TOP FIVE DRIVERS

FORD EcoBoost 400 from HOMESTEAD-MIAMI

 

My #5 pick is not in the battle for the championship, #9 Chase Elliott. He is #6 hottest over the last six weeks. He has just two starts here, he finished 5th here last year. He might be out of the Championship but he is not out of the race.

My #4 driver to watch has terrible stats here, #22 Joey Logano. Joey has nine starts here with only two Top 5’s, but those Top 5’s were both 4th place finishes in 2015 and the 2016. Last year he finished 6th. He is still in the Playoff hunt. He is #5 ranked for me on tracks like this and rolls in here 2th hottest over the last six races.

The number #3 driver is the defending Monster Energy Cup Champion, #78 Martin Truex Jr. He is #7 hottest over the last six weeks. But more importantly he is #1 ranked at tracks like this. He has been killing it at all the 1-2 mile tracks all year long but he has been slightly better on the higher banked tracks. He has done well in many places he hasn’t done well before. Here he has 13 starts, a win here last year and just four Top 5 finishes (41%).

My #2 driver won here three years ago, #18 Kyle Busch. Kyle has 13 starts, that win and three Top 5’s (23%). Kyle is #3 hottest over the last six weeks. He is also #2 rated on tracks like this. He finished second here last year and sadly even though he is coming off a win in Phoenix I look for him to come is second this year.

My #1 driver to watch has the highest percentage of Top 5’s, #4 Kevin Harvick. Kevin has 15 starts at this track, a win four years ago and nine Top 5 finishes (60%). He is #1 in average finish and in his 15 starts 14 have been Top 10’s. His last four races were all Top 5’s. He is #3 rated on tracks like this. He is also #1 hottest over the last six weeks. He has won the most races this year and when he wins this one he will be a Champion…again.

Monday look for our year end Top ten teams.

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