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"My Chicagoland Picks"
Posted by martin-n-rusty on July 6, 2010
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Time to go over my Daytona picks...
Jeff Gordon did well for me (3rd place finish, led some laps), most out of the A-Listers, so I am happy with that. 96 points from Gordon
Dale Jr. also did well for me (4th place finish), but Jamie McMurray had to have his bad race here. 84 points from Junior, 14 from McMurray
I made the switch, and I cashed in well. While A.J. Allmendinger got pissed off at The King, Steve Park avoided trouble and got a Top 15 finish. 76 points from Park, 270 points overall
Starter: Kurt Busch
Reserve: Tony Stewart
I'm tempted to pick Jimmie Johnson, but I want to save some of his starts (5 left) for the Chase, where I know he will perform well. I am tempted to pick Jeff Gordon, but something this week is telling me not to. I'm gonna pull something out of my rear for this one. I know Kurt hasn't done well at Chicagoland, but I think this time around, things will be different. Tony Stewart will be my reserve pick.
Starters: Kevin Harvick, Jeff Burton
Reserves: Ryan Newman, Marcos Ambrose
Harvick is good here, so I think he should keep his good run going from Daytona. Burton also has had good stats here. To also add, there isn't a whole lot to choose from with the B-List here, as some of the B-listers here have had less than impressive stats. Newman and Ambrose get my reserve spots
Starter: Reed Sorenson
Reserve: Scott Speed
Tempted to go with A.J. Allmendinger, but after having a spat with Richard Petty, and team, I am a little leary of picking him now. I will wait and see how he runs the next few races before I decide to pick him for some races or not. Sorenson gets my nod as starter, as so far, he seems to be a MUCH better fit for Red Bull in the 83 than Casey Mears ever was, Speed as reserve.
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