Going into Atlanta, the Nationwide series is taking a break and the trucks are back in action for the first time since Daytona. Atlanta is personally one of my most favorite tracks on the circuit. Between tire strategy, speed and multiple grooves the track has so much to offer. I find it very difficult to think that anyone outside of Johnson will win looking at his latest run but that?s why they run the races. For the first time since Daytona the forecast looks clear of all precipitation.
Drivers to Watch:
Jimmie Johnson: Common sense these day, he will be here until he gives me a reason not to basically.
Carl Edwards: Carl is good at Atlanta, recording 3 wins in his young Cup career.
Kasey Kahne: He won here back in Atlanta, but Kahne has also been feast or famine with 5 Top 10?s and 5 finishes of 28th or worse in his 10 starts there.
Jeff Gordon: In the last 10 races here he is second to only Johnson when it comes to points recorded. After handing away the win last week look for the team to have a little added incentive this week.
Dark Horse Pick of the Race: AJ Allmendinger- He has run 4 races here and finished Top 20 in all of his starts.
As for the Truck series: You have to watch the Cup regulars of Harvick and Busch as well as regulars Hornaday and Bodine who are always there fighting for the win. Outside of the normal cast of characters I say watch out for the 3 of Austin Dillon who hopes to have a better performance than he did at Daytona.
Taking the checkered flags I will say Kasey Kahne on Sunday and Kevin Harvick on Saturday.
Sorry for the short post this weekend, just tight on time this weekend.
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