NASCAR One & Done Picks for Indianapolis


Happy 4th of July! Hopefully you can find spend some time with family and friends this weekend and of course, watch some racing. This is going to be a special weekend in the racing world. NASCAR and IndyCar will pull a double-Header at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The racing usually sucks at the Brickyard but maybe this will make it better. The Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 can be seen Sunday at 4 p.m. ET on NBC.

Last Race: The One & Done pick was not too bad at Pocono Sunday. The “Pick a Driver Twice” bounced back after some bad luck on Saturday from Erik Jones with a win by Denny Hamlin. I went with Cole Custer on Sunday and he hung around the top 15 for most of the race but fell back to 17th. Not great, but not horrible. We need a top-10 from our driver at the Brickyard.


Here are my picks for the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400

Pick Driver Once

Pick Driver Twice
Race Driver Result Race Driver



David Ragan 4th Daytona Ricky Stenhouse 20th
Las Vegas Ross Chastain 27th Las Vegas Joey Logano


Auto Club

Ryan Blaney 19th Auto Club Ryan Blaney 19th
Phoenix Kevin Harvick 2nd Phoenix Kevin Harvick



Brad Keselowski 13th Darlington Brad Keselowski 13th
Darlington Erik Jones 5th Darlington Erik Jones



Martin Truex Jr. 6th Charlotte Martin Truex Jr. 6th
Charlotte Alex Bowman 31st Charlotte Alex Bowman



M. DiBenedetto 31st Bristol Kurt Busch 7th
Atlanta Clint Bowyer 20th Atlanta Chase Elliott



Aric Almirola 33rd Martinsville Brad Keselowski 3rd
Homestead Tyler Reddick 4th Homestead Jimmie Johnson



Corey LaJoie 16th Talladega Aric Almirola 3rd
Pocono 1 William Byron 14th Pocono 1 Erik Jones


Pocono 2

Cole Custer 17th Pocono 2 Denny Hamlin 1st
Indianapolis Ryan Newman ? Indianapolis Aric Almirola









My One & Done Pick for Indianapolis: Ryan Newman

For some reason Hoosiers always run well in their home state. Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart always ran well at the Brickyard and so does Ryan Newman. Indianapolis ranks as his 2nd-best track behind New Hampshire. Newman has finished 8th, 10th, 3rd, 31st (Engine), 11th, 11th, 1st, 7th and 12th in his last 9 races at the track. That is 10th-place average finishing position in his last 9 trips to the Brickyard (7th-place average finish if you take away his engine failure in 2016). I will roll the dice with the Hoosier Sunday.

Aric Almirola is on what we like to call a heater…. He is red hot right now and Indianapolis is one of his best tracks. Almirola finished 5th at Homestead, 3rd at Talladega, 3rd Saturday at Pocono and 5th Sunday at Pocono. That is a 4th-place average finishing position in the last 4 races (The only driver with a better average over the last 4 races is Denny Hamlin with a 2nd-place average finishing position). I will play “the hot hand” in games where you can use a drive more than once.


Good luck this week!

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