NASCAR One & Done Picks for Charlotte Roval


The last race of the first round of the MENCS Playoffs is already here and wow is it going to be wild. Last year 10 cars followed Brad Keselowski off a cliff at this track and Jimmie Johnson decided to spin out Martin Truex Jr. and himself on the last lap instead of taking the points to advance in the playoffs. What could go wrong this week? The Bank of America Roval 400 can be seen Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBC.

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 inside information about Bubba Wallace receiving more funding for his car for my pick and it worked out great. Bubba finished 12th. Our season average is now 12.5. That is not bad. I expect another good finish this week.

Here are my picks for Charlotte…

Pick Driver Once

Pick Driver Twice
Race Driver Result Race Driver



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


Las Vegas

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


Auto Club

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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



Chris Buescher 12th Darlington Denny Hamlin 29th
Brickyard Paul Menard 10th Brickyard Ryan Newman


Las Vegas

Joey Logano 9th Las Vegas Joey Logano 9th
Richmond Bubba Wallace 12th Richmond Ryan Blaney



David Ragan ? Roval Ryan Blaney


Wow, it is getting slim pickings for the One & Done game with 9 races left in the season. The drivers I have available to me include: Martin Truex Jr., Ricky Stenhouse Jr., David Ragan, Corey Lajoie, Landon Cassill, Ross Chastain and Matt Tifft. I would really love to see Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell or Cole Custer makes some starts in the Cup Series before the season ends.

I thought about picking Martin Truex Jr. for this race because he has been so dominant on the road course but the Charlotte Roval has become as unpredictable as Daytona or Talladega. I think it is a better strategy to take a chance with another driver and save Truex for a more predictable track. My pick Sunday will be David Ragan. He is not the best road course driver but he is good at staying out of trouble. Ragan started 30th and finished 16th in the Roval race last year. I think he could do the same this week.


Good luck this week!


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