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Horsepower Fantasy Racing: Picks for the GoBowling at the Glen

When a track is different than every other on the circuit, it’s tough to adjust in order to be the best at that particular facility.  But what if not only the track is different, but also…the direction?

What if a track was more about turning right, than turning left…how can one get used to that?

When it comes to a road course, the only thing that is similar between the first road race of the season and the one this weekend…is the track runs clockwise.

This time around it is Watkins Glen International, what many consider the “speed” course on the schedule.  All but two corners are ones that are turning right, and the speeds achieved during particular portions are close to what can be seen at some of the intermediate tracks.  What is even more unique when it comes to The Glen is the challenge for the teams since pit road is…backwards.

However, the best part about the Glen this weekend is the fact teams now have a second set of notes to use, since it is now the second of three on the season.

It means more notes, but also a chance for maybe someone unexpected to decide to come on and take away from the thrill of victory for the top three drivers on the season.

At least that’s what the League is hoping for.  Let’s see who they decided on victory in Sunday’s GoBowling at the Glen:

 

Misan Akuya:  Jamie McMurray

What a rough season for Jamie Mac.  Whatever could happen has happened to him.  Good news for him is that we have a road course next.  Being an international go kart road racing champion, a 24 Hours Of Daytona , champion and having great ribs at both road courses in the past, despite Mo wins at the Glen, this is probably his best shot the punch his ticket into the playoffs.

Rob Blount:  Martin Truex Jr.

No reason given.

Billy Fellin:  Brad Keselowski

No reason given.

Ashley Hobbs:  Kyle Busch

Rowdy shall continue his hot streak this summer!

Dustin Parks:  Chase Elliott

Over the last few weeks, he’s managed to be the top guy in the Hendrick camp by leading laps, and also capturing a couple stage wins.  But yet, he STILL hasn’t closed the deal.  Well, his dad got his first start at a road course in Riverside, maybe the son will get his first win on another road course come Sunday.

Trisha Rodisch:  Martin Truex Jr.

No reason given.

Sal Sigala Jr:  Kevin Harvick

No reason given.

Rob Tiongson:  A.J. Allmendinger

I’m going to trust you, ​AJ. We’ve seen how magical his first ever Cup win was back in 2014. I think it’s time for him to return to the winner’s circle, time time with Mr. Tickles!

Penny Whitecotton:  Kevin Harvick

No reason given.

 

Standings following Pocono:

Sal Sigala Jr. – 790 – Martin Truex Jr. finished 15th (4) 23

Penny Whitecotton – 771 – Kevin Harvick finished 4th (6) 32

Ashley Hobbs – 755 – Martin Truex Jr. finished 15th (5) 26

Trisha Rodisch – 751 – Martin Truex Jr. finished 15th (5) 28

Dustin Parks – 700 – Chase Elliott finished 7th (0) 3

Rob Tiongson – 695 – Martin Truex Jr. finished 15th (3) 17

Billy Fellin – 661 – Martin Truex Jr. finished 15th (3) 22

Misan Akuya – 631 – Aric Almirola finished 25th (4) 23

Rob Blount – 628 – Martin Truex Jr. finished 15th (2) 15

 

Summary of Picks:

Kevin Harvick-2

Martin Truex Jr-2

A.J. Allmendinger-1

Kyle Busch-1

Chase Elliott-1

Brad Keselowski-1

Jamie McMurray-1

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