Friday, August 20, 2010


The big question going into tonight's Sprint Cup race at Dover is if Kyle Busch can win in NASCAR's three major series on the same weekend. And yes, he certainly can. Busch is physically and mentally capable of enduring 500 more laps on the half-mile oval. Also, just as important at Bristol is the winning driver needs to hae an aggressive mind-set. You have to think you are the one who is going be giving the bumps, not the ones taking them. Busch always thinks that way and that's why he could get that elusive trifecta.

Here's a look at this week's picks:
Kyle Busch: See above.
Tony Stewart: Loves the short track and would love to get first win this season.
Kevin Harvick: A perfect track for the Neighborhood Bully, who's been on a roll lately.
Jimmie Johnson: He won in the spring here and is due for a win.
Carl Edwards: Also has been coming close and is due for a win.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Michigan pickers and last week

Here's the picks for this week's race at Michigan:

Kasey Kahne: He's on the pole and may be a little more relaxed after knowing he has a ride with Red Bull Racing for next year.
Tony Stewart: Always does well at Michigan and maybe wants to prove something after a disappointing (for him) seventh-place finish on a road course.
Greg Biffle: The Fords are coming on at the right time of the year and they particularly like to do well at Michigan.
Carl Edwards: He's been coming close lately, so don't be surprised to see him in Victory Lane.
Jeff Gordon: Well, the dude's got to win sometime right?

Here's a quick review of how I did last week:
Juan Pablo Montoya: We got a winner in town.
Marcos Ambrose: Third, not bad.
A.J. Allmendinger: Fourth, pretty good.
Carl Edwards: Fifth, hey a good run.
Tony Stewart: Seventh, not quite up to his road-course standards.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

late picks again

Sorry for lateness again this week, but here we go with picks.

Carl Edwards: Starting on pole, a big advantage at a road course and could make it two in a row for Ford.
Tony Stewart: He's great on this track and team is peaking at the right time, and he really, really wants a victory.
Marcos Ambrose: You know he wants to make for the Sonoma gaffe, when he stalled his car while leading on a yellow flag lap costing him an almost certain victory.
Juan Pablo Montoya: Always a must pick on a road course.
Scott Speed: Another safe pick on a road course, especially since he's starting in the top 10 today.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

late picks ... or maybe not

Apologies for the late picks this week, but they may not be they may not be that late if today's race is postponed by rain, which is the talk in the media room this morning.
Here goes:
Denny Hamlin: Have to pick him here.
Tony Stewart: Usually races better than he qualifies, so the fact that he's on the pole is a good sign for him.
Kurt Busch: He's always liked it here.
Carl Edwards: If Ford gets first win this year, it would be no surprise if it was at Pocono with Edwards.
Kevin Harvick: Neighborhood bully always seems to be around at the end of these 500-milers.