Restrictor Plates Are Off: Bristol Version 6.0 Excites
By: Jeff Southard
I don’t know about you, but I thought the Bristol race on Sunday was one of the most exciting I’ve seen in a while. I think last summers grinding of the top groove along with the Gen-6 race car has really made for some good racing. It wasn’t the Bristol of old, but it was still exciting, plenty of passing, a little bumping, it was a good race. Defiantly the best race of the season thus far.
I’m running a little late this week on my column so I’m going to skip the meat of it and go straight to my Yahoo Fantasy Picks and Pick-A-Winner for the week.
Martin Truex Jr. really let me down last week with a 12th place finish, but hey it could have been worse! It does improve my average finish to 19.25, top twenty baby! We are moving on up! To see all my picks thus far CLICK HERE. This week I am going with Dale Earnhardt Jr. He’s off to a strong start in 2013 and needs a win. He is always good at California and Michigan, I think he’s got this one in the bag!
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I had a mixed week last week, With Keselowski and Kyle Busch coming home 3rd and 2nd I was feeling good, but mix that in with Truex Jr’s 12th place run and Reutimann’s 39th place finish and it wasn’t a winning week for me in either one of my leagues. But anyway on to California!
A. Matt Kenseth- I went back and fourth between him and Jimmy Johnson on this one but I settled on Kenseth, he’s hot and on a roll right now, if he can avoid trouble he might just find victory lane!
B. Dale Earnhardt Jr. & Joey Logano- Junior is my race winner pick and Logano has a lot of fire after last week so look for him to run good as well.
C. Casey Mears- What better time than to pick Mears? Home track and he had an awesome qualifying run. Originally I had Stenhouse penciled in but he looked off in qualifying so I figured the veteran Mears was the safer bet. Hopefully he can at least bring home a 20th or so place run for me!