Top 5 Drivers to watch: POCANO

My #5 driver to watch has the worst stats here, #4 Kevin Harvick. Kevin has 31 starts, no wins and just 7 Top 5’s. But he is my #1 rated flat track driver and he has accumulated more points than anyone else this year.

The #4 driver to watch is a three-time former-winner here, #41 Kurt Busch. Kurt won here in June of this year. He also had wins in 2005 and 2007. He got those three wins in 30 starts and he has 13 Top 5’s. More recently, four of his last six starts were Top 5’s.

My #3 pick is also a former winner here, #22 Joey Logano. Joey won here in 2012 he has 15 starts, that win and four Top 5’s. Three of his Top 5’s came in the last four races. Joey is my #2 rated flat track driver and he is #3 hottest over the last six weeks.

The #2 driver is my #2 driver in average finish, #42 Kyle Larson. Kyle has five starts here and has never finished worse than 12th place. He is #1 in average finish among current Sprint Cup drivers. But with retired Jeff Gordon joining the lineup he gets moved to #2. Kyle is #5 hottest over the last six weeks including his fifth place finish at Indy.

My #1 pick is the hottest driver on the circuit, #2 Brad Keselowski. Brad only has five Top 5’s in his 13 starts. But Brad did win this race in 2011 and he had a second place finish last year. Actually three of his last five starts here were Top 5’s. Brad is #3 on flat tracks and #2 in points. Most importantly, he is #1 hottest over the last six weeks and is looking for a big win here in Mountains.

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