NASCAR One & Done Picks for Dover


The second round of the MENCS playoffs will take the green flag this week at Dover International Speedway. There are only seven races left in the season and it is becoming very difficult to find good drivers for our One & Done picks. You need a lot of luck this time of year. I have my fingers crossed, a rabbit’s foot in my pocket and a rainbow over my house when I made the picks this week. Hopefully that brings us the luck we need. The Drydene 400 can be seen Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.

My goal every year in the One & Done game is to have an average finishing position of 15th or better from my drivers. I really thought we were going to get lucky last week with David Ragan. He was running 19th with 10 laps to go. After the race I checked the results and saw Ragan finished 35th. I am not sure what happened, but that just sucks. We need a bounce back performance from our driver at Dover.

Here are my picks for Dover…

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 35th Roval Ryan Blaney 8th
Dover Martin Truex Jr. ?   Dover Martin Truex Jr.


Wow, it is getting slim pickings for the One & Done game with 7 races left in the season. The drivers I have available to me include: Martin Truex Jr., Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 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 am going to use my start with Martin Truex Jr. this week. The Monster Mile is the best track left on the schedule for Truex. He won the last race at the track and he has a lot of momentum after he had a 3rd-place average finishing position in the first round of the playoffs. Truex is the favorite to win Sunday and he should easily finish in the top 5.


Good luck this week!


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