TOP FIVE DRIVERS

O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 from TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

My #5 driver is the winning-ist current driver at Texas Motor Speedway, #48 Jimmie Johnson. Jimmie has 27 starts, six wins and 14 Top five finishes. Jimmie has finished Top 5 in seven of the last ten races, five of those were wins! But Jimmie has had a rough start to the season he sits 14th in points and has had no Top 5 yet this year. He is #6 rated on the intermediate tracks.

My #4 pick won the spring race in 2014, #22 Joey Logano. Joey has 17 starts, that win, and seven Top 5 finishes in the Lone Star State. Joey is the #4 ranked driver on tracks like this. He has had four Top 5’s in his last six starts.

My #3 driver to watch has turned a corner here in Texas, #2 Brad Keselowski. Brad only has four Top 5’s in his 15 starts. Three of his last five starts were Top 5’s. Brad is red hot in 2017 getting two wins in the last four races!

The #2 driver sits #2 in points, #24 Chase Elliott. Chase has just two starts here but they were both Top 5’s 4th and 5th place finishes last year.  Chase is also off to a great start this year, he sits #2 in points.

My #1 pick this week is a driver who has yet to win this season, #18 Kyle Busch. Kyle has 22 starts here, one win and 11 Top 5’s. All of Kyle’s last nine starts were Top15’s, seven of those were Top 5’s including his two wins. Look for the hot streak to continue and Kyle to return to victory lane.

Monday look for our preview of the FOOD CITY 500 from Bristol Motor Speedway.