The Monday Morning Crew Chief writes:
"My 600 Picks"
Posted by martin-n-rusty on May 26, 2010
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Its been awhile, but when you work a job where the overtime flows like water lately, and you spend your offdays watching whatever auto races you can, and playing hockey, it does not give one much time to get on and go over picks from a previous race. That being said, lets go over my Dover picks. If I missed anybody's switch ideas, which I don't think there was, but if I did, I forgot, and I apologize if I don't give credit to you.
Greg Biffle did reasonably well, with a 6th place finish, but did not lead any laps. But as bad as my picking season has gone, ill take a Top 10 finish with no laps lead over junk finishes. 80 points from Greg Biffle.
WOW!!! Hell of some picks!!! Both my picks (Martin Truex Jr. and Jeff Burton) led laps, and both finished in the Top 12 (12th and 2nd), and Truex also got the pole position. Can this continue? 88 points from Truex, 98 points from Burton.
Granted, Scott Speed only got a 23rd place finish, and A.J. Allmendinger would of been a better choice, but when you go and whip out the performances that I did with my A and B lists, taking a small hit in the C-List does not hurt as much. 46 points from Scott Speed, and a whopping 312 points overall.
Now to the 600!
Starter: Jimmie Johnson
Reserve: Mark Martin
Yes, Johnson has not been as hot as he has usually been this season, but he is Mr. Charlotte in my books. There could be other picks, but I will place my bets on Jimmie. 3 wins, 7 Top 10's, and finishing in all but 1 race in the past 10 races at Charlotte, I can't go wrong with him. Mark Martin is my reserve pick.
Starters: Kasey Kahne, Joey Logano
Reserves: Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick
If Jimmie Johnson is Mr. Charlotte, Kasey Kahne comes a close second for that title. I know Kahne has burned me at times, but I think he will show something at Charlotte. Logano did well here as well in his rookie year, scoring Top 10's in both races. With him doing a little better this season, I should expect the same result from him. Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick are my reserves.
Starter: Bobby Labonte
Reserve: Scott Speed
Yes, I realize Labonte start-and-parked last race at Dover, however, with this being the 600, and this being a good track for Labonte historically, I should expect the 71 team to run the whole distance. If this ends up being the case, picking Labonte for the 600 should be a no-brainier. Scott Speed is my reserve pick.
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