NASCAR One & Done Picks for Talladega


The 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be competing at Richmond Raceway this week in the Toyota Owners 400. My One & Done picks have been pretty good this season. I am ranked 3rd out of 50 in my league. I hope you are finding success with the picks as well. My strategy of saving the top drivers for later in the season will pay off this summer.

Here are my picks for Talladega…

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


Phoenix Alex Bowman 13th Phoenix Denny Hamlin 4th

Auto Club

Clint Bowyer 11th Auto Club Clint Bowyer 11th


Ryan Newman 19th Martinsville Brad Keselowski


Texas Joey Logano 6th Texas Joey Logano



Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 4th Bristol Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 4th
Richmond Daniel Hemric 32nd Richmond Kurt Busch



Brendan Gaughan ? Talladega Paul Menard


Brendan Gaughan will be my pick for the One & Done game. I do not want to use a driver who competes full-time this week so I will use one of the ringers. My choices are Timothy Peters, Cole Custer and Gaughan. I trust Gaughan a lot more because he has a lot of experience on these tracks. Gaughan has a 19th average finishing position at Talladega. I will be happy if he can finish in the top 20 this week.

Paul Menard ranks No. 1 in average finishing position in the last 6 Superspeedway races. His worst finish at these tracks in the last three seasons is 13th. I expect Menard to run with his Team Penske aliiance teammates Sunday. Menard will start 13th in the race.

G od luck this week!

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