TOP FIVE DRIVERS

CITIZEN SOLDIER 400

My #5 driver is a former-winner here, #2 Brad Keselowski. Brad comes into the First State with 13 starts, one win and four Top 5’s. Brad is rated #3 on tracks like this. He and Kevin Harvick have the most Top 5’s of drivers this year and I won’t bet against them. Brad is also #6 hottest over the last six races.  

My #4 driver is a ten-time former-winner, #48 Jimmie Johnson. Here at Dover, Jimmie has ten wins in just 29 starts and 15 Top 5’s. He has seven wins in his last 15 starts. He has the #1 highest average finish and is #5 rated on tracks like this. But picking him is still a bit of a risk because he is #10 hottest over the last six weeks and his combined average finish of his last two starts here is 33rd, but it’s a risk I’m more than willing to take.

My #3 driver doesn’t have a lot of experience here, #42 Kyle Larson. Kyle has five starts at the Monster Mile, no wins and two Top 5’s. He finished  second here earlier in the year and third in the early race last year. His worst finish is only 11th. If he wants to make it to the next round of Chase races he’ll need a big finish Sunday. Kyle is #5 hottest over the last six races. 

The #2 pick doesn’t have the best stats here, #22 Joey Logano. Joey comes into the Monster Mile with 15 starts, no wins and three Top 5’s. But Joey is #4 hottest over the last six weeks and #2 ranked on track like this. Seven of his last nine races here were Top 10’s.

The #1 pick just won at the Magic Mile, #4 Kevin Harvick. Here, Kevin seems to have finally figured out the code to beat the Monster. Kevin is the defending winner of this race, getting a win last year that locked him into the next round of Chase races. He got that win in 31 starts with just five Top 5’s. He is #1 rated for me on the flat tracks and is #1 hottest over the last six weeks.   

 

 

 

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