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Driver Recommendations for 2010 LifeLock.com 400 at the Chicagoland Speedway

Posted by chadmusselman on July 5, 2010

Another Saturday night race is on the schedule, this time at the Chicagoland Speedway, southwest of Chicago.  This is a cookie cutter, 1.5 mile D-shaped oval.  They used to have this race Sunday afternoon, but mid-July in Chicago can be horribly hot.  To make it easier on the fans and drivers they made the wise decision to make this one of the night races.  7 of the current drivers have won here with Tony Stewart and Kevin Harvick being the only two with two wins. 

This Week’s Recommendations

Chaser: Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie has the best average finish here (8.1) and is the 2nd hottest driver over the last 5 races with an average finish of 8.8.  Plus, the fact that he’s Jimmie Johnson adds to the argument that he should be on your team.  Still not convinced?  How about the 7 top ten finishes he has at Chicagoland in 8 races?  It’s enough to make him my top pick for the weekend.

Alternate Chaser: Jeff Gordon
Jeff has the 4th best average finish at Chicagoland (9.2), and 4th best average finish over the last 5 races at 9.6.  Jeff has run in all 9 races in Chicago finishing in the top ten 6 times, winning once.  He has managed to fight his way towards the top of the standings, now in second, and looks to be on a roll.  Jeff is still looking for his first win of 2010, but this could be the weekend he gets it.

Kevin Harvick
As mentioned above, Kevin is one of two drivers with two wins at Chicagoland.  He also has 5 top fives, 6 top tens, and an average finish of 8.7 in 9 races.  Kevin is also the hottest driver over the past 5 races, averaging a 6.4 place finish, more than 2 positions better than the 2nd hottest driver.  He’s the points leader for a reason and should be on your team.

Matt Kenseth
Matt doesn’t have a win here yet, and only has 4 top tens in 9 races, but his average finish of 11.2 is good enough for 7th best.  When he’s finished outside of the top ten it’s been a 14th, 12th, 12th, 22nd, and 23rd place finishes, so he’s always been in contention and collecting points.  That’s exactly what’s needed now, and would be good for your team.

Dark Horse: Marcos Ambrose
Marcos has only raced at the Chicagoland Speedway once and finished 11th.  He’s 26th in points right now, and definitely isn’t on the sort-list of drivers that people will be putting on their team.  Don’t count him out though.  I don’t think he’ll win the race or anything, but a top ten finish isn’t out of the question.

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