He showed us a great effort in qualifying by winning the pole, I expect Kyle Busch to lead a lot of laps Sunday. In the last 4 races here, Busch has 3 top 10’s, and 1 top 5, and he has led 255 laps. He posted the 2nd fastest 10 lap average in Happy hour, lock him in as a dominator this weekend in the opening round in the playoffs. He should have a little extra motivation after the spat with Keslowski on twitter.
Kevin Harvick – ($10,100)
Kevin has been pretty vocal the last couple weeks on they how the team and him has to be better to compete for the Championship. I think they all came to an understanding this week, Kevin posted the fastest 10 and 15 lap average in Happy hour. In the last 4 races here, Harvick has 2 top 5’s, a top 20, DNF, and has led 91 laps. I like Harvick as a potential Dominator this week.
Jaime McMurray – ($8,500)
Finally, Jaime actually qualified bad enough where deserves consideration. Jaime isn’t going to lead laps, but he is in a good car and always seems to have a decent day. He qualified 19th, and posted the 13th fastest 10 lap average in Happy Hour. In the last 4 races here, Jaime has 3 top 20’s, 1 top 10, and has led 34 laps. He isn’t going to lead laps Sunday, but makes for a great place differential play.
Erik Jones – ($8,400)
Erik spun out in practice and flat spotted his tires, due to the changing the tires he will have to start at the rear of the field. He qualified 24th, so that is where he will be scored from. This should drive his ownership down, but I say play him anyway. He posted the 12th fastest 10 lap average in happy hour, and is currently leading the Xfinity race that I am currently watching, who has won the last two Xfinity races here.
Dark Horse GPP
Ty Dillon – ($6,900)
Ty has seen to be the best value play all year long, and his price is starting to creep a little by little. Ty usually stays out of trouble, and is always able to advance a couple positions and that’s really all your looking for a driver with this salary. Ty Dillon makes for a excellent value play this week.
Michael McDowell – ($5,800)
He has shown glimpses of speed at the mile and half tracks this year, historically he hasn’t ran well here but this is a new year, and new season. He qualified 30th, and had top 25 speed in all of the practices. I love McDowell as a great value play this week.