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Hey everyone, I'm going to Maui for a couple of weeks, and I'm going to miss the Pocono and Watkins Glen races. If anyone has pick suggestions, please post them. Even though I don't leave for another 3 weeks, I want to get them right now and get it over with. Thanks.
- 1 Reply to Melanie
Hamlin does pretty well on flat tracks, so does kurt busch. Truex has a finishing average of 15th also...which isn't stellar but maybe he could buy a couple points if you're conserving starts with other drivers...
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Oh yeah - there's Robby Gordon. He's got the 5th best avg finish at the Glen in the last 5 yrs (9.5) with 3 top 5s in that span. Don't know if can rely on him to finish a race though - he was 27th last yr. You'd think he'd qualify good there, but his avg start there is 26th in the last 5 yrs.
Here's some food for thought for the Glen only:
I'd have Vickers on the team but I don't know if I'd race him though. He got pole at Infineon but finished 16th. He sure knows how to qualify though.
Top 10 avg road course finishers in last 5 yrs (1-10)
Stewie - use Tony if you got plenty of starts for him
Hammy - disappointing yr for him so far, but he finished 5th in Sonoma & has 2nd best avg road course finish in last 5 yrs
JPM - definitely use
Sadler - not for me, having a rough yr this yr
Bowyer - He's the only RCR driver not having a bad yr and his ain't that great
JJ - consider using if you've got sufficient starts left for later in the season
Gordo – usually strong road racer, got 9th at Sonoma but finished 29th at the 2008 Glen
Edwards - not sure about Carl, would use him if I had no other good picks from the A group (maybe Kenseth too)
Ky Busch - consider having him on team for qualifying pts. He won the 2008 Glen race but I'm not gonna race him unless he gets pole & maybe not even then, started 2nd at Sonoma but finished 22nd. He just doesn’t know how to play nice with the other drivers and they outnumber him 42-1.
Newman! - pretty reliable road racer lately, not spectacular but no DNFs in past 5 yrs at road races & finishing is important
Ambrose - definitely use
Top 10 road course finishers in 2008 (1-10):
Burton – wouldn’t use Jeff, love the guy but he’s having some baaaaaad luck lately
More: Mark Martin used to do pretty well at the Glen having 4th best avg finish in last 10 yrs there (9.6), with 2 top 5s and 5 top 10s in that span. He’s got good cars now and is on a roll - as long as he finishes that is. Sometimes he’s like a magnet for crashes.
Fan, are you planning on using the same roster for both weeks - like, just set it up and leave it up for both races while you are gone - or are you going to change your roster in between races?
Maui - awesome! Sounds like you travel a lot....weren't you jest in Sonoma?
Your going to Maui and asking for some help....Geez must be nice..
I would look back at the drivers that did well at Infineon,Montoya and Ambrose should be a lock.These guys also did well at Ponoco. Kahne would be another that might run well at both, but his road course victory was very unexpected.
It really depends on who you have left, and how many picks for them..
- 1 Reply to Boobie™
I'm definitely using Montoya for Watkins Glen but I'm not using him for Pocono because I only have 2 starts left for him, and I'm saving the other start for Talladega. I have 6 starts left for both Kahne and Ambrose. I need more B-list and C-list suggestions, and I'm not sure about the A-list guys for both races.
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