NASCAR One & Done Pick for Kansas

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The Cup Series will travel to the Heartland this weekend to race at Kansas Speedway. I know some fans are getting tired of seeing the drivers from Hendrick Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing dominating the races this year, but that trend will likely continue this week. 23X1 Racing has won three of the four races at Kansas in the Gen-7 car, so they are the most likely team to beat the drivers from HMS and JGR to Victory Lane, but it is tough to image the winner coming outside of these three teams. We will just have to see how it all shakes out at Kansas. The Advent Health 400 can be seen Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on FS1.

The One & Done picks were “OK” last week, but I was expecting a lot more. Ryan Blaney was the pick for the games where we can only use a driver once throughout the season. His seventh-place finish was not too bad, but I wanted a top-five finish from Blaney in that format. Kyle Busch was the pick for the games that reset at the end of the regular season. I was nervous about this pick, but Rowdy finished fourth and ended up being a good pick. William Byron was the pick in games where we can use a driver more than once during the season. Byron looked really good until his team dropped the jack on a pit stop and sent Byron deep in the field. “When you play with the squirrels, thinks get nuts” and that is what happened to Byron. He wrecked out of the race and finished 33rd. That sucks. I will do my best to get some good pick for Kansas.

Here are the picks for the Advent Health 400 ….

 

ONE & DONE CONTESTS

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

NOAH GRAGSON will be my pick in games where you can use a driver once throughout the season. Gragson finished 6th last week at Dover and 6thearlier this year at Las Vegas. The No. 10 car posted the 4th-fastest speed in practice and qualified 3rd for the race. I know Gragson is a more mature driver this year, but I want to use him while he is on a hot streak and before he does something stupid.

 

 

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.

TYLER REDDICK will be my pick in games that reset at the end of the regular season. Reddick finished 9th in this race last year and then he came back to Kansas in September and won the race. Reddick also finished 2nd at Las Vegas and 4th at Texas this year (no driver has a better average finishing position on the 1.5-mile tracks this year). The No. 45 car looked good on the track Saturday. Reddick posted the fastest speed in practice and qualified 15th for the race. I am not too concerned with his starting position. Reddick has been a beast on tracks similar to Kansas, so I will use him in this One & Done format Sunday.

 

 

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).

DENNY HAMLIN will be my pick in games where you can use a driver more than once during the 2024 season. Hamlin has won three of the first 11 races and I do not expect the No. 11 team to slow down anytime soon. Hamlin finished 2nd, 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th in his last five races at Kansas. The No. 11 car looks fast again this weekend. Hamlin posted the 5TH fastest speed in practice and qualified 14th for the race. Hamlin finished 2nd at Kansas from the 14th position last year. He should be a threat to win Sunday.

 

 

Good luck Sunday!

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