NASCAR One & Done Picks for Richmond

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The MENCS will kick off their run for the championship with the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. This year the race will be under the lights. The racing is always more exciting at night and I expect the same this week. The South Point 400 can be seen Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.

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 used my start with Joey Logano. The No. 22 car dominated most of the race but fell back after Stage 2. Logano finished 9th and brought my season long average to 12.5. Not too bad.

Here are my picks for Richmond…

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 ? Richmond Ryan Blaney

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Wow, it is getting slim pickings for the One & Done game with 9 races left in the season. The drivers I have available to me include: Martin Truex Jr., Ricky Stenhouse Jr., David Ragan, Bubba Wallace, Corey Lajoie, Landon Cassill, Ross Chastain and Matt Tifft. I would really love to see Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell or Cole Custer makes some starts in the Cup Series before the season ends.

My pick for Richmond will be Bubba Wallace. Richard Petty Motorsports received some extra sponsor money over the summer and they used it to use the Optimal Scanning System (O.S.S.) at Richard Childress Racing so there car were more prepared when they arrived at the track. Wallace finished 14th at Bristol and 3rd at Indianapolis since they received the money. I am using my start with Wallace before the money runs out. We will need some luck with this pick Saturday night.

 

Good luck this week!

 

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