Throughout the summer we're running our second NASCAR World Cup. Will Carl Edwards repeat? Or will someone else take the title? Click here for a NASCAR World Cup explanation and a list of all the groups.
Michigan Matchups: Keselowski vs. Menard, Bowyer vs. Busch
Sonoma Matchups: Keselowski vs. Busch, Bowyer vs. Menard
Kentucky Matchups: Keselowski vs. Bowyer, Menard vs. Busch
You can make a convincing case that this is a tougher group than Group D. It's going to come down to Kurt Busch. And the group could come down to the matchup between Busch and Keselowski at Sonoma. Busch is a previous Sonoma winner and Keselowski has proven himself to be no slouch on road courses, though he's been better at Watkins Glen than he has been at Sonoma.
However, Keselowski could survive the group even if Busch and team are on their game at Sonoma. The Penske cars have been incredibly fast at intermediate tracks, and he's got the edge over Menard and a slight edge over Bowyer. If Bowyer beats Busch in week one and takes care of Menard at Sonoma, Keselowski vs. Bowyer could decide the group. That is, of course, completely dependent on Busch's performance. 3-0 wouldn't be any more or less surprising than 0-3.
Projected standings: Keselowski 2-1, Bowyer 2-1, Busch 1-2, Menard 1-2
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