NASCAR One & Done Picks for Texas

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There are three races left in the MENCS season and finding drivers who can finish up front in the One & Done game has become very difficult. The good news is that everyone in your league is likely dealing with the same issues as you. There is still some value picks out there if you look hard enough. It should be a good race this weekend. The AAA Texas 500 can be seen Sunday at 3 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 decided to use Ryan Blaney. He spent most of the day running in the top 3 but ended up finishing 5th. The average finishing position for the One & Done picks is now at 13.5. Not bad but we have our work cut out for us in the final 3 races.

Here are my picks for Texas…

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 12th Richmond Ryan Blaney

17th

Roval

David Ragan 35th Roval Ryan Blaney 8th
Dover Martin Truex Jr. 2nd   Dover Martin Truex Jr.

2nd

Talladega

Joey Gase 36th Talladega Ryan Newman 2nd
Kansas Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 16th   Kansas Jimmie Johnson

10th

Martinsville

Ryan Blaney 5th   Martinsville Kyle Busch 14th
Texas Corey LaJoie ?   Texas

Daniel Suarez

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Wow, it is getting slim pickings for the One & Done game with 3 races left in the season. The drivers I have available to me include:  John Hunter Nemechek, Corey Lajoie, Landon Cassill and Ross Chastain.

I do not have many good choices this week but I am not too worried about because most of the people playing the One & Done game are in a worse situation than me. I am using Corey LaJoie this week because he is the best choice I have left. He has had a few races where he ran well on the 1.5-mile tracks (LaJoie finished 12th at Charlotte and 22nd at Kansas). Any finish inside the top 25 would be fine with me.

* This is the first race for John Hunter Nemechek in the No. 36 car. I am going to let him get a race of experience and then use him at Phoenix or Homestead.

Good luck this week!

 

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