Monday look for our preview of the Auto Club 400 from the Auto Club Speedway of Southern California.