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Driver Recommendations for 2010 Sour Cream Dips at the Glen

Posted by chadmusselman on August 1, 2010

The second and final road course of the season is this weekend at Watkins Glen.  A lot of the teams lagging 30th or lower in the points will look to get some of the “hired guns” that are road course experts to come in, get a good finish and earn them some money.  Yeah, some of these drivers are good, and really know how to race, but it’s tough for them to get respect on the track and not get bumped out of the way by the NASCAR regulars.  I don’t think there’s a need to put one of them on your team.  There are plenty of regulars that do well here.

This Week’s Recommendations:

Chasers: Tony Stewart
No one has more wins at Watkins Glen than Tony.  His five wins edges out Jeff Gordon and his four wins.  In only 11 races here Tony has collected 7 top fives, 9 top tens, and one eleventh place finish.  In the last 6 races at the track he has won 4 and finished 2nd twice.  It’d be pretty tough to leave Tony off your team with those stats.

Alternate Chaser: Denny Hamlin
Denny doesn’t have a win at Watkins Glen yet, but in four career races he’s finished in the top ten each time with one top five finish.  His 7.5 place average finish is good enough for third best among active drivers.  He fared well last week in Pocono and should have his confidence sky-high.  He’s third in points and rolling this season.

Marcos Ambrose
In only two career races Marcos has done very well here.  His 2.5 average finish is best among active drivers.  He has a 2nd and 3rd place finishes in the two races.  He’s a road course expert and really knows what he’s doing here.  If he weren’t a NASCAR regular, Marcos definitely would be one of the ringers that some team would bring in.  Now that he’s a regular, he’ll get the respect he deserves on the track and should have another top five finish, and don’t be surprised if he wins.

Kyle Busch
If you take out his first career race at the Glen, Kyle has done very well here.  He has 4 consecutive top ten finishes with a win, two top fives, and four top tens.  He has the 6th best average finish at the track and is 6th in the standings.  Kyle is an aggressive driver and will push some cars out of the way to get by them if he needs to.  If he smells the win, he’ll go get it for you.

Dark Horse: Robby Gordon
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I’m not a Robby Gordon fan, but the facts show that he’s a good road course driver and has done well in this race.  In 11 career races he has finished in the top five 7 times with a win.  His average finish of 11.3 is also very impressive.  When he’s finished outside of the top ten here it was because of getting into trouble on the track.  His non-top ten finishes are 40th, 16th, 27th, and 18th.  If he can keep out of trouble and not have people get mad at him and wreck him, Robby should do well and finish in the top five again.

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