The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be competing in IMS (Phoenix) this week. The question we need to answer for our One & Done picks is: Do we go with Kevin Harvick at one of his best tracks or do we save him for later in the season? The No. 4 car is running as well as he has ever run so it will be hard to ignore him Sunday, but I think there are better options.
Here are my picks for Phoenix…
Pick Driver Once
|Pick Driver Twice|
|Danica Patrick||35th||Daytona||Michael McDowell||9th|
|Atlanta||Kurt Busch||8th||Atlanta||Kurt Busch||
|Paul Menard||9th||Las Vegas||Ryan Blaney||5th|
|Phoenix||Alex Bowman||?||Phoenix||Denny Hamlin||
Alex Bowman drove the No. 88 car at Phoenix in 2016. He won the pole, led 194 laps and finished 6th. Bowman qualified 4th for the race Sunday. The chances to use Bowman might not be this good the rest of the season. You need to give the No. 88 car a chance this week.
Denny Hamlin will be my pick in games which allow you to pick a driver twice. Hamlin dominated this race in November and his No. 11 car looks fast this weekend. Hamlin is a flat track master. This is a good track to use him.
Good luck this week!
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