NASCAR One & Done Picks for Pocono


The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will compete at Pocono Raceway in the Gander Outdoors 400. This will be the second trip to the Tricky Triangle in the last seven weeks. Last time I had Jamie McMurray and he finished 15th. My goal is the One & Done game is to have drivers finish in the top 15 each week. I think the pick this week can finish in the top 15 at Pocono.

Here are my picks for New Pocono…

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 ? Pocono Daniel Suarez


We cannot use the top drivers in every race in the One & Done game so sometimes we need to take a chance with the lower tier drivers. This is one of those weeks. Pit strategy often comes into play at Pocono because teams can short pit to put on fresher tires without going a lap down since the track is so large. I expect that to happen Sunday. My One & Done pick used pit strategy before at the Tricky Triangle to steal a win and I am hoping he does it again this week.

Chris Buescher has one win in the MENCS and it came at Pocono. Usually drivers get motivated to run well at the tracks where they have wins at. Buescher has finished 3 of his last 4 races at the Tricky Triangle in the top 19. He finished 17th in the June race at Pocono. I will gladly take another 17th-place finish from him Sunday.

Good luck this week!

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