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Horsepower Fantasy Racing: Picks for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301

In some form or another, magic has been experienced by everyone.  Some of us have seen a small magic show, sawing a woman in half or pulling out that pesky rabbit.

Many step up and see the bigger names in magic, buy the tickets to see the more elaborate shows, where an entire audience is mesmerized by illusion, and wondering exactly how they witnessed what just took place.

Magic also can be a feeling, a moment, one that is unexplained, never to be replicated.  It’s that magic moment when the most unanticipated event in life actually occurs, like getting married to the one you love, or experiencing the birth of a child.  It’s that moment of graduating college, or getting that job one has wanted for years.

Magic…it’s a feeling, and an experience, that one must have at some point.

That magic for racers comes on the track, as in experiencing that first victory, and some have taken that victory at a place that has earned the nickname of the “Magic Mile.”  It is one of the flattest tracks on the circuit, and also it hosts a pair of races that is not the normal distance as is seen on many ovals.  Shorter distance means less time to create the kind of magic to lead to victory.

All the participants are hoping for a little magic this week at New Hampshire, and not the kind that includes smoke and mirrors.  Well, maybe some smoke in the form of a burnout.  Here’s your picks for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301:


Misan Akuya:  Clint Bowyer

If he, Harvick, Truex or Kyle Busch don’t win I’ll be shocked.

Rob Blount:  Martin Truex Jr.

I missed last week, but I’m going to go with Truex to go back to back and finally get a Cup win at his “other” home track at the Magic Mile.

Billy Fellin:  Denny Hamlin

No reason given.

Ashley Hobbs:  Kyle Busch

I think we’ll see another winner from the big 3; going back to Rowdy this weekend in the Northeast!

Dustin Parks:  Jimmie Johnson

I am about to take an enormous gamble here, which is kind of odd considering Johnson is a past winner at this place.  But, this year, going winless, knowing his long-time sponsor is leaving, a brand new car, it’s been a struggle.  However, he’s already inked for another long deal, and Chad Knaus signed back on earlier this week.  I feel this is the right time to get him into the playoffs, and most of all, back to victory.

Trisha Rodisch:  Kevin Harvick

No reason given.

Sal Sigala Jr:  Kyle Busch

No reason given.

Rob Tiongson:  Brad Keselowski

Firstly, New Hampshire doesn’t do the Boston accent, so this ex-Bay Stater wants to clear that up!  Now, onto my race pick. Sure, Toyota has pretty much dominated at NHMS but I’m going with Keselowski. He’s not had the best year to date but his up and down streak ends on Sunday with a win at my old home track!

Penny Whitecotton:  Kevin Harvick

No reason given.


Standings following Kentucky:

Sal Sigala Jr. – 723 – Kyle Busch finished 4th (4) 23

Ashley Hobbs – 688 – Kyle Busch finished 4th (5) 26

Penny Whitecotton – 678 – Kevin Harvick finished 5th (5) 26

Trisha Rodisch – 678 – Kyle Busch finished 4th (4) 23

Rob Tiongson – 668 – Martin Truex Jr. WON (3) 17

Billy Fellin – 615 – Brad Keselowski finished 3rd (3) 22

Dustin Parks – 613 – Brad Keselowski finished 3rd (0) 2

Misan Akuya – 610 – Kyle Larson finished 8th (4) 23

Rob Blount – 555 – NO PICK SENT (2) 14


Summary of Picks:

Kyle Busch-2

Kevin Harvick-2

Clint Bowyer-1

Denny Hamlin-1

Jimmie Johnson-1

Brad Keselowski-1

Martin Truex Jr-1

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