The #5 driver is a two time former winner here, #11 Denny Hamlin. Denny has 23 starts the two wins and has seven Top 5 finishes. He is also ranked #5 on tracks like this. He finished 4th here in June.

My #4 pick won here in August of 2010, #4 Kevin Harvick. Kevin has that win in 33 starts and ten Top 5’s. Not the best stats, but along with that 2010 win he has finished second here in five of the last nine races. He is also #2 on Downforce tracks and #5 hottest over the last six weeks.

My #3 driver has never won here, but it is in his backyard, #2 Brad Keselowski. Brad has 16 starts here and five total Top 5 finishes. He finished 3rd here last year and is #3 rated on these lower banked big tracks. If it comes down to a fuel battle Brad is the best there is at a mileage race.

My # 2 choice is a two time former winner here, #22 Joey Logano. Joey took the checkered flag in June of last year he also won in August of 2013. Joey has 17 starts, those two wins, and five Top 5’s. His five Top 5’s though have all come in the last eight races. In fact his last nine races have all been Top 10’s. He is also my #1 rated driver on tracks like this.

My #1 pick has never won here, #24 Chase Elliott. Chase has just three starts, no wins but he has three Top 5’s. In fact he has three second place finishes. Three for three, very good! It is time to get his first win and this is the best and most likely place.


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