NASCAR One & Done Pick for Dover

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The Cup Series will travel to Dover this week to try and tame Miles the Monster. The 2024 season has been a battle between Hendrick Motorsports and the Toyota drivers. Hendrick Motorsports has won five of the 10 races and the Toyota’s have won four races (Denny Hamlin two, Christopher Bell one and Tyler Reddick one). Daniel Suarez (Atlanta) is the only driver that has won from a non-Hendrick Motorsports or Toyota car this year. There is a good chance that one of the drivers from Hendrick Motorsports or Joe Gibbs Racing will be in Victory Lane at Dover, but I like two other drivers at the Monster Mile too.  The Wurth 400 can be seen Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on FS1.

My goal each season is to simply survive Talladega. That did not happen last week. All three of the drivers I selected for the different One & Done games crashed (Justin Haley, Erik Jones and Kyle Busch). That makes two bad weeks in a row. The picks were performing well until the calendar turned to April. The good news is that the next five races should be easier to predict (Dover, Kansas, Darlington, Charlotte and Gateway). I will do my best to get the picks back on track this week.

Here are the picks for the Wurth 400 ….

 

ONE & DONE CONTESTS

This pick is for games where you can only use a driver once throughout the season.

RYAN BLANEY will be my pick in games where you can use a driver once throughout the season. Blaney was really good at Dover last year. He qualified 3rd, finished 3rd in Stage 1, finished 3rd in Stage 2 and Blaney finished 3rd in the race. The No. 12 car looks fast again this weekend. Blaney posted the fastest speed in practice and qualified 2nd for the race. Blaney is just too fast to fade at the Monster Mile.

 

 

ONE & DONE (REGULAR SEASON/PLAYOFF GAMES)

There are some One & Done Contests that reset when the playoffs start. That means you only need to use 26 Drivers for the regular season and then 10 drivers for the playoffs. We can be more aggressive in these types of One & Done Contests.

KYLE BUSCH will be my pick in games that reset at the end of the regular season. I wasn’t planning on using Busch at Dover, but it is hard to fade the No. 8 car when Busch starts on the pole Sunday. It has been incredibly tough to pass in the Gen-7 car. The combination of track position and the No. 1 pit stall should allow Rowdy to score a lot of Stage Points and finish up front at the Monster Mile.

 

 

ONE & DONE (USE A DRIVER MORE THAN ONCE)

There are some One & Done games that are not really “One & Done.” I play in a league where you can use a driver twice and another league where you can use a driver three times during the season. The picks posted below are for these types of contests (I am going to base these picks on being able to use a driver twice during the 2024 season).

WILLIAM BYRON will be my pick in games where you can use a driver more than once during the 2024 season. I am surprised that I have not used Byron in this format yet. That is probably a mistake. Byron led 193 laps, won Stage 1, finished 2nd in Stage 2 and finished 4th at Dover last year. He looks fast again this weekend. Byron posted the 3rd fastest speed in practice and qualified 3rd for the race. I will take a chance with the No. 24 car Sunday.

 

Good luck Sunday!

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