Monday, August 3, 2015

NASCAR Fantasy Picks For Watkins Glen


NASCAR.com has a fantasy program set up and Here on NASCAR Team Source I will give you my fantasy picks for this weekends race!


NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (Cheez-It 355 At The Glen)


  1. Jeff Gordon
If you pick Jeff Gordon you should be in good hands. He's had four wins at the Road Course and I think a number 5 is coming. He will at least help you this weekend with I predict nothing outside a Top 5.
   
     2. Tony Stewart
Tony has really picked it up recently and at a track where he has the most wins is the perfect place to bring his momentum. I again predict he won't finish anywhere outside the Top 5.

     3. AJ Almindinger
He was the little guy who could last season and I think he can again. A.J could be the new Marcos Ambrose at the Road Courses.

    4. Michael McDowell
This guy is phenomenal on the Road Courses as long as he doesn't get wrecked which has been a common occurrence at Road Courses recently for him. Leavine Family has had some success at the Watkins Glen Road Course in the past with drivers like Scott Speed and Reed Sorenson I seek Michael McDowell could get a Top 10 finish if everything pans out for him.



My Streak To The Finish Predictions

I've got Tony Stewart Ending A Streak and Finally getting back to Victory Lane!


I've got Daniel Suarez going to victory lane for the first time in his Career!



The Zippo 200 at The Glen Preview

The NASCAR Xfinity Series makes its first right turns this weekend in Watkins Glen, NY. It Begins the string of challenging tracks starting at Watkins Glen, Then Mid Ohio, Bristol, and to end it at Road America. All four really challenging tracks oh yeah I forgot to add number 5 which is the Lady In Black, Darlington.
Marcos Ambrose won last years even but since he's not entered there is no previous years race winner in the field. In 2013 Brad Keselowski conquered the Glen. He is the only defending winner in the field for Saturday's Zippo 200 at The Glen.
Ryan Blaney, who is the winner of the last race in the Xfinity Series at Iowa, is not entered in the race.



Entry List

1 0 Michael Self 
2 01 Landon Cassill
3 1 Elliott Sadler
4 2 Brian Scott
5 3 Ty Dillon
6 4 Ross Chastain
7 6 Darrell Wallace Jr

8 7 Regan Smith
9 8 Blake Koch 
10 9 Chase Elliott
11 12 Joey Logano 
12 13 Carl Long 
13 14 Cale Conley
14 15 Kevin O'Connell 

15 16 Ryan Reed
16 18 Daniel Suarez
17 19 Jeff Green 
18 20 Kenny Habul
19 22 Brad Keselowski
20 24 Eric McClure 

21 25 John Wes Townley
22 26 Tomy Drissi 

23 28 J J Yeley
24 33 Paul Menard
25 39 Ryan Sieg
26 40 Derek White

27 42 Kyle Larson 
28 43 Dakoda Armstrong 
29 44 David Starr 
30 51 Jeremy Clements
31 52 Joey Gase  

32 54 Boris Said 
33 60 Chris Buescher 
34 62 Brendan Gaughan
35 70 Derrike Cope
36 74 Bobby Reuse  

37 88 Ben Rhodes 
38 89 Morgan Shepherd  
39 90 Todd Bodine 40 
97 Peyton Sellers


Notes

  • Roger Penske has the 12 entered with Joey Logano
  • Kenny Habul makes his 2015 Xfinity Series Debut
  • Boris Said is in the #54 
  • Todd Bodine makes return in the 90

Bristol Motor Speedway and Chevrolet will attempt Largest Black Out


It's something you commonly see at College and High School Football Games with Team Colors but On August 22nd, in Thunder Valley, Bristol Motor Speedway and Chevrolet will bring the #BristolBlackOut! Its the color of Michael McDowell's #95 K-Love Ford Fusion, The Walls at Bristol have been black, Who knows a driver could leave Bristol with a Black Eye? Black will be a very popular color in Bristol this year so If you are attending the Irwin Tools Night Race wear black! Bristol will attempt the Biggest Blackout Ever! 

Bristol has succeeded at this many years including in 2008 when Dale Jarrett made his final NASCAR Start.
A very patriotic Card Art
When Rusty Wallace retired in 2005 BMS Did something very special to highlight that. Bristol was Rusty's favorite track and who Knows Rusty may have been Bristol's Favorite Driver!


Cheez-It 355 at The Glen Preview

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits it final Road Course of 2015! Underdog A.J, Almindinger took home the victory last season and as you may imagine many teams are viewing this as their last shot at making the Chase for The Sprint Cup. Former winners of this race who haven't gotten a win yet in 2015 include last years winner A.J Almindinger, Tony Stewart who holds the record for 5 Wins at The Glen, and Jeff Gordon who has won at The Glen 4 times will make his Final Glen start! I'd certainly have these 3 on your fantasy list and to throw in a wild card add Michael McDowell or Sam Hornish Jr., both have experience on the Road Courses. Michael whose run for the win last season was dimmed after a horrifying crash with Ryan Newman and After getting turned on the Final Lap at Sonoma this season McDowell wound up 34th but trust me those 2 results don't show how good Michael is on the Road Courses. Sam Hornish Jr, who finished 10th in Sonoma, will be making his first Glen start since 2012. Sunday's race could throw that wild card into the chase and could push some of those who are on the bubble out!


Watkins Glen Entry List

1 1 Jamie McMurray
2 2 Brad Keselowski 
3 3 Austin Dillon
4 4 Kevin Harvick 
5 5 Kasey Kahne
6 6 Trevor Bayne
7 7 Alex Bowman
8 9 Sam Hornish Jr.
9 10 Danica Patrick
10 11 Denny Hamlin
11 13 Casey Mears
12 14 Tony Stewart 
13 15 Clint Bowyer
14 16 Greg Biffle
15 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
16 18 Kyle Busch
17 19 Carl Edwards
18 20 Matt Kenseth
19 22 Joey Logano
20 23 J.J. Yeley
21 24 Jeff Gordon 
22 26 Jeb Burton 
23 27 Paul Menard
24 31 Ryan Newman
25 32 Boris Said
26 33 Alex Kennedy 
27 34 Chris Buescher 
28 35 Cole Whitt
29 38 David Gilliland
30 40 Landon Cassill
31 41 Kurt Busch
32 42 Kyle Larson
33 43 Aric Almirola
34 46 Michael Annett
35 47 A.J. Allmendinger
36 48 Jimmie Johnson 
37 51 Justin Allgaier
38 55 David Ragan
39 62 Reed Sorenson
40 78 Martin Truex Jr.
41 83 Matt Dibenedetto 
42 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
43 95 Michael McDowell
44 98 Timmy Hill

Michael McDowell would go home is Qualifying was rained out. (Only 12 attempts)
Reed Sorenson must qualify on speed.Not in top 43 in Owners Points

Notes

  • 44 Cars on the entry list means one car is going home. 
  • Boris Said returns to the 32 car
  • Chris Buescher returns to the 34 car. Replacing Brett Moffitt