Track Classification: Road Course
Similar Track: Infineon Raceway (Sonoma)
Distance: 2.428 Miles
Drivers with Most Top 10s (Last 5 Years):
Kyle Busch - 5
All with 4 - Marcos Ambrose, Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart, and Juan Pablo Montoya
All with 3 - Martin Truex, Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, and Denny Hamlin
All with 4 - Marcos Ambrose, Kyle Busch, and Juan Pablo Montoya
All with 3 - Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart, and Kurt Busch
Recent Pole Winners:
2011 Kyle Busch
2010 Carl Edwards
The Likely Suspects: Good road racers tend to fall into two categories: 1) those with open wheel racing experience and 2) those who can simply drive well at any track - lots of versality and more than a little of a wild side. Looks for these drivers to run well at Watkins Glen: Marcos Ambrose (2.2 average finish in four starts), Tony Stewart (7.0 average finish in 13 starts), Carl Edwards (8.7 average finish in seven starts), and Kyle Busch (9.2 average finish in seven starts).
My 2 Cents: There are three drivers that fall into the no-brainer category this week: Tony Stewart; Kyle Busch; and Marcos Ambrose. My next picks are Juan Pablo Montoya, Kurt Busch and Martin Truex., Jr. Kasey Kahne is also worth thinking about. My teams is completed by Brian Vickers and Casey Mears.
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