The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will compete this week at Watkins Glen International Raceway. This will be the second and final trip to the road course this season. It will be interesting in 2018 to see another road course added to the schedule (Charlotte).
Track position is important this week because it is hard to pass at Watkins Glen. Seven of the drivers who finished in the top 10 at the track last year also started in the top 10. The scoring format for Fox Fantasy Auto Racing rewards drivers who improve their position in the race a lot more than the drivers who lead the most laps. Since making a pass is so tough this week, I am not going too deep into the field for my picks. Selecting drivers who start between 5th and 25th is the best strategy for Sunday (Except Kyle Busch. His car is so fast he is worth the gamble starting from the pole).
NASCAR is using a condensed schedule this week so I have a short time to post my picks. I will not have time to break down why I selected the drivers I did. The series will be back to a normal schedule the next week at Michigan. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Here are my picks for the I Love New York 355….
Driver 1: Kevin Harvick $12,200 (Starts 20th)
Driver 2: Kyle Busch $11,400 (Starts Pole)
Driver 3: Kurt Busch $9,900 (Starts 18th)
Driver 4: Joey Logano $8,700 (Starts 13th)
Driver 5: AJ Allmendinger $8,600 (Starts 7th)
Good luck this week!
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