NASCAR One & Done Picks for Darlington

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It is throwback week for the NASCAR. The car will be wrapped in their throwback schemes to pay tribute to the drivers who paved the way for today’s stars. This is one of my favorite races of the season and it is one of the crown jewels on the NASCAR schedule. The Southern 500 can be seen Sunday evening (Sep. 1st) at 6 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.

My goal every year in the One & Done game is to have an average finishing position of 15th or better from my drivers. Last week I used my start with Ryan Newman. I knew he would be points racing and just like any typical points race for Newman, he finished 11th. My average finishing position for the One & Done picks is now 12.8. Well ahead of my goal for the season.

Here are my picks for Darlington…

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Pick Driver Twice

Race

Driver Result Race Driver

Result

Daytona

Jamie McMurray 22nd Daytona Jamie McMurray 22nd
Atlanta Aric Almirola 8th Atlanta Aric Almirola

8th

Las Vegas

Austin Dillon 20th Las Vegas Brad Keselowski 2nd
Phoenix Kevin Harvick 9th Phoenix Kevin Harvick

9th

Auto Club

Brad Keselowski 3rd Auto Club Brad Keselowski 3rd
Martinsville Clint Bowyer 7th Martinsville Clint Bowyer

7th

Texas

Jimmie Johnson 5th Texas Joey Logano 17th
Bristol Matt Dibenedetto 12th Bristol Erik Jones

24th

Richmond

Kyle Busch 8th Richmond Kyle Busch 8th
Talladega Ty Dillon 17th Talladega Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

25th

Dover

Chase Elliott 5th Dover Chase Elliott 5th
Kansas Kurt Busch 7th Kansas Aric Almirola

12th

Charlotte

Daniel Suarez 18th Charlotte Martin Truex Jr. 1st
Pocono Denny Hamlin 6th Pocono Kyle Larson

26th

Michigan

Erik Jones 31st Michigan Clint Bowyer 35th
Sonoma Michael McDowell 25th Sonoma Kurt Busch

13th

Chicago

Alex Bowman 1st Chicago Alex Bowman 1st
Daytona Brendan Gaughan 19th Daytona Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

24th

Kentucky

William Byron 18th Kentucky Daniel Suarez 8th
Loudon Ryan Preece 21st Loudon Erik Jones

3rd

Pocono

Daniel Hemric 7th Pocono Denny Hamlin 1st
W. Glen Parker Kligerman 26th W. Glen Chase Elliott

1st

Michigan

Kyle Larson 3rd Michigan Alex Bowman 10th
Bristol Ryan Newman 11th Bristol Kurt Busch

9th

Darlington

Chris Buescher ? Darlington Denny Hamlin

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My One & Done pick this week will be Chris Buescher. I have been saving Buescher for the Southern 500. Darlington ranks as his best track. He has a 15th place average finishing position at the Track Too Tough to Tame and he has run well on the large oval tracks this season. I expect the No. 37 car to finish near the top 10 again this week. Buescher will start 12th Sunday evening.

 

Good luck this week!