Monday, August 10, 2015

NASCAR Fantasy Picks For Michigan/Mid-Ohio

NASCAR Returns to the Irish Hills. These are who I would have on my fantasy team and why.


1. Brad Keselowski

Brad brings back Miller Genuine Draft as a sponsor at his home track. This car is a part of 25 years of Miller Lite sponsoring Team Penske. This car is just one of those BEAUTIFUL ones. Brad has never won in the cup series at Michigan but I feel that will come to an end Sunday. Team Penske has been just that good this year with Joe Gibbs Racing being just a bit better. But after last weekends win by Joey Logano I think its time Team Penske starts its own streak.

2. Jeff Gordon
Jeff won here last August so is it really surprising he's on this list? It's Jeff last time at Michigan. His last oppurtunity to get that win for Chevrolet once again like he's done six times before!

3. Kyle Busch
Yes the last time Kyle Busch wrecked at Michigan in June but the track was wet and I think if NASCAR had moved the race to Monday, Kyle would have been in victory lane for what would have been his 1st of then 5 wins. Kyle won here in 2011 so look to see the 18 get win #5 this season on Sunday! 

4. Joey Logano
Last weeks winner isn't half bad in the Irish hills either. He won here in 2013 so look for Joey to be up front on Sunday!

5. Ryan Blaney
87 Consecutive Starts at Michigan for Wood Brothers is what Ryan Blaney is attempting to do. A very impressive record! 100 will be the magical number for Wood Brothers to win at Michigan. Who said 100 how about 87? Ryan Blaney has proved the 21 isn't just another Number anymore!


Pure Michigan 400

Brad will take Mid Night Where She Belongs. Victory Lane! 

Nationwide Children's Hospital 200

Said Heads Rejoice! I think Boris will take JGR To Victory Lane!
Trucks from Michigan

Alex "The Showman" Bowman Will Win His First Truck Series Race in His First Truck Start!






 

Buddy Baker - A Legend, A Mentor, A Great

Buddy Announced on TNN for years with Neil Bonnet and Mike Joy

Buddy Baker won the 1980 Daytona 500 and also was the first driver to go 200 mph.
NASCAR Legend Buddy Baker passed away early Monday morning. He announced last month that he had inoperable lung cancer. Buddy left "The Late Shift" Show on NASCAR Sirius XM. Buddy won the Daytona 500 in 1980 and was a NASCAR Hall Of Fame Nominee. I had the honor of meeting Buddy in Atlanta in 2012. One of the nicest guys in the garage hinting his nickname of the "Gentle Giant" and the Fact that he stood 6-foot-6 also contributed to that name. When I met him in Atlanta I knew of him as a very good story teller and I had read multiple of his stories online. Buddy was one of the few idols I had into this blog. Buddy surely will be missed. (Koelle, 2015)
Buddy drove for the Wood Brothers in 1983

Careers for Veterans 200 at Michigan Entry List


The Trucks return to Michigan after a week off from a wild Pocono where Kyle Busch took the Victory. Johnny Sauter is the defending race winner after smart fuel conservation move by Johnny landed him in Victory Lane. The NCWTS points battle runs into Michigan as Tyler Reddick, Matt Crafton, and Erik Jones are the 3 drivers in a tight battle.

Entry List

1 00 Alex Bowman
2 0 Caleb Roark
3 1 Travis Kvapil
4 02 Tyler Young
5 03 Timothy Viens
6 4 Erik Jones
7 05 John Wes Townley
8 6 Norm Benning
9 07 Ray Black Jr
10 8 John Hunter Nemechek
11 08 Korbin Forrister
12 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb
13 11 Ben Kennedy
14 13 Cameron Hayley
15 14 Daniel Hemric
16 15 Mason Mingus
17 17 Timothy Peters
18 18 TBA
19 19 Tyler Reddick
20 23 Spencer Gallagher
21 29 Ryan Blaney
22 30 Chad Finley
23 33 Austin Dillon
24 36 Justin Jennings
25 40 Todd Peck
26 45 BJ McLeod
27 50 TBA
28 51 Kyle Busch
29 54 Cody Coughlin
30 63 Garrett Smithley
31 74 Jordan Anderson
32 88 Matt Crafton
33 94 Wendell Chavous
34 98 Johnny Sauter

Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 Entry List


The NASCAR Xfinity Series Returns to Mid-Ohio on Saturday. Chris Buescher is the Defending Race Winner.

Entry List

0 Michael Self
01 Landon Cassill
1 Elliott Sadler
2 Brian Scott
3 Ty Dillon
4 Ross Chastain
6 Darrell Wallace Jr
7 Regan Smith
8 Blake Koch
9 Chase Elliott
13 Derek White
14 Cale Conley
15 Carlos Contreras
16 Ryan Reed
18 Daniel Suarez
19 Jeff Green
20 Kenny Habul
22 Alex Tagliani
24 Eric McClure
25 Dylan Lupton
26 Tomy Drissi
28 J J Yeley
33 Brandon Jones
39 Ryan Sieg
40 Josh Reaume
42 Justin Marks
43 Dakoda Armstrong
44 David Starr
51 Jeremy Clements
52 Joey Gase
54 Boris Said
60 Chris Buescher
62 Brendan Gaughan
70 Derrike Cope
74 Mike Harmon
88 Ben Rhodes
90 Jimmy Weller
97 Peyton Sellers

Pure Michigan 400 Entry List


NASCAR makes its return to the Irish Hills of Michigan this weekend for the second and final time in 2015! There are only 4 races left with 4 chase spots left. Jeff Gordon in his retirement year will be making his final start at the Michigan International Speedway. Jeff is the defending winner of this race from 2014 but so far in 2015 has a zero in that column. 

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 21 Ryan Blaney
20 22 Joey Logano
21 23 J.J. Yeley
22 24 Jeff Gordon
23 26 Jeb Burton
24 27 Paul Menard
25 31 Ryan Newman
26 32 Joey Gase
27 33 Alex Kennedy
28 34 Brett Moffitt
29 35 Cole Whitt
30 38 David Gilliland
31 40 Landon Cassill
32 41 Kurt Busch
33 42 Kyle Larson
34 43 Aric Almirola
35 46 Michael Annett
36 47 A.J. Allmendinger
37 48 Jimmie Johnson
38 51 Justin Allgaier
39 55 David Ragan
40 62 Reed Sorenson
41 78 Martin Truex Jr.
42 83 Matt Dibenedetto
43 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
44 98 Timmy Hill

        62 Must Qualify On Time No Provisional Availible
        21 Misses if Qualifying Is Canceled