After a wild run of tracks with everything from short tracks, superspeedways, and even a dirt track. We get back to normal with Kansas which has produced exciting moments, but just like with any 1.5-mile track, there is the potential for some boring moments. It does at least make taking guesses on favorites and fantasy easier to do, and we already know some of the big names to watch.

 This race does have the best name of any race in the history of NASCAR though. After a fan vote from Busch Beer, they decided to call this race the Buschy McBusch Race 400. I hope that someone I can stand wins tomorrow, because I desperately want the winning shirt that comes from this race.

Favorite: Kyle Larson

After a horrible outing at Talladega where someone on the crew possibly lost their job from an overheating engine due to an error. With this, that team is more than likely looking for a rebound. They were running great at these types of tracks prior to this stretch of race that Larson struggles at.

Larson went on a three race stretch of 4th, 3rd, and 8th two years ago. He has had up-and-down success here, but with his new found speed, I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t come out of nowhere to once again show he’s in the championship hunt.

Dark Horse: Erik Jones

After a shot at a great run at Talladega was ruined, he’s looking for a rebound at one of his better tracks. The RPM team has not lost a step since last season and while they are not consistently contending, they will still show up and surprise you at certain tracks. 

Prior to last season, Jones was on a five race top ten streak at Kansas. With RPM gaining a little momentum after some solid runs, I think the opportunity for Jones to breakthrough for a top ten is likely. 


High-End Picks:

  1. Kyle Larson : $11,300
  2. Chase Elliott: $10,400
  3. Martin Truex Jr.: $10,000
  4. Kevin Harvick: $9,100
  5. Brad Keselowski: $9,700

Mid-Tier Picks:

  1. Kyle Busch: $8,600
  2. Erik Jones: $7,800
  3. Chrtistopher Bell: $8,000
  4. William Byron: $8,800
  5. Cole Custer: $7,100

Low-End Picks:

  1. Tyler Reddick: $6,900
  2. Chris Buescher: $6,100
  3. Daniel Suarez: $6,300
  4. Michael McDowell: $5,800
  5. Austin Cindric: $6,700

I think that this is the first week in a long time that I’ve felt confident in Stewart-Haas Racing. I think that every driver except for Briscoe is worth taking a look at this week. They are still struggling, but have been making small strides back towards competition. Look to take advantage of Custer and Almirola on the cheap

I really like Larson or Elliott leading the way for your line-up. This has the potential to be Elliott’s first win of the season, but I am very confident in a top five run at the least. All of Hendrick would be worth investing into this weekend.

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