NASCAR One & Done Picks for Indianapolis


The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will travel to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week for the Brickyard 400. All on track activity was canceled Saturday and the field will be set by owner’s points. The race will either be at 1 pm ET Sunday or Monday after the Xfinity Series race.

Here are my picks for Indianapolis…

Pick Driver Once

Pick Driver Twice
Race Driver Result Race Driver



Danica Patrick 35th Daytona Michael McDowell 9th
Atlanta Kurt Busch 8th Atlanta Kurt Busch


Las Vegas

Paul Menard 9th Las Vegas Ryan Blaney 5th
Phoenix Alex Bowman 13th Phoenix Denny Hamlin


Auto Club

Clint Bowyer 11th Auto Club Clint Bowyer 11th
Martinsville Ryan Newman 19th Martinsville Brad Keselowski



Joey Logano 6th Texas Joey Logano 6th
Bristol Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 4th Bristol Ricky Stenhouse Jr.



Daniel Hemric 32nd Richmond Kurt Busch 11th
Talladega Brendan Gaughan 22nd Talladega Paul Menard



Chase Elliott 12th Dover Chase Elliott 12th
Kansas Ryan Blaney 37th Kansas Ryan Blaney



Erik Jones 19th Charlotte Kyle Busch 1st
Pocono Jamie McMurray 15th Pocono Jamie McMurray



Brad Keselowski 6th Michigan Brad Keselowski 6th
Sonoma Kasey Kahne 20th Sonoma Jamie McMurray



Aric Almirola 25th Chicago Aric Almirola 25th
Daytona Michael McDowell 26th Daytona Ricky Stenhouse Jr.



Daniel Suarez 15th Kentucky Erik Jones 7th
Loudon Denny Hamlin 13th Loudon Denny Hamlin



Chris Buescher 37th Pocono Daniel Suarez 2nd
Watkins Glen AJ Allmendinger 15th Watkins Glen AJ Allmendinger



Kyle Larson 17th Michigan Kyle Larson 17th
Bristol Trevor Bayne 11th Bristol Kyle Larson



Matt Kenseth ? Darlington Martin Truex Jr. ?
Indianapolis Austin Dillon ? Indianapolis Joey Logano


I do not have a lot of great choices left for my One & Done picks. I evaluated each driver I have left and selected them for their best track. I still have Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch left so my picks should be in decent shape in the final 12 races. The other drivers I have left to use include: Jimmie Johnson, Austin Dillon, William Byron, Darrell Wallace Jr., Chris Buescher, Ty Dillon and David Ragan

Austin Dillon will be my One & Done pick this week. It is looking more and more likely that the MENCS race will be Monday after the Xfinity Series race. Dillon will be competing in the Xfinity Series race and the extra track time should give him an advantage over the drivers who did not get any time on the track. Dillon has been running well over the last month and I expect the No. 3 team to finish in the top 12 whenever they race.

* I thought about using Regan Smith this week but I heard Kasey Kahne is not coming back any time soon. There is a good chance Smith will be in the car next week at Las Vegas too. I want to see how the No. 95 car performs before I pull the trigger with one of their replacement drivers.


Good luck this week!

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