NASCAR One & Done Picks for Auto Club

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The Cup Series will travel to California this week to compete at their first race at a 2-mile oval track. We can use some of the information from the race in Las Vegas but Auto Club Speedway has less grip and higher speeds. It should be fun to see if Hendrick Motorsports can maintain the speed they showed in Sin City and if Joe Gibbs Racing bounces back after their poor performance in the desert. The Auto Club 400 can be seen Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on Fox.

My goal every year in the One & Done game is to have an average finishing position of 15th or better from my drivers. Ross Chastain was looking like a great pick last week after scoring Stage points in the first stage and then running 5th in Stage 2. He spun out on lap 262 of 267 and that caused him to finish 27th. That sucks. Hopefully we have better luck Sunday.

Here are my picks for Auto Club …

Pick Driver Once

Pick Driver Twice

Race

Driver Result Race Driver

Result

Daytona

David Ragan 4th

Daytona

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 20th

Las Vegas

Ross Chastain 27th

Las Vegas

Joey Logano

1st

Auto Club

Ryan Blaney ?

Auto Club

Ryan Blaney ?

Phoenix

Phoenix

Atlanta Atlanta
Homestead Homestead
Texas Texas
Bristol Bristol
Richmond Richmond
Talladega Talladega
Dover Dover
Martinsville Martinsville
Charlotte Charlotte
Kansas Kansas
Michigan Michigan
Sonoma Sonoma
Chicago Chicago
Pocono Pocono
Pocono Pocono
Indianapolis Indianapolis
Kentucky Kentucky
Loudon Loudon
Michigan Michigan
Watkins Glen Watkins Glen
Dover Dover
Daytona Daytona
Darlington Darlington
Richmond Richmond
Bristol Bristol
Las Vegas   Las Vegas
Talladega Talladega
Charlotte   Charlotte
Kansas   Kansas
Texas   Texas
Martinsville   Martinsville
Phoenix   Phoenix

 

If you read my “Secrets to Winning Your One & Done” article, you will know that we need to play the hot hand in our One & Done contests. Team Penske has looked really strong this season and Auto Club Speedway is one of their best tracks. For that reason I will roll the dice with Ryan Blaney. He came inches away from winning the Daytona 500 and a late caution away from winning at Las Vegas. Blaney posted the 2nd-fastest speed in final practice with the 4th fastest long-run speed. The No. 12 car should finish up front again Sunday.

 

Good luck this week!

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