CALIFORNIA Auto Club 400

My #5 driver is a Monster here, #41 Kurt Busch. Kurt comes in with 23 career starts, one win and seven Top 5’s. His last win came in 2003, recently three of his last four races were Top 5’s.

My #4 driver to watch has the highest average finish here, #48 Jimmie Johnson. Jimmie has 22 starts with six wins and 13 Top 5’s. He is the defending champion of this race, 15 of his last 16 races were Top 15’s, with ten of those being 3rd place or better. Jimmie’s team, Hendrick Motorsports, has ten wins in the 27 races run so far at California – the most of any owner.

The #3 pick has only raced here once, #24 Chase Elliott. Chase had a great debut here last year 6th place. Chase is off to good start this year, he sits #3 in points and is #2 hottest over the last six races. Just like Jimmie Johnson he drives for Hendrick Motorsports the winning-est team ever here.

The #2 driver is another former winner here, #2 Brad Keslowski. Brad won here two years ago. He has that one win in just eight starts. He my #2 ranked downforce track driver and is #4 hottest over the last six races.  

My #1 driver is my #1 ranked downforce track driver, #22 Joey Logano. Joey has ten starts here and three Top 5’s. One of those Top 5’s was his 4th finish last year. He is #3 hottest driver over the last six races. His hot streak should continue here in the city of Angels.  

Monday we’ll preview the STP 500 from Martinsville Speedway.

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