NASCAR One & Done Picks for Pocono


The NASCAR Cup Series will try to pull off the double-header at Pocono Raceway this week. The cars will compete Saturday at the “Tricky Triangle” and then do it again Sunday. This is a good track to take a chance with some drivers from the mid-tier of the driver rankings. The Pocono Organics 325 can be seen Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on Fox.

Last Race: Not sure what to think about the One & Done pick at Talladega. Corey Lajoie finished 16th but he gave up on his lap in turn four to push Bubba Wallace to the finish when his car ran out of gas. I would have liked to have gotten a top-10 out of Lajoie but I understand his reasoning. He said he was not competing for the Championship and could not leave a man stranded.


Here are my picks for the Pocono Organics 325

Pick Driver Once

Pick Driver Twice


Driver Result Race Driver Result
Daytona David Ragan 4th Daytona Ricky Stenhouse


Las Vegas

Ross Chastain 27th Las Vegas Joey Logano 1st
Auto Club Ryan Blaney 19th Auto Club Ryan Blaney



Kevin Harvick 2nd Phoenix Kevin Harvick 2nd
Darlington Brad Keselowski 13th Darlington Brad Keselowski



Erik Jones 5th Darlington Erik Jones 5th
Charlotte Martin Truex Jr. 6th Charlotte Martin Truex Jr.



Alex Bowman 31st Charlotte Alex Bowman 31st
Bristol M. DiBenedetto 31st Bristol Kurt Busch



Clint Bowyer 20th Atlanta Chase Elliott 8th
Martinsville Aric Almirola 33rd Martinsville Brad Keselowski



Tyler Reddick 4th Homestead Jimmie Johnson 16th
Talladega Corey LaJoie 16th Talladega Aric Almirola


Pocono 1

William Byron ? Pocono 1 Erik Jones


Pocono 2

Pocono 2
Indianapolis Indianapolis








My One & Done Pick for Pocono: William Byron

Pocono Raceway is a speed track that puts a lot of pressure on the crew chief to set up the car to navigate the three different types of corners (that is why they call it the Tricky Triangle). Hendrick Motorsports has had a lot of speed in 2020 and Chad Knaus knows this track better than most crew chiefs. It is also the best track for William Byron. He has finished 4th, 9th, 6th and 18th in his 4 races at the track. Last year he started dead last and finished 4th. I will take my chances with the No. 24 car Saturday.

I will use Erik Jones in the games where you can use a driver more than once. Joe Gibbs Racing dominated the races at Pocono last year. Kyle Busch won the first race and their cars finished No. 1 (Denny Hamlin), No. 2 (Erik Jones) and No. 3 (Martin Truex Jr.) in the second race. Jones has competed in 6 races at Pocono. He finished 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 29th (engine problems), 8th and 3rd. This is his second-best track (behind Darlington) so I will use the No. 20 car Saturday.


Good luck this week!

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