Fantasy Picks 2019 ~ Watkins Glen
Gander RV 400
The “Tricky Triangle” hardly lives up to its name as 9 of our Fantasy Competitors had top10 finishes, with Berra Nordin coming in with the win. His Denny Hamlin pick gave him another 40 points as he extends his winning streak to three in a row.
Frank Buhrman and Will Dossett challenged but Berra was just too strong for the pack.
PattyKay Lilley continues to lead the points as challenger Kelly Meiste unfortunately chose the same driver as our points leader. Good pick but playing follow the leader won’t gain ground on the leader. Berra used his 40 points to move into third place passing Hal Ashburn at the line. Further back in the field, Frank’s second place finish pushed him past Vivian Simons continuing the heated battle they have going on.
For the full summary of race results and points standings check out the following:
Let’s Go Bowling at the Glen
Let’s see how good Berra does on the road courses as the Traveling Circus heads to the Empire State for 90 laps around the 2.45-mile meandering through the Finger Lakes region. Can he make it four or will another one of our Racers bring his streak to an end?
Our competitors will make their choice from 37 entrants, six of which have seen Victory Lane here before. Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr. are among our winners here. Chase Elliott is the defending Champ while Kyle Busch owns three wins here. Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch, Aric Almirola have yet to visit Victory Lane here. Maybe this will be their breakthrough week.
The field of 37 will use the Sonoma setup - 750 HP/No Aero Ducts. Maximum power for maximum excitement.
Before we get your picks, let’s see who our Fantasy Racers think will bring it home.
And now we move forward to America's favorite track. The sprawling left and right turns of the beautiful Watkins Glen. Yes, it really is astoundingly beautiful country, nestled very close to Seneca lake in the Southern Tier of New York State. Picking winners here is not so beautiful, as all the usual suspects that shone so brightly on a road course have retired! I see that Suarez has put up some very impressive numbers in his TWO races at the Glen. Nope, I'm not ready to take that leap. Noto when there are two folks named Busch still racing. This trip, I'm going to switch my ride from younger brother to older brother. I'll be riding with KURT Busch in the #1 for Chip Ganassi Racing. Hope he'll actually BE #1 at day's end.
I should pick somebody who shouldn't do well, because that worked pretty well last week, but I'm going to let my money ride on Truex for another week, even though he seems to really like this place. Maybe it's time for one last shot at bringing a driver GOOD luck by picking him. Probably won't work, but #19 it is.
I have enjoyed jinxing Kyle Busch the last few weeks so think I will stick with him again.
This week we're off to Watkins Glen, the track where I saw my first NASCAR race more than 25 years ago. From then I always loved racing at the Glen!
So, I have had a few lucky weeks but the longer the streak the closer you get to the loss and going into this week I didn't have any feeling on who's going to win! Then last night Jayski provided me with the solution! Kyle Busch is going to start the NXS race, and that means extra practice for him and there you have it #18 Kyle Busch is my winner this week!
got to be
In a New York state of mind
My guess is the 9...
I've been bouncing between Kyle B & Truex the past several weeks and every time I pick one it’s the wrong one. If my past record holds true, I'll be picking the wrong one again this week. So here goes ........ mark me down for Truex this week (which will most likely guarantee Kyle B the win).
For the same stranger reason as last week I gotta go with KB again in the #18.
Going with Kurt Busch, #1. Top Bowtie on road courses.
J. L. Steele
I had Blaney last week, let's do it again. Why not?
OK-The 22 struggled at NHIS Pocono but I think a win at the Glen is in the bag.
there you have it! Agree? Disagree?
Pick your winner and post it in the comments below.
Good luck and hoping for a safe, good race!