The NASCAR Cup Series will compete in their second consecutive race on a 1.5-mile track when the series heads to Kansas Speedway for the Hollywood Casino 400. This will be the 34th race on the 2021 schedule. That means we have used 33 drivers in the One & Done game this year. We will need to flip over rocks and look between the cushions on the couch to find a good driver for our team Sunday. Hopefully you saved a driver for this race because Kansas is not a track where we usually see long-shots up front.
Ryan Blaney was my pick for Texas. I had to decide if I wanted to use the No. 12 car at Texas or this week at Kansas. I chose Texas because of his track history in the Lone Star State. Blaney spent most of the race up front. He scored the second-most Stage points and finished 6th. Not too bad, but I was expecting a top-five finish from Blaney at Kansas.
My One & Done Pick for Kansas: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
The drivers I have available in the One & Done game include Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Bubba Wallace and Anthony Alfredo. I will roll the dice with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Sunday. He had a terrible race at Kansas in May but it was not his fault. He was running 20th when Ryan Preece got loose and sent Stenhouse spinning through the grass. Stenhouse finished 16th in the last two playoff races at Kansas Speedway. I will be happy to get a 16th-place finish from Stenhouse Sunday.
Tyler Reddick will be my pick in games where you can use a driver twice. I am out of allocations with all of the playoff drivers and Kevin Harvick. Reddick is the next best choice. He had a lot of speed last week at Texas and he was fast at Kansas in June. I expect a top-10 finish from Reddick Sunday.
If you are complete out of drivers and need a long-shot Sunday, use Parker Kligerman. He will be driving the No. 96 car for Guant Brothers Racing. Daniel Suarez drove this car to an 18th place finish at Kansas Last year.
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