NASCAR One & Done Picks for Kansas

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So how are you doing in your One & Done game? Most people are nervous about their pick this week because they are out of the top drivers who are likely to finish up front. Do not panic. Everyone you are competing with is likely in the same situation as you. It will be very important to find that value pick that could run well Sunday. The Hollywood Casino 400 can be seen Sunday at 2:30 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 decided to use Joey Gase and it was a disaster. Gase was involved in a wreck and finished 36th. Almost any other low funded car would have been a better choice. My average finishing position for the season is now 13.7. It is not going to get any easier in the last 5 races.

Here are my picks for Kansas…

Pick Driver Once

Pick Driver Twice
Race Driver Result Race Driver

Result

Daytona

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

8th

Las Vegas

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

9th

Auto Club

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

7th

Texas

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

24th

Richmond

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

25th

Dover

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

12th

Charlotte

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

26th

Michigan

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

13th

Chicago

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

24th

Kentucky

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

3rd

Pocono

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

1st

Michigan

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

9th

Darlington

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

8th

Las Vegas

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

17th

Roval

David Ragan 35th Roval Ryan Blaney 8th
Dover Martin Truex Jr. 2nd   Dover Martin Truex Jr.

2nd

Talladega

Joey Gase 36th Talladega Ryan Newman 2nd
Kansas Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ?   Kansas Jimmie Johnson

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Wow, it is getting slim pickings for the One & Done game with 6 races left in the season. The drivers I have available to me include: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Corey Lajoie, Landon Cassill, Ross Chastain and Matt Tifft.

I will roll the dice with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. He had a good race at Kansas in May and I am hoping he can do the same Sunday. Stenhouse qualified 14th, finished 3rd in Stage 1, 5th in Stage 2 and finished 11th in the race. Stenhouse even led 11 laps in the race. Stenhouse posted the 6th fastest speed in final practice with the 11th best long-run speed. This is his best track left on the schedule so I will use Stenhouse today.

 

Good luck this week!

 

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